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Internet Resources for Non-Profits

Running a nonprofit organization requires a lot of resources and patience. The good news is that there are lots of organizations willing to help nonprofits get on their feet and prosper.

General Sources

  • Idealist: Resources to help you find everything from non-profit volunteers to campaigns and even non-profit speakers.
  • NPRC: Provides guidelines about regulations that need to be followed when running or starting a non-profit organization. It also provides access and help with the forms.
  • GuideStar: Encourages non-profit organizations to post their profiles so they can attract more attention and raise their profiles.
  • CompassPoint Nonprofit Services: A list of useful FAQs from consulting to fundraising to funds management.
  • Non-profit Support Center: Provides consulting and training to help non-profits.
  • Non-profit Resource Guide: Detailed list of companies that serve non-profit organizations.
  • FundServices: Director of non-profit fundraising programs, divided into categories depending on what a non-profit supports.

Funding Opportunities


Nonprofits and Technology

  • TechSoup: Provides free technology information, resources, and support. It even offers technology products to nonprofits.
  • Non-Profit Grants: Provides a list of grants available for technology-related funding and support tech training.
  • Charity Focus: An organization that empowers nonprofits with web-based technical solutions at no charge.


Volunteer Activity

  • Volunteer Match: Aims to connect non-profits with volunteers in their area.
  • Points of Light: This organization has a list of volunteer centers around the United States.

While non-profit work can be very challenging, the availability of so many resources will make the jobs of nonprofit managers and workers easier.

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