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Fundraising and Not-for-Profit Resources

Below are links to resources helpful to nonprofit organizations (some, but not all, are specific to organizations in New York State).

Association of Fundraising Professionals
“The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 27,000 members in 180 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs.”

BBB Wise Giving Alliance
“The BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability were developed to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations. The standards seek to encourage fair and honest solicitation practices, to promote ethical conduct by charitable organizations and to advance support of philanthropy.”

BoardnetUSA
“BoardnetUSA is a unique website dedicated to the express purpose of connecting nonprofit boards and new leaders.”

BoardSource
“BoardSource increases the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening boards of directors through our highly acclaimed consulting practice, publications, tools, and membership program.”

Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the newspaper of the nonprofit world. It is the No. 1 news source, in print and online, for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.”

The Foundation Center
“Established in 1956, and today supported by more than 600 foundations, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants—a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector.”

Guidestar.org
“GuideStar is the leader in providing comprehensive data on more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations, connecting them with donors, foundations, businesses, and governing agencies in a nationwide community of giving.”

Idealist.org
Idealist.org is a project of Action Without Borders.  “Action Without Borders is a nonprofit organization founded in New York City in 1995. Our mission is to connect people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.”

IRS
“Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits.”

Lawyer’s Alliance for New York
“Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods.”

National Council of Nonprofit Organizations
“The National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA) is the network of state and regional nonprofit associations serving over 20,000 members in 41 states and the District of Columbia. NCNA links local organizations to a national audience through state associations and helps small and midsize nonprofits: manage and lead more effectively; collaborate and exchange solutions; engage in critical policy issues affecting the sector; and achieve greater impact in their communities.”

Network for Good
“Network for Good is the Internet's leading charitable resource, bringing together donors, volunteers and charities online to accomplish good. At www.networkforgood.org, users can donate to more than one million charities and search from among more than 36,000 volunteer opportunities. In addition, non-profits can access tools for fundraising, volunteer recruitment and donor communication.”

New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau
“New Yorkers donate billions to charity every year. The Attorney General's Charities Bureau is responsible for supervising charitable organizations to insure that donors and beneficiaries of those charities are protected from unscrupulous practices in the solicitation and management of charitable assets. The Bureau also supervises the activity of foundations and other charities to insure that their funds and other property devoted to charitable purposes are properly used.”

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York
“The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc., (NPCC) is the voice and information source for New York nonprofits.  Established in 1984, NPCC informs and connects nonprofit leaders, saves nonprofits money, and strengthens the nonprofit sector’s relations with government.”

Nonprofit Finance Fund
“The Nonprofit Finance Fund provides capital and advice to help nonprofit organizations achieve their mission, improve their capacity to deliver services and strengthen their communities.”

The Support Center
“The Support Center strives to improve our society by helping nonprofit leaders and their organizations better serve their communities.”

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