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On the Web

These resources on the open internet may be useful for your research.

  • Alliance for Nonprofit management - The leading national knowledge community dedicated to building the capacity of individuals, organizations and communities working to achieve positive social change and cultural enrichment.

  • Arnova - Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action - The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) is the U.S.-based, national and international association that connects scholars, teachers, and practice leaders interested in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy and civil society.

  • Benevon : Creating Sustainable Funding - Offer training and coaching programs provide the step-by-step process and the tools with workshops, templates, scripts, and rigorous coaching that get your organization off the treadmill of year-to-year fundraising and on the pathway to nonprofit sustainability.

  • Blue Avocado - Blue Avocado is a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits. We publish approximately seven times per year through an HTML newsletter delivered to more than 64,000 subscribers. Thanks to its sponsors and members, Blue Avocado subscriptions are free.

  • BoardSource: Build Effective Nonprofit Boards - BoardSource has long recognized the critical role that boards play in overseeing their organizations’ mission, finance, and strategic direction. With more than 25 years of hands-on experience working with nonprofit boards, BoardSource has become the go-to resource for funders, partners, and nonprofit leaders who want to magnify their impact within their community through exceptional governance practices.

  • Center for Nonprofit Excellence ( Business Volunteers Unlimited) - BVU is a national model organization that strengthens nonprofits by involving thousands of volunteers from the community; engaging hundreds of business executives and professionals on nonprofit boards of directors; and providing leading-edge board and management consulting and training services for nonprofits. 

  • The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society - The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society is committed to strengthening civil society through education, research, and leadership training. CPCS has worked to highlight the philanthropic activities of different institutions and groups, with a particular emphasis on multiculturalism - the patterns of giving and voluntarism by different religious, ethnic, racial, gender, and economic groups.

  • Charity Navigator - Charity Navigator works to guide intelligent giving. By guiding intelligent giving, they aim to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace, in which givers and the charities they support work in tandem to overcome our nation’s and the world’s most persistent challenges.

  • Charity Village (Canada) - CharityVillage has become the Canadian nonprofit sector's largest and most popular online resource for recruiting, news and how-to information.

  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy is an independent news organization that has been serving leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others involved in the philanthropic enterprise for more than 25 years. It offers a robust advice section to help nonprofit workers do their jobs as well as one of the biggest listings of career opportunities.

  • Compass Point - CompassPoint intensifies the impact of fellow nonprofit leaders, organizations, and networks as they achieve social equity together. They believe that nonprofit organizations and leaders need relevant support that builds on their strengths, experiences, and achievements and that those individuals and organizations that invest in increasing their leadership and management capacities are better poised to achieve progress.

  • Council on Foundations - An active philanthropic network, the Council on Foundations, founded in 1949, is a nonprofit leadership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. It provides the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good. The Council empowers professionals in philanthropy to meet today's toughest challenges and advances a culture of charitable giving in the U.S. and globally.

  • Florida Philanthropic Network Research - Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide association of nearly 120 philanthropic organizations working to build philanthropy to build a better Florida.

  • For Charities and Donors - U.S. BBB (Wise Giving) - The BBB Wise Giving Alliance helps donors make informed giving decisions and promotes high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public. It produces reports about national charities, evaluating them against comprehensive Standards for Charity Accountabilityand publishes a magazine, the Wise Giving Guide, three times a year.

  • Foundation Center - 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. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants, providing a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector.

  • Free Management Library - Directory of sources throughot the WWW on the subject of management.

  • Givewell - GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities and publishing the full details of our analysis to help donors decide where to give.

  • GuideStar nonprofit reports - GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. GuideStar’s Nonprofit Profiles provide you with the information you need to make smart decisions, build connections, and learn from each other to achieve your missions.

  • Idealist - Vision: To help build a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives by making sure that no opportunity for action or collaboration is missed or wasted. Mission: To close the gap between intention and action by connecting people, organizations, ideas, and resources.

