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Resources and Training

Additional Web Resources on the Economy and Philanthropy

We have gathered links to a wide range of information and resources offered by various organizations in the philanthropic sector.

Grantseeker Training

Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Strategic fundraising planning and diversifying funding streams are more important than ever in order for nonprofits to provide vitally needed services to their communities. This free course explains how to cultivate multiple revenue streams through sound financial planning.
Live or recorded webinar»
Self-paced online training course»
Complete list of webinars»
Complete list of online training courses»

Classroom Training

The Foundation Center offers grantseeker training classes in our five library/learning centers. View the training calendars for our offices in Atlanta, Cleveland, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

Training Scholarships

The Foundation Center offers scholarships to staff or volunteers of small community-based organizations and will cover $100 of the registration fee for selected full-day training courses.
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U.S. Resources

The Association of Baltimore Grantmakers

Grantmaking in a Challenging Economy

Association of Fundraising Professionals

A Survival Kit for Fundraising in a Bad Economy

Associated Grant Makers

The Economic Crisis Centralized Information Resources for Funders and Nonprofits

The Bridgespan Group

Managing in Tough Times

A Coalition of Organization in the National Capital Region

Nonprofit 911

Council of Michigan Foundations

Responding to the Economic Crisis

Fieldstone Alliance

Opportunities in Lean Times

Florida Philanthropic Network

Economy Matters

Minnesota Council on Foundations

The Economy and Philanthropy

Philanthropy New York

The Economic Climate

Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

Survey: How is the economy affecting philanthropy in our region?

International Resources

Inter-American Development Bank

The IDB and the Financial Crisis

Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS)

The Global Economic Downturn and Charitable Giving

Articles From the Field

Recent articles on the economy from our Catalog of Nonprofit Literature — the holdings of the Foundation Center's five libraries.
We have also compiled a bibliography on Nonprofits and Economic Downturns.
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