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Florida Department of Revenue


USAID and the Department of State

  • -  interactive maps and graphics that clearly lay out the details of foreign assistance, allowing users to explore foreign assistance data across countries, sectors, and over time.

America’s Charities

  • Case Studies, White Papers, and Toolkits - best practices and "how-to" information about workplace giving, employee engagement, volunteer management, and related topics. Each white paper incorporates real-life examples and proven practices from the field.


Aspen Institute

Association of Fundraising Professionals

  • Research & reports – organized under 6 focus areas: current and prospective donor research, securing the gift, relationship building, volunteer involvement, leadership and management, Ethics, accountability and professionalism.

Center for Association Leadership

  • ASAE’s collection of association management knowledge resources on 15 broad association management topics.


The Center for Effective Philanthropy

  • Resources - helpful resources for funders, including evidence-based reports, profiles of funders making change, case studies, and blog series.

Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose

  • Investing in Society – source for trends on the corporate sector’s shift to be increasingly purpose-driven.

Council on Foundations

  • Resources - legal, best practices, sample documents. Country notes - Country Notes provide key information on domestic nonprofit laws and regulations, research and reports, and local contacts to strengthen cross-border philanthropy.

Fidelity Charitable

Florida Association of Nonprofits

Florida Nonprofit Alliance

George Mason University

Grant Professionals Association

  • Journal of the GPA - Archive
  • State of Grantseeking annual report - valuable benchmark for organizations to review their grantseeking efforts, report on performance, and plan for the future.

The Grantsmanship Center

Impact Foundry

Independent Sector

  • Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector Quarterly Review - data, analysis, and recommendations about key areas powering 1.8 million nonprofits, including finances, human capital, governance, trust, public policy, and advocacy. Previous editions are available on the site.

National Center for Charitable Statistics Data Archive

 National Center for Family Philanthropy

  • Trends in Family Philanthropy- This Content Collection features NCFP's Trends 2020 Study and other current research on the field of family philanthropy.

National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise

National Committee for Response Philanthropy

National Council of Nonprofits

Network for Good

  • Guides & Templates - free fundraising templates and e-guides including detailed checklists, planning guides.

Nonprofit Quarterly

NPQ uses a range of media channels to help advance critical conversations that can refine nonprofit and social movement policy and practice. NPQ launched as a national print journal in the winter of 1999.

NonProfit Times

Dedicated to supplying breaking news, in-depth reporting, and special issue coverage to help nonprofit executives run their organizations more effectively.

Philanthropy Roundtable

Society for Nonprofits

Stanford PACS

United Philanthropy Forum

  • Key Metrics for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations - comprehensive benchmarking data and analyses on the finances, membership, services and programs, operations, and governance of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). Key findings are available for free.

Women’s Philanthropy Institute



American Institute of Philanthropy

  • Charity Watch - Top-Rated charities list; use filters on the left.

Better Business Bureau

Board Source

Charity Choices

Charity Navigator

Provides free access to data, tools, and resources to guide philanthropic decision-making. 200,000 charities are rated on metrics such as stability, efficiency, and sustainability.

Exponent Philanthropy


  • Tax Exempt Organization Search - You can check an organization's eligibility to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions (Pub 78 Data). You can also search for information about an organization's tax-exempt status and filings: Form 990 Series ReturnsForm 990-N (e-Postcard)Pub. 78 DataAutomatic Revocation of Exemption ListDetermination Letters

Pro Publica

  • Nonprofit Explorer - Use this database to view summaries of 3 million tax returns from tax-exempt organizations and see financial details such as their executive compensation and revenue and expenses. You can browse IRS data released since 2013 and access more than 14 million tax filing documents going back as far as 2001.

Stanford PACS

Giving trends reports

This is just a selection of reports available as of now, other relevant ones on the same topic might be found on the websites listed under the Organizations tab, please check those out too.

America’s Charities

Better Business Bureau

Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose

  • Giving in Numbers annual report – the largest and most historical data set on trends in the industry.

Florida Nonprofit Alliance

  • Giving in Florida - in-depth analysis of Floridian households' giving patterns, priorities, and attitudes

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