Internet Resources



Internet Resources


For your convenience, we have compiled a list of online publications, web sites, and news sites that we think are relevant to your fundraising efforts and Internet success. Please email us at info@foundationsearch.com if you come across others that you find useful.

Government Sites Reference Sites
Prospect Research Sites Search Engines
Directories Online Newspapers
Newswire Services


Government Resources


IRS - Charities and Non-Profits
Information about how to apply for Employer Identification Number (EIN).

Federal US Links
Links to federal agencies including links to grant proposal guides.

General US Links
Links to various resources including the US Congress and the Federal Register.

Grant Forms & Miscellaneous Information
Various government agency grant forms.

Regulatory & Policy Aids
Links to various federal regulations and laws, also includes a link to the Library of Congress.

Standard Federal Agency Policies
Links include the National Science Foundation, NASA, National Institutes of Health, Department of Education, Department of Defense, and various miscellaneous links.

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Prospect Research Sites


Grant Writing USA
The fastest growing, most highly sought after grants training in America. Whether you're a beginner at grant writing or a seasoned professional, Grant Writing USA has the tools, training programs and workshops to help you dramatically enhance performance in all areas of grant writing.

FoundationSearch America
North America's leading source of web based foundation funding information for non-profits.

10k Wizard
A searchable database of SEC filings and corporate information, including executive profiles.

Alliance for Nonprofit Management
An alliance of individuals and organizations dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of individuals and organizations in the nonprofit sector.

Association of Fundraising Professionals
The AFP is the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising.

Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement
APRA is comprised of over 2,000 development professionals working to meet the data and research needs of the nonprofit community.

Boardsource.com
Information, resources and tools for nonprofit board members, to build strong and effective nonprofit boards.

CBS Marketwatch
Contains up-to-date financial information and includes a research and tools section.

Charity Channel
A volunteer-driven on-line community of nonprofit-sector professionals.

Contributions Magazine
The "how to" source for nonprofit professionals. Contains information and articles on current events and issues in the nonprofit sector.

Council on Foundations
A nonprofit association of grantmaking foundations and corporations.

David Lamb's Prospect Research Page
Focus is on American links and information, David Lamb's prospect research pages are an excellent starting point on the web for prospect research information. Links to company and executive information, foundations, lots of good stuff!

Free Management Library
Contains links to articles that address every area of management for for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Good360.org
Good360.org's mission is to provide a venue for the donation of product, goods and services from the private sector to the charitable sector.

Grant Proposal.info
Provides free resources for both advanced grantwriting consultants and inexperienced nonprofit staff.

GrantSmart
Features a searchable database of tax-related information, which can be verified by members. Also contains news and press releases, FAQs, and a variety of research tools.

Hoover's Inc.
Contains comprehensive information on companies, industries, and market intelligence. Provides subscriptions to free newsletters.

Hoover's Executives on the Move
List of the latest executive changes. Updated weekly.

Idealist.org
A project of Action Without Borders, this site contains information on nonprofit organizations around the world.

Independent Sector
A coalition of nonprofits, foundations and corporations to strengthen philanthropy and citizen action.

Internet Nonprofit Center
Contains FAQS about nonprofit organizations and has a library of articles on the nonprofit industry.

lawyers.com
Search for lawyers by name, firm, location, or law school attended.

Naier
National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources.

National Center for Charitable Statistics
A project of the Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, this is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector.

Nuts and Bolts: Starting a Nonprofit in the U.S.
From the publishers of the newsletter by the same name, this site includes helpful articles and tips for fundraisers. It also includes dozens of links to other fundraising related sites.

The NonProfit Times
Monthly business publication for the nonprofit sector, with semi-monthly financial management and direct marketing editions.

Opensecrets.org
Guide to monetary distribution in the U.S. election campaigns.

Philanthropy Index
A list of donation information about some of America's biggest donors. Find out who donates to what, and how much.

Philanthropy Roundtable
A national association of individual, corporate, and foundation donors dedicated to addressing society's needs and generating philanthropy in the private sector.

ProgressivePubs.com
Contains a directory of progressive foundations, and information on various organizations working on progress and reform, primarily in government.

The Research Assistant
Tools for every aspect of nonprofit fundraising research, primarily focused on fighting new and minority drug abuse.

Research It!
Contains specialized search tools including dictionary, translator, thesaurus and many more.

The Scout Report
The flagship publication of the Scout project, this newsletter provides up-to-date information on Internet resources.

Society for Nonprofit Organizations
Promotes a vigorous nonprofit sector through education, collaboration and research.

Sponsorship.com
Provides news and analysis about sponsorship today. There are sections for sponsors, sponsorees, agencies and suppliers. Registration is free.

Yahoo! Finance
Contains up-to-date financial news and a great deal of corporate information.

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Directories


InfoSpace
White and Yellow pages for the US, Canada and UK.

Nonprofit Matrix
An online directory and guide to selecting and integrating "dot-coms" into a nonprofit organization's web and internet strategies.

Switchboard
Track down the addresses and phone numbers of individuals and businesses in the United States.

Telephone Prefix Location Directory
Area code finder.

US Zip Codes
United States postal service ZIP Code lookup.

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Reference Sites


Britannica.com
Contains leading magazines, related books, the Merriam-Webster dictionary and the complete Encyclopedia Britannica.

Institutions & Related Associations
Links to various associations and research agencies.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress Internet Resource Page. A comprehensive listing of links to Internet guides, online courses, glossaries and tutorials.

Private Funding Listings & Financial Aid Tools
Links to various private funding information sources and financial aid reference resources.

Professional Development & Education Programs, ERA, and Certification
Links include Patent Office, Copyright Office, Virtual Law Library and various other Federal agencies.

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Search Engines


Google.com
The world's largest search engine. Google's index contains 1,060,000,000 web pages.

Yahoo!
A standard search engine that lets you explore the entire web or limit searches to US web sites.

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Online Newspapers


NewspaperLinks
A gateway to your local newspapers.

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Newswire Services


ABYZ News Links
A web page with links to news publications all over the world.

Bizjournals.com
A news site that focuses on current events and issues in the financial sector, containing specific information pertaining to major metropolitan areas in the U.S. Each city has its own link on the site.

NewsLink
US newspaper index, with links to community papers as well as major metropolitan publications.

PR Newswire
Provides comprehensive communications services for public relations and investor relations professionals.

Google News
Provides information culled from approximately 4,000 news sources worldwide.

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