One of the best (and local!) resources available to fundraisers, board members, corporate and foundation relations officers, development officers, and more is the Foundation Center. Are you taking advantage of it?
Located in Farragut Square in Washington, D.C., the Foundation Center is a short metro trip away from the USM Foundation offices. Whether online or in their offices, you can find funders; subscribe to their events feed, which includes classes on proposal writing, grant writing, introductory topics in fundraising, and more; review trends broken down by region; and follow a blog dedicated to topics in philanthropy.
The Foundation Center has offices all around the country, making it easy for you work on the fly and grab resources as you need them. If you haven't already familiarized yourself with the numerous resources available through the Foundation Center, take the time to visit them. Their work may come in surprisingly handy on future projects.