Resources for nonprofit research

The following sites are useful when researching nonprofit organizations: (BBB Wise Giving Aliance)
“The Alliance reports on nationally soliciting charitable organizations
that are the subject of donor inquiries. These reports include an
evaluation of the subject charity in relation to the voluntary BBB charity standards.”

GuideStar, the national database of United States charitable organizations, gathers and distributes data on more than 850,000 IRS-recognized nonprofits. A very comprehensive source of information about American nonprofit organizations, GuideStar gathers information
about the operations and finances of nonprofit organizations.This site requires a free registration process to access some of the services. After creating an account, the user will have access to a nonprofit organization’s revenues, expenses, balance sheets, and the IRS Form 990.  Please note that Ohio University Libraries does not have access to the GuideStar Select or Premium services.

In addition to the above sites, it is recommended to search for articles about your organization in Lexis Nexis, Business Source Complete, and Academic Search Premier.

Below are some books that could be useful to students researching
nonprofit organizations. All of the following are located in the
reference section in the Learning Commons.

1.  AUTHOR Graham, John W.
TITLE Mission statements : a guide to the corporate and nonprofit
sectors / John W. Graham and Wendy C. Havlick ; with a foreword
by John A. Pearce II.
CALL # HD30.28 .G697 1994.

2.  TITLE National directory of nonprofit organizations.
CALL # AS29.5 .T34.

3.  AUTHOR Landskroner, Ronald A.
TITLE The nonprofit manager’s resource directory / Ronald A.
CALL # Z7164.T87 L36 2002.

4.  TITLE The new nonprofit almanac and desk reference : the essential
facts and figures for managers, researchers, and volunteers /
Murray S. Weitzman … [et al.]
CALL # HD2769.2.U6 N47 2002.

5.  TITLE Organization charts : structures of 230 businesses, government
agencies, and non-profit organizations / edited by Nick
Sternberg and Scott Heil.
CALL # HD38 .O738 2000x.

6. TITLE Guide to U.S. foundations, their trustees, officers, and
donors /compiled by the Foundation Center.CALL # AS911.A2 F64.

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