Charity Channel: Features newsletters and online trainings for various subjects in the nonprofit sector. Alyssa is a contributing writer to Grants and Foundation Review.

Grantspace: A free service of the Foundation Center, this includes articles, tutorials and tools for grant proposal research, development, evaluation and more.

Guidestar: Allows you to access information about any nonprofit or foundation in the United States, including their IRS 990 financial forms to learn about their gift patterns and funding interests. Sign up is free.

​Foundation Databook: Includes comprehensive, up-to-date directory and database of grantmaking foundations with a categorical listing of all the grants they made for the most recent year on record, including the Foundation's stated purpose for awarding each grant. Available for Iowa, Kansa, Kentucky, Luisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington.

Grantspy: Delivers daily email of private and government grant seeking prospects. Not free, but very reasonable based on results.


Local & national organizations

Grant development and prospect research

Grant Professionals Association (GPA): GPA is a membership organization that helps advance the grants profession through resources, local chapter groups and a national conference. 

​Foundation Center: Includes a subscription service for online prospect research (and links to where you can access it at local libraries), events and workshops, news and other philanthropy resources.

Oregon & SW Washington Chapter of Grant professionals Association (GPA): The local chapter for grant professionals in Oregon and Washington. Offers chapter meetings, a network of support and more. Alyssa previously served as the chapter's secretary and vice president.

Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO): Events, workshops and resources for local fundraising professionals in the nonprofit sector.

Philanthropy Studio: Offers fundraising consulting services, coaching and workshops that include: board and staff trainings, appeal design and implementation, capital campaigns and more designed to increase financial sustainability. Led by an experienced and successful fundraiser in Portland.