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Searchable Directory of Consultants to Grantmakers at NNCG

National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers:

 A new online resource to help grantmakers and donors find qualified and experienced philanthropic consultants is now available from the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers at


The NNCG Directory of Consultants provides a centralized, easy-to-use resource bank of 

professional consultants who can assist donors and grantmakers of all types, sizes and stages of development. Consultants can be searched according to their professional expertise, programmatic experience, types of grantmakers theyʼve served, geographic focus, and more.

Papers on Philanthropy from Human Interaction Research Institute

Excellent publications available for download at no cost from Human Interaction Research Institute. Recent papers include:

Backer, T.E., Bleeg, J.E. & Groves, K. (2006). Exploring foundation financial investments in nonprofit capacity building. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute.

Backer, T.E. (2006). Nurturing high impact philanthropists: Learning groups for donors and small foundations (H-138)

Backer, T.E & Barbell, I. (2006). Keeping a good program Going: Five steps to engage local philanthropy. (H-140)

Human Interaction Research Institute. (2006). Resource Directory for Nonprofit Capacity Building in California's Central Valley. Encino, CA: Author.

Backer, T.E., Miller, A.N. & Bleeg, J.E. (2006). Capacity by any other name. Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring, 15. (H-135)

Backer, T.E. (2006). Balancing work, life and creativity—Lessons from artists. Paper presented at Well-Being: The Balance Between Wet and Dry Conference, Claremont University. (H-134)

Backer, T.E. (2006). The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation at 15: A qualitative evaluation study. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute. (H-136)

Backer, T.E. (2006). Building to grow: Internal capacity building for small foundations. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute.

The American Institute for Philanthropic Studies

The American Institute for Philanthropic Studies:

...provides planned giving professionals and others who are involved in the planned giving process with the knowledge and skills required to implement and maintain a successful gift planning program. The goal of the Institute is to set the standard for academic excellence, practical experience and professional integrity in the field of Planned Giving. The widely acknowledged expertise and reputation of the Institute’s founding faculty, distinguished professionals from various disciplines in Planned Giving, enhance and facilitate this goal.

In Fall 1994, the Institute developed the Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPGCM) to teach the body of knowledge required for planned giving professionals and others who may be called upon to participate in the planned giving process. The CSPGCM program was initially funded by a generous grant from the Memorial Medical Center Foundation and is currently administered by California State University, Long Beach Foundation.

The Public News Service: News in the Public Interest

The Public News Service is a nonprofit:

The Public News Service (PNS) provides reporting on a wide range of social, community, and environmental issues for mainstream and alternative media that amplifies progressive voices, is easy to use and has a proven track record of success. Supported by over 350 nonprofit organizations and other contributors, PNS provides radio (and, increasingly, television) with high-quality news on public issues and current affairs. In 2006, the 2,142 PNS stories aired 164,979 times on 3,721 mainstream and alternative stations across the country.

Philanthropy and Women (Sondra Shaw-Hardy and Martha Taylor)

Philanthropy and Women, Sondra Shaw-Hardy and Martha A. Taylor:

Sondra and Martha are international leaders and visionaries in the women’s philanthropy movement. For almost twenty years, they have worked together to empower women to reach their full potential as philanthropists to effect change for the better in their communities, state, America and the world.

Wall Street Without Walls

Wall Street Without Walls:

The objective of Wall Street Without Walls (WSWW) is to connect the traditional institutions and financial products of the capital markets with community based development organizations engaged in the economic development in low and moderate-wealth communities. Like "Doctors Without Borders" WSWW is an opportunity for finance professionals to share their expertise by partnering with local economic development organizations that serve disadvantaged small businesses, individuals and families....

Wall Street Without Walls was created to encourage, organize and facilitate the provision of volunteer investment banking and capital markets services to nonprofits that serve low-income communities. This much-needed technical assistance capacity harnesses Wall Street expertise in real estate and structured, public and nonprofit bond finance. The mission of WSWW is to encourage bankers' volunteer involvement and support the profession's responsibility to serve the needs of the nonprofit, economic and community development community.