Nonprofit Organizations


  • Annual Register of Grant Support.
    Q180.A1 A5 (Reference, Butler Library)
    The Annual Register of Grant Support provides descriptions of over 3,200 organizations in 12 categories ranging from the humanities to technology and industry. In addition to basic directory information, many of the entries include an e-mail address, areas of interest, type of funding, geographic restrictions, eligibility, amount of award, number of applicants and awards given, and an inquiry contact.
  • Associations Unlimited
    The Encyclopedia of Associations contains over 120,000 entries for regional, national, and international nonprofit organizations. The Encyclopedia provides directory (e.g., phone, address) and descriptive (e.g., organization profile, conference schedule) information. The database also provides links to each organization's home page.
  • Corporate Giving Directory 
    HV97.A3 T29
    Corporate Giving Directory is a leading source of information on corporate philanthropy. Fundraisers and other nonprofit executives seeking a share of corporate funding depend on CGE as a primary tool in finding and securiing chartiable support for their nonprofit organizations. This uniquue, single-volume source provides detailed descriptive profiles of over 1,000 of the top corporate chartitable giving programs in the United States.
  • Foundation Directory Database
    Foundation Directory provides descriptions of grant makers, including private grant-making foundations, community foundations, operating foundations, and corporate grant makers.
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals
    Comprehensive directory of grantmakers to individuals.
  • National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations
    AS29.5 .N3 (Business Reference)
    Brief entries on 265,000 organizations. Indexed by activity and zip code.


  • Financial and Accounting Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations
    HF5686.N56 G76 2000 (Business Reference) 2012 8th Ed ordered
  • Nonprofit Handbook: Fundraising/ 2001
    HD62.6 .N662 2001 (Business Course Reserves)
  • Nonprofit Handbook: Fundraising: 2002 Supplement
    HD62.6 .N662 2001 Suppl. 2002 (Business Course Reserves) 2003 Suppl. ordered
  • Nonprofit Handbook: Management. 2001 Supplement
    HD62.6 .N662 2002b Suppl. (Business Course Reserves)
  • Nonprofit Handbook: Management. 2002 Supplement
    HD62.6 .N662 2002b Suppl. (Business Course Reserves) 2003 Suppl. ordered
  • 990 Handbook" A Line-by-Line Approach
    HJ 4640 .B55 2001g (Business Reference)


Articles & Journals

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  • ABI/INFORM Global
  • Business Source Complete
  • Factiva
  • ABI/Inform Global on ProQuest Direct
    Periodical database specializing in business literature, including full text of over 2060 of the 3040 ABI/Inform titles. All titles are indexed and abstracted. Also included in ProQuest are Newspapers and General Periodicals. Coverage: 1971 to present ; Updates: Daily
  • Business Source Complete
    Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance, international business, econometrics and economics. Contains full text of the Harvard Business Review, California Management Review and other important journals. BSP also includes country reports from EIU and Global Insight as well as company reports from Datamonitor.
  • Factiva
    Factiva is an excellent resource for finding company and industry information. Factiva contains a database of nearly 8,000 publications, including: academic and trade publications, industry newsletters, international and regional newspapers, business magazines, and business newswires. The two sections of the database that are most commonly used for this assignment are the "Factiva Library" (which allows researchers to search the 8,000 sources) and the "Quick Company Search" (which contains company profiles - information about: finances, competitors, company history, etc.).

Internet Resources

  • Associations on the Net
    Collection of more than 500 Internet sites for professional and trade associations, cultural and art organizations, business, industry and labor groups, political parties and advocacy groups.
  • BoardSource
    Includes materials to help board members and senior staff at nonprofits work together to lead their organizations more effectively.
  • Charity Navigator
    Provides evaluations and ratings of more than 5,000 charities in the United States.  Registered users (free registration) can compare, track, and search charities based on financial health and efficiency to identify and assess worthy charities in America.
  • Foundation Center
    The Center's purpose is to disseminate information about foundations, corporate giving, and grant-making. This site includes a publications catalogue, statistics on foundation giving, and information about the Center's and activities.
  • Foundation Center: Researching Philanthropy
    Free access national, state, and metropolitan area data on U.S. foundations and their grants
  • Global Directory of Nonprofit Web Sites (The Idealist)
    Provides links to more than 10,000 Web sites in 120 countries.
  • Guidestar Database of Non-Profits (data from IRS documents)
    From Philanthropic Research, a free information service on the programs and finances of more than 600,000 charities and nonprofits, news on philanthropy, and resources for donors and volunteers.
  • Independent Sector
    Nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by encouraging volunteerism, philanthropy and citizen action. IP publishes research reports on trends in the nonprofit sector.
  • Indiana University Center on Philanthropy
    In addition to supporting degrees in nonprofit management and philanthropic studies, the Center publishes research material on the nonprofit sector, including the Philanthropic Studies Index. The Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library accommodates reference requests from practitioners and researchers outside the Indiana University community.
  • The Institute for Not-for-Profit Management (INM), Columbia University
    INM was formed to build the managerial capacity of not-for-profit organizations. Through intensive, graduate-level programs, participants study core management disciplines tailored specifically to the not-for-profit sector. INM’s programs emphasize the importance of deploying resources strategically to fulfill the organization’s mission and meet its goals.
  • The National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban Institute
    The national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.
  • New York State Attorney General Office's Charities Site
    Tips and guides, reports, forms, and other web sites.
  • U.S. Chief Financial Officers Council
    An organization of CFOs and deputy CFOs of federal agencies, along with Treasury and Budget Office executives, dedicated to improving financial management in the federal government.