Referrals

CompassPoint seeks to foster social change by focusing on community-based and community-led nonprofits, especially those serving vulnerable populations and communities of color. Our staff, board, clients and volunteers have found these to be helpful resources:

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Fiscal Sponsor

  • Community Initiatives enables individuals and groups, working together, to create and invest in projects that benefit the public. We do this by providing fiscal sponsorship and financial, human resources, and grants management services.

    Community Initiatives enables individuals and groups, working together, to create and invest in projects that benefit the public. We do this by providing fiscal sponsorship and financial, human resources, and grants management services.

    354 Pine Street Suite 700
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    Phone: (415) 230-7700
    http://www.communityin.org/http://www.communityin.org/
  • Tides parners with philanthropists, activists, foundations, and organizations across the country and around the globe to promote economic justice, robust democratic processes, and the opportunity to live in a healthy and sustainable environment where human rights are preserved and protected.

    Tides parners with philanthropists, activists, foundations, and organizations across the country and around the globe to promote economic justice, robust democratic processes, and the opportunity to live in a healthy and sustainable environment where human rights are preserved and protected.

    Tides Center, PO Box 29907
    San Francisco, CA 94129
    Phone: (415) 561-6300
    http://www.tidescenter.org/index_tc.cfm

General

  • When it comes to recruiting and retaining good employees, it helps to compare yourself to other nonprofits in your economic region. Local salary and benefit surveys help you set fair salaries and benefits, establish a realistic budget, and comply with IRS guidelines. To purchase the most recent survey for your California region see the links below.

    Northern California

    Southern and Central California

    When it comes to recruiting and retaining good employees, it helps to compare yourself to other nonprofits in your economic region. Local salary and benefit surveys help you set fair salaries and benefits, establish a realistic budget, and comply with IRS guidelines. To purchase the most recent survey for your California region see the links below.

    Northern California

    Southern and Central California


  • When it comes to recruiting and retaining good employees, it helps to compare yourself to other nonprofits in your economic region. Local salary and benefit surveys help you set fair salaries and benefits, establish a realistic budget, and comply with IRS guidelines. To purchase the most recent survey for your California region, click here.

    When it comes to recruiting and retaining good employees, it helps to compare yourself to other nonprofits in your economic region. Local salary and benefit surveys help you set fair salaries and benefits, establish a realistic budget, and comply with IRS guidelines. To purchase the most recent survey for your California region, click here.


  • Alternative Technologies was established in 1989 to support Bay Area nonprofits in all areas of office technology, including telephone systems, VoIP, computer networks, and voice and data wiring.  Over 1,000 Bay Area nonprofits rely on us for their office technology needs.

    Alternative Technologies was established in 1989 to support Bay Area nonprofits in all areas of office technology, including telephone systems, VoIP, computer networks, and voice and data wiring.  Over 1,000 Bay Area nonprofits rely on us for their office technology needs.

    Berkeley, CA
    Phone: 510-848-4411
    http://www.alternativetechs.com/
    info@alternativetechs.com
  • A nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for community-based agencies to ensure that the needs of African Americans and other communities-of-color continue to be met.

    A nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for community-based agencies to ensure that the needs of African Americans and other communities-of-color continue to be met.

    BABUF 1212 Broadway Suite 730
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Phone: 510.763.7270
    http://www.babuf.org/
  • unique website revolutionizing the way nonprofit boards and new leaders find each other.

    unique website revolutionizing the way nonprofit boards and new leaders find each other.

    http://www.boardnetusa.org/
  • CAN answers questions for members on variety of topics, including HR labor law. Some areas that they can help with include state personnel law, labor code, contract employees, termination procedures, hiring process, performance evaluation, personnel manuals.

    CAN answers questions for members on variety of topics, including HR labor law. Some areas that they can help with include state personnel law, labor code, contract employees, termination procedures, hiring process, performance evaluation, personnel manuals.

