October 8, 2013- San Diego, CA – Open House to take place on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at Nonprofit Management Solutions Headquarters.

The San Diego Foundation is partnering with Nonprofit Management Solutions to merge both of the organization’s public resource libraries at the Nonprofit Management Solutions headquarters in Kearny Mesa, with the support of a special endowment provided by The Foundation. The official opening of the public resource library will take place on Monday, October 28, 2013 at Nonprofit Management Solutions, 8265 Vickers Street, Ste. C, San Diego, 92111 with an open house from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bob Kelly, President and CEO of The San Diego Foundation noted that, historically, both The San Diego Foundation and Nonprofit Management Solutions have offered public resource libraries with the Foundation Directory Online (FDO) database, a nationally recognized online directory of grantmaking foundations.

“This resource library exists to strengthen all nonprofits in San Diego so they can, in turn, deliver the most beneficial programs and services to San Diegans in need,” said Kelly. “The combined resource center will continue to be open to the public as a free service, offering a wide variety of resources including the FDO.

In addition, Nonprofit Management Solutions is planning a new initiative to take the FDO on the road so that nonprofits throughout the county will have access to this valuable directory. The expanded resource center includes the following:

  • Grant research and grant-writing workshops, often offered free of charge as a community service.
  • A curated reference library of books, journals, and periodicals covering all areas of nonprofit management, board and staff leadership, and organizational assessment, and fundraising.
  • Annual Wage & Benefit Survey of Southern & Central California Nonprofit Organizations providing assistance on compensation and benefits.
  • BoardSource, information and tools for effective governance and accountability, with resources on bylaws, fiscal oversight, board structure, roles and responsibilities, etc.

About The San Diego Foundation
Founded in 1975, The San Diego Foundation’s purpose is to promote and increase effective and responsible charitable giving. The Foundation manages more than $621 million in assets, almost half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $833 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For additional information, please visit The San Diego Foundation at sdfoundation.org.

About Nonprofit Management Solutions
Since 1984, Nonprofit Management Solutions has been providing management assistance to nonprofits throughout Southern California since 1984, training over 90,000 nonprofit practitioners to run hundreds of nonprofit organizations more effectively during that time. For additional information, please visit www.npsolutions.org.

Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600, vheald@behmedia.com
Heather Back, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300, Heather@sdfoundation.org