Whether trying to start your own nonprofit, find support for continuing education, or write a grant or business proposal, there are a number of things to remember throughout the process that can either hinder or help you achieve your goal.
The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is very lucky to have a relationship with The Foundation Center Atlanta, the leading source of philanthropy worldwide. According to its website, The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly,
global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for
the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed
to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. And in the next few months many of our libraries will be hosting classes taught by a reference librarian from The Center that focus on connecting people with the resources they need to succeed.
We encourage our patrons to take full advantage of these sessions! The full list of classes, dates, times, and locations can be found on our website.
You can also visit the Ivan Allen, Jr. Reference Department on the 2nd floor of the Central Library for free public access to the Foundation Center's electronic databases, as well as their materials on fundraising and nonprofit management. Visit our website for more information.