Non-Profits and Fund Raising Organizations

Web Sites for Fundraising, Advancement Services and Related Organizations

CASE : Page for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education with information about CASE, job classifieds, legislative alerts, CASE services.  I’ve met/seen many of you at CASE Senior Advancement Services Conference and others at the Summer Institute in Advancement Service in Nashville, TN (at Vanderbilt Univ.), Burlington, VT (at UVM), and years ago in Boulder, CO (at Univ of Colorado). Good conferences thanks to many of our great colleagues.

Educause :Association for Managing and Using Information Resources in Higher Education. Many excellent references & resources for systems in higher ed at this site. Look for policies, procedures, systems plans, and just plain good thinking. Educause was the result of the merger of CAUSE and Educom in 1998.

CAE : Council for Aid to Education – the national organization dedicated both to enhancing the effectiveness of corporate and other private-sector support in improving education at all levels and to helping education institutions more effectively acquire private support for their programs. The site describes their services with ordering information for their surveys and supports on-line entry to the VSE survey. There is also online access to the VSE Data Miner (CAE’s Web based system to access the last 10 years of VSE survey data).

AFP: Association of Fundraising Professionals (prior to 1/1/01 it was the National Society of Fund Raising Executives or NSFRE) – A professional association that advances philanthropy through education, training and advocacy.

AHP : Association for Healthcare Philanthropy – A not-for-profit organization established to strengthen the performance of professionals who advance philanthropy and manage resource development programs for the hospitals and health care organizations in North America.

Project Management Institute : (This is certainly not a fund-raising organization but is quite relevant to Advancement Services.) PMI is the leading nonprofit professional association in the area of Project Management. PMI establishes project management standards, provides seminars, educational programs and professional certification that more and more organizations desire for their project leaders.

These sites and others have a wealth of links to other Fund-Raising sites. This was merely intended as a starting point for you.

Web Sites For and About Foundations

Pew Charitable Trusts – The Pew Charitable Trusts provide funding on a national basis while still having a significant impact in the Philadelphia area.

Council on Foundations – The Council on Foundations is a nonprofit membership association of more than 1,300 grantmaking foundations and corporations. The council’s mission is to promote effective and responsive philanthropy.

The Foundation Center – The Foundation Center is an independent national service organization established by foundations to provide information on foundation and corporate giving. Through its five reference collections and numerous cooperating collections throughout the country, the center provides information and services to grant seekers and others about foundations and their grantmaking activities.

The Independent Sector – A nonprofit coalition of more than 800 corporate, foundation and voluntary organization members with national interest and impact in philanthropy and voluntary action.

Lists for Advancement and Fundraising Information

A ListServ is a shared mailing list for discussions about concepts, techniques, and issues of common interest. There are a number of these lists that have been around for a while and provide very useful information (and personal networking) to their participants. Following is a list of some of the ones that I am familiar with. At the bottom of this section are links to sites where you can see more and sign up:

bullet FUNDSVCS: A list for Advancement Services personnel. This list has much more information and discussion about technology, process, and support issues.
bullet FUNDLIST: A list for fundraising professionals with discussions of interest to development officers, constituent relations staff, prospect researchers, and executives. Includes some discussion of technology related issues from time to time.
bullet PRSPCT-L: A list for prospect researchers
bullet CFRNET: A list for those in corporate and foundation relations work.
bullet GIFT-PL: A list for planned giving officers.
bullet PRFORUM: A list for those involved in public relations.
bullet ALUMNI-L: A list for those involved in alumni relations.

As these listservs and forums change owners and locations periodically, I have chosen to provide you with links to sites that maintain the sign-up instructions. The forums above may all be found and subscribed to through the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Click HERE for the CASE forums.