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Chester County Community Foundation
The Lincoln Building
28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382
610-696-8211 (t)
610-696-8213 (f)

For Good. Forever.




Philanthropy Resources...

Council on Foundations
Professional association for foundations, promoting best practices

Celebrating 100 years of CF's
Youtube Video
ChesCo Profile

Delaware Valley Grantmakers
Networking and information on grantmaking and philanthropy in greater Philadelphia region

Family Philanthropy Roundtable
Provides an opportunity for family foundation trustees and board members to talk with each other about the joys and challenges of family philanthropy and share expertise, experiences, questions, and concerns with others in similar situations

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
A community of more than 350 grantmakers challenging the status quo in their field to help grantees achieve more.


Bureau of Charitable Organizations
Administers PA’s charitable solicitation laws; verifies charities registered to solicit in PA

Guide Star
Database of all nonprofit organizations and foundations in the U.S., which posts information from IRS-990 forms

Independent Sector
A national leadership forum that encourages philanthropy via research and policy with links to hundreds of nonprofit organizations

National Association of State Charity Officials
The site for and about charitable organizations and fundraising in the U.S.

National Charities Information Bureau (Better Business Bureau)
Promotes informed giving and charitable integrity

Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics includes listings of information supplied to the Internal Revenue Service about nonprofit finances, including IRS990s.

FOUNDATION Research...

Pennsylvania Foundations Online
The grantseeker’s key to a competitive edge

The Foundation Center
Includes information for grantseekers, links to grantmakers, an online library, and sections on training and seminars as well as funding trends and analysis

The Regional Foundation Center
Informs the local nonprofit sector through research, resources and referrals


Chester County Estate Planning Council
Networking for estate planning attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, stockbrokers, trust officers, and non-profit directors, as well as other specialists in related professions in Chester County.

National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
Serving needs of planners and councils

NCPG - National Committee on Planned Giving

Partnership For Philanthropic Planning
Help planners address concerns about gifts and provisions related to charitable giving

Planned Giving Design Center
Providing planned giving specialists with resources they can use to advise clients and donors for advanced charitable gift planning.

Planned Giving Today
Practical resource for education, information, inspiration, and professional linkages

Estate Planning Surveys
Gawthrop Greenwood, PC Estate Planning Questionnaire
MacElree Harvey Estate Planning Worksheet

Consultants & REGIONAL Nonprofit Organizational Capacity Building...

Capacity Building Associates (CBA)
Offers consulting services that promote the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations and nonprofit leadership. Some services include: grant writing, website development, program evaluation and nonprofit incorporation
Sam Harrell, President
(302) 312-1672

Capacity for Change

Strategic and business planning, organizational development, governance, facilitation, marketing and research consulting services for nonprofit organizations and philanthropic institutions.  
Jason D. Alexander, M.A. and Meghan McVety, M.P.A., Co-Founders and Principals
911 General Wayne Drive, West Chester, PA 19382
Office:  610-793-5063  |  |

Chester County SCORE
Provides free professional guidance and information to assist you in starting or growing your existing business. SCORE mentors are on call to help you succeed. By offering free mentoring and regularly scheduled low cost workshops and seminars, our volunteer business professionals offer step by step information to help ensure your business success.
Gerald G. Francis, Co-Chairman
Office: 610-246-0331 |

Countryside Consulting, Inc.
The premier provider of accounting services to nonprofit organizations in Chester County and the surrounding region. CCI staff includes accountants who have accounting degrees and the professional certifications that recognize them as leaders in their financial field. CCI "walks the talk" and is committed to supporting the nonprofit community through sponsorships, volunteer service, and participation in community events.
Louise Schorn Smith, CPA,
Office: 610-458-1155 |

Farr Associates Consulting LLC
Specializing in the needs of non-profit organizations. Some services include: Case Statement, Annual giving, Major gift giving, Prospect research, Planned giving, Development office & Computer systems, and Foundation & corporate grant writing.

Goodcause Counsulting
Grant development and strategic fundraising support for nonprofit organizations
More information

Jan Grieff Research Associates
Specializing in prospect identification and research for non-profits, JGR firm provides background material and framework to raise funds successfully.

Just In Time! Communications

Strategic planning, copywriting, graphic design
Donna H. Melton, Principal
206 N. Union Street, Suite 300, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Office:  302-540-5303  | 

kultivate is a leading provider of communications and fundraising services to nonprofits and school districts in the Philadelphia region.

