Nonprofit Capacity Building Resources

Consultant Directory

The Community Foundation is compiling a directory of nonprofit consultants that will be shared with organizations upon request. The directory will also be included on the Foundation’s website. The Community Foundation does not promote or recommend specific consultants. The listing is for information purposes only. The Foundation recommends interviewing consultants and asking for references prior to engagement.

To be included in the directory, the consultant must either:

  1. Work, live in, or have clients located in the Greater Capital Region (Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, or Washington Counties) OR
  2. Have presented at Community Foundation affiliated events.

The directory is a spreadsheet and can be downloaded by clicking this link.

To be included in this directory, please complete the following survey.

For questions about the directory, please contact Jonathan Meagher-Zayas at jmeagher-zayas@cfgcr.org.

Additional Resources

Below you will find a number of resources you may find useful in researching funding opportunities, trends in philanthropy, or best practices.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: the newspaper for not-for-profits

Council on Foundations: a national membership organization for private, family, and community foundations

Guidestar: a source of detailed information on all U.S. nonprofits

NYS Charities Bureau: the New York State Attorney General’s resource for charitable organizations

The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON): a resource for not-for-profit organizations in New York

Association of Fundraising Professionals: Leading fundraising professional association that provides training and resources for fundraising, ethics, philanthropy and much more. AFP, NY Hudson-Mohawk is the local chapter with trainings and networking groups throughout the Capital Region.

UAlbany’s Institute of Nonprofit Leadership and Community Development: Home to Nonprofit University and providing innovative and multidisciplinary organizational capacity-building, leadership development, and research opportunities for Capital Region nonprofits.

Emerging Nonprofit Leadership Accelerator

The mission of the Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Accelerator (ENLA) is to cultivate a robust talent and leadership pipeline for the nonprofit sector in the greater Capital Region. Participants engage in professional soft skills workshops, and technical training facilitated by subject-matter experts, and receive one-on-one mentorship and career advisement to prepare for future leadership roles. ENLA 2021 participants will meet every other week on Fridays from January 15 – June 18, 2021. All meetings will be held via Zoom.

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Currently working as a mid-level director / manager / coordinator / associate at a nonprofit organization in the greater Capital Region
  • Have at least 5 years of professional experience – 2 minimally in the nonprofit sector
  • Have completed an undergraduate degree or a mix of equivalent experience and/or education
  • Have no graduate-level degree in nonprofit management

Emphasis will be placed on developing a diverse cohort of participants and mentors, and we encourage applications from emerging leaders identifying including Black, Indigenous or a Person of color, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, religious minorities, and other individuals from underrepresented communities. 

ENLA is a partnership between the University at Albany’s Institute of Nonprofit Leadership and Community Development and the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. The program is supported by MVP Health Care and the Michaelson Family Fund of the Community Foundation.

Applications for 2021 are closed. 

Click here to view the presentation from the information session on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

For more information and applications, please visit the webpage.