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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)

info@chescocf.org
www.chescocf.org

For Good. Forever.

 

 

links...

Philanthropy Resources...

Council on Foundations
Professional association for foundations, promoting best practices
http://www.cof.org/

Celebrating 100 years of CF's
Youtube Video
ChesCo Profile

Delaware Valley Grantmakers
Networking and information on grantmaking and philanthropy in greater Philadelphia region
www.dvg.org

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
http://www.abagmd.org/info-url3450/info-url_list.htm?cat_id=185

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
A community of more than 350 grantmakers challenging the status quo in their field to help grantees achieve more. http://www.geofunders.org/home.aspx


NONPROFIT CHARITY ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH...

Bureau of Charitable Organizations
Administers PA’s charitable solicitation laws; verifies charities registered to solicit in PA
http://www.dos.state.pa.us/char/site/default.asp

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

Independent Sector
A national leadership forum that encourages philanthropy via research and policy with links to hundreds of nonprofit organizations
http://www.independentsector.org/

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

National Charities Information Bureau (Better Business Bureau)
Promotes informed giving and charitable integrity
http://www.bbb.org/us/Charity

Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics includes listings of information supplied to the Internal Revenue Service about nonprofit finances, including IRS990s. http://nccsdataweb.urban.org/PubApps/990search.php.


FOUNDATION Research...


Pennsylvania Foundations Online
The grantseeker’s key to a competitive edge
http://pafoundations.net/

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
http://foundationcenter.org/

The Regional Foundation Center
Informs the local nonprofit sector through research, resources and referrals
http://libwww.freelibrary.org/rfc/

http://www.library.phila.gov/rfc/rfcabout.htm


PLANNED GIVING & Estate PLANnInG...

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.
www.chescoepc.org

National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
Serving needs of planners and councils
www.naepc.org/

NCPG - National Committee on Planned Giving
http://www.pppnet.org/resource/resource.html

Partnership For Philanthropic Planning
Help planners address concerns about gifts and provisions related to charitable giving
www.pppnet.org/

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

Planned Giving Today
Practical resource for education, information, inspiration, and professional linkages
http://pgt.liebertpub.com/

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

www.capacitybuildingassociates.com


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  |  jason@capacityforchange.com  |  meghan@capacityforchange.com

www.capacityforchange.com

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 | gerald.francis@scorevolunteer.org
http://Chestercounty.score.org


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,
President
Office: 610-458-1155 | louise@countrysidepa.net
http://www.countrysidepa.net/

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.
http://farrassociates.us/

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.
http://www.jgresearch.com/


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  |  
justintimecommunications@gmail.com 


kultivate
kultivate is a leading provider of communications and fundraising services to nonprofits and school districts in the Philadelphia region.
http://www.kultivate.net


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

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.
www.macintyreassociates.com
 

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  |  carol@revakconsulting.com
www.revakconsulting.com

Performicon
Human Resources, learning and performance improvement services
Robert McVety, Principal
601 Nancy Jane Lane
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 363-1864
info@performicon.com
http://www.performicon.com


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.
www.sylviacarter.com


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  |  sonia@stammconsultancy.com
www.stammconsultancy.com

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

nan@steketeeconsulting.com
www.steketeeconsulting.com

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
484-883-4740  wdp123@gmail.com

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ArtReach
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.
http://art-reach.org/

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.
http://www.artsandbusinessphila.org/

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.
http://www.charityvillas.com/

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.
http://www.brandywinevalley.com/


CultureWorks
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.
www.cultureworksphila.org

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

http://www.caan-pa.blogspot.com/

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.
http://www.philaculture.org/

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. 
http://www.lasallenonprofitcenter.org/

PA Foundations Online
The online directory now has 2,140 fully profiled foundations.
http://www.pafoundations.org/

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

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.
http://libwww.freelibrary.org/rfc/

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

www.chesco.org/roadmapp


FISCAL AGENTS & NONPROFIT VENTURES...

