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Five Alternatives to Starting a Nonprofit

Are you thinking about starting a nonprofit organization? In the Regional Foundation Center (RFC), the Free Library’s resource center for nonprofits, we see lots of folks who are committed to helping their community and want…

29 Weeks, 374.25 Miles, 56 Libraries: A Library Patron's Journey

29 weeks, 374.25 miles, 56 libraries*. That’s the tremendous endeavor Free Library patron and supporter Carolyn Redmond accomplished during the COVID-19 pandemic—to travel to all of the Free Library’s neighborhood…

Ask an Accountant: Nonprofit Edition

Regional Foundation Center  librarians are frequently asked about accounting services for nonprofit organizations. As librarians, we love to answer your questions, but can’t answer your accounting or tax questions. So we…

Take Part in a Free Library Holiday Tradition: Dedicate a Bookplate

Each holiday season, the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation creates a festive commemorative bookplate that members of the community can gift in honor or in memory of those they care most about. With a gift of just $50 to the Free…

How the CARES Act Impacts Your Charitable Giving

Passed in March 2020, the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) includes several provisions designed to bolster the United States economy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may have heard a lot about this…

Support the Free Library of Philadelphia on #GivingTuesday!

It’s Giving Tuesday and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is participating! Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past…

At Home with BRIC: Virtual Nonprofit Resources

Whether you are working from home or working in your socially-distanced cubicle, the Regional Foundation Center at the Free Library is here to support you virtually. Check out some of our favorite resources that can be accessed from…

It's Library Giving Day!

This National Library Week , we have reflected on the many fantastic resources, programs, and events the Free Library offers. Even though our doors are temporarily closed and many of our programs have been cancelled, our librarians and…

Resources for PHL Nonprofits During COVID-19

Are you looking to research funding opportunities for your organization? Is your nonprofit helping those affected by COVID-19? The Regional Foundation Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia is here to help!  Foundation…

Communal and Cultural Growth at the Village of Arts and Humanities

The Free Library cares about digital inclusion, equity, and access, and has expanded beyond the walls of our  54 neighborhood libraries  to partner with area nonprofits, providing free access to technology and programming to…

Digital Inclusion, Equity, and Access | Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Hot Spot

The Free Library cares about digital inclusion, equity, and access, and has expanded beyond the walls of our 54 neighborhood libraries to partner with area nonprofits, providing free access to technology and programming to increase the…

Give a Gift to the Free Library Fund this Holiday Season

So many people revel in the spirit of giving this time of year—from giving gifts to loved ones to giving back to their communities. The Free Library and all of our supporters get in the spirit of giving too. We raised $15,000…

Give a Special Free Library Gift to Someone this Season: Dedicate a Bookplate!

Deciding what holiday gifts to get friends and family is always tricky, especially since this time of year can be so hectic. And once you finally figure that out, you have to worry about actually getting those gifts! Whether that means…

Join us for Music in the Air: A Free Library Fête!

It’s right around the corner! Join us at Parkway Central Library on Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. for Music in the Air: A Free Library Fête . The Free Library’s annual gala will feature and showcase Parkway…

It's Giving Tuesday!

It’s Giving Tuesday ! Celebrated on the Tuesday after all of the chaos of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a time to step back from consumerism and deals. It’s a day where everyone rallies to…

The Meaning of Philanthropy

With National Philanthropy Day just a few days ago and Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s a great time to think about what philanthropy is and what it means to each and every one of us. According to Merriam-Webster ,…

Get Ready for the Nonprofit Job Fair!

The Nonprofit Job Fair returns to Parkway Central Library on October 23 and the Business Resource and Innovation Center staff have the resources to help you make a great first impression! After brushing up on our all-purpose job fair…

Four Websites That Make Job Searching Less Spooky

Searching for a new job can be scary, especially when you have no idea how to start or where to look!  These local Philadelphia resources can help take the mystery out of finding the perfect job. Halloween should be spooky, but…

Do Something Great: Find Your Next Nonprofit Job!

Looking for the Nonprofit Job Listings? We’re changing things up a little bit! Moving forward, instead of a weekly list of jobs, we will be sharing useful resources and upcoming events for job seekers and career changers here on…

Ravens on the Rooftop: A Summer Celebration Atop the Parkway Central Library!

Summer is in full swing: temperatures are high, days are long, school is out for break, and the Ravens are on the rooftop! Join the Raven Society, the Free Library’s community of young supporters, for our annual summer fundraiser,…

Lunch & Learn: Pitch Yourself

Lunch & Learns have gone virtual this year! Join us for our sixth and final 2021 Lunch & Learn, Pitch Yourself! Nervous about an upcoming interview? Having trouble selling your business idea to investors? Trying to perfect…

VIRTUAL Patent (and other IP) Licensing 101

Do you have invention or product idea that could be profitable? Should you manufacture/market/sell your invention yourself OR license it to others in exchange for royalty payments? Do you want to understand the issues that arise in…

Headshots at the BRIC!

Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource and Innovation Center! Headshots are a unique service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, job seekers, and more.  Use your photo to enhance your professional…

Virtual Intermediate Grant Writing

Intermediate Grant Writing is an interactive webinar that will build on the teachings of the first two parts of the Grant Writing Series. In this session, participants will learn and review aspects of a good grant proposal and practice…

VIRTUAL Trademarks 101: Learn the Basics

Do you want to trademark your logo, brand name, or slogan?  Join us to learn more about the three different types of trademarks available for businesses and entrepreneurs and where to apply for them. The Free Library of…

Lunch & Learn: Start Your Job Search Here

Lunch & Learns have gone virtual this year! Join us for our fifth 2021 Lunch & Learn, Start Your Job Search Here! Pick up some tips and tricks as we explore the best websites for job searching! Explore library resources…

Virtual Expert Office Hours: Financial Management and Budgeting

Expert Office Hours are held virtually via Zoom. The Regional Foundation Center is pleased to offer Expert Office Hours with Volunteer Executive Consultants (VEC) from  RSVP . On the second Wednesday of each month, VECs…

Virtual Introduction to Proposal Writing

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? This workshop will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal. It will include: The basic elements of a proposal The "do's" and…

RFC Bookshelf

The Regional Foundation Center informs the local nonprofit sector through research, resources and referrals, as well as housing Philadelphia’s largest publicly accessible collection of print and electronic resources on fundraising,…

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GrantSelect

The most comprehensive source of available funding opportunities, GrantSelect contains more than 10,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 4,000 sponsoring organizations. The database comprises ten customized segments: Arts and…

Grants to Individuals Online

This database allows you to quickly search detailed descriptions of foundations that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

Foundation Maps Professional

An interactive mapping tool combining data on grantmakers and their grants with Google maps to reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships.

Foundation Directory Online Professional

This database makes it easy to turn foundations into funders. It’s the only resource you need to search for the foundations most likely to give you grants. It comprises more than 140,000 grantmakers, over 11 million previously awarded…

Foundation Directory Online Essential

Get help identifying the grantmakers that will fund your organization. With in-depth profiles for over 100,000 grantmakers, Essential offers information on funder giving priorities, key decision makers, application information, and…

DonorSearch

DonorSearch provides accurate and actionable information that identifies prospective major gift donors, annual fund donors, and planned gift donors based on proven philanthropy and wealth analytics.

Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is an independent news organization that has been serving leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others involved in the philanthropic enterprise for more than 25 years. It offers a robust advice section to…