Access a list of external links to state, regional and national organizations and resources that support philanthropy, charitable giving and nonprofits.
Connecticut Association of Nonprofits
CT Nonprofits, a statewide organization, 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.
LEAVE A LEGACY® of Connecticut
A statewide public awareness effort to promote charitable giving through wills and estate plans.
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
New England Board of Higher Education
Increases educational opportunities and services in New England and promotes regional coordination and efficient use of educational resources.
Southern New England Nonprofit Consultant Directory
Look for a consultant or post your consulting expertise.
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.
The Association of Small Foundations (ASF)
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.
BBB Wise Giving Alliance
Develops and supports sound standards in philanthropy to help contributors make wise decisions.
Nationwide information center on boards. Helps design board training, publishes material on nonprofit management.
Center for Effective Government (fomerly OMB Watch)
Focuses on budget issues, regulatory policy, nonprofit advocacy, access to government information, and activities at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
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.
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Promotes philanthropy by inspiring and enhancing the leadership and capacity of regional associations of grantmakers and their members in promoting the public good.
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 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 web site launched by the Foundation Center, features foundations that have taken the lead in communicating about their work, particularly using online resources and social networks. Visitors to the site will find essential facts about all 97,000 U.S. foundations, illustrations of philanthropy's impact on the issues that people care about, and information on the ways in which foundations are striving to become more transparent.
Practical Wisdom for Grantmakers, a project of the Ford Foundation, offers resources from grantmakers for grantmakers on the tools and techniques of effective grant making. Tools available include guides, videos, and case studies that present the practitioners' view of philanthropy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.