NonProfits Technology Resources
- Techsoup.org TechSoup is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a clear focus: connecting your nonprofit or public library with technology products, plus the learning resources you need to make informed decisions about technology. Our free learning resources are available to all users. Once registered and qualified with TechSoup, nonprofits and libraries can access donated and discounted products and services, including high-quality refurbished hardware, and software from partners like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec.
- Idealist Database
of nonprofit organizations and resources worldwide.
- Nonprofit Technology Enterprise
Network The Non-Profit Technology Enterprise Network (N-TEN) is
an organization dedicated to connecting and supporting individuals
and organizations who empower non-profits to use technology to
achieve their missions.
- NPower National Outreach
Through a National Partnership with Microsoft, NPower is now
working to bring its model of non-profit technology services to
communities around the country.
- A New
Framework for Building Participation in the Arts. A report from
RAND. Available for personal download (Acrobat PDF) Arts
organizations across the country are actively expanding their
efforts to increase public participation in their programs. This
report presents the findings of a RAND study sponsored by the
Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds that looks at the process by which
individuals become involved in the arts and attempts to identify
ways in which arts institutions can most effectively influence this
process. TechRocks! Activities include the free eBase nonprofit
relationship management system. A supporting organization to the
Rockefeller Family Fund.
Web Site Accessibility
Accessibilty Resource Center From the National Endowment for
- Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
From the World Wide Web Consortium, the organization that
establishes the international standards for web page coding
(including HTML). WAI, in coordination with organizations around
the world, pursues accessibility of the Web through five primary
areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education and
outreach, and research and development.
VSA Arts Web Resources in Arts, Disability and Education.
Service Organizations & Funders
- Americans for the Arts (AFTA)
National arts advocacy.
of Artists Communities Artists' communities are professionally
run organizations that provide time, space, and support for
artists' creative research and risk-taking in environments rich in
stimulation and fellowship.
- Art Museum Network The
world’s largest and most prestigious art museums have joined forces
to provide free access to information about their collections,
exhibitions, and services.
- Association of American Cultures
(TAAC) The mission of TAAC is to represent the distinctive and
collective concerns of people of diverse populations in the United
States and its Trust Territories, in regard to the preservation and
creative vitality of their respective cultural identity through the
arts. TAAC is committed to the concept of Cultural Diversity as a
distinct element in American public arts policy.
- Association of
Performing Arts Presenters Continuing education, funding,
government affairs and other resources for presenters.
- Creative Capital,
a New York City-based nonprofit organization, acts as a catalyst
for the development of adventurous and imaginative ideas by
supporting artists who pursue innovation in form and/or content in
the performing and visual arts, film and video, and in emerging
fields. We are committed to working in partnership with the artists
whom we fund, providing advisory services and professional
development assistance along with multi-faceted financial aid and
promotional support throughout the life of each Creative Capital
- The Foundation Center The
mission of the Foundation Center is to foster public understanding
of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and
disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and
related subjects. Our audiences include grantseekers, grantmakers,
researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.
- Institute of
Outdoor Drama - Located at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, the Institute provides resources and national
leadership for this popular theatre genre.
- National Alliance for Media
Arts and Culture (NAMAC) National association of nonprofit
organizations and individuals committed to furthering the media
arts: film, video, audi and digital.
- National Endowment for the
Arts (NEA) The main federal agency supporting the arts, they
also have many research resources of value to arts organizations.
- National Endowment for the
Humanities (NEH) Similar to NEA, but with emphasis on academic,
historical, heritage, and social issues.
Source is the most extensive national database of awards,
services, and publications for artists of all disciplines. Artists,
arts organizations, and the general public can access information
on over 3,400 arts organizations, 2,800 award programs, 3,100
service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists
nationwide, with more programs added every day. From the New York
Foundation for the Arts.
- Planning Toolsite:
Lessons Learned From the NEA. There are two components of the
toolsite: a series of essays about the process of planning; and
actual illustrations of organizational change within arts
- Southern Arts Federation
- Regional service organization for state arts agencies. Provides a
regional booking conference for performing artists, research, and
limited grant opportunities for arts organizations.