    1500 41st Avenue Suite 280
    Capitola, CA 95010
    Phone: (800) 776-4226
    http://www.canonprofits.org/
  • 989 Market Street Suite 200
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    http://craigslistfoundation.org/
  • A global directory of nonprofit-related information, including nonprofit organizations, consultants, products, services, publications, and events. You'll also find nationwide listings on jobs and internships.

    A global directory of nonprofit-related information, including nonprofit organizations, consultants, products, services, publications, and events. You'll also find nationwide listings on jobs and internships.

    http://www.idealist.org/
  • 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 its many stakeholders in nonprofit organizations, government, business, media, academia, and the public at large.

    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 its many stakeholders in nonprofit organizations, government, business, media, academia, and the public at large.

    625 Market Street 3rd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Phone: (415) 777.4111
    http://www.ncg.org/
  • NTEN’s resource listings includes technology service providers, articles, and sample technology policies for nonprofits.

    NTEN’s resource listings includes technology service providers, articles, and sample technology policies for nonprofits.

    1220 SW Morrison Street Suite 535
    Portland, OR 97205
    Phone: 415.397.9000
    http://www.nten.org/learn/bytopic
  • National, online classifieds for jobs in the nonprofit sector. 

    National, online classifieds for jobs in the nonprofit sector. 

    50 Hurt Plaza Suite 845
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    http://www.opportunityknocks.org/
  • An association of over 110 community-based nonprofit agencies united into a public policy organization dedicated to addressing issues critical to the health and human services sector of San Francisco.

    An association of over 110 community-based nonprofit agencies united into a public policy organization dedicated to addressing issues critical to the health and human services sector of San Francisco.

    3310 Geary Boulevard
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    Phone: (415) 668-0444
    http://www.sfhsn.org/
  • SVCN leads our network to advocate and impact government systems. To achieve results, we work in partnership with our nonprofit network, local foundations, and others in our community to shine a light on many issues facing clients in our community. SVCN engages in education, takes formal positions and speaks out on issues that might impact the funding of health services to clients.

    SVCN leads our network to advocate and impact government systems. To achieve results, we work in partnership with our nonprofit network, local foundations, and others in our community to shine a light on many issues facing clients in our community. SVCN engages in education, takes formal positions and speaks out on issues that might impact the funding of health services to clients.

    1400 Parkmoor Avenue Suite 130
    San Jose, CA 95126
    http://www.svcn.org/
  • Founded in 1956, the Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. It offers funding and nonprofit resource libraries in New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Cleveland, and Washington DC that you can visit, and an informative and in-depth website.

    Founded in 1956, the Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. It offers funding and nonprofit resource libraries in New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Cleveland, and Washington DC that you can visit, and an informative and in-depth website.

    312 Sutter Street Suite 606
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    Phone: (415) 397-0902
    http://www.foundationcenter.org/
  • The Volunteer Center of the East Bay enhances the communities we serve by expanding volunteerism to meet the needs of local nonprofit organizations and public agencies.

    The Volunteer Center of the East Bay enhances the communities we serve by expanding volunteerism to meet the needs of local nonprofit organizations and public agencies.

    2401 Shadelands Dr. Suite 112
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    http://www.helpnow.org/
  • The Volunteer Center of the Francisco & San Mateo Counties enhances the communities we serve by expanding volunteerism to meet the needs of local nonprofit organizations and public agencies.

    The Volunteer Center of the Francisco & San Mateo Counties enhances the communities we serve by expanding volunteerism to meet the needs of local nonprofit organizations and public agencies.

    1675 California Street
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    Phone: 415-982-8999
    http://www.thevolunteercenter.net/
  • To support and promote a nonprofit sector that is a major contributor to the economic and social health of San Mateo County.

    To support and promote a nonprofit sector that is a major contributor to the economic and social health of San Mateo County.

