Useful Links

Exponent Philanthropy
(formerly The Association of Small Foundations)

1720 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-580-6560
Fax: 202-580-6579
This membership organization provides information and expertise to foundations that have few or no staff members, regardless of asset size.  It offers a variety of services, from newsletters to conferences to Directors and Officers Insurance.  Members may contact other members for support and information.

Exponent Philanthropy welcomes all philanthropists and philanthropic organizations that operate with few or no staff, regardless of giving vehicle. The organization amplifies the impact of all philanthropists who choose to give big while staying small.

NYCON (New York Council on Nonprofits)
Main office: 272 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204
Phone: 800-515-5012
NYCON is a 501(C)(3) statewide association that provides a collective policy voice for the nonprofit sector and serves as a crucial support and information provider.

NYCON is the “Soapbox and Toolbox” for New York’s Nonprofits
It works to provide the following resources for member organizations:

  • Capacity Building, Governance & Operations Support for Nonprofits
  • Educational Events and Conferences
  • Group Purchasing & Discount Programs
  • Employee Benefits and Insurance Programs

The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) works together with its members, other nonprofits, communities, funders and stakeholders to build the capacity of nonprofits and communities to enhance the quality of life through responsive, cost-effective service and by forming a long-term, multi-layered service relationship with our member nonprofits.

It also works in close partnership with government (federal, state and local) and the private sector (community foundations, private foundations, and United Ways) to educate and directly assist their nonprofit constituencies.

NYCON works with Broome area foundations that fund its free workshops and seminars in Binghamton throughout the year.  It also provides small capacity-building grants to qualified applicants.  See website for details and current schedule.

Council on Foundations
2121 Crystal Drive, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 800-673-9036
The Council on Foundations is a membership organization serving grantmakers, family foundations, corporate giving programs, international grantmakers, and others.
Grantmakers Forum of New York
75 College Avenue, Suite 311
Rochester, NY 14607-1009
Phone: 585-232-2380
Fax: 585-232-8413
Grantmakers Forum of New York is a source for networking, news, and information about grantmaking and organized philanthropy in Upstate New York and is a resource and catalyst for effective philanthropy.
Independent Sector
1602 L Street NW, SUite 900
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-467-6100
Fax: 202-467-6101
“The charitable community is one of the strongest and most trusted forces for good in American society. It is the vibrant meeting ground for nonprofits, foundations, corporations, and individuals of diverse missions, united in common purpose: working together to improve all lives, heal our natural world, and strengthen democratic society. Independent Sector is where everyone committed to strengthening the common good comes together to share ideas, leverage resources, and co-create a brighter future for our communities.”

“In the nonprofit sector, the fiercest champions of excellence may have their say. So may the champions of liberty and justice.”