Service Organizations

Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers is a national coalition of nonprofit organizations dedicated to preserving and protecting the preferred postal rate.

Allied Arts Council an umbrella agency for 21 member organizations takes the lead in organizing, fund raising, advocating, educating, coordinating, and servicing the St. Joseph arts community. The Council provides educational programs, art exhibits, and summer youth arts programs, as well as operates the annual Trails West!® arts festival.

Americans for the Arts is the national service organization for local arts agencies and united arts funds. It is among the nation’s leading arts information clearinghouse and advocacy organization.

Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City provides an index to organizations, artists and arts educators as well as a cultural events calendar.

Benton Foundation mobilizes networks of researchers, practitioners, and trainers to build the communications capacity of nonprofit organizations. Among its programs is Open Studio: The Arts Online, a national initiative that empowers the nonprofit arts community to create new online content and reach new audiences.

Board Source, formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards, is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening their boards of directors. It is the world’s largest, most comprehensive publisher of material on nonprofit governance, offering more than 100 booklets, books, videos, and audio-tapes.

CompassPoint is a California nonprofit consulting and training organization that provides nonprofits with the management tools and concepts necessary to best serve their communities. This site includes Genie, which provides quick and easy-to-understand answers to FAQs and Board Café, a monthly electronic newsletter.

Council on Foundations helps foundation staff, trustees, and board members in their day-to-day grantmaking activities. The council’s site includes concise information on the various types of foundations.

Energize is an international training, consulting, and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism. A monthly hot topic on volunteer management and an online bookstore specializing in volunteerism are posted on this site.

Foundation Center fosters understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. Its Cooperating Collections are free funding information centers in libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers that provide a core collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers. Missouri locations include:

Council on Philanthropy

PO Box 22680
Kansas City, MO 64113
(816) 235-1176
Kansas City Public Library
311 E. 12th St.
Kansas City 64106
(816) 701-3541
St. Louis Public Libary
1301 Olive
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 539-0357
Springfield-Greene County Library
4653 S. Campbell
Springfield 65810
(417) 874-8110

Metropolitan Association for Philanthropy is the regional association of grantmakers serving the St. Louis area. Its members are more than 60 foundations, corporations, and trusts. Services to nonprofit organizations seeking grants are now being provided by the main public library at 13th & Olive. The Foundation Cooperating Collection is housed at that site.

Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies is a statewide service organization dedicated to strengthening community arts agencies throughout Missouri.

National Arts Marketing Project disseminates arts marketing information and resources (both links and books) on its site and provides training in eight cities, including Chicago.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies offers an array of links to help individuals and arts organizations keep abreast of arts-related issues, including federal legislation, funding opportunities, media coverage, and more.

National Arts and Disability Center is the national information dissemination, technical assistance and referral center specializing in the field of arts and disability. NADC is dedicated to promoting the full inclusion of children and adults with disabilities into the visual, performing, media and litary arts communities.

Nonprofit Risk Management Center helps reduce risk for nonprofit volunteers and paid staff. It produces excellent, easy-to-read publications. Many are free.

Nonprofit Services Consortium addresses the needs of regional nonprofit organizations by providing access to a continuum of education, training, and technical assistance. Core members are:

Coro Leadership Center – Kansas City

Association of Fund Raising Professionals – Kansas City

Deaconess Foundation

FOCUS St. Louis

Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis

Metropolitan Association for Philanthropy

Missouri Foundation for Health

Regional Arts Commission

St. Louis Community Foundation

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

University at Edwardsville, Community and Nonprofit Leadership Initiative

United Way of Greater Kansas City

University of Missouri-St. Louis, Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program

Washington University, University College Nonprofit Management Program

The Philanthropic Collaborative

Nonprofit Connect