Below is our list of recommended resources. We hope that you all will email us at: with suggestions if we've left out a resource that you think is very valuable.

For Development Professionals and Consultants

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, Golden Gate Chapter (founded in 1971) works to make the Bay Area nonprofit community stronger and more able to support vital human needs, advance learning, lift the human spirit, preserve the environment, and build healthy communities. AFP-GGC champions diversity and enjoys a high level of volunteer participation. It provides professional support, education, and career enhancement opportunities for Bay Area fundraising professionals and with close to 500 active members, is one of the largest regional chapters of the AFP in the nation.
  • For over four decades, Development Executives Roundtable (DER) has offered its members low cost, high quality professional development opportunities in the Bay Area. Whether you are looking for your next professional position, seeking a new member for your team, need to locate consulting services, or just want to meet folks who understand and care about the opportunities, DER is a great way to meet new professional colleagues in a friendly, engaging atmosphere.
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  • The Taproot Foundation started in San Francisco in 2001 to meet a social need: Our communities’ biggest challenges are met through the work of nonprofit organizations that are creative, but under-resourced in the marketing, design, technology, management, and strategic planning resources they need to deliver on their missions.After over a decade, the Bay Area office is proud to have partnered with over 2,500 professionals to deliver pro bono services to over 500 nonprofits.
  • Taproot+ is an online platform that helps nonprofit professionals describe their needs and connect to a curated group of motivated, ready skilled volunteers with the right skills to help. Built on Taproot’s 13 years in pro bono to create a low-touch, high-impact model that makes pro bono easier to access and manage on both sides. A nonprofit and a skilled volunteer will work together on short-term, high-impact projects such as a video short or a competitor analysis. On Taproot+, nonprofit professionals…
    • Learn how to describe what they need and create a posting that’s easy for skilled volunteers to understand and respond to.
    • Pick the skilled volunteer who will work best for you.
    • Work together with confidence, knowing you can access Taproot tools and coaching support throughout the process.
  • Harvard Business School Community Partners provides volunteer consulting and management assistance to Bay Area nonprofit organizations on a pro bono basis. For more information, please contact Kathy Salmanowitz, Director of HBS Community Partners at 415-435-7623 or by email at
  • The Stanford Graduate School of Business Alumni Consulting Team (ACT) offers pro bono nonprofit consulting expertise.
To list a full time job opportunity: To match non-profit needs with corporate or individual donations of goods:
  • Excess Access -- You can even recycle used computer equipment through this site
  • Good 360 -- Good360 help companies help charities, give a voice to nonprofits, provides real-time impact data and stories, keeps usable goods out of landfills, and makes your money go further
To see what the local foundation community is up to: For oodles of information about foundations, workshops, statistics, and more: For courses, consulting, and other services relating to non-profit management: For computer information, low cost software, tech assistance, etc.: For executive search services:
  • Scion Nonprofit Staffing - Nonprofit Executive Search firm for the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Washington D.C. markets. Scion Nonprofit Staffing specializes in working with Non-profit Organizations, Foundations, and Educational Institutions.
  • Korn Ferry International (for searches for positions with salaries of $180,000+)
To find board members: To find volunteers: Retreat/Conference Centers:
  • YMCA Point Bonita Outdoor and Conference Center - a branch of the YMCA of San Francisco, offers conference space at reasonable prices to local nonprofits (and outdoor education programs for kids). It is the first Certified Green Business in the Marin Headlands, located just ten minutes west of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • NatureBridge Conference Center offers discounted rates to nonprofits seeking a naturally inspiring location for a meeting or retreat. Located 10 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and just steps from Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands, our certified green conference center offers meeting space and meals for groups of 10 to 200.
Non-Profit Office Space: To tell your non-profit’s story in video or still photographs: Discounts for Nonprofits:
  • ClickTime - A a time tracking software that specializes in nonprofits. ClickTime provides nonprofits with a 50% discount, and is happy to support the community. For more information, you can contact David Klein, Director of Marketing at
  • The California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) - A State program that provides a 50% discount on Internet and phone services for nonprofit organizations, schools, libraries, and hospitals. The application is simple and the approval process is fairly quick. For more information, you can contact Lincoln Miller at (8/16/2013)
Google Resources for Nonprofits: