Resource Library

NetworkPeninsula / Resource Library

Below you will find ARTICLES and LINKS to resources that we hope will help you in your work. Articles can be found in various subject areas, and links can connect you to other resources and still more articles! Our Grant Source also has grant opportunities from Foundations all across the country, listed by program category; as well as fundraising opportunities available from business nationwide, including mobile giving, donations through shopping, etc.

If we don’t have what you are looking for, please contact us and we will try to find it for you! Likewise, if you come across resources that you think would be of value to our other nonprofit members, please share with us and we will get it included.


  • Software Programs for Donor Management, E-Marketing, etc – as recommended by our members

Local Resources

Gloucester Community Foundation

Peninsula Community Foundation

Williamsburg Health Foundation

Williamsburg Community Foundation

Williamsburg Regional Library Funding Research Center

State and National Resources

GuideStar (located in Williamsburg VA) –
Database of 1.6 million IRS-Recognized Nonprofits

Charity Navigator –
Provides transparency to nonprofits, including evaluations of nonprofits based on money spent, program vs. admin costs, and other ratings.

Independent Sector –
Provides articles, statistics on volunteer time, and other resources for nonprofits.

Grants Research

Foundation Center

Fundsnet Services


Matching Gift Resources:

Free Lookup of Matching Gift Companies click here.

In-Kind Resources:

Google Grants – In kind advertising for nonprofits click here.

Good 360 (formerly Gifts In Kind International)


Stand Up for Your Mission – click here


AllTop – filter the news on any given topic, including fundraising and more

Adler and Colvin – Access a listing of resources of interest to nonprofit organizations and their donors. They include publications, frequently asked questions, document library, and useful links for more information.

Beth’s Blog – helps nonprofits understand how to use social media to power social networks for change.

Blue Avocado – “Practical, provocative, and fun food-for-thought for nonprofits.”

Board Effect – board-related information and resources

Board Source – Resources for building effective boards.

Bridgespan Group – resources for nonprofits, including a Nonprofit Job Description toolkit.

Causecast Blog – Learn how to engage employees, fuel business growth and drive positive social change through high-impact employee-led charitable giving and volunteering programs.

Free Management Library – Online integrated library for personal, professional, and organizational development.

Help 4 Nonprofits – offers a comprehensive library of articles, tips, and much more.

Idealist – a global clearinghouse of nonprofit and volunteering resources.

Network for Good – Fundraising guide “for overworked nonprofits”.

SocialBrite – a noncommercial learning & sharing hub that brings together top experts in social media, social causes and online philanthropy. Let them help you master the right strategy and social tools for your organization or cause.

Tech Soup – the technology place for nonprofits.

Virginia Service – offers more than 200 documents related to community service, non-profit administration and volunteer management including technical assistance documents, statistics, and best practice guides.

Wallace Foundation – Financial Management resources for nonprofits