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Career Resources 

The AFP Greater Austin Chapter provides you with a direct connection to a valuable array of national, regional, and local fundraising and nonprofit resources. These resources are at your fingertips, anytime. If you know of a resource that is not currently listed and you want to share with your colleagues, please contact us by email at


Useful Publications and Links

The Chronicle of Philanthropy - the newspaper of the nonprofit world

Nonprofit Quarterly - recent news and information in the nonprofit sector

Philanthropy Journal - news and resources for nonprofits

Philanthropy News Digest – news and jobs in the nonprofit sector

Philanthropy News Network - news and information for nonprofits

Planned Giving Today - newsletter for planned giving professionals

The Nonprofit Times - business publication for nonprofits

Network for Good - recruit donors and volunteers via the internet

Board Source - resources for nonprofit professionals and board leaders

Foundation Center Philanthropy News Digest - authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them with tools and information


Regional & Local Nonprofit Resources

Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations – statewide information on nonprofit organizations, fundraising and philanthropy

ACC Center for Community-Based and Non Profit Organizations – local professional development opportunities and other resources

Austin Community Foundation - manages charitable funds, established by individual donors, corporations, non-profit agencies and partner foundations in the Austin and Central Texas area

Greater Round Rock Community Foundation - manages charitable funds, established by individual donors, corporations, non-profit agencies and partner foundations in the Round Rock and Williamson County area

Austin Business Journal – weekly newspaper with nonprofit news

Austin American Statesman Charity Chat – local blog about the giving, getting and goings on in Austin's philanthropy scene

Community Action Network (CAN) - collaboration of organizations and
individuals in Central Texas who are working together to build a community of equity and opportunity

Central Texas Education Funders - membership organization comprised of various funding agencies in and around Austin who focus on education as one of their grantmaking priorities

I Live Here, I Give Here Campaign – public awareness campaign to inspire Austinites to give their money as generously as they do their time

Mission Capital – local membership organization that offers trainings, events, services, and resources

Regional Foundation Library – a Funding Information Network of the Foundation Center that offers funding-related techinical assistance to the community at no charge


Nonprofit Job Seeker Resources

AFP Austin - Central Texas, fundraising careers only

AFP International – national, fundraising careers only

Mission Capital – Central Texas, all nonprofit careers

TANO – statewide, all nonprofit careers – international, all nonprofit careers


Other Fundraising-Related Professional Organizations

Grant Professionals Association (formerly American Association of Grant Professionals) – national organization for grant writers

Grant Professionals Association, Austin Chapter – local association of grantseekers

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) – international organization for advancement professionals in alumni relations, communication ns, fundraising, and marketing

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) – international organization for healthcare philanthropy professionals

Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP) (formerly the National Council on Planned Giving NCPG) – national organization for fundraisers, consultants, donor advisors, vendors, and planned giving councils


Other Nonprofit Resources

Charity Navigator - evaluate the financial health of over 5,400 of America's largest charities

Charity Channel - connects nonprofits world-wide

The Giving Institute - connects nonprofit thought leaders world-wide

Better Business Bureau for Charities and Donors - evaluate charities and reports on programs

Guidestar - analyze and evaluate nonprofits

Council on Foundations - resources, tools, webinars, and conferences that help bring legislators, educators, and other leaders together to accomplish philanthropic endeavors

Independent Sector - research, resources and a meeting ground for the leaders of America's charitable and philanthropic sector

Urban Institute - conducts and disseminates research on the role and impact of nonprofit organizations and philanthropy

U.S. Government Nonprofit Information - government grants, tax, and other information

National Center for Charitable Statistics - national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States

National Committee of Responsive Philanthropy - independent watch-dog of foundations

Nonprofit Advisors - helps nonprofits succeed online

Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting Management Library - nonprofit fundraising and management guidance and resources

Leader to Leader Institute - resources and advice for leaders who are strengthening the social sector

Alltop Fundraising News - collection of top rated fundraising blogs