The Forsyth County Public Library (FCPL) Nonprofit Resource Center (NRC), located on the third floor of Central Library, provides free access to a wide variety of resources, services, programs and facilities useful to the nonprofit community. The NRC is available anytime the library is open.

The Information Services Department is a great place to spend time researching, working, meeting and networking. You will find a quiet working environment, abundant tables equipped with charging technology, reservable meeting rooms, public computers with printing, and wireless access for your devices. You may even want to spend time on the open air terrace.

Information Services Librarians are always available to assist you with nonprofit research. To schedule an appointment call 336-703-3020.

NRC Resources

Select Resources for Starting a Nonprofit to download a list of resources and information.

Access the NRC book collection to research a wide variety of topics related to the nonprofit sector, including information about starting a nonprofit, fundraising, proposal writing, board development and nonprofit management. Access the Library Catalog from anywhere to search books by author, title, subject or keyword.

Browse periodicals for current issues related to the nonprofit sector. The collection, located in the Forsyth Reading Room, has publications including Advancing Philanthropy, Associations Now, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Common Ground, Nonprofit Executive Report, The Nonprofit Quarterly, Nonprofit Times and Wise Giving Guide.

Access electronic resources, including ProQuest Central to find reliable information and data to support your research. Visit FCPL Online Resources page, select the Business and Investing category and login with your valid library card and PIN.

Funding Information Network (FIN) Partnership with Candid

The Foundation CenterCandid, an organization dedicated to philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, provides trusted information and tools to help nonprofit organizations and the grantmakers who support them. As a FIN partner with Candid, FCPL offers free access to Candid’s resources, including Foundation Directory Online (FDO) and Grants to Individuals Online (GTIO). FDO and GTIO databases are accessible to the public through public computers located in Central Library. Call the Information Services Department at 336-703-3020 for assistance.

Foundation Directory Online (FDO): Includes detailed profiles of U.S. foundations, descriptions of grants already awarded and profiles of grant recipients. Identify and research potential funding to support your nonprofit organization’s mission and programs.

Find Funding for Your Nonprofit hands-on workshop provides a group orientation to FDO. Call the Information Services Department at 336-703-3020 for more information.

Grants to Individuals Online (GTIO): Includes detailed profiles of grantmakers who award scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other support to individuals. Research potential funding from foundations to support students, artists, writers, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

Candid’s Nonprofit E-book Collection is available online and in Libby by Overdrive. It provides immediate access to over 250 titles related to the nonprofit sector, including starting a nonprofit, fundraising, proposal writing, board governance, corporate and individual giving, nonprofit law, social entrepreneurship and strategic planning. You can access the collection from your computer at or from your device by downloading the Libby by Overdrive app. Whether from computer or device, get started by following the links to register with Candid and creating a user ID. Login with that number whenever you borrow titles from Candid’s Overdrive collection.

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