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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  (governance, operations, development resources)

Statutes and rules governing Oregon nonprofits – Oregon Department of Justice

A Guide to Nonprofit Board Service in Oregon – Oregon Department of Justice Charitable Division

Development Professionals Groups

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Emerald Valley Development Professionals

Center for Nonprofit Stewardship

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

Nonprofit Capacity-Building

Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO)

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training – Kim Klein

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Blue Avocado – tactical, practical tips and tools for small- and mid-sized nonprofits.

Propel Nonprofits

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity & inclusion resources – Meyer Memorial Trust

Our 3-year diversity, equity and inclusion plan – The Collins Foundation

Nonprofit AF blog – exploring the fun and frustrations of nonprofit work – Vu Le

Equity and Inclusion Lens Guide – NAO

Oregon Community Foundation – Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

Grant Lead Databases

021 (affordable paid database)

FundsNet  (Oregon grants page shown)

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

Philanthropy News Digest  – service of Foundation Center (to find federal grant opportunities)

Nonprofit Association of Oregon Funding Opportunities page

Oregon Foundations

List of Oregon foundations 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 Data

American FactFinder (popular facts, population estimates)

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

Oregon Data

Live Healthy Lane – Community Health Needs Assessment

Oregon Healthy Teens Survey

Oregon Department of Education Data & Reports

Oregon Facts – Secretary of State

Oregon Congressional District Maps

U.S. Data

Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts

USDA Food Desert Locator and Food Access Research Atlas

VA National Homeless Assessment Reports

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Local Area Unemployment Statistics

Interesting Reading

20 Facts About U.S. Inequality Everyone Should Know – The Standford Center


Donor Resources – Vetting Nonprofits

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

Giving Compass


Charity Navigator

IRS Exempt Organization Search

(check the current status of tax-exempt organizations; formerly called Select Check)

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

Additional Resources for Grant Writers

990 Finder – Foundation Directory Online / Candid

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

Department of Health & Human Services – Tips on Applying for Federal Grants

Meyer Memorial Trust – Sample budgets and financial worksheets