Nonprofit Training Sessions

March 19, 9:30-3pm, $10, lunch provided – “Grant Writing Workshop”
April 30, 8:30-10am – “How to Build a Donor Base”
August 27, 8:30-10am – “How to Increase your Volunteer Base”
November 19, 8:30-10am – “Marketing”

The format of these training sessions will be a presentation, followed by “round table” discussions. More information about each topic will be sent closer to presentation time. The above training options are ideal for Non-Profit Leaders, Volunteers and Board Members. Click here to register. For more information, contact Celeste Carlson at

McPherson County Community Foundation’s Grants & Nonprofits Library


Need help finding grants? Use the McPherson County Community Foundation’s Grants & Nonprofits Library to research funding opportunities for both individuals and nonprofit organizations. Visit McPherson County Community Foundation for free access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and  nonprofit management, and the Foundation Center’s electronic resources. These  fully searchable databases include detailed profiles of all active U.S.  foundations, an extensive file of recent grants awarded by the nation’s top funders, and interactive mapping tools. All of these resources are hosted by  the Library as a Funding Information Network Partner of the Foundation Center,  the nation’s leading authority on philanthropy.

The Center is located at the McPherson County Community Foundation office, 206 S. Main, McPherson. Library hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. The Center provides free access to three powerful tools:

  • Foundation Directory Online – The FDO is a searchable database of over 100,000 grantmakers. Available on our public computer or your own laptop via our wireless network. 
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online – The GTIO is geared toward individuals, artists and small organizations and includes over 10,000 foundations and public charity programs. Available on our public computer or your own laptop via our wireless network.
  • Foundation Maps – Uses aggregated data and demographic maps to reveal patterns of foundation giving and funding relationships. Available on our public computer or your own laptop via our wireless network.

McPherson County Community Foundation offers free ‘Foundation Directory’ workshops. Foundation Directory workshops are designed to help those seeking grants learn how to use the Foundation Center online directory. The first half of the class will be a basic overview with a few searching tips and tricks. The remainder of the time will be for participants to complete their own unique searches. Check our calendar for the next available workshop. More in-depth training on any of the Center’s  resources is also available free of charge. For a list of dates and to register, click here. Or you may call 620.245.9070 to schedule an individual training time.


Other Nonprofit Resources

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Wichita Chapter

The mission of the Greater Wichita Chapter of AFP is to foster effective and ethical professionals to inspire the spirit of philanthropy.


Last year more than 60 million Americans volunteered for various organizations across the country, donating nearly 8 billion hours of their time to worthy causes. The estimated value of this service was $184 billion. Their efforts strengthened communities, met people’s needs and boosted civic engagement. Our mission is to connect more potential volunteers to local organizations that need their help.

Kansas Leadership Center

The Kansas Leadership Center equips people with the ability to make lasting change for the common good. KLC is different in the field of leadership development with its focus on leadership as an activity, not a role or position. Open to anyone seeking to move the needle of tough challenges within their community, KLC envisions more Kansans sharing responsibility for acting together in pursuit of the common good.

Nonprofit Chamber of Service – Kansas

The Nonprofit Chamber’s focus is to create strong and thriving communities, improving the relationship between nonprofit organizations, funders, and businesses that support organization events through sponsorships.

Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is an independent news organization that has been serving leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others involved in the philanthropic enterprise for more than 25 years. It offers a robust advice section to help nonprofit workers do their jobs as well as one of the biggest listings of career opportunities.

Kansas Professional Grant Association

The KPGA serves Kansas grant writers through education, collaboration and support.