Development & Fundraising

Nonprofits rely on fundraising as a means to sustain programs for the people they serve. We’ve added helpful resources on this page that will aid you in bolstering your development program, whether you’re just beginning one or trying to expand your existing approach.

If you have any resources that you’d like to share with the nonprofit community, please email a brief description, and link or PDF to Katie Breslin.


Connecticut Resources

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Resources for Grant Seekers (Includes listing of libraries w/free searchable databases of CT and National funders.)

Connecticut Council For Philanthropy

Association for Fundraising Professionals – CT Chapter

Planned Giving Group of CT

Leave A Legacy

Templates & Tools

Capacity Building Toolkits for Faith-Based and Community Organizations

Benchmark Against Leading Practice  ($45)

Introduction to Project Management for Development

Fundamentals of Project Management for Development Organizations

 Fundraising Plan

 Managing Your Professional Development

 A White Paper: On Comprehensive Fiscal Sponsorship

Newsletters and Publications

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Contributions Magazine

Association of Fundraising Professionals – CT Chapter

Research Resources

Charity Event Research Report


Better Business Bureau for Charities and Donors

Charity Navigator

Free Management Library- Fundraising

Foundation Center Libraries (CT)

Grassroots Funding Journal


Independent Charities of America

National Center for Charitable Statistics

National Council of Nonprofit Associations

Development & Fundraising Technology

Idealware - Candid reviews and information about nonprofit software

Gift Works software

Donor Perfect software

Prospect Research Online - Nonprofit Fundraising Software

Online Charity Site

Network for Good

Internet Resources

Philanthropic Capacity Building Resources


Council on Foundations

Birdies for Charity

Web site

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Birdies for Charity

Sponsored by CohnReznick and endorsed by CT Nonprofits, Birdies for Charity is a unique opportunity for charitable groups and community organizations in Connecticut to utilize the Travelers Championship to raise funds and awareness for their cause. PGA TOUR professionals are anticipated to make an average of 1,500 - 2,000 birdies, Wednesday – Sunday of the Travelers Championship. In Birdies for Charity, you can turn all those birdies into money for your 501(c)(3)! All participating nonprofits simply solicit pledges based on the number of birdies made. Pledges can be as low as one penny!



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