Resources

Development Resources

The Foundation Center (www.foundationcenter.org)
Information about every foundation in the country. Much of this information is free, but some is restricted for subscribers only.

GuideStar (www.guidestar.org)
Lists IRS 990 form financial information for 850,000 non-profits. You can use GuideStar for research, and you can also register and update your organization’s listing.

Idealist.org (www.idealist.org)
The leading nonprofit job site in the country. In addition to jobs, you can also list events, volunteer opportunities and internships.

Non-Profit news updates (news.gilbert.org)
Contains daily news updates, bridging the online and nonprofit worlds. It can be read on line or subscribe for weekly email updates.

The Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership(www.nonprofitbasics.org)
Includes a resource center with lots of great information for starting, running and funding an organization.

Nonprofit FAQs (http://nccsdataweb.urban.org/PubApps/nonprofitfaq.php)
Provides forum for actual questions and answers posted by nonprofit managers over the years.

Volunteer Source (www.networkforgood.org)
Resource to find volunteer opportunities and also make donations to hundreds of thousands of non-profits. Most importantly, you can use this site to add a free Donate button to your Web site.

Volunteer Management (www.serviceleader.org)
Covers every aspect of volunteer management, from screening, matching, record-keeping and evaluation, to legal issues, risk management and virtual volunteering.

Techsoup (www.techsoup.org)
Techsoup has built the leading resource center for all issues related to nonprofit technology. In addition, it offers steep discounts on software for non-profits, sometimes up to 90% off the list price.

Volunteer Match (www.volunteermatch.org)
Lists volunteer opportunities all over the country by ZIP code or area of interest.

Community College Development Professionals (www.crdnet.org)
The organization for community college resource development professionals around the country.

Council for Advancement and Support of Education(www.case.org)
Resource for all private fundraising, public relations/marketing and alumni professionals employed in higher education or even in K-12 education, too.

Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement(www.aprahome.org)

David Lamb (www.lambresearch.com)
One of the leaders in prospect research.

Non-Profit Membership & Allied Organizations

AFP Oregon Association of Fundraising Professionals Oregon(afporegon.afpnet.org/)

EVDP Emerald Valley Development Professionals (www.evdp.org)

INPM Institute for Nonprofit Management (www.inpm.pdx.edu)

NAO Nonprofit Association of Oregon (www.nonprofitoregon.org/)

NWPGRT Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable(http://www.nwpgrt.org/)

WVDO Willamette Valley Development Officers (www.wvdo-or.org)

Information on Charities

Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.com)
The Better Business Bureau includes reports on charities.

GuideStar (www.guidestar.org)
GuideStar is a searchable database of more than 850,000 nonprofit organizations in US. Charities can be searched by name, subject, state, zip code, or other criteria.

For Donors to Non-Profits

Association of Fundraising Professionals Oregon(afporegon.afpnet.org/)
Association of individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a variety of not-for-profit charitable organizations.

The Council on Foundations (www.cof.org)
Supports foundations by promoting knowledge, growth and action in philanthropy.

Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (www.pppnet.org/)
The professional association for people whose work includes developing, marketing and administering charitable planned giving.

The Philanthropic Initiative (www.tpi.org)
A non profit organization offering philanthropic design and management services to corporations, foundations, individuals and families. Conducts educational programs and research studies to help donors make giving more effective.

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