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Research: Nonprofit and Grant Information

Home Access Available  Business Plans Handbook Collection (Gale): Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans. Start your search by a basic key word search. Text-to-speech available.
Home Access Available  Business Source Premier (EBSCO): provides full text for thousands of business journals, including peer-reviewed, scholarly business publications. Coverage includes all subject areas related to business, including accounting, management, finances, personnel, and more. Need to research a company or industry? Business Source Premier provides full text Datamonitor reports for companies and industries. Need to keep up with your profession or trends in your industry? Try searching trade journals or business journals by key word. Text-to-speech available in HTML format. Tips for using this eResource
Library Access Only  Colorado Grants Guide: This tool for nonprofit and community-based organizations is a comprehensive grants database containing hundreds of profiles of funders that support Colorado nonprofit organizations. The searchable online database allows grant- seekers to research funders that support a specific area of interest, geographic location or type of grant such as general operating support or capital campaigns. Due to licensing restrictions, this site is not available for at-home use.
Home Access Available  DemographicsNow (Demographics): Provides detailed U.S. demographic data, with reporting and mapping capabilities. Good for business, sociology, finance, marketing, public administration, political science research and for preparing a business plan, comparing macro and micro trends of a selected populations, comparing the demographics and market potential of any geography(ies) in the United States.
Library Access Only  Foundation Directory Online: is the nation's leading online resource for funding research. Ask Us Updated weekly, Foundation Directory Online provides details of more than 108,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors, over 3 million recent grants, and over 500,000 key decision makers. Available only on-site at the Harmony and Old Town libraries.
Library Access Only  Foundation Grants to Individuals Online: is an online database of nearly 10,000 foundation Ask Us and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Available only on-site at the Harmony and Old Town libraries.
Home Access Available  Gale Virtual Reference Library: consists of ebooks on a variety of subjects such as, history, biography and business. The ebooks are searchable across subjects, have text-to-speech technology and translate into 11 different languages. Text-to-speech available.
Home Access Available  GOAL: This database is a tool provided by Larimer County, to offer information about grant opportunities for projects and needs in our area.
Web Link The Foundation Center's learning community for the social/nonprofit sector. GrantSpaceSM offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations.
Home Access Available  Mergent Intellect: Powered by Hoover's, a Dun & Bradstreet Solution, Mergent includes over 70 million U.S. private businesses, over 3.5 million Canadian private businesses, over 6,500 U.S. public companies, 245 million global private businesses with corporate family tree; a residential search that includes 250 million North American residents; over 90 million executives including contacts and biographies. Easy to use. Download 2,000 records at one time.
Home Access Available  Reference USA: provides business and consumer research. It can help users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis and locate people. It has real-time access to information on more than 20 million businesses and 222 million consumers. Tips for using this eResource

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