Resources & Publications

Board Source

BoardSource is a not-for-profit organization aimed at increasing the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening boards of directors through its consulting practice, publications, tools, and membership program.

Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

The Center on Philanthropy is a resource for the news media on trends and issues affecting the philanthropic sector, nonprofit organizations, fundraising, charitable giving, volunteering and related topics.

Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the No. 1 news source, in print and online, for nonprofit leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise. For more than 20 years, The Chronicle has been connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas.

Council on Foundations

The Council on Foundations is a membership organization providing a wide variety of services primarily for endowed, grantmaking organizations throughout the United States and in foreign countries. The purposes of the Council are exclusively charitable and educational and are aimed at promoting, encouraging and enhancing the public good through private giving. The Community Foundation Alliance is a member of the Council on Foundations.

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (the Forum) is a national philanthropic leader and a network of 32 regional associations of grantmakers. It supports philanthropy by strengthening the ability of all regional associations to fulfill their missions; these associations promote the growth and effectiveness of philanthropy in order to improve life in their communities.

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center’s mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy.


The leading source of information on US nonprofits. A searchable database of more than 1.5 million IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations.

Indiana Philanthropy Alliance

The Indiana Philanthropy Alliance is a membership organization of grantmaking staff and board members. The Indiana Philanthropy Alliance is dedicated to advancing philanthropy in Indiana by promoting legal, ethical, effective and efficient grantmaking. The Community Foundation Alliance is a member of the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance.

Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network

The Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network is a regionally-based service providing affordable, accessible, and high quality public and private workshops, board retreats, and consultant referral. Services are designed to meet the needs of nonprofit organizations anywhere in the state. Topics range from cutting edge to basic content.

IRS Topics for Charities and Nonprofits

Links to information about charities and philanthropy.

Partnership for Planned Giving

Originally created in 1988 as the National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG), the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP) is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to help people and organizations create charitable giving experiences that are the most meaningful in achieving both charitable mission and the philanthropic, financial, family and personal goals of the donor.

National Grants Management Association

The National Grants Management Association connects professionals in the grants field to improve and unify the Federal grants delivery process by bringing together the professionals involved in this process so that they may learn from each other. NGMA supports the evolving process of grants management across all levels, from the grantmaker through the grant recipient, and everyone in between.

The Planned Giving Design Center

The Planned Giving Design Center is a national network of geographically hosted websites dedicated to enhancing philanthropy by providing educational, design and implementation resources related to charitable gift planning to members of the legal, tax, financial, and gift planning communities.