Philanthropy News & Information

Africa Development Information

European Union Resources

  • EU Book Shop (books & pamphlets on EU funding mechanisms including grants, contracts, and scholarships)
  • EU Commission (the Commission makes direct financial contributions in the form of grants in support of projects or organisations which further the interests of the EU or contribute to the implementation of an EU programme or policy)

Job Sites for Resource Development Professionals

Courses & Workshops on Grant Writing & Proposal Management

Conferences & Events

Grant Databases & Search Tools

Professional Associations & Networks

Global Development & Social Change

  • Center for Global Development (CGD conducts research and analysis on a range of topics related to issues affecting the developing world.)
  • Community Tool Box (mission to promote community health and development by connecting people, ideas, and resources. Site has some grant writing resources.)
  • CIVICUS (international alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society. Site has some grant writing resources).
  • Devex (international and career development resources)
  • Global Health Council (Global Health Council [GHC] is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide.)
  • Interaction (Interaction is an alliance organization with 180 NGO members and serves as a convener and voice of the NGO community.)

Data Resources

Grant Writing & Nonprofit Management

  • Blue Avocado (online magazine for American community nonprofits)
  • The Bridgespan Group (nonprofit advisor and resource hub for nonprofit organizations and philanthropists)
  • Grant Training Center (The GTC blog offers useful tips and resources on grant writing. GTC also offers grant courses.)
  • Non-Profit Guides (grant writing tools for nonprofits)
  • Nonprofit Hub (supporting nonprofits through opportunities for education & collaboration)
  • Nonprofit Information (an independent informational website for nonprofits & philanthropists)  
  • The Nonprofit Times (business publication for nonprofit management)
  • SlideShare (SlideShare has a huge collection of presentations on grant writing)

Proposal Management & Development Resources

Grammar, Writing, & Research

  • BuzzFeed Style Guide (guide on standards for the internet and social media)
  • Chicago Manual of Style Online(searchable resource for guidance on editing and publishing) 
  • Coursera (Coursera’s catalog includes several writing courses from recognized universities)
  • DailyWritingTips (daily articles on grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, & vocabulary)
  • Grammar Girl (tips on grammar, punctuation, and usage) 
  • Grammarbook.com (grammar tips and quizzes)
  • Grammarly(online tool that checks for grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and poor vocabulary - Grammarly also now offers editing by real people)
  • Hemingway Editor (online tool that scans writing for readability)
  • Editorr (similar to Grammarly in its web interface, editorr relies on real people, not software, to do the editing)
  • AP Style-Checking Tools (automated tool reviews text and shows possible errors along with the relevant AP style rules -- works with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and popular web browsers)
  • Basic Endnote (free, basic online version of Endnote that can be used to find, save, and organize references)

Cloud-Based Tools to Store, Manage, and Share Information

Free Team Communication Tools

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