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 Proposal Writing

Tue, May 11, 2021 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

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 "don'ts" of writing and submitting a proposal…

Virtual Expert Office Hours: Financial Management and Budgeting

Wed, May 12, 2021 11:30 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

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 will be available for 45-minute management one-on-one…

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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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