The Nonprofit Resource Center offers research materials on a wide variety of topics of interest to the nonprofit sector. This collection is housed at Central Library, and includes subscription access to Foundation Directory Online. The NRC provides visitors with free public access to:
Download Resources for Starting a Nonprofit for a list of resources and guidance to get you started on your journey.
The Nonprofit Resource Center is available anytime the library is open. Appointments can be made for those who wish to have an in-depth orientation to the collection and its uses.
The Foundation Center’s website helps you to:
The Foundation Center's Internet database covers over 98,000 US foundations and corporate givers. Link your funding needs to grantors who have given to similar causes. FDO includes descriptions of 1.6 million recent grants and lists more than 400,000 key decision-makers. This subscription database is available free at the Nonprofit Resource Center in Library Serivces in the Central Library. Appointments may be made for 2 hours, one day in advance by calling the Information Services department at 336-703-3020.
HandsOn Northwest NC builds and strengthens the capacity of area nonprofits to fulfill their missions and enhance the vitality of our community. They provide information and education, promote empowerment and advocacy, facilitates networking and mentoring, and fosters connections and collaboration. Visit their website at www.handsonnwnc.org.
The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits is a statewide network of member organizations. The Center advocates for the nonprofit sector and provides information and training to member nonprofits. The Center publishes Common Ground, a monthly magazine for the sector.