The Florida Association of Nonprofits gathers many resources useful to nonprofits. One example is the list of Community Foundations. According to the Council on Foundations, community foundations are grantmaking public charities that are dedicated to improving the lives of people in a defined local geographic area. They bring together the financial resources of individuals, families and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities. There are grant opportunities available through these local community foundations. Click here to go to the Community Foundations page.
Florida Nonprofits also offers numerous publications with valuable information for nonprofits, including Lessons in Leveraging, Principle & Practices and a Nonprofit Sourcebook listing nonprofits in Florida by type, for example Community Foundations and United Way, Florida legislators with contact information, along with general information on nonprofits and charitable giving.
There are many more resources on this website including information and links vital when starting a new nonprofit, found under the Members tab as “Nonprofit Start Up Information”, a list of grants available in Florida; also under the Members tab, information on classes available through the Florida Association of Nonprofits including How to Start a Nonprofit and the Sunshine Certificate in Nonprofit Management. We also list other state and regional associations, alliances and networks of nonprofits, if you would like to see what other states are doing.