What We Do

The Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center provides information and resources to nonprofits in Northeast Indiana.

How can nonprofit employees or volunteers use the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center?

Follow this link to learn what the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center CANNOT do.


Sign up for Grant Basics I and II classes

Learn the Foundation Center’s Online Directory (FDO). Follow up with a class on Proposal Writing Basics. Experienced with Grant Writing? Let us show you how the FDO makes your search better.

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Register for a Special Program or Workshop

Attend one of our programs or unique workshops throughout the calendar year. Get your feet wet on topics like Volunteer Management, Sources for Statistics and Research or take part in a nationally renowned trainer’s program on Board Development. We offer a wide variety of free programs.

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Schedule a Consultation

Sit down with our Coordinator who will help you sort out what’s next.  If we can’t help, let us find out who can.

Interested in starting a nonprofit organization? We provide information to help you decide and prepare. Let us guide you through the process with a consultation called “501(c)3; To Be or Not to Be.”

Contact Us by email: nrc@acpl.info
or by phone: 260-421-1238

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Schedule a Board Retreat

Let our Coordinator facilitate your board’s strategic planning discussion, teach the Ten Basic Responsibilities of a Board or the role of the board in Fundraising.  Set aside up to six hours on a Saturday and learn how the board can better drive the mission.

Contact Us by email: nrc@acpl.info
or by phone: 260-421-1238

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Sign up for our Newsletter or Grant Alerts

Receive our monthly email newsletter to learn about other area nonprofit resources, classes and trainings.  Sign up for our grant alerts, and depending on your charities’ subject area, receive up to weekly alerts on grant opportunities. You control your account and can opt out at anytime and make changes with a link at the bottom of every email.

Sign up HERE.
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Ask a Reference Question

You don’t have the time to look up all the answers. We’re glad to help. We’ll keep it confidential and get back to you quickly so you can get back to work.

Contact Us by email: nrc@acpl.info
or by phone: 260-421-1238

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Visit the Center

We are located in the Allen County Public Library, in the Readers’ Services Department on the first floor.  Our street address is 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46801.

Parking is free for residents who have their Allen County Public Library card with them.

For all others PLAC cardholders, cardholders who left their cards at home and non-cardholders, parking is $1 per hour with a maximum charge of $7 per day.

The parking payment /validation machine is in the Great Hall near the checkout desk. Please bring your parking stub inside the library. The machine accepts credit cards and cash, dispensing dollar coins for change.

See a parking map HERE.

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Check out books, bags of books and other materials

Check out materials or see our reference collection in the center.  We have books on:

Management, Boards, Finances, Grant Writing, How to Start a Nonprofit, Marketing, Planned Giving, Fund Raising and more.

Bag of books are a collection of like materials for checkout as kits. Topics include: About the Ask, Assessment of Boards & CEOs, Board Chair, Board Governance, Board Recruitment, Board Stewardship, Chief Executive Toolkit, Financial Management, Fundraising, Hiring the Chief Executive, Legal Issues, New Board Member, Nonprofit Committees, Organizational Lifecycle and Transitions, Proposal Writing, and Strategic Planning.

Search the Allen County Public Library’s Catalog

We subscribe to the Nonprofit Times, the Chronicle of Philanthropy and more for in-house use.

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What We CANNOT Do:

  • The PCNRC does NOT provide consultations to for-profit businesses, or business start-ups
  • The PCNRC does NOT help individuals find grants for personal use (paying bills or for education)
  • The PCNRC does NOT write, evaluate or proofread grant proposals

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Supported by a grant from the Foellinger Foundation and funds from the Paul Clarke endowment held at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne

Allen County Public Library . 900 Library Plaza . Fort Wayne . 46801
Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center
1st Floor,  Readers’ Services Department
260.421.1238  nrc@acpl.info