10 sites every nonprofit in the US should know about
- Subject: [cg] 10 sites every nonprofit in the US should know about
- From: Laura Berman firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 12:31:42 -0400
Thanks to Alison Cohen at Heifer, I'm passing along this great list of
resources for non-profits that was compiled by Ami Dar of Action Without
Pass it on.
To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
~ Gandhi ~
A list of the 10 sites we think every nonprofit in the US should know about.
If you have a moment, please share this message with friends and colleagues
so that the whole sector can benefit from these resources.
Here they are:
1. At http://www.foundationcenter.org <http://www.foundationcenter.org/>
the Foundation Center provides information about every foundation in the
country. Much of this information is free, but some of it is for paying
2. At http://www.guidestar.org <http://www.guidestar.org/> Guidestar lists
financial information for 800,000 nonprofits. You can use Guidestar for
research, and you can also update your organization's entry there.
3. At http://www.idealist.org <http://www.idealist.org/> Idealist.org has
built the leading nonprofit job site in the country. In addition to jobs,
you can also list events, volunteer opportunities and internships, and at
you can find the most comprehensive directory of nonprofit consultants on
4. At http://news.gilbert.org <http://news.gilbert.org/> Michael Gilbert
maintains a great site with daily news updates bridging the online and
nonprofit worlds. You can read the news there, or you can subscribe for
weekly email updates.
5. At http://www.nonprofitbasics.org <http://www.nonprofitbasics.org/> the
Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership is building a resource
center with lots of great information for starting, running and funding an
6. At http://www.nonprofits.org/npofaq Putnam Barber maintains the Nonprofit
FAQ - an older resource center that is special because it is based on actual
questions and answers posted by nonprofit managers over the years.
7. At http://www.networkforgood.org <http://www.networkforgood.org/> people
can find volunteer opportunities, and they can also make donations to
hundreds of thousands of nonprofits. Most importantly, you can use this site
to add a free Donate button to your Web site.
8. At http://www.serviceleader.org <http://www.serviceleader.org/> you will
find a huge site covering every aspect of volunteer management, from
screening, matching, record-keeping and evaluation, to legal issues, risk
management and virtual volunteering.
9. At http://www.techsoup.org <http://www.techsoup.org/> Techsoup has built
the leading resource center for all issues related to nonprofit technology.
In addition, they offer steep discounts on software for nonprofits,
sometimes up to 90% off the list price.
10. At http://www.volunteermatch.org <http://www.volunteermatch.org/>
people can find volunteer opportunities all over the country by ZIP code or
area of interest.
Lastly, in addition to these 10 online resources, we recommend that people
check out http://www.ncna.org/states.htm for the nonprofit state association
closest to them.
Thanks in advance for sharing this message with your network, and don't
forget our upcoming Nonprofit Human Resources conference, June 11-14 in
Philadelphia, at http://www.idealist.org/conference2003
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