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Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) more information
Articles across all subjects. Includes Chronicle of Philanthropy and many other nonprofit publications in full-text. Great place to research nonprofits and program issues.
Business Source Premier (EBSCO) more information

This business database includes quite few articles on nonprofits from trade publications, news, and scholarly journals.

SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO) more information

Articles and other research in the field of sociology. Topics include nonprofits, nongovernmental organizations, and social issues.

Catalog of Nonprofit Literature more information

Database of literature on the nonprofit sector -- with special emphasis on fundraising, grantwriting, and charitable giving -- drawn from the Foundation Center's libraries.

Take a Guided Tour.

NewsBank Access World News more information

Search more than 5,000+ U.S. and international newspapers, as well as newswires, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications.  The Baltimore Sun is included!

LexisNexis Academic more information

U.S. and international news, company information, and federal, state, and international legal materials.

Baltimore Sun more information

Articles from the Sun from 1990 on.

Washington Post more information

Articles from the Post from 1996 on.

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Nonprofit Good Practice Guide more information

Knowledgebase on nonprofits arranged by topic. From Grand Valley State University.

USA.Gov for Nonprofits more information

Federal government portal for nonprofits. Includes tax, and incorporation information.

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Guidestar more information

Free registration allows you to see additional information on the site.

Charity Navigator more information

Evaluates financial health and efficiency of charities.

American Institute of Philanthropy more information

Evaluates charities, concentrating on the largest organizations. Include listings of top-rated charities, organized by mission.

Better Business Bureau: For Charities & Donors more information

Evaluates charities according to standards of spending, governance, and disclosure via Wise Giving Reports. The BBB also offers optional Charity Seal accreditation for national organizations meeting their evaluation standards.

The Philanthropy 400 more information

Database from the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

For related articles, search the Chronicle via the library's Academic Search Premier subscription.

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National Center for Charitable Statistics more information

The NCCS organizes statistics on nonprofits according to NTEE and NPC classification codes for, repsectively .interest areas and program/beneficiary types.

U.S. Economic Census more information

Includes statistics on U.S. nonprofits as well as for-profit businesses. See especially statistics categorized by NAICS (Industry) codes beginning with "813."

Nonprofit Almanac more information


Facts & Figures (Chronicle of Philanthropy) more information

Some information requires free registration.

Center on Philanthropy (Indiana University) more information

Some information only available to premium subscribers.

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GrantSpace more information

Grantmaking knowledgebase, sample documents, and educational resources. From the Foundation Center.

Grant Forward more information

Search Grant Forward for funding opportunities in every field from agriculture to zoology.

Annual Register of Grant Support more information


Foundation Directory more information


Grants Register more information


Europa International Foundation Directory more information

REFERENCE HV7 .I56 more information

Resource for federal grants.

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Department of Civic Engagement, Division of Student Affairs more information

The department of Civic Engagement works with nonprofits in the Baltimore Metropolitan area to identify unmet organizational needs that may be addressed through a service-learning partnership with Towson University. The department connects faculty teaching service-learning courses to nonprofits with needs that match the academic objectives of a given service-learning course.

Family Studies & Community Development Department, College of Liberal Arts more information

An academic Track in Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector is offered.

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Search for jobs, or sign up for automatic alerts for new positions matching your criteria.

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Last revised: January 09, 2015