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Resources

Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle of Philanthropy provides news about the nonprofit world to both grantmakers and grantseekers. The journal is available online and in print.

Council on Foundations
COF provides numerous online links to publications and resources that aid grantseekers.


The Environmental Grantmakers Association Funder Directory
The Environmental Grantmakers Association Funder Directory is a comprehensive list of foundations that support environmental activities and programs. These foundations primarily give grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.

Environmental Support Center (ESC)
ESC's goal is to improve the environment by strengthening the capacity of nonprofit environmental organizations. In addition, ESC offers 25 grants per year for short-term training or consulting assistance. In conjunction with ICL, ESC has launched a multi-year initiative to build sustainable nonprofits in the Southeast (Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.)

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center works to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the United States. The center conducts research on trends in the field, provides education and training on the grantseeking process, and disseminates information for grantseekers through its website.

Institute for Conservation Leadership (ICL)
The Institute for Conservation Leadership works to empower leaders with training to build stronger environmental organizations. In conjunction with ESC, ICL has launched a multi-year initiative to build sustainable nonprofits in the Southeast (Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.)

Managing in Hard Times

Published jointly by the Environmental Support Center and the Institute for Conservation Leadership, Managing in Hard Times details best practices and tools for managers of environmental and conservation nonprofits in a tight economic and shifting political situation. The publication explores how organizations can best track finances, recognize danger signals, assess options, and, if necessary, make tough decisions fairly with the best interests of the organization in mind.

 

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