For your convenience, we have compiled a list of online publications, web sites, and news sites that we think are relevant to your fundraising efforts and internet success. Please contact us if you come across others that you find useful.
IRS - Charities and Non-Profits
Information about how to apply for Employer Identification Number (EIN).
Federal US Links
Links to federal agencies including links to grant proposal guides.
General US Links
Links to various resources including the US Congress and the Federal Register.
Grant Forms & Miscellaneous Information
Various government agency grant forms.
Links to international government resources.
Regulatory & Policy Aids
Links to various federal regulations and laws, also includes a link to the Library of Congress.
Standard Federal Agency Policies
Links include the National Science Foundation, NASA, National Institutes of Health, Department of Education, Department of Defense, and various miscellaneous links.
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Prospect Research Sites:
Grant Writing USA
The fastest growing, most highly sought after grants training in America. Whether you're a beginner at grant writing or a seasoned professional, Grant Writing USA has the tools, training programs and workshops to help you dramatically enhance performance in all areas of grant writing.
North America's leading source of web based foundation funding information for non-profits.
A searchable database of SEC filings and corporate information, including executive profiles.
Alliance for Nonprofit Management
An alliance of individuals and organizations dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of individuals and organizations in the nonprofit sector.
Association of Fundraising Professionals
The AFP is the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising.
Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement
APRA is comprised of over 2,000 development professionals working to meet the data and research needs of the nonprofit community.
Association of Small Foundations
Association of foundations with few (or no) staff. Contains information on foundations within the Association.
Information, resources and tools for nonprofit board members, to build strong and effective nonprofit boards.
Capitol City Publishers
News source for nonprofits, with funding information for the arts, drug abuse prevention, and faith-linked organizations.
Contains up-to-date financial information and includes a research and tools section.
A volunteer-driven on-line community of nonprofit-sector professionals.
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Bi-weekly news source of the nonprofit world.
The "how to" source for nonprofit professionals. Contains information and articles on current events and issues in the nonprofit sector.
Council on Foundations
A nonprofit association of grantmaking foundations and corporations.
David Lamb's Prospect Research Page
Focus is on American links and information, David Lamb's prospect research pages are an excellent starting point on the web for prospect research information. Links to company and executive information, foundations, lots of good stuff!
The Foundation Incubator
TFI's mission is to stimulate collaborative, innovative, and effective philanthropy in emerging and existing foundations.
Free Management Library
Contains links to articles that address every area of management for for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
Provides a full range of services designed to get non-profits online and to make their presence online as meaningful and effective as possible.
Gift Planning Resources Center
Promotes charitable giving through gift planning by providing links and comments on information available on the Internet.
Gifts In Kind International
Gifts-In-Kind's mission is to provide a venue for the donation of product, goods and services from the private sector to the charitable sector.
Provides free resources for both advanced grantwriting consultants and inexperienced nonprofit staff.
Features a searchable database of tax-related information, which can be verified by members. Also contains news and press releases, FAQs, and a variety of research tools.
Contains comprehensive information on companies, industries, and market intelligence. Provides subscriptions to free newsletters.
Hoover's Executives on the Move
List of the latest executive changes. Updated weekly.
A project of Action Without Borders, this site contains information on nonprofit organizations around the world.
A coalition of nonprofits, foundations and corporations to strengthen philanthropy and citizen action.
Internet Nonprofit Center
Contains FAQS about nonprofit organizations and has a library of articles on the nonprofit industry.
Provides free prospect research sources and tools, including a detailed section called "Hard Rock Mining" with tips for acquiring biographical information.
Search for lawyers by name, firm, location, or law school attended.
National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources.
National Center for Charitable Statistics
A project of the Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, this is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector.
Nonprofit Nuts and Bolts
From the publishers of the newsletter by the same name, this site includes helpful articles and tips for fundraisers. It also includes dozens of links to other fundraising related sites.
The NonProfit Times
Monthly business publication for the nonprofit sector, with semi-monthly financial management and direct marketing editions.
Guide to monetary distribution in the U.S. election campaigns.
A list of donation information about some of America's biggest donors. Find out who donates to what, and how much.
Philanthropy Journal Online
News and information about American nonprofits. Links to other resource sites throughout the States.
A national association of individual, corporate, and foundation donors dedicated to addressing society's needs and generating philanthropy in the private sector.
Contains a directory of progressive foundations, and information on various organizations working on progress and reform, primarily in government.
The Research Assistant
Tools for every aspect of nonprofit fundraising research, primarily focused on fighting new and minority drug abuse.
Contains specialized search tools including dictionary, translator, thesaurus and many more.
The Scout Report
The flagship publication of the Scout project, this newsletter provides up-to-date information on Internet resources.
A list of the 60 largest American charitable contributions this year.
Society for Nonprofit Organizations
Promotes a vigorous nonprofit sector through education, collaboration and research.
Provides news and analysis about sponsorship today. There are sections for sponsors, sponsorees, agencies and suppliers. Registration is free.
Contains up-to-date financial news and a great deal of corporate information.
TechSoup Global is one of the most comprehensive technology resources for NGOs in the world. Working with corporate donors, including Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, and Symantec, TechSoup provides nongovernmental organizations, nonprofits, libraries, and community-based organizations with the latest professional hardware, software, and services they need.
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Community Foundation Locator
Free searchable database of community foundations.
White and Yellow pages for the US, Canada and UK.
An online directory and guide to selecting and integrating "dot-coms" into a nonprofit organization's web and internet strategies.
Track down the addresses and phone numbers of individuals and businesses in the United States.
Telephone Prefix Location Directory
Area code finder.
US Zip Codes
United States postal service ZIP Code lookup.
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Gary Price's List of Lists
The Financial lists contain helpful information on Forbes listings, top CEOs, etc.
A huge collection of free subscription mailing lists. Join discussions with other internet users on subjects like planned giving, volunteer management, and philanthropy. Also includes links to thousands of other discussion groups.
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Contains leading magazines, related books, the Merriam-Webster dictionary and the complete Encyclopedia Britannica.
Institutions & Related Associations
Links to various associations and research agencies.
Doug Jamieson, webmaster of CharityVillage, has put together a great suite of pages that explain the basics of the Internet. The series is targeted at fundraisers and nonprofit professionals, so there are lots of relevant examples and links and a very helpful glossary of terms.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress Internet Resource Page. A comprehensive listing of links to Internet guides, online courses, glossaries and tutorials.
Private Funding Listings & Financial Aid Tools
Links to various private funding information sources and financial aid reference resources.
Professional Development & Education Programs, ERA, and Certification
Links include Patent Office, Copyright Office, Virtual Law Library and various other Federal agencies.
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The leading search engine among Web users.
The world's largest search engine. Google's index contains 1,060,000,000 web pages.
A standard search engine that lets you explore the entire web or limit searches to US web sites.
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A gateway to your local newspapers.
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ABYZ News Links
A web page with links to news publications all over the world.
Newswire designed to distribute news releases from nonprofit organizations to a variety of media outlets. Also contains database of newswires AScribe has received.
A news site that focuses on current events and issues in the financial sector, containing specific information pertaining to major metropolitan areas in the U.S. Each city has its own link on the site.
US newspaper index, with links to community papers as well as major metropolitan publications.
Provides comprehensive communications services for public relations and investor relations professionals.
Two Ten Communications
Provides response management and fulfillment services that cover every aspect of direct marketing.
Provides information culled from approximately 4,000 news sources worldwide.
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