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Foundation Information

A major publisher and clearinghouse of information on private foundations and the nonprofit sector.

Foundations On-Line
Links to Web sites for foundations throughout the country. Maintained by the Northern California Community Foundation. Inc.

The Council on Foundations
An association of foundations and corporations serving the public good by promoting and enhancing effective and responsible philanthropy.

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Provides background information, lists of recent grants, grant guidelines, contact information, and more.

Wisconsin Philanthropy Network
A regional association of grantmakers that supports and promotes effective philanthropy.

Community Foundation Locator
Lists community foundations across the country.

Nonprofit Organizations

Exempt Organizations Select Check - IRS
The Internal Revenue Services' Exempt Organizations Select Check is an on-line search tool that allows users to select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings

GuideStar, the Donor's Guide to Charities and Nonprofits
Independently republishes the IRS's publication 78. Comprehensive listing of United States public charities. Includes 990 tax information.

Nonprofit Explorer
You can use this database to find organizations and see details like their executive compensation, revenue and expenses, as well as download their tax filings going back as far as 2001.

Federal Grant Information
The official benefits website of the U.S. Government, with information on over 1000 benefit and assistance programs.

The Federal Register
The daily newspaper of the federal government. Lists new federal grant opportunities.
An electronic storefront for federally administered grant programs.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant Program
NEH grant information and forms available

A directory of all grant opportunities from the federal government. (Formerly the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.)

Nonprofit Resources

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association for individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of not-for-profit, charitable organizations. Click here for the South Eastern Wisconsin chapter.

Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance
The Alliance's primary purpose is to educate donors. While it never recommends one charity over another, it offers valuable information about specific charities and publications to help donors make their own giving decisions.

The site for a nonprofit organization dedicated to building stronger nonprofit boards and stronger nonprofit organizations.

Catholic Fundraiser is a website that provides 100% Catholic online training, advice, and resources for Catholic organizations, religious orders, and missionaries around the world who want to strengthen their missions in an era of secular, money-focused fundraising tactics.

Charity Navigator
Analyzes the financial fitness of over 5000 nonprofit groups.

Charity Village
The Charity Village is a support service for Canadian charities. Provides 1,000 pages of news, jobs, information and resources for staffers, donors, and volunteers in Canada's nonprofit sector.

Great Nonprofits
Great Nonprofits contains reviews of over 5500 charitable organizations.

Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management
A nonprofit academic center serving Milwaukee and Wisconsin through graduate and professional education, research and community programming.

Independent Sector
National leadership forum to encourage philanthropy, volunteering, and nonprofit initiatives.

Jobs that Help
The largest job board focused on nonprofit career opportunities in Wisconsin.

Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic
Provides free brief legal advice and referral services for nonprofits by appointment only.

National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS)
The national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.

National Charity Reports Directory
Links to charity evaluations.

The Nonprofit FAQ
The Nonprofit FAQ is an indexed collection of answers to Frequently Asked Questions about nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit Lift

A collaboration of local capacity-building intermediary and philanthropic organizations, Nonprofit Lift is where nonprofit leaders can easily find regional resources for organizational capacity-building, including a Consultant Directory.

The Nonprofit Management Fund
Purpose is to improve management effectiveness and efficiency of nonprofit organizations and to increase the resources for nonprofit management in the greater Milwaukee area.

The Nonprofit Times
A monthly newspaper of the nonprofit sector.

VolunteerMatch is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help everyone find a great place to volunteer, and offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement

Proposal Writing

Candid's Introduction to Proposal Writing

Candid's "Where can I find examples of grant proposals?"

Candid's "What should be included in the letter of inquiry/intent?"

Candid's "Where can I find examples of letters of inquiry/intent?"

The Grantsmanship Center
The Grantsmanship Center provides training opportunities in proposal writing and is also a leading information source on fundraising and nonprofit sector information.

Prospect Research

Candid's "How can I learn about researching and cultivating individual donors?"

Candid's "How can I find out about the most generous philanthropists in the United States?"

Funding Information Center Research Guides

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