    2121 S. El Camino Real Suite A-100
    San Mateo, CA 94403
    Phone: (650) 766-1162
    http://www.thrivealliance.org/
  • The Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP) has been providing legal and social services to clients for over 30 years, due in large part to an outstanding group of volunteers.

    The Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP) has been providing legal and social services to clients for over 30 years, due in large part to an outstanding group of volunteers.

    301 Battery Street 3rd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    http://www.sfbar.org/volunteer/index.aspx
  • Thousands of volunteer opportunity listings.

    Thousands of volunteer opportunity listings.

    717 California St. 2nd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    Phone: (415) 241-6868
    http://www.volunteermatch.org/
  • YNPNsfba connects emerging leaders in our community as a force for good. We empower nonprofit professionals to create connections and opportunities for impact through peer-led programs and resource sharing.

    YNPNsfba connects emerging leaders in our community as a force for good. We empower nonprofit professionals to create connections and opportunities for impact through peer-led programs and resource sharing.

    http://www.ynpn.org/sfba

Loan

  • The Northern California Community Loan Fund promotes economic justice and alleviates poverty by increasing the financial resilience and sustainability of community-based nonprofits and enterprises.Through flexible financial products and sound advice, we create opportunities to make socially responsible investments that revitalize Northern California communities.

    The Northern California Community Loan Fund promotes economic justice and alleviates poverty by increasing the financial resilience and sustainability of community-based nonprofits and enterprises.Through flexible financial products and sound advice, we create opportunities to make socially responsible investments that revitalize Northern California communities.

    870 Market Street Suite 677
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    Phone: (415) 392-8215
    http://www.ncclf.org/

Nonprofit Newspapers and Newsletters

  • This national magazine on grants and giving has made its informative articles, a searchable guide to grants, and a host of other information available online. Some material is free, most requires a password.

    This national magazine on grants and giving has made its informative articles, a searchable guide to grants, and a host of other information available online. Some material is free, most requires a password.

    1255 Twenty-Third Street, N.W. Seventh Floor
    Washington, DC 20037
    Phone: 202-466-1200
    http://www.philanthropy.com/
  • Portal on volunteer management, including books, links, articles, interviews and more.

    Portal on volunteer management, including books, links, articles, interviews and more.

    5450 Wissahickon Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    http://www.energizeinc.com/
  • An online publication of nonprofit news and opinion, published by the Council on Foundations.

    An online publication of nonprofit news and opinion, published by the Council on Foundations.

    http://www.foundationnews.org/
  • The Grassroots Fundraising Journal website offers practical, how-to instruction on fundraising strategies such as direct mail, special events, major gift campaigns, and online fundraising.

    The Grassroots Fundraising Journal website offers practical, how-to instruction on fundraising strategies such as direct mail, special events, major gift campaigns, and online fundraising.

    1904 Franklin Street Suite 705
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Phone: (510) 452-4520
    http://www.grassrootsfundraising.org/
  • The Nonprofit Quarterly’s overarching editorial goal is to strengthen the role of nonprofit organizations to activate democracy.

    The Nonprofit Quarterly’s overarching editorial goal is to strengthen the role of nonprofit organizations to activate democracy.

    112 Water Street Suite 400
    Boston, MA 02109
    Phone: (617) 227.4624
    http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/
  • A professional publication for nonprofit executives providing provocative ideas and practical case studies.

    A professional publication for nonprofit executives providing provocative ideas and practical case studies.

    PO Box 20441
    Stanford, CA 94309
    http://www.ssireview.org/
  • Tech Soup is set up to be the portal to the nonprofit technology world. It also contains links to TechSoup Stock, formerly known as Discount Tech.

    Tech Soup is set up to be the portal to the nonprofit technology world. It also contains links to TechSoup Stock, formerly known as Discount Tech.

    435 Brannan Street Suite 100
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    Phone: (415)-633-9300
    http://www.techsoup.org/

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