Russell Ruby Resource Room
The Russell Ruby Resource Room provides up to date print resources and access to cutting edge online resources. Our print library includes books, articles, and periodicals on various topics such as starting a nonprofit, grant writing, board development, strategic planning, fundraising, financial management and accounting for nonprofits, strategic communications, and public policy for nonprofits.
The Nonprofit Resource Center is a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center. As a member of this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit agencies, we provide visitors with free public access to grant maker directories and books on fundraising and nonprofit management published by the Foundation Center, as well as the Foundation Center’s electronic databases, The Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. The fully searchable databases include detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, as well as an extensive file of recent grants awarded by the nation’s top funders. Training in the use of the Foundation Center online resources is offered quarterly. See our events page for information about the next training.
If there is a resource you would like to see added to our collection, email your request to Rebecca.
The Russell Ruby Resource Room is open to the public Monday through Friday 8:30am –5:00pm.
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Free Online Resources
The Catalog of Nonprofit Literature is a searchable database of the literature of philanthropy. It incorporates the unique contents of the Foundation Center's five libraries and contains approximately 28,000 full bibliographic citations, of which nearly 20,000 have descriptive abstracts. It is updated daily.
Be sure to check our Library Holdings to see if the publication you are interested in is already available in our Russell Ruby Resource Room. We can also request the publication for you through interlibrary loan.
Free training webinars and resources about fundraising, social networking, website development, email, donor databases, nonprofit marketing. Downloadable print resources can be reproduced for noncommercial use with credit to the original author under a Creative Commons license.
“Comprehensive resources regarding the leadership and management of yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations.” “There are approximately 650 topics in the Library, spanning 5,000 links. Topics include the most important practices to start, develop, operate, evaluate and resolve problems in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Each topic has additionally recommended books and related Library topics.” (from the Free Management Library, “What is it” page)