Nonprofit Resources

The SouthCoast Community Foundation is dedicated to providing our nonprofit partners with the knowledge and insight they need to meet their financial and philanthropic goals.

These useful resources provide education and information that strengthen the work of nonprofits for the good of our community.

Arts and Business Council
Brings business professionals and nonprofit arts administrators together to increase creativity and improve management using the complementary skills of each other. This organization also helps with board development.

Board Source
Provides information and services for strengthening and mobilizing nonprofit boards.

Bridgespan
Helps nonprofits with strategy, networking, and building strong leadership teams.

Chronicle for Philanthropy
A newspaper for the nonprofit sector.

Council on Foundations
Find your local community foundation.

Executive Service Corps of New England
Provides affordable management consulting for nonprofits.

Foundation Center
Helps nonprofits increase their source of funding.

Fractured Atlas
A non-profit technology company that provides business tools for artists.

Guidestar
Search engine to locate nonprofits nationwide.

Harvard Business School Association of Boston
Provides pro-bono business consulting to nonprofit organizations of the Greater Boston area.

Lawyers Clearinghouse
The Lawyers Clearinghouse provides pro bono legal services to nonprofit organizations and groups seeking nonprofit status, as well as educational programs for nonprofit organizations and lawyers.

Legal Center for Nonprofits
The Legal Center for Nonprofits assists people who want to start nonprofits through legal services including incorporation, bylaws, application for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and charity registration.

Marion Institute
Serve as the fiscal sponsor for our Greenhouse Initiatives which further expand our vision of community health, environmental resilience and social justice.

Massachusetts Cultural Council
The MCC partners with communities across the Commonwealth to expand access, improve education, promote diversity, and encourage excellence in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

MassHumanities
MassHumanities uses grants and partnerships with nonprofits to lead and support programs using history, literature and other humanities disciplines to improve civic life in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
A statewide network for nonprofits focused on advocacy, public awareness and capacity building. Check out their resource directory, which lists professionals and services in many different departments of nonprofit management.

Philanthropy Massachusetts
A statewide association of grantmakers that provides support, information and services to grantmakers and grant seekers. It is of special value to nonprofits engaged in corporate and foundation fundraising.

Nonprofit Finance Fund
A national organization offering nonprofits financial and advisory services, loans, lines of credit, asset building programs, workshops and business analyses.

Southern New England Nonprofit Directory
Find local grant writers and other specialized consultants.

SCORE Northeastern Massachusetts
Free business counseling services to nonprofits and small businesses. Focus on planning, management of operations, financial management, and sales and marketing.

Technical Development Corps
Offers consulting and business management skills to the nonprofit sector.

Support Center for Nonprofit Management
The Support Center provides a range of services designed to increase the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations and their leaders, enabling them to better serve their communities.

Third Sector New England
Runs the Executive Transitions Program (ETP) which helps nonprofits find an interim CEO or ED while they are in between hires. Also offers a capacity building program.

TechSoup
Extremely affordable resource for nonprofits to purchase software at discounted rates.