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Action Without Borders/Idea List - has a very comprehensive web directory of nonprofit resources with over 8,000 links to organizations, directories and publications, arranged by geography as well as by issue. Also has a good list of tools for nonprofit organizations.

All Stars Project Inc. - Founded in 1981, the New York non-profit All Stars Project, Inc. produces performance-oriented programs that foster human development and growth, particularly in poor communities.  

All-America City Program - Nationwide initiative involving a unique network of over 150 national and local civic organizations dedicated to renewing America 's communities.

Alliance for Justice - The Alliance for Justice is a national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women's, children's and consumer advocacy organizations. Since its inception in 1979, the Alliance has worked to advance the cause of justice for all Americans, strengthen the public interest community's ability to influence public policy, and foster the next generation of advocates.

American Humanics - American Humanics is an alliance of colleges, universities, and nonprofits preparing undergraduates for careers with youth and human service organizations.

American Red Cross - "Together We Can Save a Life". This national disaster services organization is the most recognized nonprofit organization in the world.

ARNOVA - Association for Research On Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Organizations. This site includes: The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly which features finished papers that report research on voluntarism, citizen participation, philanthropy, and nonprofit organizations; Newsletter; Membership information; information on their annual conference; and ARNOVA Web - a list of nonprofit links.

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public - A global not-for-profit organization that finds and supports outstanding individuals with ideas for far-reaching social change.

Center for Leadership Studies - The Center for Leadership Studies is a nonprofit research and educational institution organized by Binghamton University , State University of New York, in 1987. Their mission is to contribute to the understanding and to identify the importance of a full range of leadership and its applications.

Charity Village (Canada) - CharityVillage is Canada 's huge, authoritative Web site for the nonprofit sector. Updated daily. More than 3,000 pages of news, resources, discussions, jobs, events, volunteer opportunities, "how-to" information, services, and links the world of charities on the Internet. The leading online source of information about Canada 's 142,000 registered charities and nonprofit organizations.

Children Now - Children Now uses research and mass communications to make the well being of children a top priority across the nation.

Civic Practices Network - A number of outstanding manuals and guides can be downloaded and printed at this site (i.e. "The Community Visioning and Strategic Planning Handbook", "Building Healthy Communities" and many others).

CIVICUS - Promoting a Worldwide Community of Informed, Inspired, Committed Citizens Who are Actively Engaged in Confronting the Challenges Facing Humanity.

Community of Science - Contains information about scientific expertise, funded scientific research, and funding opportunities for research.

CompassPoint -  Formally known as the Support Center , CompassPoint is a nonprofit consulting and training organization with offices in San Fransisco and the Silicon Valley .

Corporate Alternatives Inc. (CAi) - CAi has been providing training to not-for-profit organizations, trade associations, foundations and units of government since 1982. The president of the company, Peter Brinckerhoff, has been a  faculty member for the "Mission Based Management" program produced by the Learning Institute.

E.F. Schumacher Society - The E.F. Schumacher Society was founded in 1980 to promote the ideas inherent in the decentralist tradition and to implement them in practical programs that link economics, ecology, and culture.

Earth Force - An organization interested in actively engaging youth in the civic life of our communities through environmental problem solving.

Energize Inc. - Whether you are a paid director of volunteers or an officer of an all-volunteer association, this website can help you! They are an international consulting, training and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism. President Susan Ellis is a faculty member of the Society's Learning Institute educational programs.

Environmental Support Center - Since 1990, the Environmental Support Center (ESC) has assisted more than 2100 local, state and regional organizations working on environmental issues. ESC's goal is to improve the environment in the United States by enhancing the health and well-being of these organizations. Check out the Training and Organizational Assistance program.

Free Management Library - The Free Management Library facilitates sharing of free, on-line and how-to management resources among nonprofits and for-profits. Hosted by The Management Assistance Program (MAP) for Nonprofits in St. Paul , Minnesota . "Leaders Circle" developed by Dr. Carter McNamara is a tool which holds great promise for the groups of learners participating in the programs offered by the Learning Institute for Nonprofit Organizations.

Grassroots - Grassroots provides free Internet services to charities, including full-featured web hosting and email services. They also provide legal consulting to charities at no charge including assistance with the following: incorporation, application for tax-exempt 501c3 status with the IRS, general employment, tax and risk management issues.

GuideStar - Directory of American Charities - A directory of information on American Charities. Most beneficial for companies and individuals interested in investigating charities prior to making donations.

