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There are various classifications for nonprofits or charities that are designated by the Internal Revenue Service as having a tax exempt status.  The most general EO (exempt organization) classification is a 501(c) corporation but there are also 501(c)(6) organizations and 501(c)(3) charitable organizations (for a full list of descriptions, click here).  While nonprofits and charitable organizations have a tax exempt status, they are required by law to file a Form 990.  Many websites allow you to search for these filings, including the National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban Institute.

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Search HOMER for books and periodicals using the following phrases:

  • non-profits / nonprofits
  • not-for-profits
  • philanthropy / philanthropic organizations/foundations
  • charity / charitable organizations/foundations
  • grant-making foundations
  • volunteer / voluntarism organizations

To find full-text books online, search eBrary.

In Crocker Library:

  • Nonprofit Almanac, 2008 / Urban Institute  (Reference HD2769.2 U6N64)
  • Routledge Companion to Nonprofit Marketing  (Reference HF5415 .R643 2008)
  • Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations  (Reference HG4027.65 .Z54 2007)
  • How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California  (Reference KFC342 .Z9M36 2007)
  • Nonprofit Corporations, Organizations & Associations  (Reference KF1388 .O44 1994)

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