Training and Search Assistance

Deschutes Public Library hosts free workshops for nonprofit organizations. Click on one of the links below to register in advance. Registration is required and limited.

Deschutes Public Library: Upcoming classes (free and open to the public) on finding funding.
  • Sep 22

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Learn why your nonprofit should claim it’s Guidestar profile in this live webinar.

    You have the power to choose what tens of millions of potential donors see about your organization by earning a 2021 GuideStar Seal of Transparency.

    Learn how updating your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar will grow your organization’s online identity and share your full story with GuideStar’s 10 million annual users as well as millions more through our 200+ partner sites, including AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good.

    In this training, Lori Guidry, Candid’s Network Regional Manager for the Western Region will walk you through every step in claiming your GuideStar profile and earning a Platinum Seal of Transparency, GuideStar’s highest form of recognition.

    Lori Guidry is Candid’s Network Engagement Manager for the Western Region, working out of the Oakland office. She provides support to Funding Information Network (FIN) partners – libraries, nonprofit resource centers and other institutions – throughout the region. In turn, those partners support nonprofits in their communities to find the information and tools they need to be successful.

    Note that you will need to create a free account with Candid Learning to register for the workshop.


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Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO)
A statewide network of nonprofits, foundations, business partners, and individuals dedicated to supporting Oregon’s nonprofit sector.
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This research guide is maintained by the Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries. It is a compilation of resources for grant and financial aid seekers. Note that some of the resources are only available to students, staff, and faculty at MSU. is your place to find and apply for federal grants.
National Council of Nonprofits
They identify emerging trends, share best practices, and promote solutions that benefit nonprofits and the communities they serve. Check out their sections on America’s nonprofits, trends and policy issues, and tools and resources for information and reports to help you in your nonprofit work.
The go-to source for nonprofit management and strategy for nonprofit professionals. They cover topics ranging from internal issues such human resources, board and volunteer management to technology to tax and legal matters, news and raising funds. You can also read posts from their bloggers or listen to a podcast.
A nonprofit international network of non-governmental organizations that provides technical support and technological tools to other nonprofits. They offer low-cost access to technology products to nonprofits, libraries and foundations. Create an account to receive their newsletter. is your place to find and apply for federal grants.

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