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Connecting nonprofits to resources to help them succeed

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Here at the Community Foundation, we understand that strong nonprofits help the entire region to thrive. In addition to providing potential funding for your organization, we are here to help connect you with resources in our community to help nonprofits succeed.

How to Apply for a 501(c)(3) Status: To qualify for grants from Bay Area Community Foundation and other sources, your organization will need to be classified as a 501(c)(3) status. Download this helpful packet to learn if it is the correct approach for your organization.

Bay Community Writing Center: Located in at the Wirt Public Library in downtown Bay City, the writing center can help you with free one-on-one sessions in all parts of the writing process. They also host special topics workshops every month.

Guidestar: Make sure your organization’s listing is up to date with the most accurate information.

Nonprofit Marketing Guide: This online platform and blog has a lot of free resources to help market and communicate the great work your nonprofit does.

Nonprofit Startup Assessment Tool: Provided by Candid, this tool is for people who are considering or who are already in the early stages of starting a nonprofit. You can take the assessment for free when you sign up for a free account with Candid. This site also covers the following nonprofit topics: fundraising, proposal writing, management, and governance

Preparing an Annual Appeal Letter: Watch this replay of our September 2020 Nonprofit Town Hall meeting with Regina Pinney of Nonprofit Network for tips on writing an annual appeal letter.

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