Request by the Foundation Center

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Help the Foundation Center improve tools essential to fundraising

The Foundation Center needs your help to better understand how nonprofits are approaching the process of finding, applying to, and securing grant funding.

Please consider participating in a short, confidential survey.  The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

The Foundation Center and SurveyMonkeyApply are partnering on this survey to help provide you with better, more informed resources such as Foundation Directory Online. Your time and perspective is greatly appreciated.

Who should take the survey?

Individuals in all roles at nonprofit organizations, especially those involved in researching grant opportunities and writing grant proposals.Please take the survey yourself or pass it along to colleagues.

Don’t procrastinate!

The survey will only be open until Friday, December 15, 2017, so please take it now, here’s the link.

Please, take it only once but definitely pass it on to your fundraising colleagues!

 

Sources for Community Statistics and Data

Finding Funders

Foundation Directory Online – In Grant Basics I, our monthly class, we teach you how to use this tool to find grantmakers that fits your nonprofit work. See our Training Schedule here.

Foundation Center Digital Grant Guides – $39.95 each – Yes, this information is from the database mentioned above.

Grant Space, the Foundation Center’s online portal for a variety of proposal writing resources including: Samples, Training schedules, Specific Fields of Interests topics and more.

Statistic and Data Resources

U.S. Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov/#

American FactFinder: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

Take a FactFinder Virtual Tour, use  tutorials and learn more at the American FactFinder help page

Allen County Census Profile, compiled by the Community Research Institute

More State and Local Resources

When specific, tough questions come your way, these resources might prove helpful, though typically, you won’t need to dig this deeply. Remember, you can always ask us – perhaps someone else has already and the answer has been compiled recently. 

Federal Data & Statistics

Youth Data Resources

Indiana K-12 School Data > Create Custom School Profile

Kids Count in Indiana

Social Research:

IssueLab: www.issuelab.org

Pew Research Center: http://pewresearch.org/

Brookings Institute: http://www.brookings.edu/

Urban Institute: http://www.urban.org/index.cfm

Sources for Community Statistics and Data

Finding Funders – Knowing that your most burning questions typically revolve around funding, our program started here.

Foundation Directory Online – In Grant Basics I, our monthly class, we teach you how to use this tool to find grantmakers that fits your nonprofit work. See our Training Schedule here.

Foundation Center Digital Grant Guides – $39.95 each – Yes, this information is the same as the free database we offer here, but if you live at a distance, this purchase might make sense. See our post on the Grant Guides here.

Proposal Writing Resources

Grant Space, the Foundation Center’s online portal for a variety of proposal writing resources including: Samples, Training schedules, Specific Fields of Interests topics and more.

See more Fundraising and Proposal Writing links in our link section.

See more Program Evaluation resources our links section, too.

For Statistic and Data resources, Start Here

Most of the information you need can be found here, in the next three links.

American FactFinder2 Resources: How to Find Census Data – A program presented by the Community Research Institute covered how to use the new FactFinder2 to find data on the community you serve. Link to our post with the screenshots and links to more census tutorials.

The Community Research Institute has also created PDFs of basic information about Allen County, so start here. And don’t miss their Allen County Census Profile for projections of how our community is changing.

Go directly to the American FactFinder here: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

More State and Local Resources

When specific, tough questions come our way, these resources might prove helpful, though typically, you won’t need to dig this deeply. Remember, you can always ask us – perhaps someone else has already and the answer has been compiled recently. 

Federal Data & Statistics

Youth Data Resources

Indiana K-12 School Data > Create Custom School Profile 

Kids Count in Indiana 

Social Research:

PubHub: http://foundationcenter.org/gainknowledge/pubhub/

IssueLab: www.issuelab.org

Pew Research Center: http://pewresearch.org/

Brookings Institute: http://www.brookings.edu/

Urban Institute: http://www.urban.org/index.cfm