IKNOW - Expressly designed to give the nonprofit community information it can use. Unlike using a major search engine, the careful selection and organization of content on IKNOW is designed to save time usually spent weeding through tens and hundreds of pages that are not exactly what you were looking for.

Independent Sector - Information, advocacy & service for philanthropy, charities and volunteerism.  Includes information on the size and scope of the nonprofit sector.

Internet Nonprofit Center - Of special interest is the FAQ section for Nonprofits organized by topic....And the How To Start A Nonprofit Organization section.

Internet Resources for Nonprofit's - Maintained by the Utica Public Library. This list has over 1000 links (categorized by topic) to Internet resources that would be of interest to nonprofit organizations. Check out the "Featured Web Sites Of The Month".

Johns Hopkins University: Center for Civil Society Study - The Center for Civil Society Study is engaged in a wide variety of research and capacity-building activities designed to improve understanding of the role that philanthropy and nonprofit organizations play in modern society and to strengthen the capacity of these organizations to carry out their missions.

KDV - KDV is a for-profit firm of certified public accountants and management consultants providing services primarily in the seven county metropolitan area of Minneapolis Minnesota . The firm produces an electronic newsletter that features nonprofit reports, guest articles, news briefs, announcements, and links of interest to the nonprofit community. The firm also provides free access to an on-library of nonprofit reports (It simply requires a painless registration process).

National Center For Charitable Statistics - The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States . Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities

National Civic League - Case studies and essays on civic innovation in 9 topic areas. Models, techniques, syllabi, training centers, and some outstanding on-line manuals.

National Council of Nonprofit Associations - The largest state-by-state alliance of nonprofits in the United States , NCNA is a network of 39 state and regional associations with a collective membership of more than 22,000 community nonprofits.

Neighborhood Fundraising Network - A nonprofit organization that provides hands-on, customized professional resource development and technical assistance to community-based nonprofit organizations with annual operating budgets under $500,000 at below-market rates.

Nonprofit Prophets - Students in 9th and 10th grade English, social studies, science, health, and applied technology classes served as core teams investigating a problem in local or global communities that they think needs fixing.

Nonprofit Risk Management Center - Helps nonprofit staff and volunteers control risks so they can focus on their missions.

Npsoft.org - A software site that caters to non-profits and academic organizations. All the software listed on npsoft.org is discounted for schools and/or not for profit organizations.

OMBWatch - OMB Watch is a nonprofit research, educational, and advocacy organization that focuses on budget issues, regulatory policy, nonprofit advocacy, access to government information, and activities at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Points of Light Foundation - Established in 1990, the Points of Light Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works with the support of caring Americans who believe that volunteerism can be a powerful antidote to the social problems that afflict neighborhoods and communities.

Strategic Solutions - David La Piana, author of Nonprofit Mergers and Beyond Collaboration developed a web site focusing on Strategic solutions. The project was supported by The james Irvine Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. (Project ended in 2004)

The James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership - This University of Maryland Center  fosters principled leadership through scholarship, education, and training, with special attention to advancing the leadership of groups historically underrepresented in public life. Working from the belief that there is leadership in every person, the Academy studies, trains, and teaches emerging and experienced leaders to cross boundaries - between theory and practice, business and government, majority and minority groups, and among nations. 

The Urban Institute - The Urban Institute is a nonprofit policy research organization established in Washington , D.C. , in 1968. The Institute's goals are to sharpen thinking about society's problems and efforts to solve them, improve government decisions and their implementation, and increase citizens' awareness about important public choices.

Training Consortium - A free searchable database of trainers, consultants, speakers, organizations and vendors. Registrants can be searched by industry experience, area of expertise, geography, language, target audience and more.

Unified Registration Statement (URS) - An effort to consolidate the information and data requirements of all states that require registration of nonprofit organizations performing charitable solicitations within their jurisdictions.

United Way of America - United Way of America (UWA) is the national service and training center supporting member United Ways by helping them pursue dual strategies of adding value to the community and conducting cost-effective, donor oriented fund-raising to increase financial resources. To find the United Way nearest to you, try the My United Way locator.

Volunteer Consulting Group - The Volunteer Consulting Group works to strengthen nonprofit boards with a priority to: (1) Help them to find the board members they need across barriers of age, skill, ethnicity and geography; and (2) Consult to boards, helping them address issues of growth, transition and the development of effective board/staff partnerships.


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