Tagged Nonprofit

Foundation Directory Has Expanded

The Free Library’s most powerful grant-finding tool just got a lot easier to use. Before, to access the Library’s premier fundraising tool, Foundation Directory, you had to travel to the Parkway Central Library. Now you can…

Last-Minute Gift Ideas from the Free Library Foundation

Can you believe the holidays are here already? We can't! Although it can be the most wonderful time of the year in many ways, this time of year can also bring stress as you ponder your ever-growing to-do list. Eeep! If…

Support the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation on Giving Tuesday

Happy Giving Tuesday ! This worldwide movement is an opportunity for people everywhere to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and support their communities. Here at the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation ,…

Giving Tuesday is Coming!

With the spirit of giving on our minds, we want to remind you that November 28 is Giving Tuesday ! Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday has grown into a worldwide movement. It is a powerful way for you to continue the warmth and goodwill of…

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

Can you believe the holiday season is almost upon us? While families are preparing to celebrate their favorite holiday traditions, we invite you to join the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation for one of our own cherished…

It's the Season of Giving!

November is here, and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is excited to soak up the last full month of autumn with programs and events at the Free Library! Browse the  event calendar  now and find festive…

Resources and Services for Nonprofits at the Free Library

The Free Library offers many unique resources and services, from musical instruments  and  cake pans  to  headshots  and  cooking classes . But did you know that the Free Library also offers free…

Introducing: Philadelphia Business Journal Online

The Business Resource and Innovation Center at the Free Library is excited to announce that Philadelphia Business Journal Online is now available to all library patrons! This valuable resource provides the latest updates on…

Get Ready for the Nonprofit Job Fair!

The  Nonprofit Job Fair  returns to Parkway Central Library on October 13 and the  Business Resource and Innovation Center  staff have the resources to help you make a great first impression! Use these…

Get Ready: 2026 Starts Now!

In 2026, the country will commemorate the 250th anniversary of American independence. All eyes will be on Philadelphia as we recognize the historic events that occurred here in 1776. The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to be a…

Give Thanks with the Free Library this November!

November is almost upon us, and it already has us thinking about Thanksgiving and the spirit of giving as the holiday season approaches! Here at the Free Library, we're thankful for  you . No matter how you use and support…

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…

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 Office Hours: Penn Law Intellectual Property Clinic

Have a question to ask a legal professional about patents, trademarks, copyrights or trade secrets?   Entrepreneurs, nonprofit directors, artists and inventors: you can reserve an appointment to attend free consultations…

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…

Resume Review with Dress For Success

Need to refresh your resume? We're excited to partner with  Dress for Success Greater Philadelphia  to offer resume review services and job search assistance on the first Thursday of each month! Resume review will be…

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 Ask a Nonprofit Expert: Staff and Volunteer Leadership Development

The Regional Foundation Center is pleased to offer Ask a Nonprofit Expert with Volunteer Executive Consultants (VEC) from RSVP. On the second Wednesday of each month, VECs are available for 45-minute…

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…

Resume Review with Dress For Success

Need to refresh your resume? We're excited to partner with  Dress for Success Greater Philadelphia  to offer resume review services and job search assistance on the first Thursday of each month! Resume review will be…

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,…

SimplyAnalytics

A mapping and data visualization application that makes it easy to create interactive maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data.

GuideStar

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 platform with data on millions of grants that allows users to reflect on their foundation’s grantmaking activity, explore activity in the field, and discover new partners for collaboration.

Foundation Directory 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…

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…

Candid Nonprofit Compensation Report 2022

Patience Marime-Ball and Ruth Shaber | The XX Edge: Unlocking Higher Returns and Lower Risk

In conversation with Renée Chenault Fattah In  The XX Edge , Patience Marime-Ball and Ruth Shaber envision a new paradigm of gender-focused investing where more women are placed in decision-making roles and able to optimize their skills…