RESOURCES and USEFUL LINKS

CANDID

Provides news and research about philanthropy in general, tools for finding funders, and online tutorials for everything from proposal writing to nonprofit management.

GUIDESTAR

The most comprehensive online database of information on nonprofits across the country, including foundations.

INDEPENDENT SECTOR
Independent Sector is a leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. It sponsors research, encourages public policies that support a dynamic, independent sector, and creates resources for staff, boards, and volunteers to improve their organizations and better serve their communities.

THE PLANNED GIVING DESIGN CENTER

The PGDC provides services designed to assist gift planners in implementing gifts. The website has case studies, articles, news and tools that include an online calculator that computes sample charitable deductions for charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable gift annuities, and retained life estate agreements.

LEARN HOW TO BECOME

A guidebook for students and young professionals seeking careers in the non-profit sector. It includes a detailed rundown of specific fields, organizations, and job titles with strong connections to non-profit work. It also discusses the importance of volunteering, and how donating time can serve as a bridge to a full-time, paid position.