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Association of Fundraising Professionals

4300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22203
Contact: 703-684-0410, 1-800-666-3863

The Association of Fundraising Professionals represents more than 30,000 members in 212 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance provides a full listing of all federal programs available to state and local governments, including the District of Columbia; federally recognized Indian tribal governments; territories and possessions of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
1255 Twenty-Third Street, NW, Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20037
Contact: 202-466-1200

Provides news and information for executives of tax-exempt organizations in health, education, religion, the arts, social services and other fields, as well as fundraisers, professional employees of foundations, institutional investors, corporate grant makers, and charity donors. Along with news, it offers service features such as lists of grants, fundraising ideas and techniques, statistics, reports on tax and court rulings, summaries of books, and a calendar of events.

Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
451 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20410
Contact: 202-708-1112

Title V of the McKinney-Vento Act provides suitable federal properties categorized as unutilized, underutilized, excess or surplus for use to assist homeless persons. Properties are made available to states, units of local government and nonprofit organizations. They can be used to provide shelter, services, storage, or for other uses of benefit to the homeless. Properties are available on an "as is" basis and leased without charge.

Every Friday, HUD publishes a list of suitable and available properties in the Federal Register. These weekly issues can be accessed here; select "Back issues" then the most recent Friday issue. 

The Grantsmanship Center
1125 W Sixth Street, Fifth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Contact: 213-482-9860, 1-800-421-9512 (outside CA only)

The Grantsmanship Center conducts some 150 workshops annually in grantsmanship training, as well as earned income strategies for nonprofits. Each year, thousands of new graduates join the Center's roster of more than 115,000 alumni. Numerous resources for grantseekers are available at no cost on its website such as daily grant announcements; archives of The Grantsmanship Center Magazine; indexes of funding sources at the local, federal and international levels; and more.

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT)
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 705
Oakland, CA 94612
Contact: 510-452-4520

GIFT is a multiracial organization that promotes the connection between fundraising, social justice and movement-building. The Institute provides training, resources and analysis to strengthen organizations, with an emphasis on those focused on social justice and based in communities of color. Publications include a number of free articles and the bimonthly Grassroots Fundraising Journal.


KnowledgePlex is designed to support the efforts of practitioiners, grantors, policymakers, scholars, investors, and others involved or interested in the fields of affordable housing and community development. Resources include publications, news, discussion forums, and an event calendar for those working on affordable housing and community development issues. Other site topics include "Homelessness" and "Organizational Development."

Management Concepts
8230 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
Contact: 703-790-9595

Management Concepts focuses on an individual approach to organizational achievement through high-impact training courses, custom learning and development, professional services, and publications. A comprehensive federal grants management training curriculum focuses on government-wide grants requirements and best practices to help federal awarding agencies, pass-through entities, and recipients effectively use scarce federal grant dollars.

Online Information About Key Low-Income Benefit Programs
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
820 First Street, NE, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20002
Contact: 202-408-1080,

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has put together a guide with links to policy manuals, descriptive information, and applications for state food stamp, TANF, child care, Medicaid and SCHIP programs. Individuals seeking information about eligibility and benefits in a particular state will find these links a useful place to start.

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