The Philanthropy Center, housed in the DeKalb Public Library’s Adult Services department and made available in conjunction with the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership, contains resources aimed at patrons who run or want to establish non-profit groups, but need funding. It is also ideal for patrons interested in researching non-profit entities that are in need of funding. While the Philanthropy Center will continue to offer print materials, including the Grassroots Fundraising Journal, a few changes are being made to the databases that we provide.
Beginning on June 1, 2018, WealthEngine will no longer be available. WealthEngine helps users to identify their next best donor, customer, prospect, or source of revenue. It must be used from the library and cannot be logged into remotely.
Beginning on January 1, 2019, Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Grants to Individuals will no longer be available. FDO is a database comprised of over 140,000 grant makers with the ability to filter and assess based on your philanthropic needs. These databases are currently available for use at the library only. They will be available for the remainder of 2018 at the library.
We encourage patrons to use ReferenceUSA for their marketing and philanthropic needs. ReferenceUSA, an Infogroup company, has been serving the library community since 1992. They provide library patrons access to accurate and complete business and consumer data. The library will be providing training on ReferenceUSA and how to use it to best suit your individual needs. ReferenceUSA can be used remotely by DeKalb Public Library cardholders, and can be used by all patrons from the library’s Philanthropy Center. Our reference librarians are happy to provide one-on-one or group training for the ReferenceUSA. We can also assist you in navigating WealthEngine through the remainder of 2018.
To schedule a training or ask questions about the Philanthropy Center, contact Teresa at [email protected], or call us at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2114.
The DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) strengthens the nonprofit sector through leadership, professional development, and collaboration. It is a membership-based program of the DeKalb County Community Foundation that works to increase the capacity of nonprofit organizations throughout DeKalb County through trainings and programming, access to resources, and professional development opportunities.