As you start and grow your 501c3 organization, there will be times when you need some type of support or assistance. There are many different networks throughout the US that provide such support. Below, we provide a listing of the main types of networks, and a description of how your 501c3 may benefit from each type of network.
Funder Networks are networks of organizations and individuals whose efforts benefit a particular cause. You can use such networks to build professional relationships and to increase your understanding of current trends affecting a particular charitable area.
Regional Associations are groups of foundations, corporations and individuals which are set up to serve a particular geographic area within the United States. You can generally find regional associations in most geographic regions.
Academic Centers of Philanthropy are associated with institutions of higher education and provide a significant number of resources to charitable organizations. These centers are set up to build the charitable sector by educating, informing and assisting those who are involved in the nonprofit sector.
Philanthropic Support Organizations provides a wide variety of tools, services and products that are beneficial to the charitable community.
Nonprofit Policy Organizations focuses on the impact which policy have on philanthropy.
Nonprofit Infrastructure Organizations provide services designed to help nonprofit organizations succeed.
You can find many of the networks at this link.