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National Forums

Bulletin Boards / Discussion Lists

Association of Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action
The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) is an international, interdisciplinary membership organization. This list was established as an international electronic forum for anyone using or interested in nonprofit organizations, voluntary action or philanthropy, to facilitate the rapid sharing of concerns, interests, problems and solutions among interested scholars and practitioners.

Board Cafe
A newsletter for members of nonprofit boards of directors. Subscribe by sending a blank email to

Nonprofit Quarterly
The Nonprofit Quarterly is a unique print magazine that leaders count on to provide them with values based management information and proven practices. Each issue focuses on a theme of critical importance and provides you with the cutting edge, relevant and useful information you need to manage more effectively and advance your mission. In addition the magazine offers a fee monthly newsletter.

TechSoup is a comprehensive source of technology information just for nonprofit organizations. TechSoup identifies and hosts multiple listservs and forms focused toward information technology for nonprofits. Including the NPTalk Discussion List which is focused on how nonprofit organizations utilize information technologies in their public policy activities. Look under "Talk to tech community" and "Find tools and resources".

National Societies

Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers
The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers was established in 1980 as a national coalition of nonprofit organizations sharing an vested interest in nonprofit postal policy. The Alliance is the primary representative of nonprofit mailers before the Postal Rate Commission, at the United States Postal Service's (USPS) Headquarters, and on Capitol Hill.

Association of Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action
The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) is an international, interdisciplinary membership organization. Our members include scholars and nonprofit leaders fostering the creation, application and dissemination of research on voluntary action, nonprofit organizations, philanthropy and civil society.

Association of Fund-Raising Distributors & Suppliers
The Association of Fund-Raising Distributors & Suppliers (AFRDS) is an international association devoted exclusively to the product fundraising industry. Its more than 650 member companies manufacture, supply and/or distribute products that are re-sold by not-for-profit organizations for fundraising purposes.

Association of Fundraising Professionals
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 25,000 members in 163 chapters in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs.
Board Source (formally the National Center for Nonprofit Boards)
The premier resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations worldwide. Through our highly acclaimed programs and services, BoardSource enables organizations to fulfill their missions by helping build strong and effective nonprofit boards.

Charity Village
Maintained by the Hilborn Group, a Toronto, Ontario, publisher that specializes in non-profit material, this site provides more than 1,000 computer "pages" of news, jobs, information, and resources for non-profit professionals and volunteers in Canada. Includes links to non-profit organizations, on-line resources, and government agencies around the world.

Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is a national network of local leaders and organizations across the United States that support effective charitable giving. The Forum’s network focuses on the philanthropy of the city, state, and multi-state areas of the U.S. and encompasses 28 regional associations of grantmakers (known in our field as "RAGs").

Foundation Center
Provides links to home pages of nearly 100 private foundations, 54 corporate grant makers, and 18 grant-making charities. Besides providing a link to each grant maker's site, the Foundation Center provides descriptions of what kind of awards the organization makes.

This non-profit on-line service based in Cupertino, Cal., links and provides electronic-communication assistance to approximately 5,000 public-interest and human-service organizations. Also provides daily and weekly updates on news of information to social-service groups and links to other World-Wide Web sites designed for non-profit groups.

Operated by the Internet Nonprofit Center, a Brooklyn, N.Y., non-profit organization, this site provides information useful to nonprofits arranged by subject, including start-up and management issues, fund raising, marketing, and volunteers.

Imagine Canada
The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy is a national charitable organization dedicated to advancing the role and interests of the charitable sector for the benefit of Canadian communities.

Independent Sector
To promote, strengthen, and advance the nonprofit and philanthropic community to foster private initiative for the public good.

National Center for Family Philanthropy
The National Center for Family Philanthropy was founded to encourage families and individuals to create and sustain their philanthropic missions. The National Center, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1997 by a group of family philanthropists. It is the only national resource center that focuses solely on matters of importance to families engaged in philanthropy and their effective giving.

National Committee on Planned Giving
The National Committee on Planned Giving is the professional association for people whose work includes developing, marketing, and administering charitable planned gifts. Those people include fundraisers for nonprofit institutions and consultants and donor advisors working in a variety of for-profit settings.

National Center for Charitable Statistics
The primary role of NCCS is to provide the public with the highest quality financial and descriptive data on nonprofit organization activities, and to serve the information needs of the government, research, and nonprofit communities.

National Center for Nonprofit Enterprise
The National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise (NCNE) addresses this critical dilemma by bringing together expertise and knowledge from the academic community, the business world and the leadership of nonprofit institutions, through a comprehensive program of education, consultation, networking, knowledge base development and research. Publisher of The NonProfit Times.

National Partnership for Community Leadership
The mission of NPCL is to improve the governance and administration of nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations and strengthen community leadership through family and neighborhood empowerment.

United Way of America
United Way of America is the national organization dedicated to leading the United Way movement in making measurable impact in every community across America. The United Way movement includes approximately 1,400 community-based United Way organizations. Each is independent, separately incorporated, and governed by local volunteers.

Publications/ Newsletters

Association of Fundraising Professionals (
Charity Channel’s e-newsletters (
Chronicle of Philanthropy (
Civicus (
Compasspoint (
Contributions—Archived Articles (
Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire Service (
Focus St. Louis (
Foundation Center - Catalog of Nonprofit Literature (
Foundation Center - Free Newsletters (;jsessionid=MXZOUX55JET51LAQBQ4CGXD5AAAACI2F)
Fundraiser $ Cyberzine (
Guidestar News (
Nonprofit Charitable Organizations (
Nonprofit Online News (
Philanthropy Journal (
The Nonprofit Quarterly (
The Nonprofit Times (