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:

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 seeks to mobilize philanthropic resources that enhance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promote equity, and advance racial, economic, and gender justice.


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.

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. 

Resource Generation organizes young people with wealth and class privilege in the U.S. to become transformative leaders working towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power.

Committed to Justice. Rooted in the South.

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