Nonprofit Resources

The DSBC is your source for The Duke The DSBC is your source for authoritative and up-to-date resources for nonprofit management and fundraising.

Here you will find:

  • Current print reference directories and resources
  • Books on all facets of nonprofit start-up and operation
  • In-library access to the following valuable databases:
Foundation Directory Online
Foundation Directory Online is a research tool to help nonprofits find the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects. It provides information and funding history for 140,000+ foundations, corporations, and federal agencies. In-library use only.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
The premier funding research tool for finding foundations that provide financial support for individual grant seekers. In-library use only.

And, here are some more helpful resources for nonprofits:

Searching for grants from home? You can remotely access the Foundation Directory Online with a day pass through the end of 2021 with your library card. Follow the link and you will be asked to create an account to sign up for a day pass. The day pass allows you to use Foundation Directory Essential remotely in a 24-hour window. There is a clock at the top of the screen that will tell you how much time remains in the pass. After the 24 hours, the clock will show the next date on which you can activate a new pass (every 30 days).

Since you will be able to create an individual account in Foundation Directory Essential, you will have access to the MyFDO features that were not previously available. You’ll be able to create dashboards, tag favorite grantmakers, and save searches, and return to these each time you activate a new pass. The day pass allows Candid to continue providing remote access in a secure and automated way. We can also assist you with funding searches directly. Contact us for help

Candid Learning offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations.

Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations: PANO is the statewide membership organization serving and advancing the charitable nonprofit sector through leadership, advocacy, education and other services in order to improve the overall quality of life in Pennsylvania. PANO helps charities become more efficient and effective through collaboration, cooperation and the sharing of resources and information.

We also have an extensive nonprofit information collection. Search our Online Catalog for specific topics of interest. Nonprofit titles located in the DSBC will appear with “Duke Street Business Center” as the location and “Nonprofit Coll” after the call number. Online e-reserves for non-reference titles, including those held by other libraries in the system can be placed by following the instructions on the online catalog search screen.