Outside Resources

Resources that can complement our consulting

Decide for yourself on the merits of these resources and work directly with them. Gray Matters cannot vouch for their services.

Complementary Resources

Community Resource Exchange (CRE)

Community Resource Exchange is a nonprofit management consulting firm that makes New York City’s nonprofit organizations stronger and more effective in fighting poverty and advancing social justice.

Human Services Council

The Human Services Council strengthens the not-for-profit human services sector’s ability to improve the lives of New Yorkers in need.

Partnership for After School Education (PASE)

The Partnership for After School Education (PASE) is a child-focused organization that promotes and supports quality after school programs, particularly those serving young people from under-served communities.


Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grant makers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit the Center’s web site each day and are served in its five regional library/learning centers and its network of 470 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions nationwide and around the world.

New York Community Trust

New York City’s community foundation is one of the largest private funders of City nonprofits. Since 1924, The Trust has helped make donors’ charitable dreams come true by funding the nonprofits that make NYC a vital and secure place.

Grant Writing

Gray Matters can recommend on request paid grant writers who have worked with our clients.


Lawyers’ Alliance

Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. By connecting lawyers, nonprofits, and communities, we help nonprofits to develop affordable housing, stimulate economic development, promote community arts, and operate and advocate for vital programs for children and young people, the elderly, and other low-income New Yorkers.



ReServe matches continuing professionals age 55+ (ReServists) with organizations that need their expertise. Nonprofits and public agencies (Partners) can tap into a lifetime of experience to fill crucial staffing gaps at affordable rates. ReServists can do great things for their communities while they put their professional expertise to work on part-time service projects, in exchange for a modest hourly stipend.

Volunteer Match

NYC Service promotes volunteerism, engages New Yorkers in service, builds volunteer capacity and mobilizes the power of volunteers and National Service members to impact NYC’s greatest needs.