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Information for and About Nonprofit Organizations

Links to resources for the study of nonprofit management, including suggested journals and online resources, resources on grants & funding; statistics and U.S. government information; management & best practices; and resources for Michigan nonprofits.

Finding Nonprofit Statistics

National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS)
U.S. Nonprofit Sector - links to stats on NCCS site http://nccs.urban.org/statistics/

Foundation Stats
The Foundation Center provides this free database where you can find data on grants given per year, including dollar value of those grants, by subject areas. This database also allows you to view data by population groups and recepient location. Additional statistics include aggregate grant fiscal data and top grant givers. 

The Nonprofit Almanac 2012
Provides data from 2000 to 2010 on financial and employment trends in the nonprofit sector and attempts to evaluate the role of nonprofits in the U.S. economy.

Blackbaud - Nonprofit Industry Research
Blackbaud is a publically traded company which provides software, services and training to nonprofits.


Library Databases for Nonprofit Statistics

  • Statista
    Simple to use database with statistical charts, graphs and tables, studies and reports

  • ProQuest - Statistical Insight - An index to international, national, state and local statistics produced by governments, business and research organizations

  • ReferenceUSA - Search for nonprofit organizations by SIC code (SIC 839998 = Non-profit Organizations).

Nonprofit Directories

National Center for Charitable Statistics Nonprofit Search
Search for nonprofits by name, location, purpose, revenue size and NTEE code 

Government Information on Nonprofits

Global Foundation Information