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The Regional Foundation Center informs the local nonprofit sector through research, resources, and workshops. The RFC houses Philadelphia's largest publicly accessible collection of print and electronic resources on fundraising, nonprofit management, general philanthropy, and institutional advancement. The RFC also provides free access to the Foundation Directory Online—the most comprehensive database of U.S. grantmakers and their grants. Through its comprehensive collection and professionally certified staff librarians, the RFC promotes responsible nonprofit management and successful fundraising by nonprofit groups at all levels—from grassroots startups to established institutions.

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The Regional Foundation Center is excited to offer one-on-one sessions with a librarian. We can provide individual or group training on our databases with regard to foundation funding, starting a nonprofit, prospect research and more!

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Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Ground Floor, BRIC, Ground Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5423

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Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Monday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Sunday had hour changes - Easter
  • * Friday had hour changes - staff development day
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Being a Better Board Member: Nonprofit Governance Training

Tue, April 23, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

What are your obligations and proper roles when serving as a member of the governing Board of a charitable entity? How can you best assist with strategic decision-making and support the CEO in taking calculated risks? How do Boards of different sizes work together well to effect necessary…

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Good Talk! Accelerating Board Diversity

Wed, April 24, 2019 9:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Studies show that diverse boards are more successful, and many nonprofit leaders recognize the need to bring a variety of voices into the conversation. So why are so many boards still struggling to diversify their ranks? Change is needed, and it's needed now. We've gathered an…

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Sample Documents

Just getting started? Find inspiration in this collection of sample nonprofit documents and quick resource guides. If you need additional assistance, contact the BRIC nonprofit department or schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.

Databases & Digital Resources

Explore our extensive collection of premier nonprofit databases. If you need additional assistance utilizing the databases contact the BRIC nonprofit department or schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.

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Advisory Council

The Regional Foundation Center (RFC) gratefully acknowledges the support of our Advisory Council, which provides financial and human resources in support of the RFC's mission. Advisory Council members are available to advise and guide RFC staff librarians as they plan and coordinate outreach services to nonprofit audiences. The support of the Council is also essential to the growth, maintenance, and stability of the RFC's collection of print and electronic materials. Member organizations include:

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