  • Lobbying activity for nonprofits (irs.gov) - Provides guidelines for Charities & Non-Profits on the aspect of Lobbying for political influence.

  • McKnight Foundation : Non-Profit Management Toolkit - The McKnight Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations through grantmaking, collaboration, and encouragement of strategic policy reform.

  • NAICS code search - NAICS Association, LLC offers an array of highly reliable and valuable resources to assist companies in determining all things pertaining to NAICS and SIC Codes. This includes Free Search Engine and Drill-down tools to assist in assigning appropriate Code

  • National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) - The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.

  • National Council of Nonprofit Associations - The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. Through a network of State Associations and 25,000-plus members they are the nation’s largest network of nonprofits. They serve as a central coordinator and mobilizer to help nonprofits achieve greater collective impact in local communities across the country.

  • National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) - The National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) system is used by the IRS and NCCS to classify nonprofit organizations. It is also used by the Foundation Center to classify both grants and grant recipients (typically nonprofits or governments). 

  • Network for Good | Online Giving Made Easy - Network for Good is a hybrid organization, a nonprofit-owned for-profit. Network for Good’s nonprofit donor-advised fund uses the Internet and mobile technology to securely and efficiently distribute thousands of donations from donors to their favorite charities each year.

  • NonProfit Centers - Mission is to increase the capacity and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector by supporting the development and ongoing operations of multi-tenant nonprofit centers and other quality nonprofit workspace.

  • Nonprofit Quarterly - The Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ) is an independent, nonprofit news organization that has been serving nonprofit leaders, charitable foundations, educators, independent activists, and others involved in the civil sector for more than fifteen years. NPQ’s guiding philosophy is that an active, engaged, and sometimes disruptive civil sector is critical to a healthy democracy in the same way that a free and independent press is.

  • Nonprofit Risk Management Center - We publish affordable, easy-to-read publications. (Some are free). We offer easy-to-use online tools that help you create sound policies, develop a risk management plan and more. We publish a Risk Management Essentials newsletter, which is distributed to thousands of nonprofits three times each year.

  • Nonprofit Times - Leading business publication for nonprofit management. Geared to the executive suite, The NonProfit Times delivers news, business information and original research on the daily operations of tax-exempt organizations.

  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) - The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

  • Philanthropy Roundtable - The Philanthropy Roundtable’s mission is to foster excellence in philanthropy, to protect philanthropic freedom, to assist donors in achieving their philanthropic intent, and to help donors advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility in America and abroad.  

  • Society for Nonprofit Organizations - Society for Nonprofits is a leading resource for nonprofit professionals and has been helping nonprofit leaders increase their knowledge and grow the capacity of their organizations

  • StayExempt.org (irs.gov) - The IRS office of Exempt Organizations (EO) is pleased to present “Stay Exempt”—a series of dynamic and comprehensive tax courses that can help your tax-exempt organization maintain its exempt status and meet its filing requirements.

  • Urban Institute | Nonprofits - Urban's mission is to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions through economic and social policy research. They conduct sophisticated research to understand and solve real-world challenges in a rapidly urbanizing environment. Their work engages communities at multiple levels—city, state, and country—as we gather data and evaluate programs. Urban Institute scholars blend academic rigor with on-the-ground collaboration, teaming with policymakers, community leaders, practitioners, and the private sector to diagnose problems and find solutions.

  • Ventureneer - Ventureneer is a five-year old digital media and market research company, providing education and training for small businesses and nonprofits. For corporations that want to reach these organizations, Ventureneer provides branded marketing and social media opportunities that generate visibility, establish thought leadership, and build brand loyalty. Our achievements include:

  • VolunteerMatch - Where Volunteering Begins - Enable good people and good causes to connect. They have connected millions of people with a great place to volunteer and helped tens of thousands of organizations better leverage volunteers to create real impact.

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