Desert Charities News Creates The Most Comprehensive Nonprofit Directory in the Desert Cities


Desert Charities News (DCN), the premier news magazine and website dedicated to philanthropy and charitable giving in the Desert Cities, has developed and launched the most extensive and comprehensive central database for the nonprofit sector – The Nonprofit Directory, accessible at

“I take great pleasure in providing the most extensive and detailed central database created specifically for the numerous nonprofits in the Desert Cities. This robust and easy-to-navigate directory is the only resource of its kind in the region and substantially expands and enhances the website’s offerings,” states DCN Editor-Publisher, Steve Tolin. “I’m particularly proud of the new Event Calendar. In terms of functionality an ease-of-use, there’s nothing like it in the Desert Cities.”

The Nonprofit Directory features a directory of suppliers that provide goods and services to the nonprofit market. Other sections of the website include: Calendar Events Section,

Articles, Nonprofit Profiles and Listings, Supplier Profiles and Listings, as well as Venue Profiles.

 The Calendar of Events on The Nonprofit Directory has the largest listing of events in the community for the nonprofit sector, featuring benefits, openings, galas and special events.

Over 700 events are highlighted and included in Featured Events, Special Events and Upcoming Events. Under “More Events”, you can sort by Any date, Today, This Week,
This Weekend, This Month and Custom Date throughout the year.

Over 700 nonprofits are included in The Nonprofit Directory by category, such as, Animals

Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education, Environment, Family & Community, Health & Medical, Museums, Performing Arts and Social Services.

Over 400 suppliers are included in The Nonprofit Directory, broken down into 70 categories
to assist nonprofits with new vendors to do business with. Categories include: Auction Services, Advertising – including sponsors that support nonprofits, Donor Recognition,

Cause Marketing, Fundraising Services, Rentals, Chairs, Chair Covers, Linens, Party Rentals

Photo Booths, Portable Restrooms, Tables, Tents, Transportation, Valet and Video Production.

Over 150 venues are included in The Nonprofit Directory to assist nonprofits in selecting venues for their various events. Venues are broken down by: Museums, Art Museums, Childrens Museums, Cultural Space, Hotels, Outdoor Space, Restaurants, Meeting Space, Theatres, Golf and Unique Space.

The new website and Nonprofit Directory will serve to vastly enhance the resource and news capabilities that DCN has provided the Desert Cities for years. Countless individuals, organizations and businesses in the community have relied on the DCN publication and website to connect with the nonprofit community.

“Desert Charities News is the absolute "go-to" guide for charity events, activities and advancement in the Coachella Valley. The publication is such an incredible, comprehensive and informative resource for charity providers, donors and those who receive life-changing benefits from the many wonderful organizations featured in its pages. Publisher Steve Tolin and his team are outstanding to work with, and the quality and production value of DCN are unparalleled. We are thankful every day for the contributions this wonderful newspaper adds to our understanding and appreciation of the charity work going on in this region,” shares Alison Elsner, Executive Director, San Bernardino County Medical Society.

About Desert Charities News

Desert Charities News (DCN) is the premier news magazine and website dedicated to philanthropy and charitable giving in the Desert Cities. The publication is issued twice a
year – October/November/December and January/February/March. Controlled copies are mailed to nonprofits, charities, industry leaders and decision makers.

The DCN website is the leading nonprofit online resource directory in the Desert Cities for events, venues, suppliers, news and much more. Together, the website and publication are the region’s most relied upon and accessed resource focused on the thriving nonprofit sector, supplying views and news for and about the more than 800 nonprofits in the community. DCN is the only publication with 100% of the editorial exclusively about the nonprofit sector in the Desert Communities. The objective of DCN is to make the publication and website available for the many nonprofits in the Desert Cities to share ideas and connect with one another in a meaningful way – thus promoting not only their own missions, but the greater good of philanthropy. "Giving back is what DCN is all about ­– helping nonprofits gain exposure through the publication, website and our 18,000 Twitter followers," states Kristin Peterson, President of Desert Charities News.

About Steve Tolin, Editor-Publisher

Steve Tolin, Editor-Publisher of Desert Charities News, was instrumental in starting more than 45 trade publications, including many directories for various industries. A few of the trade

publications that thrived under Steve’s leadership include the Official Talent & Booking Directory, which became the worlds largest directory in the music industry. Also, Talent & Booking, The Official Country Music Directory, The Video Directory & Buyers Guide; The Satellite Directory and Buyers Guide. In addition, Steve published the Dick Clark television show’s printed program, “The Academy of Country Music Awards” for 32 years, helping it to become the largest awards program in the country music industry.

Steve’s career as a marketing, advertising, and publishing consultant, spans 45 years, including supporting many nonprofits who strive to make the world a better place each and every day.


02 Sep 2017

Issue 15