The following resource list includes many associations, service organizations, and technical assistance providers that serve the San Francisco Bay Area and California. The list is not comprehensive, but rather is intended to serve as a starting point for those in need of assistance. When available, we provide direct links to an organization's web site.

Service Organizations and Associations

Association of Fundraising Professionals
 Golden Gate Chapter
 3871 Piedmont Ave. PMB 24
 Oakland, CA 94611
 Tel: (415) 404-6501

Professional association for fundraising executives offering continuing professional education, career development, a mentoring program, a newsletter, and Fund Raising Days.

California Association of Nonprofits 
 400 Montgomery Street, Suite 500
 San Francisco, CA 94104
 Tel: (800) 776-4226
 Fax: (866) 731-1672

The California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) is a statewide membership organization that brings nonprofits together to advocate for the communities we serve.

Development Executives Roundtable

Development Executives Roundtable (DER) is an educational and collegial resource for Bay Area fundraisers – professional, volunteer, and potentials alike – for over 35 years. Lunchtime meetings held on the second Friday of every month (with rare exceptions).

Grant Professionals Association (GPA)

Since its inception in 1998, GPA has grown rapidly. With over 1,800 current members internationally, the opportunities and benefits of membership continue to attract people from all over the globe.

Harvard Business School Community Partners
 Tel: (650) 799-9365

HBS Community Partners offers Bay Area nonprofits the opportunity to have pro bono consulting and advisory services by Harvard Business School alumni who wish to channel their business management skills to create positive social impact.

Net Impact

Net Impact's Service Corps volunteers partner with nonprofits on short-term, part-time consulting projects related to finance, marketing, new program development, business planning, fundraising, and strategic planning.

Northern California Grantmakers
 160 Spear Street, Suite 360
 San Francisco, CA 94105
 Tel: (415) 777-4111
 Fax: (415) 777-1714

Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) is an association of foundations, corporate contributions programs and other private grantmakers. NCG's work is focused in two broad arenas: enhancing the effectiveness of philanthropy, and strengthening the ties between philanthropy and it many stakeholders in nonprofit organizations, government, business, media, academia, and the public at large.

Stanford Alumni Consulting Team
 Stanford Graduate School of Business
 655 Knight Way
 Stanford, CA 94305
 Tel: (650) 736-1956
 Fax: (650) 723-5151

The Stanford Alumni Consulting Team provides pro bono consulting expertise in a wide range of areas, including strategic planning, marketing, earned revenue, financial sustainability, and organizational growth.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network-San Francisco Bay Area
 The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network-San Francisco Bay Area (YNPN-sfba) promotes an efficient, viable, and inclusive nonprofit sector that supports the growth, learning, and development of young professionals.

Consulting, Training, and Resources

(Also check with area colleges and universities and their continuing education centers for additional opportunities.)

Association of Fundraising Professionals
 Golden Gate Chapter

Web site provides a directory of consultants.

Center for Nonprofit Management Southern California
 1000 N. Alameda Street, Suite 250
 Los Angeles, CA 90012
 Tel: (213) 687-9511
 Fax: (213) 687-7159

The Center for Nonprofit Management offers seminars on issues related to nonprofit management.

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin
 65 Mitchell Blvd., Ste. 101
 San Rafael, CA 94903
 Tel: (415) 479-5710
 Fax: (415) 479-9878

Offers a series of workshops and trainings, affinity groups, a resource library, and a referral service for volunteers to the Marin nonprofit and volunteer community.

 Oakland Office and Convening Space
 500 12th Street, Suite 320
 Oakland, CA 94607 
 Tel: (510) 318-3755
 Fax: (415) 541-7708

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is a nonprofit consulting and training organization. They provide nonprofits with the management tools and concepts necessary to best serve their communities.

Consulting Within Reach
 2570 N. 1st Street, Suite 251
 San Jose, CA 95131
 Tel: (408) 916-3734

Consulting Within Reach provides consulting to nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and beyond. We are a White House award winning firm with services in strategic planning, marketing, fundraising, database, and web.

 1050 North Gate Drive, Suite 550
 San Rafael, CA 94903
 Tel: (415) 924-9977

iReuse is a service in the Bay Area helping nonprofits, schools, and other organizations get the stuff they need. All you need to do is create your wish list on iReuse's web siteand get automatically matched up with local businesses and residents who are donating items which meet your needs.

Mary's List

Mary's List was created by Mary Gregory, a program officer at Pacific Foundation Services, as a way for non-profits to connect with qualified consultants and for consultants to connect with each other.

The Impact Foundry
 4700 Roseville Road, Suite 211
 North Highlands, CA 95660
 Tel: (916) 569-8555
 Fax: (888) 550-6772 

The mission of the Impact Foundry is to enhance the resources and improve the management of nonprofit organizations, primarily within California’s northern Central Valley and Sierra Nevada regions.

The Taproot Foundation
 466 Geary Street, Suite 300
 San Francisco, CA 94102
 Tel: (415) 359-0226

The Taproot Foundation is a leading nonprofit marketing and technology consulting firm. The foundation's work is offered pro bono in a competitive grantmaking process.

