Fund Raising Hubs-Intermediaries

Note: as you review the resources in this sub-section of the library, visit other sub-sections and find links to additional funding resources.

12 BEST DONOR MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE - COMPARISON
https://theleadpastor.com/tools/donor-management-software/
This is a December 2020 article with an extensive review of 12 top donor management software tools.  If you are in charge of non-profit fund raising and looking for a donor management tool this article would be a good place to start.

10 BEST CROWDFUNDING WEBSITES -2021
https://www.shopify.com/blog/crowdfunding-sites
Crowdfunding offers another way for individuals and organizations to find money. This article points to 10 platforms and describes each.

BENEVITY PLATFORM SUPPORTS EMPLOYEE GIVING PROGRAMS
https://www.benevity.com/
From the web site:  "Benevity enables companies to embed user-directed, tax-receiptable donations and corporate matching programs into their existing transaction environments, using their own brands and systems.  Benevity makes it easy for companies to build authentic and impactful cause marketing, community investment, workplace giving and other corporate social responsibility initiatives that increase engagement, brand differentiation and return on investment."

BLACK UNITED FUND OF ILLINOIS, INC.
https://bufi.org/
From the web site: "The Black United Fund of Illinois is a non-profit, tax-exempt federated organization and a social movement designed to improve the quality of life for African Americans through reliance on self-help at the local community level. At the root of this philosophy is the statewide goal of developing systematic mechanisms to rally resources for the African American community.

BRIDGESPAN GROUP
https://www.bridgespan.org/bridgespan-services
From the web site: "The Bridgespan Group is a global nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven leaders, organizations, and philanthropists to break cycles of poverty and dramatically improve the quality of life for those in need."

BUILDING COMMUNITIES OF HOPE - CASEY FAMILY PROGRAMS
https://www.casey.org/who-we-are/about/
The Casey Family Programs is " committed to 2020: Building Communities of Hope, an agenda for change that draws on the strength of communities and the vision of local leaders to keep children safe and make families strong."  Read the report and see some of the ideas and strategies. 

CHANGING THE PRESENT
https://changingthepresent.org/
Changing The Present, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit website hub that enables visitors to the site to raise money and generate support for charities around the world.  Browse the site to see how it works.

CHARITIES AT WORK - EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT
https://www.charities.org/charities-at-work-summit
From the website: "The Annual Charities@Work Employee Engagement Summit is a convening for corporate professionals working at the front lines of business-nonprofit relations—whether through giving, employee engagement, or relationship building. The purpose of the Summit is to provide a forum for learning and effective practice exchange among corporate practitioners, thought leaders, and partners—all with the shared goal of enhancing how businesses and their employees can create even greater social impact."

COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN (CFC) FUNDRAISING - LEARN ALL ABOUT IT
https://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/
From the web site: "CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season (September 1st to December 15th) support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. The Director of OPM has designated responsibility for day-to-day management of the program and to its CFC office." 

COMMITTEE ENCOURAGING CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY
https://cecp.co/
From the web site: "CECP is a CEO led coalition that believes that a company’s social strategy — how it engages with key stakeholders including employees, communities, investors, and customers —determines company success.   CECP helps companies transform their social strategy by providing customized connections and networking, counsel and support, benchmarking and trends, and awareness building and recognition."

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT NETWORK SUPPORTS GIVING CIRCLES
https://www.thecommunityinvestment.org/
From the web site: "CIN is a national network of giving circles. A giving circle is a group who pool their personal time, talents, and treasure to address social issues in their communities using thoughtful giving strategies. The activities of a giving circle include grant making, advocacy and public education as complementary ways to demystify philanthropy by making it accessible and more democratic to everyday people."

COMMUNITY SHARES OF ILLINOIS
https://communitysharesillinois.org/index.html
By donating to Community Shares of Illinois where you work, you and your fellow employees are joining a committed group of individuals who share your passion for a just society, your desire to help people in need and your commitment to social change. 

DONORSCHOOSE.ORG - SUPPORTS TEACHERS
https://www.donorschoose.org/
An innovative web site that connects donors with public school projects that need funding. This is an example of how its possible for intermediaries to create web sites that draw donors to non-profit organizations, reversing the process of thousands of non-profits doing constant research and relationship-building in an on-going struggle to find donors.

FLIPCAUSE - RESOURCES FOR MODERN NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
https://themodernnonprofit.com/
This site shares a variety of tips that non profits might use to communicate more effectively with supporters, and raise money, even if you don't use the site's software solutions. Add it to your reading and learning list. 

