The Internet is such a great tool...but overwhelming as well. There are hundreds of excellent websites with useful information for and about nonprofits and their many activities. We have narrowed the field to a few of our favorites. But, we recommend that you check out the list of links at every site you visit to make sure you don't miss just the right resource for you.
For nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Information is contributed by users and readers. Contains free, self-directed management courses on topics such as communications, fundraising, program management, strategic planning, and more.
Comprehensive information about the world of foundations. Most information is free upon registration. It also manages The Foundation Directory Online
, a subcription service.
A clearinghouse of information and training in grantsmanship, proposal writing and fundraising. Includes examples of effective proposal writing models. Also has information on developing business ventures for nonprofits.
The Better Business Bureau's charity-monitoring arm collects and distributes information about the programs and finances of hundreds of charitable organizations. There is also an area where you can inquire or complain about a charity.
This site helps nonprofits increase financial support through online fundraising
. Provides a service/tool, DonateNow, that allows nonprofits to accept credit card donations online. Other useful services include EmailNow and ebase.
Genie is a service of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services. It is a list of frequently asked questions about and from nonprofits. Very useful.
Information for volunteers
and for volunteer managers. See the "resources" page for tips and ideas.
This is the successor to the Peter Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, founded to promote leadership in the nonprofit sector. Many excellent articles and resources.
The place to go for technical information designed specifically for nonprofits. Also connects to TechSoup Stock where you can find donated and discounted technology products.
NTEN is the go to place for information on social media
for nonprofits, whether you are already a social media geek or just trying to learn. You can join the Network for a modest annual fee, but even if you don't, look in on their blog frequently, and sign up for the newsletter.
A centralized database of financial information about nonprofit organizations. Useful for nonprofits, donors, media, researchers, businesses.