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Homework Help
Grant Resources
Foundation Directory Online Professional (in house use only at Main Library)
The database helps nonprofits identify grant resources to fund their projects. Available at the Main Library on library PCs or own device.
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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal grant programs for nonprofits and individuals.
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2-1-1 United Way Worldwide
Information and referral search for food, housing, employment, healthcare, counseling, and more.
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Grants for Individuals: The Disabled
Michigan State University Libraries' list of websites, databases, and books dedicated to grants for the disabled.
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Grants for Individuals: Nontraditional Students
Michigan State University Libraries' list of websites dedicated to scholarships for nontraditional, re-entry, or adult students.
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Benefits.gov: Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships
The official benefits website of the U.S. government. Information about how to apply for assistance and grants.
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U.S. Dept. of Education Grants and Programs
The programs and grants managed by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education help prepare people for successful careers.
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Nonprofit Resources
Grant Space (Foundation Center Resource Center)
The Foundation Centers nonprofit education page offers a wide variety of online classes and tools.
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Fundraising
Explore books on fundraising available at the library
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Nonprofits
Explore books on running a nonprofit available at the library
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Finding Jobs in the Nonprofit Sector
Idealist
Idealist is all about connecting idealists - people who want to do good - with nonprofit jobs.
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Opportunity Knocks
Job search site for nonprofit positions.
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Philanthropy News Digest's Job Board
PND's job board provides listings of current full-time job openings at tax-exempt organizations.
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Finding Salary Information for Nonprofits
The Wall Street Journal Salary Wizard
A free basic report shows national average salaries adjusted by location.
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Economic Research Institute Nonprofit Calculator
Economic Research Institute's nonprofit salary survey assessor.
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Charity Navigator CEO Compensation Study
Performs an annual CEO Compensation Study in an effort to help donors, nonprofit leaders and regulators make pay decisions.
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Social Entrepreneurship and Finding Funding Without Yet Having a 501(c)(3)
Social Enterprise Alliance
SEA is a good place for networking and features a good definition of social enterprise for those wishing to learn more about it.
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Glasspockets from the Foundation Center
Glasspockets is a Foundation Center initiative that champions philanthropic transparency in an online world.
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Stanford Social Innovation Review
Informs and inspires millions of social change leaders from around the world and from all sectors of society—nonprofits and business.
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Americans for Community Development
An L3C is a for-profit, but very low-profit LLC. L3Cs use profits to achieve socially beneficial objectives; an alternate to a nonprofit.
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Foundation Center Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship
Affiliating yourself with an organization or obtaining a fiscal sponsor can increase your likelihood of receiving funding.
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Nonprofit Law Blog
Great source for fiscal sponsorship information and news.
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Resources for Starting a Business
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, and counseling sessions.
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Entrepreneurship.org
The Kauffman Foundation created Entrepreneurship.org as an online resource to help entrepreneurs grow great ideas.
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SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Businesses
SCORE offers the nation's largest network of free, expert business mentors. They can provide a practical action plan, etc.
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Locating Nonprofit Statistics and Demographic Information
National Center for Charitable Statistics
The Center's mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research.
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Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Research Archive
The IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy has conducted studies related to many different areas of the philanthropic and nonprofit sector.
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U.S. Census Bureau State and County QuickFacts
QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
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