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Non Profit Resource Center

Upcoming Events:

Grant Database Training for May:

  • May 10, 12:30- 1:30 pm (Introduction to Grantseeking for Individuals). Register at http://bit.ly/217dzw1 or call us at 860-447-1411.

Grant Database Training for September:

  • September 6, 12:30- 1:30 pm (Grant Database Training for Nonprofits). Register at http://bit.ly/1R6XqQW or call us at 860-447-1411.

Grant Database Training for October:

  • October 17, 12:30- 1:30 pm (Introduction to Grantseeking for Individuals). Register at http://bit.ly/1R2gd1X or call us at 860-447-1411.

Grant Database Training for November:

  • November 14, 12:30- 1:30 pm (Grant Database Training for Nonprofits). Register at http://bit.ly/1UEnbN4 or call us at 860-447-1411.

Nonprofit Publicity

Tuesday, April 26

Registration 9:00 AM                                      Program 9:30-11:00 AM

Kathleen Edgecomb will teach you how to get your news seen and printed plus give tips on Dos and Don’ts of Press Releases.

About the presenter:

Kathleen Edgecomb grew up in New London, graduated from St. Bernard High School and earned an English degree from the University of Connecticut. She began her career in journalism in 1981 when The Day hired her as a newsroom clerk.

While at The Day, she has written obituaries and wedding announcements; covered fires, murder scenes and accidents; and sat through countless council, zoning, sewer and education meetings across the region. She has been a features writer and an arts writer and has covered courts and the City of New London.

She is now the community news editor at The Day and is in charge of the eight weekly Times papers The Day distributes for free to every resident in southeastern Connecticut.

Register at http://bit.ly/1McdMe9 or call us at 860-447-1411.


How to Start Your Nonprofit Business

Tuesday, May 24

Registration 9:30 AM                                      Program 10:00-12:00 PM

This workshop will guide you through the beginning stages of forming a nonprofit business with workshop presenter and SCORE counselor Bob Potter. You will discover how to officially form a nonprofit corporation and register with states as a charity, as well as learn about obtaining tax exempt status, fundraising, marketing, the importance of volunteers, and creating a business plan for your nonprofit organization.

About the presenter:

Bob Potter is a graduate of Syracuse University and has more than 40 years of experience in creative management, marketing communications, and nonprofit development for leading corporate, arts, cultural and nonprofit organizations including Time Warner, National Geographic, AOL, National Gallery of Art, Lyme Art Association, Mystic Seaport, and Save the Children. His area of expertise include marketing and communications, web development, market research, fundraising for nonprofits, and strategies planning. Additionally, Bob provides consulting for the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism and volunteer work with the Southeast Connecticut Shoreline Food Pantry.

Register at http://bit.ly/1RqFoMZ or call us at 860-447-1411


Form 990 Review and Update

Thursday, Oct 13

Registration 9:30 AM                                      Program 10:00-12:00 PM

Form 990 is perhaps a nonprofit organization’s most valuable tool to encapsulate its mission and accomplishments. It is viewed by many stake holders, including donors, banks, and grantors to determine a nonprofit’s accountability and transparency. At this workshop Whittlesey & Hadley CPAs will provide a general review of Form 990 and schedules for Executive Directors, CFO’s, key financial staff, and board members to enhance the content of your organization’s Form 990.


Katrina Olson, CPA & Thomas Wood, CPA, Whittlesey & Hadley

Register at http://bit.ly/1rlz53X or call us at 860-447-1411



What Is the Center?

The Public Library of New London, in partnership with the Foundation Center, is pleased to be able to offer a Non Profit Resource Center to the hundreds of non profits in the area. We offer:

  • Access to information on 100,000 grantmakers and 2.3 million grants through the Foundation Center Online Databases.
  • A variety of non profit literature including periodicals and books on topics ranging from non profit management, to marketing, to social media, to finances, to grant writing and fundraising.
  • Monthly workshops and networking events designed to help non profits better fulfill their mission.



“I just have to let you know how much I got from your presentation [Finding Funding Database Tutorial]  last night. You were slow paced, clear and concise in your delivery and I was able to follow along without panicking or being discouraged. Thank you so much.” – Louise Fabrykiewcz, Save Ocean Beach

“Thank you for doing the work to provide this morning’s Social Media Workshop. Anne’s presentation and handouts came at just the right time for me as I was wondering how to bring social media into our planning process. I will be signing up for both sessions on October 12.” – Lou Allyn, Mystic River Historical Society