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Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono at FreeDigitalPhotos.netLooking for current philanthropic news and trends? Check our periodicals for articles, grant opportunities, and fundraising ideas.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Located in the Newspaper section of the Library.
This newspaper is a major source of news and information for charity leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and other individuals associated with nonprofits organizations.

The Foundation Review
A peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy. Available online in Business Source Complete.

NonProfit Times
This publication contains articles and news on nonprofit marketing and management topics.

Nonprofit World
Focuses on key result areas of managing & leading a nonprofit organization. Available online in Business Source Complete.

"The premier source of information and inspiration for America’s most savvy and generous donors, is published quarterly by The Philanthropy Roundtable."

Philanthropy News Digest
"A daily news, jobs, rfp service of the Foundation Center."

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Presents the best ideas in nonprofit management, philanthropy & corporate citizenship. Available online in Business Source Complete.

Starting a Nonprofit


Image courtesy of Sujin Jetkasettakorn at FreeDigitalPhotos.netEstablishing a Nonprofit Organization
Foundation Center's guide to establishing a nonprofit organization task by task, including board development, creating bylaws, filing for federal tax exemption, recruiting staff, and developing a fundraising plan.
How to Start a Nonprofit
Step-by-step guide from the National Council of Nonprofits.
Forming a Charitable Organization in Illinois
Information from the Illinois Attorney General.
Creating a Nonprofit Organization
Common questions, forms, letters and instructions. Site is from Illinois Legal Aid.
Association of Consultants to Nonprofits (ACN)
ACN members offer a full range of consulting services to nonprofit organizations including marketing, fund development, strategic planning, capacity building, staffing, training, board development, program development, public policy, utilizing technology, and legal services.
Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits
IRS publications and reports.


  • Starting & Building a Nonprofit : A Practical Guide
    Philanthropy HD62.6 .S737 2013
  • How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation
    Philanthropy KF1388 .H6 2013
  • Start Your Own Nonprofit Organization: Your Step-by-Step guide to Success
    Philanthropy HD2769.2.U6 K56 2014
  • Tax Planning and Compliance for Tax-Exempt Organizations : Rules, Checklists, Procedures
    Philanthropy KF 6449 .B58 2012
  • The Power of the 501(c)(3) : Why Every Church Needs One and How to Do it Yourself
    Philanthropy HG 4027.65 O45 2008
  • Moving Beyond Founder's Syndrome to Nonprofit Success
    Philanthropy HD 62.6 .M3918 2008
  • Revised Form 990 : A Line-by-Line Preparation Guide
    Philanthropy KF6449 .B568 2009

Nonprofit Careers & Jobs

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Job board for nonprofits and certain government agencies that are searching to find staff with community service experience.
Online meeting place for nonprofit organizations, consultants, job seekers and volunteers.

Job list from the West Suburban Philanthropic Network (WSPN).


  • All Nonprofits Salary Survey. U.S North Central Regions
    Philanthropy HD4966.N65 A45 2015
  • Careers in Grant Writing
    Career & College Information HG177.R443 2009
  • Careers in Nonprofit Organization Management
    Career & College Information HD8039.N65 C37 2016
  • Start Your Own Grant Writing Business
    Philanthropy HG177 .S73 2013
  • Fundraising as a Career: What, are you Crazy?
    Career & College Information HV41.9 .U5 L97 2010
  • Nonprofit Organizations (Career Launcher Series)
    Career & College Information HD2769.15 .M67 2011
  • How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar : 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career
    Career & College Information HD2769.15 T458 2010
  • Nonprofit Consulting Essentials : What Nonprofits and Consultants Need to Know
    Philanthropy HD62.6 .C24 2010

Board Development


Image courtesy of adamr at FreeDigitalPhotos.netBoardsource: Building Effective Nonprofit Boards
BoardSource supports, trains, and educates more than 60,000 nonprofit board leaders from across the country each year.

Board² serves both individuals interested in non-profit board service and non-profit organizations looking for new board members.


  • The Nonprofit Board's Role in Mission, Planning, and Evaluation
    Philanthropy HD62.6 .G713 2009
  • Meeting, and Exceeding Expectations : A Guide to Successful Nonprofit Board Meetings
    Philanthropy HD 2743 .F57 2009
  • The Board Building Cycle : Nine Steps to Finding, Recruiting, and Engaging Nonprofit Board Members
    Philanthropy HD62.6 .H79 2007

Proposal Writing


Learn About Proposal Writing
Foundation Center resources, both online and in the classroom at various levels, to help you learn to write grant proposals that are more likely to succeed. Some opportunities are fee-based.

grantspace_logo_250px.gifGrantSpace offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide. Look under TOOLS for sample documents such as proposals.


  • Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing
    Philanthropy HG177.5 .U6 G44 2012
  • Foundation Center's Guide to Winning Proposals II
    Philanthropy HV 41.9 .U5 F673 2005
  • Storytelling for Grantseekers: A Guide To Creative Nonprofit Fundraising
    Philanthropy HV 41.2 .C53 2009
  • Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals : Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases to Present Your Organization, Explain Your Cause, and Get the Funding you Need
    Philanthropy HG 177 .B768 2008
  • Grant Proposal Makeover : Transform Your Request From No to Yes
    Philanthropy HV 41.2 .C518 2007
  • Collaborative Grantseeking : A Guide to Designing Projects, Leading Partners, and Persuading Sponsors
    Philanthropy HG 177.5 .U6 M556 2011

Grant Seeking


fdo.gifFoundation Directory Online Professional
Updated weekly, this database provides access to essential facts on grantmakers and their funding activities worldwide. To pinpoint prospective funders, explore four comprehensive databases: Grantmakers, Companies, Grants, and 990s. With geographic search tools, you can zoom in on regional and local grantmakers or grants by state, county, city, metro area, congressional district, and ZIP code. Choose from over 1,100 indexed search terms or keyword-search. Interactive maps and charts show a funder’s giving trends, and you can click through to see recipient lists and grant details.
Available on-campus only.
A guide to federally administered grant programs.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.

grantspace_logo_250px.gifGrantSpace, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations.


  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grant Writing
    Philanthropy HG177.5 .U6 756 2011
  • The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need
    Philanthropy HG177.5 .U6 K37 2009
  • Foundation Fundamentals
    Philanthropy HV41.9 .U5 F686 2008
  • Storytelling for Grantseekers: A Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fundraisers
    Philanthropy HV41.2 .C53 2009
  • Collaborative Grantseeking: A Guide to Designing Projects, Leading Partners and Persuading Sponsors
    Philanthropy HG177.5.U6 M556 2011
  • Foundation Center's Guide to Winning Proposals II
    Philanthropy HV 41.9 .U5 F673 2005


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