NGO's and Nonprofits

Resources for research on nonprofit organizations.


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The purpose of this guide is to lead you to resources helpful for research in the nonprofit field.  Research in this field is very interdisciplinary.  Consider this guide a starting point.  We suggest you also browse our databases by subjects to see discipline area guides that better reflect the field of interest for your nonprofit.  Begin with Key Resources  (at left) for guidance to find articles, key journals, directories, key organizations and more.

In general, when searching the nonprofit literature, here are keywords to consider for articles and books.

  • Philanthropy
  • Charity or charities
  • Nonprofits or non-profit
  • Corporate charitable contributions
  • Foundations
  • Fund raising
  • "Proposal writing for grants"
  • "Corporations -- charitable contributions"
  • Corporate philanthropy