Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center

Affiliations & Partners

The Foundation Center

NCAC is a Funding Information Network Partner of the Foundation Center, and houses the a core collection of print resources from the Foundation Center.As a Cooperative Collection, NCAC clients have access to the Foundation Directory Online Premium Edition and FoundationGrants to Individuals – the most powerful foundation search tools available with information on 120,000 foundations. Furthermore, NCAC houses over 40 foundation reference guides and indexes.

Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO)

NCAC is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) and NCAC staff are certified Standards of Excellence Consultants. PANO is the statewide membership organization serving and advancing the charitable nonprofit sector through leadership, advocacy, education and other services in order to improve the overall quality of life in Pennsylvania. PANO helps charities become more efficient and effective through collaboration, cooperation and the sharing of resources and information. PANO helps charities succeed together where they cannot succeed separately. NCAC has partnered with PANO to provide a number of capacity building workshops and community forums for nonprofit organizations and community groups through the NEPA region. For more information on the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, please visit

Association of Fundraising Professionals

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in 200+ chapters in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. NCAC has partnered with the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter to promote professional development opportunities throughout the region. For more information on the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, please visit


CreateAthon® is a 24-hour, work-around the clock creative blitz during which local advertising agencies generate advertising services for local nonprofits that have little or no marketing budget. The work produced during the creative blitz includes conceptual development, copy writing and design on projects such as brochures, outdoor, direct mail, television, identity and web development, in addition to overall marketing and public relations planning. The event is coordinated locally by CDS Creative, located in Luzerne County. All nonprofit organizations located in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region are invited to submit a CreateAthon® application. CreateAthon® applications are available beginning in the early summer. To download an application or for more information on CDS Creative and the CreateAthon®, please visit: or

Staff Contacts

Kurt Bauman – NCAC, Executive Director
Athena Aardweg – Community Services Manager

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