FRONTSTREAM ALL-IN-ONE FUND RAISING PLATFORM
https://www.frontstream.com/
From the website: "Panorama is the online fundraising platform that provides you with all the solutions you need in one place. Integrated online fundraising, donor management, and volunteer tools are available to you when you need them. Take advantage of all Panorama has to offer to empower your organization to grow."

GENEROUS GIVING - SEEKS TO EXPAND GIVING
https://generousgiving.org/
From the web site: "Generous Giving's mission is to spread the biblical message of generosity in order to grow generous givers among those entrusted with much. It was launched with a vision to stir a renewed, spirit-led commitment to generosity among followers of Christ through conversation with peers." 

GO FUND ME - ENCOURAGES ON-LINE FUND RAISING CAMPAIGNS
https://www.gofundme.com/
From the web site: "GoFundMe is the leader in on-line fund raising. The platform helps individuals and organizations easily share their story far and wide over email, text, and social media to rally support for a cause."

GOODWORLD CROWD FUNDING PLATFORM FOR NON PROFITS
https://goodworld.me/discover
This is one of a growing number of  platforms attempting to draw donors to non profits.

GREAT NON PROFITS.ORG - COLLECTS COMMUNITY STORIES ABOUT NONPROFITS
https://greatnonprofits.org/
This site enables supporters or critics of non profits to write reviews. Take a look and make sure there are enough people supporting your non profit who post stories so the balance of reviews accurately reflects  your work and accomplishments.

GUIDESTAR BY CANDID - WORLD'S LARGEST SOURCE OF INFORMATION ABOUT NONPROFITS
https://www.guidestar.org/
From the web site: "GuideStar, by Candid collects, organizes, and presents information about nonprofits throughout America in an easy-to-understand format while remaining neutral. Providing nonprofit information to a broad audience at no cost to those users is an important part of our public service, one that we pledge to continue."

IGIVE.COM
https://www.igive.com/welcome/lp16/cr64a.cfm
As you or your friends do on-line shopping, sites like iGive make it possible for your favorite charity to receive contributions based on a percent of purchase.

IMPACT 100 CHICAGO - WOMEN EMPOWERING CHANGE
https://impact100chicago.org/
This organization recruits women who each donate $1,000 which is pooled to create larger donations to non profits in Chicago. Other chapters in other cities do the same.

INDIEGOGO - COLLABORATIVE WAY TO RAISE FUNDS
https://www.indiegogo.com/
IndeGoGo enables anyone  with an idea - creative, cause-related, or entrepreneurial - the tools  to effectively build a campaign and ultimately raise money.

LA 2050 CHALLENGE - SUPPORTS 2050 VISION OF LOS ANGELES
https://challenge.la2050.org/learn/winners/
From the web site: "Over the last few years, a community of civic-minded Angelenos has shared a vision for the future of Los Angeles. The goals for LA in the year 2050 – on which the My LA2050 Grants Challenge is built – are drawn from citizen visions, the LA2050 report that codifies those goals and metrics to track progress, and input from advisors and partners. Tens of thousands of you helped us finalize those goals via #LA2050Listens. Now, we want you to tell us how we can turn these goals into action." Browse the site to see the planning process, view the goals, and see how the web site helps draw volunteers and donors to all organizations who submitted proposals, not just to the winners. This is a model other cities could learn from. 

NETWORK FOR GOOD - FREE FUND RAISING RESOURCES LIBRARY
https://www.networkforgood.com/resources/
From the web site: "Network for Good is a hybrid organization—a nonprofit-owned for-profit. Network for Good’s nonprofit donor-advised fund uses the Internet and mobile technology to securely and efficiently distribute thousands of donations from donors to their favorite charities each year. 

NEWS FOR NON PROFIT SECTOR - INSIDE CHARITY
https://insidecharity.org/
This group launched in late 2017 or early 2018 and aggregates news from the non profit sector. It claims no bias. Take a look and use what works for your organization.

OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN NETWORK FUND - THE SCHOTT FOUNDATION
http://schottfoundation.org/our-work/otl-network
From the web site: "By creating a space to highlight and celebrate grassroots organizing, share success stories and provide resources, OTL strives to create real and substantial change in our public education system. OTL advocates for supports­-based education reform, one that provides all students with access to crucial resources and opportunities such as early education, wraparound supports, fair school discipline, well­-supported teachers, and equitable school funding."

PHILANTHROPY PLAYMAKERS COACHES ATHLETES TO DO GOOD
https://www.facebook.com/philanthropyplaymakers/
From the web site: "Founded in 2016, Philanthropy Playmakers is a multimedia platform aimed at providing resources for the sports philanthropy industry and those who see sports as a change agent." The site aggregates stories and interviews showing good deeds by athletes, which can inspire others to do the same. This link points to the Facebook page. 

