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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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. – 7:00 p.m.
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Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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VIRTUAL Nonprofit Nerds: Treat Yo Self - A Self-Care Manifesto for Nonprofit Workers During COVID-19

Mon, September 21, 2020 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Are you a nonprofit worker or job seeker who's feeling busier than ever right now? Baby, it's time for a self-care intervention! About this Event Are you a nonprofit worker or job seeker who's feeling busier than ever right now? Are the lines between work and personal time becoming…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment RFC Program Calendar Fundraising Nonprofit Jobs & Job Seekers Virtual Programs

Virtual Being a Better Board Member: Nonprofit Governance Training

Thu, September 24, 2020 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join us on Thursday, September 24th, for our third annual nonprofit governance program as we discuss topics such as: What are your state and federal legal obligations and proper roles when serving as a fiduciary of a charitable entity? How can a Board best support a CEO in most efficiently…

Adult Business Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment RFC Program Calendar Fundraising Nonprofit 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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