Find sources for funding and resources for grant writing.



Take a look at the many online fundraising platforms, as well as grant sites and grant-writing resources.

This section includes website links and resources to help your organization raise funds. There are many methods online where you can market for or apply for funds. Online fundraising platforms can be used to raised funds for your organization, for a specific event, or for a certain program.  Some sites are specific to different types of events, look through this section to find one that works for you. Each site has varying requirements, so find out if you’re eligible and get started on your next campaign!

Aside from online crowdfunding platforms, grants can play a major role in funding an organization’s programs and/or services. Grants can come from governments, cities, corporations, and more. Our grant resources section provides sites to search for grants as well as many grant-writing tools like checklists and templates.

We also wanted to highlight some payment processing companies that you can use to help make it easy for you to accept donations. Many offer online payment gateways for your website, pos virtual terminals, mobile apps, and more!

ONLINE PLATFORMS offers unique fundraising tools for nonprofits, including donation receipts, ticketing, multi-team fundraising, data integrations, and even a text to donate feature. They even have specific tools that cater to fundraising events like cyling, walks, and runs.

Indiegogo offers live crowdfunding campaigns that you can setup to help fund your nonprofit organization. Take a look at some of the campaigns on Indiegogo, they range from animal rights, education, and the environent. See if Indiegogo will work for you.

The Causevox online platform offers many different systems for raising funds, including crowdfunding campaigns, donation pages, disaster & relief pages, as well as annual funding campaigns. Causevox offers a free trial with a low transaction rate, visit to learn more. is one of the longest-running online platforms having raised over $5 billion in funding for a variety of causes. has no monthly platform fee and offers a low payment processing fee for donations. Visit to start raising funds for your organization or event.

StartSomeGood is a crowdfunding platform geared specifically toward improving the world.  Start a campaign at and raise funds for your organization or a specific project your organization is taking part in. Visit the “Our Approach” section for some useful crowdfunding resources. is a great way for your nonprofit to raise money online, and there are no minimum donation requirements. Search “nonprofit” on to get an idea of how rally works. Use rally’s social sharing features to spread the message about your cause. is an online crowdfunding platform that provides people with the tools required to make the world a better place. is one of the largest online campaign platforms, with almost 200 million users globally. Start your campaign today! is a crowdfunding platform geared towards socially-conscious projects. Unlike some platforms requiring monthly fees, is a free service and you get 100% of what your organization raises. Visit their “Crowdfunding Academy” for a variety of resources on crowdfunding. is an online crowdfunding platform specifically for nonprofits. Classy offers the first cross-currency internationaly fundraising solution, raise funds from around the world! Their platform includes crowdfunding options as well as event registration and website donations.

Crowdster is another online platform that includes a unique set of fundraising tools. Crowdster offers social sharing for your campaign, results dashboards and reporting, teams and leaderboards, as well as online auctions and texting features. Visit their fundraising blog for more resources on fundraising and online campaigns.

Having raised over $550 million, Razoo is one of the largest online crowdfunding sites. Razoo offers a free plan and a premium plan for nonprofits. Some of the features on Razoo include page analytics and donor management. Setup an annual giving day or year-round funding for your nonprofit. Razoo is now, check out the new look! offers nonprofits the ability to create a fundraising page with no monthly platform fee. There are costs associated with each donation, but you have the option of allowing the donor to pay the fee, and if you use GiftWorks, they also offer integration services. is another crowdfunding platform with some unique tools for nonprofit organizations. Upload videos, photos, and add blog posts to bring your fundraising page to life. also offers the ability for your organization to sell t-shirts and other merchandise directly from your fundraising page!



The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy, connecting people who want to change the world with the resources they need to succeed. Visit to search their database for a grant that might work for you.


The NonProfit Times is the leading business publication for nonprofit management. Visit the grants section at to see recently posted grant availability. They also offer a number of other nonprofit resources on their site.


The National Institutes of Health is a primary source for grant resources. Searth the NIH database for a grant that your nonprofit organization is eligible for. Visit the NIH Forms Library for an in-depth look at what’s involved in the application process and instructions on how to complete their forms.


The Philanthropy News Digest (PND) publishes Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and notices of grant awards. Just select the category from the RFPS that applies to your organization and see what grant opportunities are available.


This great article from Techsoup reviews some of the funding sources available for grants, including links to government and private funding for nonprofits. Click on the first link in the article to learn about each phase of grant writing process, from preparation to implementation.


GrantWatch hosts a large database of grants, including those from the U.S., Canada, and even international funding opportunities. Visit the GrantWatch resources section for grant templates and other useful grant tools for nonprofits.


This article on causevox is a general overview of what’s involved in obtaining a grant. If you’re not familiar with the grant process, this quick rundown of the basics can get you started in the right direction.


With GuideStar for Grant Applications (G4G) nonprofits can automatically add information from their GuideStar profile to their grant application, saving time and simplifying the process.


GrantSpace has a wide array of tools for nonprofits wishing to apply for grants. Visit the Knowledge Base to get more information on writing grant proposals. Use their sidebar to access tons of useful resources for fundraising and nonprofit management.


PayPal, the most recognized payment gateway, offers discounted rates to nonprofit organizations. PayPal allows you to accept donations in-person or online, with easy website integration. PayPal also offers business debit cards which you can use for purchasing for your nonprofit.

Dharma Merchant Services offers reduced pricing for registered nonprofit organizations. They offer in-person and online purchasing, with low interchange rates.

Square is an established POS provider that allows you to accept donations in-person or online. They have a mobile app with extensive features and also offer easy website integration.

BluePay offers online payment processing for nonprofits and allows organizations to create simple web forms for accepting donations.  BluePay also offers integration with many nonprofit software applications.

Blackbaud has specialized in nonprofit software and services for many years. With Blackbaud, nonprofits can process donations online, on mobile devices, or even in your database.

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