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Links for Nonprofits

BoardSource is reportedly the world's largest, most comprehensive publisher of material on nonprofit governance. Here you'll find more than 100 booklets, books, videos, and audiotapes on the subject available online.

Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle of Philanthropy is a leading news source for charity leaders, fundraisers, grantmakers, and others in the philanthropy field. The Chronicle's Web site features articles from the latest printed issue, a news archive, conferences and workshops, grant listings, job opportunities, and extensive industry links. Offers news items as well as guides to grants, information on conferences and workshops, extensive links, and job postings. Fully searchable archive.

An online resource library which includes articles, forms, sample materials and a listing of development software. Professionals can join or establish a peer network group to share ideas, problems or challenges facing colleagues. Also available is a national job database specifically for development professionals serving nonprofit organizations.

A free database program to help you keep track of donors and volunteers.

Foundation Center
Offers news items and guides, as well online library, grant maker information and marketplace. Site is fully searchable, and offers "ask a librarian" service.The Foundation Center is an independent nonprofit information clearinghouse established in 1956. The Center's mission is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. The audiences that call on the Center's resources include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.

The Foundation Center operates libraries at five locations. These include national collections at its headquarters in New York City and at its field office in Washington, D.C., and regional collections at its offices in Atlanta, Cleveland, and San Francisco. Center libraries provide access to a unique collection of materials on philanthropy and are open to the public free of charge. Professional reference librarians are on hand to show library users how to research funding information using Center publications and other materials and resources.

Gifts In Kind
Gifts In Kind International, the world's leading charity in product philanthropy, directs donated quality products and services to the needy. It creates partnerships that link companies and their valuable in-kind resources with a network of more than 150,000 nonprofit organizations around the world.

Annually, more than $900 million in computer technology, office products and supplies, personal care products, clothing, educational materials, emergency supplies, construction and building materials, furniture, appliances and other critically needed materials have been given by over 50 percent of the Fortune 100 companies that manufacture or retail products as well as thousands of other generous corporations.

GuideStar's mission is to help improve the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector through the collection and presentation of comprehensive information about nonprofit organizations. GuideStar is a searchable database of more than 620,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States. It calls itself the "Donor's Guide to the Charitable Universe."

Grantwriting Help
A collection of Web sites that provide valuable information about how to write grant proposals and what to include, along with a valuable collection of sample proposals.

Network for Good
Find volunteer and giving opportunities in your community and beyond. Site also has online resources and tools to help nonprofits integrate the Internet into their strategic planning.

Innovation Network
Innovation Network provides two services: a search service for model programs and effective approaches to social services, and a participatory evaluation service. Both services are built on InnoNet’s core principles of participation, empowerment, ongoing learning, and continuous improvement. InnoNet conducts research, provides consultations, conducts trainings, workshops, and provides Internet technical assistance. The site also has an extensive list of other nonprofit links.

Internet Nonprofit Center
It hosts the original Nonprofit FAQ, an encyclopedia of information for nonprofit leaders. The site also has a Nonprofit Locator, and a library which is a repository for publications, information and data about nonprofit organizations and the nonprofit sector, generally by sources other than nonprofits themselves.

Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits (MAP)
MAP provides a variety of affordable management support services for nonprofit organizations. An extension of these services, the MAP Web site features a library on helpful topics such as human resources, organizational development, fundraising, and planning.

Non-profit Resource Center
Contains legal, financial, fundraising, management and research information for the non-profit world.

About.com's Non-profit Page
A collection of information from About.com for the nonprofit world. Offers extensive links organized by subject specialist. Consistently updated, the site offers resources and news items, as well as chat rooms and links to external sources. Offers extensive links organized by subject specialist. Religiously updated, the site offers resources and news items, as well as chat rooms and links to external sources.

Provides nonprofits with information about "discounted software, hardware, web and consulting services." It also contains lists of resources, freeware downloads, tech assessment worksheets, discussion groups, job listings, and much more.

Non-Profit Times
The leading monthly business publication for Nonprofit Management. Online version of non-profit paper. Fully searchable, offers news items, grant information, job postings, and links to other resources specific to non-profits.

Philanthropy News Digest
A compendium (updated weekly) of philanthropy-related articles and features from print and electronic media outlets nationwide.

Gateway to Associations
Provided by the American Society of Association Executives, provides a searchable database of associations on the web.

NonProfit Gateway
Provided by the federal government, offers resources and information for the non-profit community.