Bookminders
The premier provider of outsourced accounting and information management services for
small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
http://www.bookminders.com/

Urban Affairs Coalition
As an intermediary, UAC builds the capacity of grassroots organizations to serve their own communities.
http://www.uac.org
Contact:

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

Karen Harvey  kharvey@uac.org

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.

http://www.cccbi.org/government.php

Chester County Township/Municipal Directories
http://www.township-directory.com/Chester/Cty 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.
http://www.cnmsocal.org/section/resources.html

CompassPoint Resource Directory—Nonprofit Genie
Free, fast and practical these FAQ’s were written by leading experts from around the country.
http://www.compasspoint.org/resources

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. http://www.fieldstonealliance.org/


Free Management Library
A complete online Library for Nonprofits & For-Profits developed by Carter McNamara
www.managementhelp.org/ 

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

Nonprofit Times
The Leading Business Publication for Nonprofit Management.
www.nptimes.com

The Center on Philanthropy
A leading academic center dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy
http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/


ACCOUNTING/ FINANCE...
 

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

The Nonprofit Finance Fund
A national leader in financing nonprofits, strengthening their financial health and improving their capacity to serve their communities
http://www.nonprofitfinancefund.org/

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
http://www.yptc.com/


BOARD DEVELOPMENT...

Board Café

The newsletter for nonprofit boards. Short enough to read over a cup of coffee.™
http://www.compasspoint.org/

BoardSource
Building effective nonprofit boards
www.boardsource.org


FUNDRAISING...

American Association for Fundraising Counsel
Has information from "Giving USA," the group's annual report on charitable giving the
U.S.
http://www.aafrc.org/

Association of Fundraising Professionals
Enhancing philanthropic effectiveness through the promotion of ethical practices, professional development, education, communication, leadership and service
http://www.afpgpc.org/

Charity Channel
Connecting Nonprofit Professionals Worldwide
www.charitychannel.com


GrantStation
Member-based funder search
http://www.grantstation.com/


Grassroots Fundraising Journal
You can raise more money for social justice. We'll show you how. Edited by Kim Klein.
http://www.grassrootsfundraising.org/

Network for Good
A fundraising Guide for the Overworked Nonprofit
www.fundraising123.org/welcome-ephilanthropy-foundation-website-visitors


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
http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Newspaper of the Nonprofit World
http://philanthropy.com/


MARKETING...

Design6
Connections Count.
http://www.design6degrees.com


Direct Marketing Association
Leading global trade association of business and nonprofit organizations using and supporting multi-channel direct marketing tools and techniques.
http://www.the-dma.org/index.php


TECHNOLOGY...

NPower PA
Exists to serve nonprofits' technology needs
http://www.npowerpa.org/

Tech Soup
The Technology Place for Nonprofits
www.techsoup.org

 

LEGAL SERVICE 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
www.LauraSolomonEsq.com

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  |  rvanoot@verizon.net


STUDENT MANAGEMENT CONSULTING TEAMS...

St. Joseph’s University
Ray Sarnacki
Adjunct Professor
St. Joseph’s University School of Business
Office: 610-764-8956  |  rsarnack@sju.edu  |  rpsarnacki@comcast.net

More information.

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

More information.

NONPROFIT CAREER LISTINGS/JOB SEARCH

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.  http://afpbrandywine.afpnet.org/Career/JobList.cfm?navItemNumber=5350

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

www.craigslist.com

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Job Bank is the region’s definitive source of employment opportunities in the arts and culture industry.
http://www.philaculture.org/jobbank

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.
http://www.gpseg.org/

Urban Affairs Coalition
http://www.uac.org/opportunities/otheropportunities.html

Idealist.org
Locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.
www.idealist.org

NonprofitOyster
The premiere online career center serving the nonprofit sector
.
www.nonprofitoyster.com

Opportunity Knocks
Your source for non-profit jobs.
www.opportunityknocks.org

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..
www.nonprofitjobscoop.org

The Nonprofit Center
Philadelphia region's nonprofits access the best talent available; effective and economical way to reach potential employees.
http://www.findnonprofitjobs.org/

 

 

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