Volunteer Center of the East Bay
 700 Ygnacio Valley Rd. #140
 Walnut Creek, CA 94596
 Tel: (925) 472-5760
 Tel: (510) 232-0163
 Fax: (925) 472-5780

The Volunteer Center operates with the mission of linking people who care with people in need.

Volunteer Center of San Francisco
 1675 California Street
 San Francisco, CA 94109
 Tel: (415) 982-8999
 Fax: (415) 982-0890

Volunteer Center serves as a clearinghouse of volunteer information for San Francisco nonprofit organizations, individuals, city agencies, and other civic groups.

Legal Services

California Lawyers for the Arts
 San Francisco Office
 Fort Mason Center, C-255
 San Francisco, CA 94123
 Tel: (415) 775-7200
 Fax: (415) 775-1143

Service organization which provides lawyer referrals, dispute resolution services, educational programs, publications and a resource library to artists of all disciplines and arts organizations.

The Bar Association of San Francisco
 Justice & Diversity Center
 Community Organization Representation Project (CORP)
 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor
 San Francisco, CA 94111
 Tel: (415) 982-1600
 Email: CORP

The Community Organization Representation Project (CORP) is a project of the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (formerly Volunteer Legal Services Program). They provide pro bono legal assistance to nonprofit organizations that directly serve low-income and underserved communities in Northern California. CORP can help with a variety of legal matters such as employment, corporate, contract, real estate, tax, and intellectual property.

Loans, Meeting Space, Real Estate, and Renovation

Arts Loan Fund

The Arts Loan Fund (ALF), managed by Northern California Grantmakers, has loaned over $19 million in the past thirty years as a way to boost the sustainability and growth of non-profit art and cultural organizations.

Community Conference Space
 Silicon Valley Community Foundation
 Mountain View Headquarters
 Tel: (650) 450-5400
 San Mateo Conference Center
 Tel: (650) 458-2660

Silicon Valley Community Foundation provides free community meeting space for nonprofit organizations located in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Organizations can use the state-of-the art facilities to host meetings, trainings, informal gatherings or retreats.

Dancing Deer Farm
 The Center for Reuniting Families
 2975 Vineyard Drive
 Templeton, CA 93465
 Tel: (805) 434-3200

The Center for Reuniting Families (CRF) at Dancing Deer Farm is a nonprofit education center and organic farm on California's central coast. CRF provides a venue, at no cost on weekdays, to other nonprofits with goals and mandates compatible with theirs.

Impact Hub
 2150 Allston Way, Suite 400
 Berkeley, CA 94704
 Tel: (510) 649-7700
 San Francisco
 901 Mission Street, Suite 105
 San Francisco, CA 94103
 Tel: (415) 624-5881
 2323 Broadway
 Oakland, CA 94612
 Tel: (510) 858-2323

Hub spaces range from stimulating, collision-rich café and hot-desking environments that support innovation, to quiet areas that foster focused concentration, to places where members work the phones for hours pushing their ideas forward. Hubs also feature event spaces for large and small film screenings, art openings, and presentations.

MCF Loan Fund
 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200
 Novato, CA 94949

The Marin Community Foundation (MCF) Loan Fund provides financing options to nonprofits that may not be able to access or afford traditional commercial debt.

Miramar Farms
 Tel: (650) 265-2100, ext. 103

Metta Fund works with communities to improve health for all in San Francisco. Metta Fund offers their community room as a free resource to local nonprofits. The room accommodates up to 40 people and is available weekdays 8:00 am-5:30 pm.

Metta Fund Community Room
850 Battery Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94111

Miramar Farms provides a venue space for tech companies, and for non-profits as well, including donating our space to four nonprofits a year.

Nonprofit Finance Fund
 760 Market Street, Suite 333
 San Francisco, CA 94102
 Tel: (415) 255-4849
 Fax: (415) 576-1090

The Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) provides loans, workshops, and planning assistance to help nonprofit organizations grow and thrive as businesses while honoring their mission.

Northern California Community Loan Fund 
 870 Market Street, Suite 677
 San Francisco, CA 94102
 Tel: (415) 392-8215
 Fax: (415) 392-8216

The Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF) is a nonprofit lender dedicated to strengthening the economic base of low-income communities in northern California.

Rebuilding Together San Francisco
Pier 28
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 905-1611 ext.205
Fax: (415) 905-1610

Rebuilding Together San Francisco provides free renovations for San Francisco based nonprofits and community service facilities, as part of its Rebuilding Weekend program on the last weekend of April. Rebuilding Together San Francisco is a nonprofit organization that brings together volunteer teams to provide repair and renovation work for low-income homeowners, non-profits, and community centers. The type of work completed includes (but is not limited to): interior painting, minor plumbing, electrical, landscaping, carpentry, safety modifications, etc.

