The Library is open to the public, and provides access to prospect research databases, including WealthEngine for individual prospects, and Foundation Directory Online for foundation and corporate grants and sponsorships. It also holds more than 3,000 volumes on grantmaking, fundraising, nonprofit management, and governance. It is a special, self-help library with a public face, staffed by a small group of librarians dedicated to helping and teaching patrons how to do research and access information.
To learn more about our resources, attend a free Introduction to Prospect Research workshop, which includes an orientation to the Library. Orientations are usually held every other Tuesday. You can register online for upcoming orientations, which are listed in the box below.
Our librarians also assist Donors Forum Members with a variety of research. Sample requests include prospect research on foundations and individuals; samples and templates of requests for proposals, grant applications, budgets, and other aspects of the grantseeking/grantmaking process; salary surveys and job descriptions; and general research on philanthropic nonprofit topics.
To take advantage of this Member benefit, email Member411@donorsforum.org, or Tweet a question @DFLibrarian.
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