Nonprofit Resources for Not-for-Profit Organizations

The following links are to web sites that might be of interest to you as a not-for-profit organization representative. 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.

RESOURCES FOR NOT-FOR-PROFITS

Statewide and Local Resources

Better Business Bureau (www.dayton.bbb.org) – offers an accreditation through its local Charitable Advisory Service, which provides comprehensive information about Greater Dayton charities. The information your BBB provides includes summaries of the organizations' programs, governance, fundraising practices and finances, as well as other valuable information to help inform prospective donors. Transparency is an important component when approaching funders. BBB Charity Accreditation enables participating organizations to assure their donors they are operating responsibly.

The Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations (www.oano.org) – provides leadership, education and advocacy to enhance the ability of Ohio’s nonprofit organizations to serve their communities. OANO carries out its mission by serving as a voice on public policy issues, providing training seminars on nonprofit management, securing sample policies and procedures for member organizations, offering member savings and group purchasing programs and providing one-on-one technical assistance to members.

National Resources

Alliance for Nonprofit Management (www.allianceonline.org) – a professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of not-for-profits and to assisting them in fulfilling their mission.

Association of Fundraising Professionals (www.afpnet.org) – a professional membership organization representing U.S., Canadian and Mexican fundraising professionals, who work to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.

BoardSource (www.boardsource.org) – a resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training and leadership development for board members of not-for-profit organizations worldwide

Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy at the Urban Institute (www.urban.org/center/cnp/index.cfm) – provides research information regarding the role and impact of not-for-profit organizations and philanthropy in democratic societies. A major component of the Center is the National Center for Charitable Statistics (http://nccs.urban.org).

Charity Channel (www.charitychannel.com) – an online community of volunteer-sector professionals providing charitable news, resources, job postings and discussion lists.

Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (www.givingforum.com) – a national network of local leaders and organizations helping organizations and individuals practice effective philanthropy.

The Nonprofit Risk Management Center (www.nonprofitrisk.org) – provides a variety of services and products, including technical assistance, software and training and consulting, on risk management topics for not-for-profit organizations.

Philanthropy Ohio (www.ohiograntmakers.org) – provides news and information about grantmaking and philanthropy in Ohio, as well as helpful resources for grantmaking organizations.

TechSoup (www.techsoup.org) – a comprehensive source of technology news specifically for not-for-profit organizations.

INFORMATION ON CHARITABLE GIVING

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 women’s philanthropy.

The National Center for Charitable Statistics (http://nccs.urban.org) – serves as the national repository of statistical information on the nation’s not-for-profit sector. Information is obtained from the Internal Revenue Service and other agencies.

GUIDES TO AND INFORMATION ABOUT COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS

Local Resources

Better Business Bureau (www.dayton.bbb.org) – offers an accreditation through its local Charitable Advisory Service, which provides comprehensive information about Greater Dayton charities. The information your BBB provides includes summaries of the organizations' programs, governance, fundraising practices and finances, as well as other valuable information to help inform prospective donors. Transparency is an important component when approaching funders. BBB Charity Accreditation enables participating organizations to assure their donors they are operating responsibly.

Dayton Metro Library (http://www.dayton.lib.oh.us/nonprofits) – provides information and other resources for nonprofit organizations regarding fundraising, grant writing and nonprofit management.

National Resources

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.

Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org) – provides objective analysis of the financial health of more than 2,100 of the nation’s largest charities.

Council on Foundations (www.cof.org) – a not-for-profit membership association for the nation’s 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.


NEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

The Chronicle of Philanthropy (www.philanthropy.com)

The Grantsmanship Center Magazine (www.tgci.com/magazine/archives.asp)

NonProfit Times (www.nptimes.com)

Philanthropy News Digest (http://fdncenter.org/pnd/)

Philanthropy Magazine (www.philanthropyroundtable.org)


These sites are provided for informational purposes only. Unless we expressly state otherwise, The Dayton Foundation makes no representations whatsoever concerning the content of these sites. They do not represent The Dayton Foundation’s endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation with respect to these sites, their owners or providers. When leaving www.daytonfoundation.org, we recommend you check the privacy policy of the site you are visiting before providing personal information.

All of the sites listed on this page are maintained by their own organizations and are subject to change.
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File date: 10.25.16

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