RECOVERS.ORG - SUPPORTS DISASTER RELIEF RECOVERY EFFORTS
https://recovers.org/
From the web site: "Co-founders Caitria and Morgan created a functional infrastructure for recovery after an EF3 tornado in their hometown of Monson, MA.  Recovers.org is the idealization of the infrastructure they built: a clean, easy-to-use recovery software framework that can be deployed before a disaster to prepare communities." 

THE BIG GIVE, A UK CHARITY PORTAL
https://blog.thebiggive.org.uk/advice/
This site enables charities to post fund raising projects, which is similar to what many other hubs do. Take a look at their "BIG ADVICE section".

THE GIVING COMMON DRAWS DONORS TO NPOS IN BOSTON - ARCHIVE
https://web.archive.org/web/20190723015038/https://givingcommon.org/
The Boston Foundation created the Giving Common in 2011 as a detailed, online resource that connects donors to in-depth information about nonprofit organizations working to enhance communities across Massachusetts. The site was discontinued on Aug 31, 2019.   We've kept the archive on line because of how this models what a local institution can do to support giving in multiple categories.

THE NON PROFIT CENTERS NETWORK
https://www.nonprofitcenters.org/about-us/
From the web site:  "We are a community of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders and professionals from the financial, real estate, and public sectors dedicated to sharing their knowledge and networks for creating and operating quality nonprofit workspace.   The Nonprofit Centers Network is a program of Tides. Tides provides sophisticated financial and management services — and inspiration — to donors and doers so they can focus on achieving their vision of a just world.    Tides operates and promotes sustainable workspace for nonprofits and strengthens nonprofit capacity in the real estate arena. We operate the Thoreau Centers for Sustainability, located in the Presidio National Park in San Francisco and in the heart of downtown New York City"

THE NON PROFIT PARTNERSHIP - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
https://www.tnpsocal.org/about-lbnp/
From the web site: "The Nonprofit Partnership (Partnership) has a direct and profound impact on our community by ensuring thousands of nonprofit professionals, board members and volunteers receive the tools and resources they need to be successful and make their organizations thrive. We provide affordable access to high-quality services that are sorely needed by nonprofits today: programming and resources that focus on building the capacity of our local community organizations by promoting collaborative opportunities, enhanced resource development, networking opportunities, custom support services and year round educational seminars and workshops."

UNITED WAY OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO/UNITED WAY NATIONAL
https://www.unitedway.org/our-impact/work/giving
https://liveunitedchicago.org/
United Way organizations in Chicago and other communities supports local communities in many ways. The most visible is through the money they raise in annual workplace campaigns and then re-grant to a variey of local organizations. Two links are provided. One to the national United Way website and the other to the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago website.

UNIVERSAL GIVING
https://universalgiving.org/
UniversalGiving, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting people to the best possible projects to donate or volunteer with, all over the world. Visit their blog, too.

UPSWELL - A SOCIAL SECTOR COMMUNITY SPONSORED BY INDEPENDENT SECTOR
https://www.upswell.org/
From the web site: "Upswell is a series of convenings for changemakers of all kinds – community organizers, philanthropists, nonprofit leaders, government officials, corporate responsibility professionals and more.  Upswell is a young community, but it has a history stretching back almost 40 years as the Independent Sector Conference. Our gatherings have always been the preeminent meeting ground for grant-seeking and grant-making organizations, but if we’re going to solve our toughest problems, we have to do better than that. We need to convene a broader, more diverse swath of civil society, regardless of affiliation or tax status." 

VENTURE PHILANTHROPY PARTNERS
http://www.vppartners.org/
From the web site: "Philanthropy is ripe for innovation, and we’re leading the charge. We’ve taken the venture capital model of investing and put it to work for people in the Greater Washington State area. That means building strategic investment portfolios and networks of great organizations with tremendous potential. Isolated efforts will never be enough to solve the problems plaguing the kids in our communities. Our model allows us to tackle big, interconnected problems with big, interconnected solutions. We are always looking for what’s next.

WE DID IT FUNDRAISING - CROWD FUNDING SITE
https://teamallegiance.com/wedidit/
From the web site: "WeDidIt is helping nonprofits raise more money and reach new donors. With our donor intelligence and fundraising platforms, we’ve helped nonprofits like the Georgia Aquarium, the L.A. Mission, the Los Angeles Zoo, and hundreds of other organizations fund their missions."

 
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