Nonprofit

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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Services

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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!

Upcoming Events

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VIRTUAL Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Tue, March 9, 2021 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

This program is part of the Regional Foundation Center's Diversify Your Funding Series. Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to…

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Virtual Set Yourself Up for Success with Digital Marketing

Wed, March 10, 2021 10:30 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Now more than ever, a good online presence is critical for local businesses. The web, social media, and the shift to mobile devices have transformed the way we live, work, shop, and do business. Consumers have integrated the web into their everyday lives and activities. Businesses and nonprofits…

Adult Business RFC Program Calendar Nonprofit Philadelphia Business and Entrepreneurs Virtual Programs

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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.

Online Resources

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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