Academic Programs

California State University East Bay
 Extended and Continuing Education Courses
 Warren Hall (WA) 851
 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
 Hayward, CA 94542
 Tel: (510) 730-2784
 Fax: (510) 885-4817

Offers a Nonprofit certificate and credit through Masters in Public Administration Program

Mills College
 Office of Graduate Admission
 5000 MacArthur Blvd
 Oakland, CA 94613
 Tel: (510) 430-3309
 Fax: (510) 430-2159

Offers the following graduate degrees: Master of Public Policy (MPP), Master of Business Administration (MBA) with option of concentration in nonprofit management, Joint MPP/MBA, and Joint MBA/MA in Educational Leadership. All graduate programs at Mills are co-ed.

Online Colleges
 Scholarships and Financial Aid

An online directory of scholarship opportunities and financial aid for California students.

San Francisco State University
 Department of Public Administration
 1600 Holloway Avenue
 San Francisco, CA 94132
 Tel: (415) 338-2030

Offers a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and, in conjunction with the College of Extended Learning, a basic certificate in Nonprofit Management and a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership & Strategic Management.

San José State University
 Professional Development Certificate Programs
 Lundy Avenue Professional Development Center
 2160 Lundy Avenue, Suite 250
 San José, California 95131-1862
 Tel: (408) 519-1275

Nonprofit Management Certificate program.

Stanford University
 Graduate School of Business
 518 Memorial Way
 Stanford University
 Stanford, CA 94305-5015
 Tel: (650) 725-5399

Offers a Public Management Program.

University of California at Berkeley
 Haas School of Business
 545 Student Services #1900
 Berkeley, CA 94720-1900
 Tel: (510) 643-7668.

MBA Nonprofit and Public Management Program.

University of San Francisco
 School of Management
 2130 Fulton Street
 San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
 Tel: (415) 422-6571

Master of Nonprofit Administration.

Computer Technology

TechSoup Global
435 Brannan Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tel: (415) 512-7784
Fax: (415) 512-9629

TechSoup Global helps nonprofits globally get and use technology to heighten their impact. Through its web sites, events, and community-building initiatives, TechSoup Global also helps companies and foundations optimize their philanthropic impact.

Employment Resources

  • Philanthropy News Digest
     Provides job postings for foundations, grantmaking public charities, corporate grantmakers, and other nonprofit organizations. Job postings cover the nation with many from California.
  • Bay Area Career Center 
     BACC offers counseling, coaching, workshops, networking events, and job clubs. Currently open by appointment only.
  • Craigslist 
     Provides job postings for nonprofits in the Bay Area and in other metropolitan areas as well.
  • Idealist
     Posts job and intership listings on national and international basis.
  • Jewish Vocational Services
     Provides job training programs, job placement assistance, job retention services, career and employment counseling, a Technology Access Center to utilize computers and office equipment, career-related workshops, and computer workshops and classes. Also offers online job listings, resume posting, and online job matching.
  • Northern California Grantmakers 
     Recent job openings announced by member grantmakers, and updated monthly.
     Carries extensive nonprofit job listings for administrative, staff and professional positions on a local and national level.
  • Young Nonprofits Professional Network-San Francisco Bay Area Career Center 
     This searchable databases allows for easy access to Bay Area job postings.

Resources for Artists and Nonprofit Arts Organizations

  • Artists House Music
     Artists House Music is a nonprofit web site where all musicians can receive informational support, guidance, and expert resources to help them navigate the challenges and maximize the opportunities available to them within the music industry.
  • Bay Area Performing Arts Spaces
     Bay Area Performing Arts Spaces is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, searchable database of performing arts venues and facilities in the greater Bay Area for classes, workshops, auditions, rehearsals and even performances.
  • Bay Area Video Coalition
     Provides fiscal sponsorship to independent artists/producers who meet their requirements.
  • California Arts Council
     Helps independent local groups develop their own arts programs. Promotes employment of artists and those skilled in crafts in the public and private sector. Provides for exhibition of artworks in public buildings throughout California; and enlists the aid of all state agencies in the task of ensuring the fullest expression of our artistic potential.
  • California Lawyers for the Arts
     Service organization which provides lawyer referrals, dispute resolution services, educational programs, publications and a resource library to artists of all disciplines and arts organizations.
  • Grants for the Arts
     Established through a combination of City and State legislation, and approved by the City's Board of Supervisors, Grants for the Arts has a policy of supporting an arts organization's general operating expenses. Its foremost goal is to be a stable, dependable base of support for organizations that continue to meet the funding criteria.
  • San Francisco Arts Commission
     City agency that champions the arts in San Francisco.
  • San Francisco Film Society
     The Film Society brings together international and Bay Area filmgoers and filmmakers through engaged and responsive audience interaction, creating a positive impact on the city’s community and cultural life.
  • Theatre Bay Area
     Theatre Bay Area's (TBA) mission is to unite, strengthen and promote theatre in the region by providing communication networks and opportunities and creating resources for theatre companies, theatre workers, and theatre lovers. TBA serves as a liaison between the theatre community and government, business and others who benefit from a healthy and thriving theatre community.