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Grants for Nonprofits 
Organizes information about and useful to nonprofit organizations.

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Mahoning Shenango Valley Chapter 
The local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals provides educational and networking opportunities to local fundraising professionals. The website allows the user to register for programs sponsored by the chapter. In addition, links to philanthropy related information and a jobs board are provided.

Better Business Bureau 
Helpful to both charities and donors, provides an alphabetical listing of charity reports, allows the user to inquire about a charity or make a complaint. A user can also find a list of BBB seal holders.

Charity Navigator 
An independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator assesses over 4300 U.S. charitities. The site helps charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions. 

Chronicle of Philanthropy 
Articles from the Chronicle of Philanthropy and grant announcements. 

Foundation Center 
Resources and links for nonprofit organizations seeking information on philanthropy and the grantmaking process. 

Free Management Library 
Basic, practical assistance to nonprofits in the areas of organizational and management development. 

Gifts in Kind International 
Receives donations from 1000's of companies and distributes them to over 150,000 community charities nationally and worldwide who in turn help millions of people throughout the world in need. 
A nonprofit organization that makes "cutting edge technologies available to grassroots organizations and communities around the world, for free. Membership is free and members receive a variety of benefits, including website hosting, volunteer-based website design, and special consulting opportunities."

GuideStar is a database of more than 700,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States. It's the world's most comprehensive source of information about American nonprofit organizations. 

Help Filling Out Your 501(c) 3 Application 
This site is intended to assist new non-profit organizations fill out IRS form 1023, the application requited to become a non-profit organization.

Links to grant related resources, including elements of a grant proposal.

Useful site to promote your organization in the U.S. and abroad. Offers Message Board to post jobs, volunteer positions, internships, events and programs. Helpful to individuals and organizations as well as consultants and vendors.

Innovation Network 
Provides assistance with program development, evaluation and budgeting. The user is required to fill out the free registration form in order to access the site. 

Law for Change
Helpful site for starting a nonprofit, provides legal resources for social innovators, community organizers as well as nonprofits.

National Association for Exchange of Industrial Resources 
Solicits donations of brand new products from manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers across the country. Materials are offered to member nonprofits through a number of programs. Fee schedule of membership is provided on the site.

NCCS-National Center for Charitable Statistics 
A program of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, NCCS serves as the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the U.S. Allows the user access to an easy-to-use website to complete the 990. Also provides information on the nonprofit sector by state.

Network for Good Learning Center
Provides fundraising resources for nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit Explorer
A free tool to investigate the finances of nonprofit organization with no registration or subscription required. 

Nonprofit Good Practice Guide  
An easy to access, current site of information on managing a nonprofit organization developed by the Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. 

Nonprofit Job Seeker
A great place for nonprofit job seekers and nonprofit employers to connect. Find a job or post a resume.  Post a job or search resumes.  

TechSoup is a nonprofit program that distributes donated and deeply discounted software and technology products to eligible nonprofit organizations. All products are available either for a small admin. fee if donated, or at prices that are deeply discounted.