There are thousands of organizations and consultants that provide valuable services to support foundations and non-profits. Below are those that we at Laughing Gull Foundation have found to be useful and are happy to recommend to you.

Philanthropic Resources:

 

Laughing Gull Foundation is a member of the following organizations, which provide important services to support our philanthropic efforts:

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Environmental Grantmakers Association works with members and partners to promote effective environmental philanthropy by sharing knowledge, fostering debate, cultivating leadership, facilitating collaboration, and catalyzing action. 

Exponent Philanthropy empowers philanthropists to leverage their resources and amplify their impact. It is the country’s largest association of funders—nearly 2,200 members strong—and the only one dedicated to serving foundations with few or no staff, philanthropic families, and individual donors.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues works to increase the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic and gender justice.

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Grantmakers for Education is the nation's largest and most diverse network of education grantmakers dedicated to improving educational outcomes and increasing opportunities for all learners.

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Grantmakers for Effective Organizations exists to help grantmakers turn their desire to improve into real progress. That’s the power of the GEO community. With more than 7,000 grantmakers across the globe, we work together to lift up the grantmaking practices that matter most to nonprofits and that truly improve philanthropy.

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Health and Environmental Funders Network's (HEFN) mission is to mobilize philanthropy to accelerate solutions for environmental health and justice. To do this, HEFN supports and grows a community of grantmakers to build knowledge, leadership, and power for environmental health and justice.

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Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) is on a mission to strengthen Latinx leadership, influence, and equity by leveraging philanthropic resources, and doing so with an unwavering focus on social justice and shared prosperity across the Americas. As the leader of a transnational network of foundations, donors, and nonprofits, HIP is making impactful investments in the Latinx community and developing leaders that can effectively address the most pressing issues impacting communities in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean.

The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is the only national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to families who give and those who work with them. NCFP provides the resources, expertise and support families need to transform their values into effective giving that makes a lasting impact on the communities they serve. 

The North Carolina Network of Grantmakers (NCNG) connects more than 100 North Carolina foundations and corporate giving programs to a network of knowledge, resources, and sector colleagues that help them meet their mission, serve the community, and operate more efficiently and effectively. 

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Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF) strengthens Southern philanthropy, welcoming members to listen, learn, and collaborate on ideas and actions to help build an equitable, prosperous South.