Association of Fundraising Professionals (
Association of Fundraising Professionals is the professional association for individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of not-for-profit, charitable organizations. Founded in 1960, AFP advances philanthropy through its more than 17,000 members in 149 chapters throughout North America.

BBB Wise Giving Alliance (
BBB Wise Giving Alliance includes a division that reports on the records of national charities and offers information on local charities through its network of Better Business Bureaus.

Board Source (
BoardSource, formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards, is the premier resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations worldwide. Through our highly acclaimed programs and services, BoardSource enables organizations to fulfill their missions by helping build strong and effective nonprofit boards.

Catalogue for Philanthropy (
The Catalogue for Philanthropy and their web site are an experiment in the promotion and expansion of philanthropy in Massachusetts. This site promises to be an informational resource on charities in Massachusetts.

CharityChannel (
CharityChannel is a resource that connects individuals interested in the nonprofit sector around the world. It is a place where nonprofit professionals can connect, learn from each other, share information and work together to advance the cause of philanthropy.

Chronicle of Philanthropy (
The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the newspaper of the nonprofit world. It is the No. 1 news source, in print and online, for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.

Council On Foundations (
The Council On Foundations provides overall advice and resources for prospective donors, including a list of over 350 local "member" community foundations, who advise donors on local and regional issues.

Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is a network of 28 associations, helping more than 3,400 organizations and individual donors nationwide practice effective philanthropy. The Forum can provide information on your region's giving, help you or your advisor explore the range of giving options, and connect you to your area's regional association and other likeminded people interested in philanthropy.

Foundation Center (
The Foundation Center is an "independent non-profit information clearing house" designed to foster understanding of the foundation field by organizing and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related themes. Information including IRS data on private foundations is stored at five Center libraries around the country.

Guidestar (
Guidestar, a service of Philanthropic Research, Inc., guides individuals by providing information on the programs and finances of the over 600,000 501(c)3 organizations registered with the IRS.

Internal Revenue Service (,,id=96136,00.html)
The IRS website contains much information for charities, including Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, which is a searchable list of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.

More Than Money (
More Than Money informs wealthy individuals on how to best contribute their time and money to "creating a more sustainable and just world." Their services include a quarterly journal, counseling, and workshops.

Institute For A Civil Society (
Institute For A Civil Society is a non-profit organization seeking to "identify and facilitate innovative approaches to pressing issues around the globe." It facilitates family and individual giving, and provides numerous non-profits with unsolicited funding. Though it does not accept unsolicited proposals, it also offers non-profits expertise in media, policy and politics, business, and income-generation strategies.

IRS ABC’s for Exempt Organizations(,,id=187787,00.html)
IRS Exempt Organizations offers resources to help the manager of a new exempt organization navigate tax issues.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy mission is to make philanthropy more responsive to people with the least wealth and opportunity, more relevant to critical public needs, and more open and accountable to all, in order to create a more just and democratic society.

National Center for Family Philanthropy (
National Center for Family Philanthropy, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was established in September 1997 by a group of family philanthropists to encourage families and individuals to create and sustain their philanthropic missions. It is the only national resource center focusing on matters of importance to families engaged in philanthropy and their effective giving.

NonProfit HelpDesk (NPHD) (
NonProfit HelpDesk (NPHD) provides essential management training and organizational development services, enabling America’s nonprofits to streamline internal operations, enhance leadership performance, and fulfill their mission at the optimal level.Click below to learn more about our robust array of services that have been successfully delivered to over 2,500 nonprofit organizations:

Northwest Giving Project (
The Northwest Giving Project inspires and educates new philanthropists on various options for giving. NWGP does not recommend any one giving vehicle, plan, nonprofit organization, cause or advisor. The web site provides in-depth information about the tax consequences of charitable donations and includes a schedule of activities and seminars, providing an interactive option for learning about charity. (

Philanthropy Roundtable (
The Philanthropy Roundtable is a national association of more than 600 individual donors, corporate giving representatives, foundation staff and trustees, and trust and estate officers. Its Associates include donors who are involved in philanthropy on a professional basis, as well as individual donors for whom giving is a serious avocation.

Support Center/Nonprofit Development Center (
Support Center/Nonprofit Development Center is a consulting and training organization with a regional focus and a national reach. Through consulting, workshops, publications, and special management programs, we seek to help nonprofits utilize the best management tools and concepts to help them best serve their communities.