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Connecticut Sites

CT Community Nonprofit Alliance
A statewide organization that supports and strengthens nonprofit organizations in building and sustaining healthy communities in Connecticut.

Connecticut Voices for Children
A statewide research organization that promotes the wellbeing of all of Connecticut’s children and families by identifying and advocating for strategic public investments and wise public policies.

Connecticut Consortium of Education Foundations
The consortium facilitates the creation, growth, and effectiveness of local education foundations in Connecticut.

Secretary of the State
Connecticut information on elections services, commercial recording, information technology, management and support services, education programs, and business information.

State of Connecticut
Official Web site for Connecticut


Regional Sites

New England Board of Higher Education
Increases educational opportunities and services in New England and promotes regional coordination and efficient use of educational resources.

New England Nonprofit Consultant Directory
Look for a consultant or post your consulting expertise.
 


National Sites

Alliance for Justice
A national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women's, children's and consumer advocacy organizations. The Alliance advances the cause of justice for all Americans.

BBB Wise Giving Alliance
Develops and supports sound standards in philanthropy to help contributors make wise decisions.

BoardSource
Nationwide information center on boards. Helps design board training, publishes material on nonprofit management.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The bi-weekly newspaper of the non-profit world providing news for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Focuses on educational issues, and is a clearinghouse for corporate matching gift programs.

The Council on Foundations
Provides education, training, professional development, and publication to help grantmakers respond to society and public issues.

D5 Coalition
A five-year, effort to increase philanthropy’s diversity, equity and inclusiveness.

Exponent Philanthropy (formerly The Association of Small Foundations)
Provides information and assistance to private foundations staffed by five or fewer persons. Members receive a quarterly newsletter on management, policy, tax, resource and personnel issues. ASF holds regional meetings and networking and training opportunities.

The United Philanthropy Forum
Connects a diverse network to lead change and increase impact in philanthropy. With deep regional roots and a broad nationwide reach, the Forum's members represent more than 7,000 philanthropic organizations - the largest network serving philanthropy in America.

The Foundation Center
A national source of factual data on philanthropy. Publications and a network of library reference collections help grantseekers identify funding sources.

Foundation Source
Foundation Source is a provider of comprehensive services for private foundations in the U.S. Their administrative services, online foundation management tools and philanthropic advisory services provide a complete outsourced solution for private foundations.

Giving Circle Knowledge Center
A national online resource that offers a giving circle starter kit, profiles of existing giving circles, and contact information for local resources across the country.

Glasspockets
A Foundation Center initiative, Glasspockets champions philanthropic transparency in an online world. Launched in 2010, but with roots dating back to the Center’s founding in 1956, Glasspockets provides the data, resources, examples, and action steps foundations need to understand the value of transparency, be more open in their own communications, and help shed more light on how private organizations are serving the public good.

GrantCraft
A service of the Foundation Center, GrantCraft combines the practical wisdom of funders worldwide with the expertise of the Foundation Center to improve the practice of philanthropy. Since 2001, GrantCraft has delivered the knowledge funders need to be strategic and effective in their work, addressing questions funders face across various strategies and issue areas..

GuideStar
Provides information about the programs and finances of more than 850,000 American charities and nonprofits. Includes news stories on philanthropy and resources for donors and volunteers. Guidestar also has a tutorial for understanding IRS Form 990.

Idealist
Directory of nonprofit and volunteering resources on the Web, with information provided by 16,000 organizations in 130 countries.

The Independent Sector
Provides research on the nonprofit sector, promotes philanthropy and volunteering, and maintains an active government relations office.

The National Center for Family Philanthropy
Assists families and individuals in creating and sustaining their philanthropic missions, focusing solely on matters of importance to families engaged in philanthropy and their effective giving through research, educational materials and programs.

Philanthropy Journal
A free online news publication published by the A.J. Fletcher Foundation in Raleigh, North Carolina. It covers state, national, and international news about fundraising, giving, managing, volunteering and technology in the philanthropic and nonprofit community. Job postings and a free weekly e-mail bulletin are also available.

The Philanthropy Roundtable
A national association of individual donors, foundation trustees and staff, and corporate giving officers that advocates that voluntary private action offers the best means of addressing many of society's needs and that a vibrant private sector is critical to creating the wealth that makes philanthropy possible.

Project on Government Oversight (POGO) (formerly OMB Watch/Center for Effective Goverment)
POGO is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO’s investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.

Racial/Ethnic/Tribal Philanthropy Knowledge Center
A national online resource that supports racial, ethnic and tribal giving to critical community issues defined by race, culture, identity and experience.

Planned Giving Design Center
The Planned Giving Design Center (PGDC) provides professional advisors with resources to use when advising clients in areas of charitable gift and estate planning.
 


Global Sites

Worldwide Initiative for Grantmaker Support (WINGS)
A global network of more than 90 membership associations serving grantmakers and support organizations serving philanthropy, which have joined together to create opportunities to learn from and support one another, develop modes of communication and collaboration, and contribute to the strengthening of philanthropy worldwide.