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Other Online Resources for Donors
The following links are to web sites that might be of interest to you as a donor. If you know of a web site that you’d like to recommend be included in our list, please contact us with the site name and address, along with a brief description.
INFORMATION ON CHARITABLE GIVING
American Institute of Philanthropy (www.charitywatch.org) – a national charity watchdog service whose purpose is to help donors make informed giving decisions.
Network for Good (www.networkforgood.org) – a nonprofit organization that helps people get more involved in their communities – from volunteering and donating money, to speaking out on issues.
The National Center for Charitable Statistics (http://nccs.urban.org) – serves as the national repository of statistical information on the nations not-for-profit sector. Information is obtained from the Internal Revenue Service and other agencies.
National Center for Family Philanthropy (www.ncfp.org) – focuses on matters of importance to families engaged in philanthropy and how they can make their giving more effective.
INFORMATION ON INTERNATIONAL GRANTMAKING
United States International Grantmaking (www.usig.org) – is a project of the Council on Foundations in partnership with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law to provide information and resources about effective and responsible international grantmaking.
GUIDES TO AND INFORMATION ABOUT COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS
The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) (www.arnova.org) – is an international, interdisciplinary membership organization that includes scholars and not-for-profit leaders fostering the creation, application and dissemination of research on voluntary action, nonprofit organizations, philanthropy and civil society.
Better Business Bureau (www.dayton.bbb.org) – provides profiles of Dayton and Miami Valley charities, including their programs, governance, fundraising practices and finances, as well as other valuable information. Reports are free and available through the BBB’s online charity report search.
Center for the Study of Philanthropy at City University of New York (www.philanthropy.org) – provides information on world-wide philanthropy, including multicultural, international and womens philanthropy.
Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org) – provides objective analysis of the financial health of more than 2,100 of the nations largest charities.
Council on Foundations (www.cof.org) – a not-for-profit membership association for the nations grantmaking foundations and corporations.
The Foundation Center (www.fdncenter.org) – provides educational and informational resources on philanthropy for the general public, as well as help for grantseekers in identifying appropriate funders and developing targeted proposals.
Guidestar (www.guidestar.org) – a searchable database, providing information about the programs and finances of more than 850,000 IRS-recognized not-for-profit organizations, including The Dayton Foundation and the Foundation’s 990s.
NEWS AND PUBLICATIONS
The Chronicle of Philanthropy (www.philanthropy.com)
Philanthropy News Digest (http://fdncenter.org/pnd/)
Philanthropy Magazine (www.philanthropyroundtable.org)
INFORMATION ABOUT VOLUNTEERING
Youth Service America (www.ysa.org) a resource center and alliance of 300+ organizations committed to increasing the quantity and quality of opportunities for young Americans to serve locally, nationally or globally.
VolunteerMatch (www.volunteermatch.org) a not-for-profit, online service that helps individuals get involved with community service organizations throughout the United States. Not-for-profit organizations also may post volunteer opportunities.
All of the sites listed on this page are maintained by their own organizations and are subject to change.
IN HIS WORDS
“The Foundation’s leadership and trustees, as well as staff, have done an excellent job of growing the Foundation and keeping alive its reputation for being a trustworthy philanthropic organization.”
– Read more about John E. Moore, Sr. emeritus Governing Board Member and Foundation donor.