With the partial government shutdown affecting up to 285,000 people (according to an estimate of affected federal and contract workers provided by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments) in the DMV region alone, many of you have asked how you can help our neighbors who may be impacted or what resources are available to Federal Government employees or contractors in need of assistance. Several companies and local organizations have made resources available to local residents whose livelihoods may be affected. To see the list of resources, click here.
If you are looking for ways to help, The Greater Washington Community Foundation has dedicated $50,000 for emergency cash and food relief for local workers, contractors and small business owners impacted by the partial Federal Government shutdown. These funds are being made available through the Resilience Fund, which supports the critical needs of nonprofits responding to changes in federal policy, and the climate of intolerance and hate, disproportionately impacting local people of color, and immigrant and refugee communities. You can help those affected too! All donations made to the Resilience Fund through the end of the shutdown will be added to the $50,000 in funds set aside to support nonprofits providing aid or assistance to local residents.
The District of Columbia Office of Partnerships & Grants in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Technology Officer has developed a Grants Information Data System (GIDS). This online grants database provides information on current competitive federal, city and foundation grant opportunities for local nonprofit and community-based organizations.
www.grantcraft.org — (A project of the Foundation Center) Founded in 1956, The Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on institutional philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media and the general public.
www.grantstation.com — Grantstation links nonprofits to current sources of grant money, while teaching organizations how to secure available funding.
www.geofunders.org — Grantmakers for Effective Organizations promotes learning and dialogue among funders committed to organizational effectiveness.
www.giarts.org — Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) provides leadership and service to advance the use of philanthropic resources on behalf of arts and culture. GIA is the only national association of private and public funders making grants to artists and arts organizations in America. GIA’s strength is in its diversity of members: private, family, community and corporate foundations, national, state and local governmental agencies, nonprofit national, regional and local service organizations.
www.independentsector.org — Independent Sector’s mission is to promote, strengthen and advance the nonprofit and philanthropic community to foster private initiative for the public good.
www.managementconcepts.com — Management Concepts offers comprehensive grants training curriculum and a Grants Management Certificate Program. They also maintain a free Grants News You Can Use page featuring articles or grants streamling initiatives, changes to OMB circulars, and other information of interest to federal grant recipients and grantors.
www.marylandnonprofits.org — Maryland Nonprofits' mission is to strengthen and improve individual nonprofit organizations and the nonprofit sector as a whole, while also working to bolster public confidence in and support for Maryland nonprofit organizations.
www.nonprofitadvancement.org — The Center for Nonprofit Advancement represents nearly 1,000 nonprofits and is the largest and oldest membership organization in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
www.washingtongrantmakers.org — Washington Grantmakers is a network of funders, partnering with nonprofits and governments, that is committed to improving the region by touching lives and changing communities.
www.501ctech.org — Formerly NPower Greater DC Region, 501cTech offers technology consulting, training and support services designed and priced specifically for the nonprofit sector.
www.allianceonline.org — The Alliance for Nonprofit Management is the professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits - to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission.
www.boardsource.org — BoardSource helps nonprofits to improve their effectiveness by strengthening their board of directors.
www.cen.org — The Center for Excellence in Nonprofit’s mission is to foster highly effective leaders and vibrant nonprofit organizations that transform the quality of life in our communities.
www.chargeupcollaborative.org – The Charge Up Collaborative is a partnership of the leading capacity builders in the greater Washington region. Members work to strengthen nonprofit organizations by identifying their needs, assessing their readiness, and providing access to appropriate services.
www.compassdc.org — Through pro bono strategic consulting, Compass strengthens the capacity, effectiveness and sustainability of Greater Washington DC nonprofits. Compass volunteer teams, mainly MBA alumni from top business schools, guide nonprofit leaders to generate near-term gains and long-lasting organizational improvements.
www.ebase.org — Created by nonprofits for nonprofits, ebase 2.12 is designed for nonprofit leaders, fundraisers, activist organizers and database administrators.
www.fairchancedc.org — Fair Chance partners with promising community-based nonprofits serving children, youth and families in Washington, D.C to improve their capacity, strengthen their sustainability, impact and success. Partner Organizations are selected through a competitive application and selection process. Capacity-building services including Financial Management & Analysis, Fundraising, Board Development, Leadership Development, Strategic Planning and Outreach and Communications, among other organizational needs.
