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Board Source
BoardSource is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service.

With more than 25 years of hands-on experience working with nonprofit boards, BoardSource has become the go-to resource for nonprofit organizations looking to strengthen the effectiveness and impact of their leadership at the highest level — the board of directors.
http://www.boardsource.org

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle of Philanthropy is an independent news organization that has been serving leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others involved in the philanthropic enterprise for more than 25 years. It offers a robust advice section to help nonprofit workers do their jobs as well as one of the biggest listings of career opportunities.

The Chronicle updates its website throughout the day and appears 12 times per year in print.
http://www.philanthropy.com

Forefront (f/k/a Donors Forum)
Forefront, f/k/a known as Donors Forum, is the premier resource for networking and education, information and knowledge, and leadership and advocacy on behalf of philanthropy and nonprofits in Illinois. As a membership association of grantmakers, nonprofits, and advisors, Forefront serves its constituents by building a vibrant social impact sector for all the people of Illinois.
http://www.myforefront.org

Guidestar
GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations
http://guidestar.org

Council on Foundations
Provides the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance, and sustain their ability to advance the common good.
http://www.cof.org

The Center for Effective Philanthropy
The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) is a nonprofit organization focused on the development of data and insight to enable higher-performing funders. CEP’s mission is to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness – and, as a result, their intended impact.

This mission is based on a vision of a world in which pressing social needs are more effectively addressed. It stems from a belief that improved effectiveness of philanthropic funders can have a profoundly positive impact on nonprofit organizations and the people and communities they serve.
http://www.effectivephilanthropy.org

The Foundation Center
Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit Foundation Center’s website each day and are served in its five library/learning centers and at more than 450 Funding Information Network locations nationwide and around the world.
http://www.foundationcenter.org

National Center for Family Philanthropy
The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is the only national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to families who give and those who work with them. We provide the resources, expertise and support families need to transform their values into effective giving that makes a lasting impact on the communities they serve. Together, we make great things happen.
http://www.ncfp.org

Exponent Philanthropy
Exponent Philanthropy amplifies and celebrates the vital work of this diverse group of givers. We’re a vibrant membership organization, and we provide resources and valuable connections to help funders make the most of the minutes they have and the dollars they give.
http://www.smallfoundations.org