Nonprofit Resources

Controlling Documents For Your Nonprofit Organization

  • Publication 557 (Rev. June 2008) - Tax Exempt Status for Your Organization.
  • 0707 Form SS-4 (PDF) - Application for Employer Identification Number
  • Instructions for Form SS-4 (Rev. July 2007)
  • Application for Recognition of Exemption (IRS Form 1023)
  • Instructions for Form 1023 (Rev. June 2006)
  • Form for articles of incorporation for a nonprofit org in Florida
  • FirstGov for Nonprofits

    Official information and services from the U.S. government

    Internal Revenue Service

    Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits

    Florida Statutes

    NCCS Florida Nonprofit Profile

    Florida Nonprofit Profile. View 1999 summary statistics on nonprofit organizations from the 2000 Core file and 1992 data from NCCS's State Nonprofit Almanac 1997 ...

    State of - Florida Business

    Florida Division of Corporations

    Not-for-Profit Organizations (Florida Tax Information)

    Grant writing information

    The Chronicle of Philanthropy

    News source, in print and online, for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.

    Alliance for Nonprofit Management

    The Alliance is a member-led and member-engaged organization. The Alliance network gathers leading nonprofit professionals concerned with the many challenges nonprofits face today. Together Ė MSOs, consultants, grantmakers, technical assistance providers and nonprofits share and learn successful pathways to achieving impact and increasing sustainability and ultimately success.


    BoardSource is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service. BoardSource strives to support and promote excellence in board service, is the premier source of cutting-edge thinking and resources related to nonprofit boards, and engages and develops the next generation of board leaders.


    CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is a consulting, research, and training organization providing nonprofits with management tools, strategies, and resources to lead change in their communities. With offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, we work with community-based nonprofits in executive transition, planning, boards of directors, finance systems and business planning, fundraising, and technology.

    Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership: Nonprofit Good Practice Guide

    Established in 1992, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership is an academic center for growing the greater good. Our work involves conducting research, teaching effective practices, and providing pathways to service. We make a difference in three ways: enhancing the impact of foundations and nonprofit organizations nationally, improving the quality of community decision-making in West Michigan, and developing the habit of civic engagement among students and faculty at Grand Valley State University.

    National Center for Charitable Statistics

    The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.

    The National Council of Nonprofits

    The National Council of Nonprofits is the network of state and regional nonprofit associations serving more than 20,000 member organizations. By linking local nonprofit organizations across the nation through state associations, the National Council helps small and midsize nonprofits manage and lead more effectively, collaborate and exchange solutions, engage in critical policy issues affecting the sector, and achieve greater impact in their communities.


    GuideStar is the source of information about U.S. nonprofits. Search our database of 1.8 million IRS-recognized organizations to find a charity, benchmark your nonprofit's performance, research the sector, and more.

    Council on Foundations

    The Council on Foundations is a national nonprofit association of some 2,000 grantmaking foundations and corporations. As a leader in philanthropy, we strive to increase the effectiveness, stewardship, and accountability of our sector while providing our members with the services and support they need for success.

    The Foundation Center

    Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 600 foundations, the Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nationís leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. Its audiences include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants; issues a wide variety of print, electronic, and online information resources; conducts and publishes research on trends in foundation growth, giving, and practice; and offers an array of free and affordable educational programs.

    Nonprofit Risk Management Center

    The Nonprofit Risk Management Center was established in 1990 to provide assistance and resources for community-serving nonprofit organizations. As a nonprofit, the Center is uniquely positioned to both understand and respond to questions with practical, affordable suggestions for controlling risks that threaten a nonprofitís ability to accomplish its mission.
    Our mission is to help nonprofits cope with uncertainty. We offer a wide range of services (from technical assistance to software to training and consulting help) on a vast array of risk management topics.

    TechSoup offers nonprofits a one-stop resource for technology needs by providing free information, resources, and support. In addition to online information and resources, we offer a product philanthropy service called TechSoup Stock. Here, nonprofits can access donated and discounted technology products, generously provided by corporate and nonprofit technology partners.

    The Stanford Social Innovation Review

    "Strategies, tools, and ideas for nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible businesses"

    Foundation for Critical Thinking

    The Center for Critical Thinking and Moral Critique and the Foundation For Critical Thinking, two sister educational non-profit organizations, work closely together to promote essential change in education and society through the cultivation of fair-minded critical thinking.