Maggie McIntosh Event Design
Special events...our specialty.
West Chester, PA
Office: 484-881-1988  |

MacIntyre Associates
Offers nonprofit and fundraising campaign management with our highly skilled team of consultants as your partner for ~ Fundraising strategies ~ Organizational assessment and Strategic planning ~ Board development ~ Interim staffing ~ Development coaching ~ Communications and Marketing ~ to help you build capacity for your mission.

Revak Consulting
Annual fundraising campaigns, grantwriting, accounting, and business consulting services for nonprofit organizations. Temporary staffing.
Carol Dickol Revak, CFRE, President
525 Ferncastle Drive, Downingtown, PA  19335
Office:  484-467-0995  |  Fax:  610-321-1448  |

Human Resources, learning and performance improvement services
Robert McVety, Principal
601 Nancy Jane Lane
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 363-1864

Sylvia/Carter and Associates
Comprehensive fund raising and organizational development consulting services including: feasibility studies and campaign management; strategic planning, board development, board and staff training; evaluation strategies and outcomes measurement; development program assessments, strategies and implementation; annual campaigns; publications and website development; marketing and public relations strategies; grant writing and research; educational seminars and workshops.

The Stamm Consultancy
Board development, governance, e-governance; executive search, leadership transition and succession, employee selection; group facilitation and training; leadership development; organizational effectiveness.
Sonia J. Stamm, Principal
Media, PA
Office:  610-724-3782  |

Steketee Consulting
High quality leadership for nonprofits, interim executive director services
Nan Langen Steketee, Principal
(215) 620-2066

William D. Pugh & Associates, LLC
Specializes in all aspects of capital campaign planning and management. Extensive experience in grant writing, strategic planning, development planning and organizational assessment. Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) since 2002; re-certified through 2017.
William D. Pugh, CFRE


Art-Reach is a Delaware Valley nonprofit cultural service organization that helps underserved audiences to experience arts and cultural programming and that serves as a community resource by increasing accessibility to cultural venues and events.

Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
We bring arts and business together in ways that inspire and engage, impacting the entire region's quality of life.

Charity Villas
CharityVillas LLC acts as a matchmaking and marketing liaison between vacation property owners and nonprofit organizations to increase immediate bookings as well as future rentals through returning customers and referrals, while increasing revenues for charities through their special event auctions.

Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau
The Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau is a membership based tourism promotion agency for Chester County and the Brandywine Valley.

CultureWorks is a successor to Peregrine Arts, a nonprofit organization formed in 2005 to offer management consulting support to the fields of arts and heritage, as well as to produce multidisciplinary projects that explored the intersections between art and history.

Creative Arts Aging Network
A non-profit organization to connect artists with aging service organizations to enhance the lives of older adults though creativity.

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
The mission of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is making Greater Philadelphia one of the foremost creative regions in the world. The Cultural Alliance strives to achieve that mission through its work in three main areas: Cultural Policy, Marketing and Membership.

La Salle Nonprofit Center
A program of the University's School of Business Administration, works to strengthen the management and governance infrastructures of nonprofits throughout the Delaware Valley.

PA Foundations Online
The online directory now has 2,140 fully profiled foundations.

Pennsylvania Association for Nonprofit Organizations (PANO)
Statewide membership organization serving and advancing the sector.

Regional Foundation Center in Affiliation with the Free Library of Philadelphia
The Regional Foundation Center informs the local nonprofit sector through research, resources and referrals.

RoadMAPP to Health
Chester County's Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan


The premier provider of outsourced accounting and information management services for
small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Urban Affairs Coalition
As an intermediary, UAC builds the capacity of grassroots organizations to serve their own communities.

Trino Boix, Esq.
Director of Operations & Nonprofit Capacity Building
Phone 215-851-1790

Karen Harvey

Manager of Program Partner Services & Nonprofit Capacity Building
Phone 215-851-1882

government--Chester County elected officials...

Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry
Meeting the needs and priorities of our members by providing effective, result–oriented training, networking information, resources and services.

Chester County Township/Municipal Directories Senators.htm

nonprofit-friendly meeting space...
(for conferences and retreats)

Chester County Historical Society
Church of the Loving Shepherd, West Chester
Milestones, West Chester

Temenos Retreat Center, West Chester

Welkinweir,  Pughtown PA
West Chester Area Senior Center, West Chester
West Chester University Graduate Business Center, West Chester 

COMPREHENSIVE ON-LINE Nonprofit Libraries...

