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Nonprofit Resources

There are a multitude of valuable resources for individuals interested in employment in the nonprofit sector and for nonprofits interested in specific topics. The following resource list is a partial list of organizations, firms and technical assistance providers in Georgia and the U.S. The list is by no means an exhaustive list but should be viewed as a starting point.

Please note that due to the comprehensive services offered by many of the providers they may be listed in one category yet have services in several other categories. It is therefore advisable to scan through the entire list to understand an organization’s full menu.

Top Stops for Nonprofit Information and Knowledge

  • Alliance for Nonprofit Management
    Nonprofit consultants, academics, funders, and professionals actively strengthening practices and the field of capacity building.
  • Aly Sterling Philanthropy
    Fundraising, board governance and strategic planning services.
  • American Institute of Certified Accountants
    The AICPA's web site has extensive information on accounting standards and procedures. It is a valuable source of a wide variety of information on accounting issues for board members.
  • Better Business Bureau Giving Alliance
    The Alliance helps donors make informed giving decisions and advances high standards of conduct among organizations. It produces reports about national charities, evaluating them against comprehensive Standards for Charity Accountability and publishes a magazine, Wise Giving Guide, three times a year.
  • BoardSource
    BoardSource is a nonprofit organization that supports, trains and educates nonprofit board leaders from across the country through an extensive range of tools and resources including webinars, in-person training sessions, publications, consulting services and customized diagnostics.  Highly recommended for any board because of its extensive resources, it is the leading resource to go to for all things relating to board governance. 
  • Bridgespan
    The Bridgespan Group is a global nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven leaders, organizations, philanthropists, and investors to break cycles of poverty and dramatically improve the quality of life for those in need.
  • Candid
    Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid's data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world. Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
  • Charity Navigator
    Site helps potential donors evaluate charities through analysis of the operating finances of nearly 3000 nonprofits.  It is an excellent tool for donors and funders. The site is free and you can search by name, type of nonprofit or major metropolitan area.
  • Columns Fundraising
    Full range of nonprofit services from board development, capital campaigns, annual funds, etc. to help nonprofits achieve their strategic goals.
  • Compass Point
    CompassPoint is an electronic newsletter for members of nonprofit boards of directors. Board Café offers a menu of ideas, information, opinion, news, and resources to help board members in carrying out the responsibilities of their board service.
  • Community Consulting Teams - Atlanta
    Offers a broad range of opportunities to MBAs who want to help nonprofits further their missions. Nonprofits can submit a grant proposal for pro bono services.
  • Coxe Curry
    Coxe Curry and Associates provides professional fundraising counsel to help greater Atlanta nonprofit organizations attract resources and further their missions.
  • For Momentum
    Nationally recognized leader in nonprofit cause marketing.
  • Governance Matters
    Governance Matters is an organization whose purpose is to encourage and promote good governance in the nonprofit sector. Its web site posts information on good governance, links to other sites of interest to not-for-profit boards and information about courses and conferences for nonprofit board members.
  • Independent Sector
    A national coalition of nonprofit organizations of all sizes as well as Fortune 500 corporations with commitments to community involvement. IS advocates on behalf of and provides educational services to the nonprofit sector.
  • Leader to Leader is a business leadership blog, dedicated to bringing together leaders to share wealth of knowledge to create meaningful insight.
  • National Center for Charitable Statistics
    Questions about the nonprofit sector – this is where you want to be.  One of my favorite sites.  The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.  Working closely with the IRS and other government agencies, private sector service organizations, and the scholarly community, NCCS builds compatible national, state, and regional databases and develops uniform standards for reporting on the activities of charitable organizations.  Another valuable tool is the ability to create customized searches and reports based on geographic location and other selective criteria.
  • Network for Good
    Network for Good is a nonprofit organization that provides simple, affordable, and integrated services for small to medium-sized nonprofit organizations to help them become effective users of internet technology in their fundraising and management of donors and supporters.
  • Nonprofit Technology
    Membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals.
  • Rubican Project
    The firm works with brands and nonprofits, developing creative marketing programs that drive revenue, build loyalty, and do good.
  • Social Impact Exchange
    The SIE helps nonprofits with proven solutions to scale.
  • Urban Institute
    The Urban Institute is a Washington D.C.-based think tank that carries out economic and social policy research to "open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions.”