A guide to the library's collection of materials and information about and for nonprofit organizations with links to local and national websites.

Organization Links

United Way of Central Indiana
Includes a list of member agencies, volunteer opportunities, special leadership programs for nonprofits, and the Nonprofit Training Center (which offers workshops and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations).

This group facilitates "connections between people who need human services and those who provide them." This site has information about their publications, including the The Rainbow Book, and services such as Helpline.

Good360: Goods for the Greater Good
Formerly Gifts in Kind International, Good360 provides a "conduit for the donation of products, goods and services from the private sector to the charitable sector."

Nonprofit Risk Management Center
This organization, itself a nonprofit, provides an online resource center "on a range of risk management, liability and insurance topics" and free phone or e-mail based technical assistance.

Formerly the national Center for Nonprofit Boards, this is a membership organization that provides training and information for organization board members. There is a "comprehensive list" of "board essentials."
A nonprofit organization "specializing in technology assistance for community-based organizations." They provide lots of technology how-to information for nonprofits.

Web Sites

Indiana Youth Institute
Serving the "institutions and people of Indiana" who work on behalf of children, the IYI compiles and publishes statistics, maintains a library, and offers fundraising and technical assistance to organizations that serve youth.

INRC: Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center
Find out about training for community-based organizations, many offered by the INRC at no charge.

Indiana Secretary of State's Entrepreneur's Guide
Information about starting a nonprofit, as well as a for-profit corporation, in Indiana.

Careers with Not-For-Profits
Sponsored by a for-profit, Charitable Advisors LLC., a great place to look for (and post) nonprofit job openings, training opportunities, and other resources for Central Indiana organizations. Keep up-to-date by signing up for their weekly Not-For-Profit News, which also includes a section on AFP (Association of Fundraising Consultants) news.

Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Assistance for "faith-based and community-based" organizations in applying for grants and developing successful practices.

SAVI: Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators for Central Indiana

Useful site for gathering preliminary statistics to use in writing grant proposals.

Foundation Center
"The Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public."

USA.Gov for Nonprofits
The US government's special site to help nonprofit organizations find the federal information and services they may need. The Nonprofit Resources section leads to topics such as grants and contracts, laws and regulations, taxes, and registration and licensing.

Efile Form 990
File your nonprofit tax return online at this site.

Resources for Nonprofit Organizations
A very useful how-to site, providing direct information and lots of links to essential information for prospective and active nonprofits, including how to get started, how to organize, and how to stay in business.

IRS Information for Charities and Non-Profits
From the US Internal Revenue Service, this site includes information about nonprofits, as well as types of nonprofits, and the requirements for becoming a tax-exempt organization. There is also a list, Publication 78, to find out if a particular organization is eligible for tax-deductible charitable contributions.

Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
"Offers answers to virtually any question about managing nonprofits by providing hands-on tips, articles and profiled links."

The NonProfit Times
Home page of the nonprofit management publication. Each year they publish a study of the top 100 nonprofits and a salary survey. You can also find up-to-date news on issues (law, taxation, etc.) of interest to nonprofits.

NP Action
Advocacy help is provided at this site - tools and resources to assist nonprofits as they present their case to federal, state and local governments.

A "project of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin," this site provides information on all aspects of volunteerism. For people who would like to volunteer, there are lots of tips, such as ways to evaluate a potential volunteer opportunity. For volunteer managers, there is lots of information on best practices.

Library Materials

Forces For Good: The Six Practices Of High Impact Nonprofits

Forces For Good: The Six Practices Of High Impact Nonprofits
Crutchfield, Leslie R.
658.048 CRU 2012