The Philanthropy Center is a partnership between Donors Forum and Joliet Junior College and its library. The Library is also a cooperating collection partner of the Foundation Center.
Our mutual goal is to meet the information needs of nonprofit organizations located in the southern suburbs of Chicago and the Joliet Junior College district as a whole.
Area nonprofits and philanthropies may conveniently access a wide variety of publications on nonprofit management and governance. Private citizens are encouraged to use the resources as well. Funding to support this partnership has been provided with a grant from the Chicago Community Trust.
The First Step in Fundraising: Tools and Tips
||10:30 AM - 12:00 PM|
||South Metropolitan Philanthropy Ctr @ Joliet Jr College Main Campus, A Building, 2nd Fl., 1215 Houbolt Rd|
||Register for this event|
Fees: Free and open to the public.
About this event: At this workshop you'll receive a tutorial on using prospecting databases, which you can access free in the Library. You'll also receive an overview of the free reference collection of books and resources on grantwriting, individual fundraising, and nonprofit management, leadership, and governance. Plus, you'll meet Nick Ammerman (the Donor's Forum Coordinator of Library Services), who is professionally trained to help you use these resources.
The Center is located in the Library of Joliet Junior College, 2nd floor, Campus Center. Local policies for circlulation and use of databases are found on the library web Policies page.
The Joliet Junior College library provides the following resources and services for nonprofit organizations located in the southern suburbs of Chicago and the Joliet Junior College district as a whole:
Databases to support research on philanthropic and fundraising topics:
Wealth Engine (Donor's Forum )
(This resource is limited to three simultaneous uses. A username and password will be required to login in. Please logoff to finish your session.)
Foundation Center Online*
Grants to Individuals Online*
(*The above three Foundation Center databases require a username and password to login in. Use is restricted to the JJC Library.)
The Cooperating Collections:
...are free funding information centers in libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers. As a partner of the Foundation center, we provide a core collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers.
Some other online services which are provided by the Foundation Center:
GrantSpaceSM, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers.
GrantCraft — a groundbreaking enterprise that equips grantmakers with an array of tools to help them hone their craft and be more effective — is moving from the Ford Foundation to the Foundation Center in New York and European Foundation Centre in Brussels.
Glasspockets--encourages (private foundations) to tell the stories of their successes — and failures — in part by highlighting exemplary efforts of their peers..."
The 2011 core collection for Cooperating Collections consists of:
- The Foundation Directory Online Professional
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
- Philanthropy In/Sight
- After the Grant: The Nonprofit's Guide to Good Stewardship (2010)
- Board Member's Book (2003)
- The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing, 6th ed. (2011)
- The Foundation Directory (2011)
- The Foundation Directory, Part 2 (2011)
- The Foundation Directory Supplement (2011)
- Foundation Fundamentals (2008)
- Foundation Grants to Individuals (2011)
- Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates (2011)
- Foundations and Public Policy (2009)
- The Grantseeker’s Guide to Winning Proposals (2008)
- Guía para escribir propuestas (2008)
- Guide to Funding for International and Foreign Programs (2010)
- International Grantmaking IV (2008)
- National Directory of Corporate Giving (2011)
- Securing Your Organization's Future (2001)
- Social Justice Grantmaking II (2009)
- The 21st Century Nonprofit: Managing in the Age of Governance (2009)
Please note: Titles and publication dates are subject to change without prior notice.
SMPC is generously sponsored by The Chicago Community Trust.