Annual Register of Grant Support. 1969- : New Providence; R.R. Bowker -- <2007-> : Medford, N.J. : Information Today
LC Call Number: AS911.A2 A67
LC Catalog Record: 69018307
"This exhaustive guide to approximately 3,000 grant-giving organizations offering nonrepayable support and shows you how to tap the immense funding potential of these sources. Organized by 11 major subject areas and 61 specific subcategories. It is the definitive resource for researching and uncovering a full range of available grant sources. Not only does it direct you to traditional corporate, private, and public funding programs, it also shows you the way to little known, nontraditional grant sources such as educational associations and unions. Provides information for each grant program such as: eligibility requirements and restrictions, application procedures and deadlines, grant size or range, contact information, etc."—Publisher's description.
Internal Revenue Services
Resources for starting nonprofits.
Life Cycle of a Public Charity
Life Cycle of a Private Foundation
Connects people looking for board positions with organizations looking for board members.
Formerly known as National Center for Nonprofit Boards this organization provides consulting services and resources for nonprofits to increase their effectiveness through strengthening nonprofit boards.
If you are interested in launching your own crowdfunding page for a cause or a new initiative, you can do just that with CrowdtiltOpen.
Finding the Right Board Members for your Nonprofit. (National Council of Nonprofits)
Provides best practices and offers checklists, forms, documents, and tools.
Guidebook for Directors of Nonprofit Organizations. Third Edition (2012)
"... a valuable reference book for directors and prospective directors of nonprofit corporations, from the smallest corporation that operates principally at a local or even neighborhood level, to the largest nonprofit corporation having operations that extend not only across the United States but internationally as well. Primarily written for the lay reader, it provides a description of general legal principles as they apply to nonprofit corporations and offers useful and practical suggestions and checklists. This book, written and edited by leading lawyers in the nonprofit industry, will assist directors of nonprofit corporations in performing their duties and providing an overall understanding of their role to the corporations they serve." —Publisher's description.
How to Start a NonProfit. National Council of Nonprofits
Provides step by step guidance to starting a nonprofit.
National Study of Nonprofit Government Contracting and Grants
The Urban Institute Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy provides a number of studies based on the 2010 national survey which deals with human service nonprofit government contracting. Findings of the 2013 National Survey are also made available by the Institute.
Nonprofit Accounting Basics
Shares introductory and best practices of accounting for nonprofits in articles and videos. This site is a product of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs (GWSCPA), Nonprofit Financial Accountability Task Force whose mission is to educate both accountants and nonprofit managers in accounting and auditing policies and practices.
Nonprofit StartUp Guide
This online guide by Harbor Business Compliance
provides a great deal of advice on how to set up a nonprofit organization in all US states. Nonprofit Compliance Guide details how to register for charitable solicitation and how to renew registration in each state. Another useful guide by this company is Fundraising Compliance Guide. Available on the Internet for free with options for fee-based services.
Nonprofit Finance Fund
"...Helps organizations connect money to mission effectively, and supports innovations such as growth capital campaigns, cross-sector economic recovery initiatives and impact investing."—Organization's website
Provides an annual Nonprofit State of the Sector Survey.
Nonprofit Audit Guide
Published by the National Council of Nonprofits this guide provides information on state law nonprofit audit requirements and an interactive state map to learn the audit requirements for nonprofits for all U.S. states.
Nonprofit Organizations Attorneys
Provides a listing for all U.S states of attorneys, lawyers and law firms who work with nonprofits.
This resource by Chronicle of Philanthropy provides interactive collection of photos of the top 50 donors which can be ranked by source of wealth, age and residence in 2001-current year.
Prospect Research Institute
Provides tools and tips, research blogs, etc. for creating prospect profiles and statistics for fundraising activities on behalf of a nonprofit. Requires registration.
Resource Marketplace. The NonProfit Times
Connects nonprofits with suppliers and service providers that serve the nonprofit sector.
Social Media for Nonprofits
This page from Minnesota Council of Nonprofits offers articles for nonprofits on integrating social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube into their communications, marketing, and fundraising activities.
Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization. IRS Publication 557
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p557.pdf [PDF format: 2.86 MB/76 pp.]
Publication 557 discusses and explains the rules and procedures for organizations that seek recognition of exemption from federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information and assistance contact IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division
Zimmerman Lehman Publications
Provides services to help nonprofit organizations maximize their board, volunteer, financial and staff resources. Its publications that cover nonprofit management, fundraising, grants, boards of director recruitment, etc. can be purchased online. This site also offers free resources on nonprofit management.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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