Business and Nonprofit Center

Board Diversity Workshop

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the functioning of Nonprofit Boards through our workshop series. The sessions will cover key aspects, including:

-Nonprofit Impact and Motivation for Serving on a Nonprofit Board
-Rules, Roles, and Responsibilities of Nonprofit Board Members
-The Secret Sauce to Achieving Success in Nonprofit Boards

The goal of the workshop is to foster diverse representation in Macon's nonprofit boards. Networking opportunities will also be available.

The next workshops begin in January 2024 at Washington Memorial Library

Spring Cohort: Each session will be held on the last Wednesday of the month from 5 PM to 7 PM, January through May
Fall Cohort: Each session will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 AM - 12 PM, June through October.

Attendance at all workshop sessions is mandatory. Click here to register.

This workshop is possible by a generous grant from the Knight Foundation. Your participation contributes to the growth and success of Macon's nonprofit community.

The Business and Nonprofit Center (BANC)

The purpose of the Business and Nonprofit Center (BANC) Collection housed at Washington Memorial Library is to provide information and support necessary for local businesses and nonprofit agencies to grow from start to finish. The collection contains up-to-date and influential materials to support this endeavor and is administered by the BANC librarian.

The BANC collection contains a selection of business and nonprofit materials in the following subjects:

Accounting ● Consumers ● Corporations ● Credit ● Creation/Marketing of Products ● DEI in Workplace ● Finance ● Freelancing ● Funding ● Human Resources ● Investing ● Leadership ● Licenses ● Limited Liability Companies ● Management ● Passive Income ● Patents ● Side Hustles ● Startups ● Taxes ● Trademarks

Artists ● Boards ● Copyright ● DEI in Workplace ● Grants ● Leadership ● Programs ● Startup ● Volunteers

Other business-related materials are shelved in the regular collection.


Data Axle (formerly ReferenceUSA)
With Data Axle Reference Solutions, you have access to all consumer and business datasets you need at your fingertips and in real time.

Use it to improve the accuracy and the functionality of your own products, applications and processes, improve marketing strategies and performance, enhance your technology stack, get a deeper insight into your market, and more.

You can also access this tool through your own home or office Internet connection with a Middle Georgia Regional Library PINES card.


Foundation Directory Online (In-house Use Only)
The Foundation Directory Online (FDO) delivers quality funding prospects. Since 90% of U.S. foundation do not have websites, the insights you need to find funders will not be discovered via standard search engines. You need up-to-date, in -depth information to reach the philanthropists that want to support your mission.


Legal Forms
Gale LegalForms helps you understand common legal procedures through access to authentic, professional legal documents for filling patents and trademarks, developing leases, creating bills of sale, and more business-related forms. it is the only electronic reference to offer legal forms that are truly state-specific. The forms in Gale LegalForms are drafted by attorneys.


Value Line
Researching stocks, market trends, company histories, and learning how to invest is easier with access to Value Line, a trusted name in investment research.

Research Assistance
Appointments for individual or group assistance are available in person or virtually with the BANC librarian if you need help searching for grants, want to learn more about market research, how to find information on stocks, or have a business or nonprofit looking for ways to grow.  Sign up here and the BANC librarian will contact you. 

*Staff will help access these databases, but they are not licensed to provide legal advice or recommendations. Please consult with a lawyer or licensed investment counselor if needed.

For more information about the Business and Nonprofit Center (BANC) contact:
Kaylyn Benson
BANC Specialist