Center for Nonprofit Management
Fosters healthy neighborhoods and communities by improving the performance of nonprofit organizations addressing critical issues and serving underserved populations.  Its resource links are extremely useful.

CompassPoint Resource Directory—Nonprofit Genie
Free, fast and practical these FAQ’s were written by leading experts from around the country.

Fieldstone Alliance
Fieldstone Alliance has a long history of providing consulting, publishing, training, and research and demonstration projects that help nonprofits, funders, networks, and communities achieve greater impact.

Free Management Library
A complete online Library for Nonprofits & For-Profits developed by Carter McNamara 

Nonprofit Issues
A one-stop place to answer your questions of nonprofit law and governance and help you avoid costly legal errors.

Nonprofit Times
The Leading Business Publication for Nonprofit Management.

The Center on Philanthropy
A leading academic center dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy


Community Accountants
Helps small Delaware Valley nonprofit organizations with financial oversight, accounting, and bookkeeping services

The Nonprofit Finance Fund
A national leader in financing nonprofits, strengthening their financial health and improving their capacity to serve their communities

Your Part-Time Controller
A financial services firm providing "Controller-type" services to small businesses and non-profit organizations that may not need or cannot afford a full-time Controller


Board Café

The newsletter for nonprofit boards. Short enough to read over a cup of coffee.™

Building effective nonprofit boards


American Association for Fundraising Counsel
Has information from "Giving USA," the group's annual report on charitable giving the

Association of Fundraising Professionals
Enhancing philanthropic effectiveness through the promotion of ethical practices, professional development, education, communication, leadership and service

Charity Channel
Connecting Nonprofit Professionals Worldwide

Member-based funder search

Grassroots Fundraising Journal
You can raise more money for social justice. We'll show you how. Edited by Kim Klein.

Network for Good
A fundraising Guide for the Overworked Nonprofit

Opening Doors to Major & Planned Gifts: Cultivation, Solicitation & Stewardship
Materials from recent CCCF Forum featuring Carol Ware Gates and Betty Moran
Betty Moran- Stewardship tips (Excerpt from “Relationship Fundraising” by Ken Burnett)
Carol Ware Gates- Stewardship tips (and Wylie Thomas)

Philanthropy Journal
Nonprofit News and Resources

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Newspaper of the Nonprofit World


Connections Count.

Direct Marketing Association
Leading global trade association of business and nonprofit organizations using and supporting multi-channel direct marketing tools and techniques.


NPower PA
Exists to serve nonprofits' technology needs

Tech Soup
The Technology Place for Nonprofits



Laura N. Solomon, Esq.
Laura Solomon Esq. & Associates
300 East Lancaster Avenue, Suite 106a
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Office: 610-645-0992  |  Fax: 610-645-9963

Renna Van Oot, Esq.
120 S Broad Street, Suite 2, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Mailing Address: PO Box 296, Mendenhall, PA 19357
Office: 610-812-9457  |


St. Joseph’s University
Ray Sarnacki
Adjunct Professor
St. Joseph’s University School of Business
Office: 610-764-8956  |  |

More information.

Villanova University
Scott L. Newbert, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
Villanova School of Business
Office: 610-519-5440  |

More information.


AFP Brandywine
Advancing philanthropy through education and training, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Brandywine Chapter is the local region’s largest, most updated resource for fundraising, advancement, marketing/communications and executive director/CEO job listings.

Classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events.

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Job Bank is the region’s definitive source of employment opportunities in the arts and culture industry.

Greater Philadelphia Senior Executives Group
GPSEG is a non-profit professional association of senior-level executives committed to the exchange of business contacts and ideas in a spirit of generous giving, and to the fostering of career fulfillment, business development, and professional and personal growth.

Urban Affairs Coalition
Locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.
One search engine for all jobs in any location.

The premiere online career center serving the nonprofit sector

Opportunity Knocks
Your source for non-profit jobs.

The Nonprofit Jobs Cooperative
One-stop source for job seekers to search for nonprofit jobs, and for employers to easily publish job opportunities within specific regions..

The Nonprofit Center
Philadelphia region's nonprofits access the best talent available; effective and economical way to reach potential employees.



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