Council on Foundations is the professional association of community, corporate, family and private foundations around the world. It promotes national standards for community foundations. The Hampton Roads Community Foundation is accredited through the council .
Foundation Center maintains the most extensive database (other than the IRS) of information about all kinds of foundations.
News and statistics
The Chronicle of Philanthropy covers philanthropic issues on a biweekly basis and has both a print newspaper and website.
GOOD Magazine creates dialogue around things that matter -- like philanthropy.
National Center for Charitable Statistics is the a repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. A component of the Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy, it works closely with government agencies, the private sector and universities to report on activities of charitable organizations.
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy works to make philanthropy responsive as part of a just and democratic society.
NonProfit Times Online features major news and information on the nonprofit sector.
Philanthropy Matters enewsletter produced by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
Philanthropy.org maintains a database of publications, digital texts and websites and research on multicultural philanthropy. It is produced by the City University of New York.
Philanthropy, a publication of The Philanthropy Roundtable is an online publication that makes you want to sit in on Roundtable meetings, which happen across the country.
Giving wisely and involving your family
21/64 Next Generation provides tips for shifting to a multi-generational approach to philanthropy that focuses on values while helping younger family members find their charitable identities.
American Institute of Philanthropy is a nonprofit charity watchdog and information service. This website provides donors with a limited directory to nationwide charitable organizations and has basic information on giving carefully.
BBB Wise Giving Alliance formed in 2001 with the merger of the National Charities Information Bureau and the Council of Better Business Bureaus Foundation and its Philanthropic Advisory Service.
Charity Navigator provides insight into nonprofits and has a ranking system that focuses on how effective they are at using the donations entrusted to them. Our community foundation has a four-star rating.
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy conducts research and training related to philanthropy, particularly among families.
GuideStar is the ultimate data source about nonprofits. Register for free access to organizations' Form 990, the tax form nonprofits must file if they have revenue over $25,000. You can purchase access to more information.
The Inheritance Project explores the emotional and social impact of inherited wealth, an unprecedented $10 trillion of which is expected to pass between generations in the next 20 years.
National Center for Family Philanthropy has an impressive range of publications for generous families.