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 [email protected].

Useful Publications and Links

Board Source - resources for nonprofit professionals and board leaders

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
 - the newspaper of the nonprofit world

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

Nonprofit Quarterly - recent news and information in the nonprofit sector


The Nonprofit Times
 - business publication for nonprofits

Philanthropy Journal
 - news and resources for nonprofits


Regional & Local Nonprofit Resources

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

Austin Business Journal - weekly newspaper with nonprofit news

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

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

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

I Live Here I Give Here - nonprofit that cultivates the power of giving back.

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

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


Nonprofit Job Seeker Resources

AFP Austin - Central Texas, fundraising careers only

AFP International - national, fundraising careers only

Idealist.org - international, all nonprofit careers

Mission Capital
 - Central Texas, all nonprofit careers

TANO - statewide, all nonprofit careers

Other Fundraising-Related Professional Organizations

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

Charitable Gift Planners of Austin - The Charitable Gift Planners of Austin (CGPA) is an affiliated chapter of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP). 

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

Grant Professionals Association – national organization for grant writers

Grant Professionals Association, Austin Chapter – local association of grantseekers

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

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

Charity Navigator
 - evaluate the financial health of over 9,158 of America's largest charities

Charity Channel - connects nonprofits world-wide

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

The Giving Institute
 - connects nonprofit thought leaders world-wide

Guidestar - analyze and evaluate nonprofits

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

Stanford Social Innovation Review - magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems

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