Grantee Story Submission Form

Have a testimonial or anecdote you’d like to share about your organization or program? Submit your stories here.

GAR Foundation's Grantee Press Kit & Brand Guidelines

GAR Foundation encourages its nonprofit partners to publicize their grant awards. Here are a few tools to get you started: Communications & Brand Guidelines and Press Kit for Grantees 

BVU workshops for nonprofits
Foundation Center workshops and webinars
Collaboration Handbook

Out of School Time Provider Portal Information

Download the FAQs about Summit Education Initiative’s new portal here 

Creating a Nonprofit Dashboard

National Council on Nonprofits shows you how to create an efficient  nonprofit dashboard 

How to communicate when the topic is tough

The Communications Network focuses on key ways for your nonprofit to address controversial topics. 

Free or low-cost communication tools for nonprofits
GAR / Knight Foundation Board Study

This study takes a closer look at the makeup of the boards in Akron. Published in 2015.

Summit County Arts & Culture Landscape

 A 2014  study commissioned by GAR Foundation and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The comprehensive study – the first of its kind in this community – assessed the landscape of the arts and culture sector in Summit County.

Federal Grant Opportunities is your place to find and apply for federal grants and other grant opportunities.

Nonprofit Organization Database

Guide Star is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Search GuideStar for the most complete, up-to-date nonprofit data available.

Financial Guidance for Nonprofits

The Wallace Foundation’s library of financial resources help organizations fulfill their missions, deliver high-quality services, and become fiscally fit.

Foundation Database

The Foundation Directory Online is a database featuring more than 140,000 foundations. Grant-seekers can search for trainings, data, reports, case studies and more to take your research and planning to the next level.

A Guide to Collective Impact

Collective Impact is the commitment of a group of actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem, using a structured form of collaboration. This article provides in-depth guidance for organizations to learn about the Collective Impact approach.

Strategic Communication Guide for Nonprofits

Effective communications help drive your mission, engage volunteers, attract donors, and connect with your audience. This model from Communications Matters is designed to help organizations build a common language and shared understanding around strategic communications.

Leadership Tools for Nonprofits

Browse dozens of articles on leadership relevant to your work from The National Council of Nonprofits.

Free Infographic Tools

Infographics are graphic visual representations of information. They work especially well when you have a lot of data and statistics. Use them for presentations, reports, or online storytelling. Nonprofit pricing is available from Piktochart.

Human Resources Practices for Nonprofits

A quality HR program starts with an honest, objective assessment of an organization’s current needs and practices. In addition to the local nonprofit BVU, online tools via Society for Human Resource Management and ERC are also available.