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Updated: January 3, 2005

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Key sources of information about nonprofit and charitable organizations.

Guidestar: The Donor’s Guide to the Charitable Universe
A searchable database of more than 620,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States.

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
Reports on nationally soliciting charitable organizations.

American Institute of Philanthropy
Rates and grades charities.

Charity Choices
Details about 260 charities: their goals and achievements as well as contact information. Management information for nonprofit organizations and their boards.

Internet Nonprofit Center
Information for and about nonprofits provided by the Evergreen State Society.

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management at Arizona State University
The Center’s purpose: “to advance nonprofit leadership practice so that organizations can better achieve their mission”.

Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
Standards of practice for accountability and evaluation, advocacy, communications and marketing, foundations and grantmaking, fundraising and financial sustainability, governance, management and leadership, staff development and organizational capacity, technology and volunteer management. From the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Non-governmental Organizations Research Guide
In-depth resource for global non-governmental organizations. A database maintained by Perkins Library at Duke University.

Nonprofit Sector Research Fund
Awards research grants and organizes conferences “to expand knowledge of the nonprofit sector and philanthropy, improve nonprofit practices, and inform public policy related to nonprofits”.

Board Source
Information for nonprofit board members and managers. A wide variety of books on nonprofit management are available from their online book store.

Board Builders
Offers free online classes and articles for board development. Links to speakers, trainers and consultants.

Board Development Resources
Board governance, responsibilities, and roles. Includes checklists to ensure board effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.

Nonprofit Genie
News and features for nonprofit managers. FAQs on board development, federal form 990, strategic planning and fundraising. Links to nonprofit resources around the web.

Npo net
Chicago and national nonprofit news, job board, and planner's calendar. Chicago-area organizations offering training, consulting and technical assistance in nonprofit management.

Donors Forum of Chicago
Resources for donors and nonprofits that help them serve their region’s philanthropic needs.

The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations
Located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Links Harvard scholars with managers in the third sector.

Leader to Leader Institute
Their mission is to lead social sector organizations toward excellence in performance.

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Roadside Attractions
Journals for and about the nonprofit sector

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