Compiles government resources about grants, loans, assistance, taxes, management, and other topics related to nonprofits. Links to external government-related sites and divides information by state where appropriate. Site can be changed to Spanish language at the bottom of the webpage.
The premier proprietary source for operation and financial information on U.S. nonprofit organizations. Provides basic information for over 850,000 nonprofits, including access to Pdf's of the organization's IRS Form 990. Can be searched by location, function and income.
Serves as "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 for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society." (from web site) Includes data plus Form 990's and general background on the nonprofit sector of the economy.
Provides PDFs of documents related to nonprofits in the areas of accountability, giving and volunteering, and communications and outreach. Documents are of varying currency, but the older ones remain relevant. Also check out the Independent Sector's videos, webinars, and general reference information about nonprofit-related issues.
The Better Business Bureau reports on charities and determines if they meet 20 voluntary standards on matters such as charity governance, finances, fund raising, and donor privacy. The BBB does not evaluate the worthiness of a charitable program. National charities that are found to meet all BBB Charity Standards have the option of signing a license and paying a fee for the use of a BBB Accredited Charity Seal that can be displayed on their websites and in their fund raising materials.
Provides "an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess the financial health of over 5,000 of America's best-known charities. Specifically, Charity Navigator's rating system examines two broad areas of a charity's financial health -- how responsibly it functions day to day as well as how well positioned it is to sustain its programs over time." (from web site)
"America's most independent, assertive charity watchdog. CharityWatch does not merely repeat what a charity reports using simplistic or automated formulas. We dive deep to let you know how efficiently a charity will use your donation to fund the programs you want to support. CharityWatch exposes nonprofit abuses and advocates for your interests as a donor." [from the website]
A nonprofit organization (and website) aimed at connecting people with social justice-focused organizations. Search for jobs, internships, volunteering opportunities, graduate programs, mutual aid groups and organizations.