www.idealware.org —Idealware, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the authoritative source for independent, thoroughly-researched technology resources for the social sector. Our publications, assessments, and training can save you time and money by providing impartial guidance that gives you the knowledge and confidence you need to decide what’s best for your organization.
www.IKNOW.org — IKNOW.org provides accounting, consulting, technology and business process outsourcing to nonprofit organizations from grassroots to global.
www.innonet.org — The mission of Innovation Network, Inc. is to build the evaluation and learning capacity of nonprofits so they can better serve their communities.
www.mapfornonprofits.org — The Management Assistance Program seeks to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to achieve mission-driven results. Since 1979, they have provided quality, affordable management consulting and board recruitment services to thousands of nonprofit groups.
www.missionfish.org — MissionFish has the mission to create innovative technology-based solutions that help nonprofits find efficient, new sources of unrestricted funding.
www.networkforgood.org — Network for Good is a nonprofit collaboration to help nonprofit organizations increase capacity, reach new audiences and build Internet strategies.
www.nonprofitfinancefund.org — The Nonprofit Finance Fund works to create a strong, well-capitalized and durable nonprofit sector that connects money to mission effectively, supporting the highest aspirations and most generous impulses of people and communities. Our strategy is to provide financial resources, in the form of loans, grants, and asset-building programs, in concert with management advice. We work directly and with funders to strengthen these organizations and the system by which they are funded.
www.npgoodpractice.org — The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide provides key information designed to help nonprofits manage their organizations efficiently and effectively.
www.theschimellode.net — The Schimel Lode assists individuals and organizations to develop, use and share information about how people thrive and to improve management and services that encourage development. The Schimel Lode is a donor advised fund within The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.
www.techsoup.org — TechSoup is a comprehensive source of technology information for nonprofit organizations.
www.leadershiparlington.org - Leadership Arlington connects leaders through programs for established leaders, young professionals and youth, as well as executes events for leaders under 40 and hosts community engagement events to connect leaders to local elected officials.
www.theleadershipsanctuary.org — The Leadership Sanctuary is a 10-month, tuition-based program that provides a forum for nonprofit leaders to enhance personal and professional leadership skills.
www.leadershipfairfax.org — Leadership Fairfax has been established as a private not-for-profit organization that identifies current and emerging leaders and brings them together to study community issues and effect positive change.
www.leadershipmontgomerymd.org — Leadership Montgomery brings together current and emerging leaders to make Montgomery County a better place to live and work by building a diverse group of informed community trustees who can create collaborations and partnerships to further common goals.
www.leadershipprincegeorges.com — Leadership Prince George's, Inc. reinforces area leaders in improving and cultivating their leadership skills and the expansion of professional networks.
www.lgwdc.org — Leadership Greater Washington is a powerful network of select leaders from diverse backgrounds who connect to improve themselves, their organizations and the Greater Washington, DC region.
www.guidestar.org — Guidestar’s mission is to help improve the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector through the collection and presentation of comprehensive information about nonprofit organizations.
www.idealist.org — Idealist.org is a directory of nonprofit-related information including nonprofit organizations, consultants, products, services, publications and events.
www.nptimes.com — The Nonprofit Times is the leading monthly magazine for nonprofit management.
www.philanthropy.com — The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the bi-weekly newspaper for the nonprofit world.
www.nonprofitquarterly.org — The Nonprofit Quarterly is a unique print magazine that leaders count on to provide them with values-based management information and proven practices.
www.hotsalsa.org — The Social Action & Leadership School for Activists (SALSA) of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) offers affordable classes to make you and your organization more effective.
www.artsusa.org — Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
www.urban.org/center/cnp/index.cfm — The Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy (CNP) conducts and disseminates research on the role and impact of nonprofit organizations and philanthropy.
www.nccs.urban.org — The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.
www.urban.org/communities/dc/index.cfm — Urban Institute, Washington DC Research
www.dcbar.org/index.cfm — The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program strives to mobilize the private bar to assist in making legal advice and representation fully available to low-income persons in the District of Columbia.