Development Resources

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

GuideStar (
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. (
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 (
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(
Includes a resource center with lots of great information for starting, running and funding an organization.

Nonprofit FAQs (
Provides forum for actual questions and answers posted by nonprofit managers over the years.

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

Techsoup (
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 (
Lists volunteer opportunities all over the country by ZIP code or area of interest.

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

Council for Advancement and Support of Education(
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(

David Lamb (
One of the leaders in prospect research.

Non-Profit Membership & Allied Organizations

AFP Oregon Association of Fundraising Professionals Oregon(

EVDP Emerald Valley Development Professionals (

INPM Institute for Nonprofit Management (

NAO Nonprofit Association of Oregon (

NWPGRT Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable(

WVDO Willamette Valley Development Officers (

Information on Charities

Better Business Bureau (
The Better Business Bureau includes reports on charities.

GuideStar (
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(
Association of individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a variety of not-for-profit charitable organizations.

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

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

The Philanthropic Initiative (
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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