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Nonprofit Resource Center

Nonprofit Resource Center

The Public Library of New London, in partnership with Candid, is pleased to be able to offer a Nonprofit Resource Center to the hundreds of non profits in the area. We offer:

  • A variety of non profit literature including periodicals and books on topics ranging from non profit management, to marketing, to social media, to finances, to grant writing and fundraising.
  • Monthly workshops and networking events designed to help non profits better fulfill their mission.
  • Engaging learning opportunities for nonprofits aimed at capacity building, fundraising, and more
  • Candid’s Foundation Directory Online Professional grant-finding database

About the Foundation Directory Online database

Foundation Directory Online is a grant-finding database with information on more than 242,000 grantmakers and more than 2 million grant recipients. FDO delivers quality funding prospects. By combining exhaustive data with intuitive search functionality and informative data visualizations, FDO delivers the information you need to reach your fundraising goals quickly and efficiently.

Foundation Directory Online is available on site at the Public Library of New London. Please call (860) 447-1411 ext 5 or stop by the library to reserve the database.

Upcoming Workshops:

NPRC: How to Communicate with Your Donors When Times Are Tough (Virtual)
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
1:00-3:00 PM Program

Fundraising is all about relationships, and relationships are based on productive communication. During these challenging times, struggling nonprofits need to get just the right message across to their current donors as well as prospective givers in an efficient and effective way that gets noticed and generates results, all the while utilizing a variety of formats, both print and online. This webinar explores the who, what, why, and when of “donor-centric” communication in the Covid-19 era, with special attention to nonprofit newsletters, websites, social media, and grant reports. Segmenting your audiences is also addressed as is adjusting your communications efforts for maximum impact, while cultivating foundation, corporate and individual donors. To register, please visit bit.ly/3Rzg21M or call (860) 447-1411 ext 5

About the presenter: Judith Margolin is an independent consultant, facilitator, webinar and workshop leader. She served as Vice President at Foundation Center (now Candid), the nation’s leading authority on philanthropy, for a number of years. She has devoted her career to philanthropy and is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations secure the funding they require to fulfill their valuable missions. Visit her website at http://needagrant.org


NPRC: Strategic Planning with Sharon Danosky (Virtual)
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
2:00-4:00 PM Program

Join Sharon Danosky of Danosky & Associates for a free 2-hour workshop that will give leaders of non-profit organizations an in-depth look at strategic planning. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. To register, please call 860-447-1411 ext 5 or visit bit.ly/3e0P0md

About the presenter: Sharon Danosky is a strategist and thought leader who partners with nonprofit organizations and their boards to build organizational capacity that works. With over 25 years as a member of the senior management team for hospitals and human organizations and 10 years’ consulting for organizations across the non-profit sector, Sharon knows how to drive change and achieve results. Sharon has raised hundreds of millions dollars for health and human service organizations, libraries, animal and environmental organizations as well as arts and cultural organizations. And she has taught Boards, CEO’s, Executive Directors and Development Directors how to raise funds most effectively