Libraries and Periodicals
Chronicle of Philanthropy
The newspaper of the nonprofit world.
Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
For each of 10 topic areas, it covers vital skills, preferred practices, pitfalls, featured articles, trends, profiles, and glossary.
A magazine with management information and proven practices.
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Articles from thought leaders and executives in the nonprofit world.
Accelerates social innovation by leading nonprofits to greater social impact and sustainability.
Starting a Nonprofit Agency
Free Management Library:
Topics range from “should you start a nonprofit?” to “how to start a nonprofit”:
Free on-line nonprofit management class walks you through each aspect of managing a nonprofit organization.
Provides information on starting a new business in Wyoming.
Solid research on the size, scope and nature of the nonprofit sector, including some public policy briefings.
Provides information about nonprofit organizations missions, programs, and finances, including the organizations’ Form 990. Charities can enter information in their profile for review by potential donors. To see an organization’s 990 form, search by organization name and then go to the very bottom of their page. You will find their 990 links at the bottom.
Help for charitable givers in making giving decisions by providing information on over five thousand charities and by evaluating the financial health of each of these charities.
National Center for Charitable Statistics
Kids Count Census Online
Kids Count is a national and state-by-state project of the Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the United States.
TechSoup.org offers nonprofits a one-stop resource for technology needs by providing free information, resources and support. In addition, they offer a product philanthropy service called TechSoup Stock, where nonprofits can access donated and discounted technology products provided by corporate and nonprofit technology partners.
Idealware provides candid Consumer-Reports-style reviews and articles about software of interest to nonprofits, centralized into a website. Through product comparisons, recommendations, case studies, and software news, Idealware allows nonprofits to make the software decisions that will help them be more effective.
TACS Helpline Online
Q&A format to technology questions maintained by the Technical Assistance for Community Services (TACS) out of Portland, Oregon.
Free PDF creation
For those who can’t afford to buy Adobe Acrobat, this free software suite provides ease of use, flexibility in format and industry-standard security, all at no cost to you.