"Susie didn't get very excited when I told her we were going to get rich. She either didn't care or didn't believe me - probably both, in fact. But to the extent we did amass wealth, we were totally in sync about what to do with it - and that was to give it back to society.

In that, we agreed with Andrew Carnegie, who said that huge fortunes that flow in large part from society should in large part be returned to society." Warren Buffet, U.S. investor, businessman, and philanthropist who has pledged 85% of his fortune to the Gates Foundation

Grants & More

Resources

Top Ten Grant Writing Guidelines The "do's" of grant writing and proposal development

Top Ten Grant Writing Mistakes The "don't's" of grant writing and proposal development

Is Your Organization "Grant-Ready"? Resources to Assess Grant Readiness

Grant Readiness Checklist from Grants & More Is your organization and project ready to apply for grants? Here is a handy checklist of items you need before you apply for a grant

Guide from Salzberg Consulting

Guide from Urban Awareness USA

Guide from eCivis

Research Resources - National

Foundation Center Search for foundations by name and view their Form 990s

Guidestar.org Search GuideStar's database of 1.8 million nonprofit organizations - view their Form 990s and other basic information free

Michigan State University Libraries Grants Directory A comprehensive resource for foundation and grants research

Fundsnet Services Online Another general resource for foundation and grants research

GrantGopher General source of current funding opportunities, updated weekly

Center for Nonprofit Excellence - Featured Grants Large list of funders nationwide, added to weekly, organized chronologically by deadline

GetEdFunding Education Funding

Environmental Grantmakers Association Foundations making environmental grants

Urban Ministry Grants "Connecting Communities for Social Justice" - free Christian Grants Directory of Christian foundations and faith friendly foundations

WomenArts - Funding for women artists (and some for men artists too!)

Women's Funding Network Links to women's funds all over the U.S. and globally

Research Resources - New England

Associated Grant Makers New England foundations, mainly Massachusetts and New Hampshire (fee based)

Bank of America Philanthropic Solutions Over 100 foundations that fund organizations throughout New England that are managed by Bank of America Philanthropic Solutions; nicely organized searchable database

The Funding Update" Subscribe to weekly email full of grant opportunities of all types, compiled by the City of Boston

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network - Grant Award Opportunities

Government Sources of Funding

Grants.gov Federal funding opportunities

COMMBUYS Massachusetts grant and contract opportunities

Resources on Outcomes Measurement

How do you define and measure success? Here are a few resources on logic models, program evaluation and measuring outcomes.

Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide One of the most referenced resources for logic models from one of the largest foundations in the U.S., older resource but still relevant; site includes other resources on logic models, program evaluation and more

Introduction to the Logic Model: A Compilation of Information A lecture by Thessalenuere Hinnant-Bernard, Ph.D. Visiting Associate Professor/Associate Research Director Department of Human Ecology, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

University of Wisconsin - Extension, Cooperative Extension, Program Development and Evaluation Logic Model Templates, examples and more

Workshop Presentations

Grant Seeking - Assabet After Dark - September 2017

Grant Writing - Assabet After Dark - September 2017

Paint by Numbers: Paint a Beautiful Financial Picture for Funders

Paint by Numbers - Handout

Miscellaneous

GrantAdvisor.org Turnabout is fair play! A site where nonprofit and grant professionals review foundations (Currently in beta-test for California and Minnesota foundations - the site says they are expanding in 2018)

Quotes Famous philanthropists - and others - on why they give and what it means to them

Grantwriting Humor Just for fun