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Governance / Boards of Directors

BoardSource – Empowering Boards & Inspiring Leadership

Corporate Governance  (lot of resources on accountability and governance)

National Council of Nonprofits

For Development Professionals

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training – Kim Klein

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Emerald Valley Development Professionals

Puget Sound Grant Writers – Ethics & Commissions  (good recommendations for compensating grant writers)

Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Grant Seeking


FundsNet  (Oregon grants page shown)

Foundation Directory Online  (available at some public libraries at no cost)

Philanthropy News Digest  – service of Foundation Center (federal grants and contracts) – Brief Training Videos

Foundation Center 990 Finder

          (IRS tax returns and grant schedules for foundations, nonprofits, and other tax-exempt organizations)

Department of Health & Human Services – How to Apply for Federal Grants

Oregon Foundations

List from Grants Northwest

Top Giving Foundations in Oregon – Grantsmanship Center

Oregon Community Foundation

Meyer Memorial Trust

The Collins Foundation

Ford Family Foundation


Demographic Data

U.S. Census Data

2010 Census

American FactFinder (popular facts, population estimates)

American Community Survey

(data from statistical surveys of small population groups, measured every year)

Oregon Data

United Way of Lane County Community Assessment

Oregon Healthy Teens Survey

Oregon Department of Education Data & Reports

Oregon Congressional District Map

U.S. Data

Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts

USDA Food Desert Locator and Food Access Research Atlas

VA Annual Homeless Assessment Report and Updates

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates

Interesting Reading

20 Facts About U.S. Inequality Everyone Should Know


Donor Resources – Vetting Nonprofits

Tips for Choosing a Charity – A Donors’ 10-Step Guide for Giving Wisely (Guidestar)

Giving Compass


Charity Navigator

IRS Exempt Organzation Select Check

(check the current status of tax-exempt organizations)

Oregon Secretary of State (lists of nonprofits and businesses registered in Oregon, with status)