Professional and Community Based Resources

Association of Fundraising Professionals
Professional organization that advances philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising.

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Cutback strategies for nonprofits

Center for Democracy and Technology ('CDT')
An independent, nonprofit public interest organization advocating user empowerment and free expression on the Internet and bringing information and technologies to individuals that enable them to take control of their online experience

Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy
Conducts and disseminates research on the role and impact of nonprofit organizations and philanthropy

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFDA provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments; federally recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories of the U.S.; domestic public; quasi-public; and private profit and not for profit organizations, institutions, specialized groups and individuals.

Chronicle of Philanthropy
Newspaper of the nonprofit world (past issues- free electronic version)

Chronicle of Higher Education
News and blogs

Community Foundation Locator
Search for community foundations by region and zip code

Council of Foundations (subscription required)
Support foundation staff, trustees and board members in their day-to-day grant-making activities

DUNS Number (Required for Federal Grants)
A 9 digit number is assigned to a single business/nonprofit entity. The number is used to identify a business/nonprofit and tracks the credit history of the entity. In 2003 the U.S. Office of Management and Budget mandated that all vendors or recipients of federal funds should receive a DUNS number to compete for grants.

Faith and Service Technical Education Network (FASTEN)
Online resources for productions, registrations, applications, forms, and other useful tools

Foundation Center
Subscription based service that provides knowledge, resources, and a grant research database to the public. This resource can be accessed free by going to the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative in downtown Tampa.

Grant Managers Network
National association to improve grantmaking by advancing the knowledge, skills and abilities of those who manage grants.

Grant Professionals Association (GPA)
Organization that builds and supports an international community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater good.

Guidestar (subscription required)
The leading source of information on US nonprofits

Internal Revenue Service
Information about tax issues for nonprofits

National Center for Charitable Statistics

National Grant Managers Association (NGMA)
Member based association that provides tools for grants professionals to support and maintain high levels of grants management competency and establish standards of excellence for grants managers.

Nonprofit Overhead Cost Project
The goal of the project is to increase understanding of cost reporting, and to work with practitioners, policymakers, and the accounting profession to improve measurement and reporting

Nonprofit Times
Business publication for nonprofit management

Taxwise Giving & Philanthropy Tax Institute
The Management Library
Free resources on leadership and management of nonprofits