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Bolder Giving For individual givers, Bolder Giving helps you think big, figure out how much to give, and connect you to resources that will help you become a more effective, strategic, and satisfied giver.

Charities Review Council Resources for Smart Giving is an independent resource for people who make contributions to support charities – individuals, donors and nonprofits. was one of the first nonprofit organizations to channel the power of the Internet for online giving. Explore many ways to find, learn about, and support virtually any charity, anytime.

Growth Philanthropy Network (GPN) is creating a philanthropic capital marketplace that provides funding and management assistance to help exceptional nonprofits scale-up regionally and nationally.

Guidestar provides information about every nonprofit’s mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and more.

New Profit supports social enterprises as they work to achieve greater impact. We collaborate with diverse partners from across all sectors to advance social innovations that can drive systemic change, ultimately transforming lives and communities in tangible and sustainable ways.

Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities.

So You Want to Be a Philanthropist: How to Choose, Set Up and Manage a Successful Family Foundation is your “comprehensive introduction” into the world of private foundations; how to decide if they are the right choice for you, and if so, how to start, organize and manage such a foundation.

Foundation Source is one resource that can provide support in starting a private foundation.

The Universe of Giving Structures: A Philanthropist’s Quick Guide

LearnPhilanthropy What do you want to learn about philanthropy?


Council on Foundations is a national network that supports grantmakers in various aspects of foundation management.

Glass Pockets is a joint venture of Foundation Center and several partner organizations designed to increase transparency in the philanthropic sector and to encourage greater sharing of successes and failures.

Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.

The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) provides foundations and other philanthropic funders with comparative data to enable higher performance.

GrantSafe is a free service from Foundation Source that lets private foundations quickly and easily verify an organization’s charitable status and generate the verification certificate required by the IRS to document compliance.

GrantCraft combines the practical wisdom of funders worldwide with the expertise of the Foundation Center to improve the practice of philanthropy.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) promotes strategies and practices that contribute to organizational effectiveness.

LearnPhilanthropy What do you want to learn about philanthropy?

National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers (NNCG) presents a new online resource that puts expert skills and knowledge at grantmakers’ fingertips. The NNCG Directory contains hundreds of highly qualified, carefully vetted consultants – all searchable by skill set, geography, foundation type, or program area. The Directory is available to all at



AGFs Arizona Business Giving Workbook – 2011 A guide to corporate philanthropy researched and developed by AGF for small business. Learn how corporate volunteerism and giving helps you reach the bottom line.


Corporate Giving Online Database This subscription-based service from the Foundation Center is online database of corporate donors that support nonprofit organizations and programs through grants and additional support.

Boston College – Center for Corporate Citizenship This is the place to share knowledge and expertise about corporate citizenship through the Center’s professional development programs, online community, regional programs, and annual conference.

CSRWire – Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire CSRwire is a digital media platform for the latest news, views and reports in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.

Family Foundation

Exponent Philanthropy Exponent Philanthropy amplifies and celebrates the vital work of donors, trustees, and philanthropic professionals who choose to give big by staying small.

National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) This national nonprofit is dedicated exclusively to families who give and those that work with them. They provide research, expertise, and learning opportunities for families who give.

Creating The Family Legacy For Future Generations This piece from the Family Business Experts gives insights to forming a family foundation and the reasons to do so.

Rural & Tribal Philanthropy

Native American Philanthropy
Racial, Ethnic, Tribal Philanthropy
Rural Philanthropy