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View and/or download copies of organizations' IRS 990 Tax Returns. Find information on the activities and finances of more than 640,000 nonprofit organizations, the latest news on philanthropy, and resources for donors and nonprofits.  *Please note that in-depth information now requires a free registration to Guidestar Plus.
Charity Navigator 

Charity Navigator provides ratings and reviews on over 2,300 charities after evaluating the financial health of these charities.  The goal is to promote intelligent giving decisions.
BBB Wise Giving Alliance is the new site formed from the merger of the National Charities Information Bureau and the Council of Better Business Bureaus' Foundation and its Philanthropic Advisory Service. The alliance evaluates charities that are the subjects of donor inquiries based on the voluntary CBBB Standards for Charitable Solicitations.

Internal Revenue Service - Charities & NonProfits Search Page

Search for a charitable organization to find out if a charity is exempt from federal taxation and how much of your contribution is tax-deductible.

How to Read the Form 990 & Find Out What It Means

This informative article published on the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York's Web site provides helpful information on how to read and interpret the Form 990.

Federal Trade Commission

The Commission's efforts are directed toward stopping actions that threaten consumers' opportunities to exercise informed choice. The Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection enforces a variety of consumer protection laws enacted by Congress and publishes materials to educate consumers.

Internet NonProfit Center

Information for and about nonprofit organizations in the United States.  Includes nonprofit FAQs, a nonprofit locator, the Form 990 Project, and a library of documents to learn about nonprofits.


Information for Nonprofits  

State Charity Officials

An index of state offices regulating charitable organizations published by the National Association of State Charity Officials.

LifeCycle of a Charity 

The IRS provides information, explanations, guides, forms, publications and provides an easy-to-use way of linking to the documents most charities will need as they proceed though the phases of their “life cycle.”

The Unified Registration Statement

The Unified Registration Statement is a form that consolidates the information and data requirements of all states that require registration of nonprofit organizations performing charitable solicitations within their jurisdictions. Cooperating states allow the nonprofit organization to use either the state form or the URS. The URS can be downloaded and printed from this site.

Electronic Filing of State Registration Forms and IRS Form 990s

Complete and file Pennsylvania's registration forms (BCO-10 and BCO-23) and IRS Form 990,  IRS Form 990-EZ and Form 8868 (Application for Extension of Time to File) electronically through a free, Web-based system. 

Quality 990 Project

A three-year, sectorwide effort concerned with improving the quality of financial reporting in the nonprofit sector.

Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations

A statewide organization serving and strengthening the nonprofit sector through leadership, advocacy and education. Includes information on forming a nonprofit organization in Pennsylvania.

National Association of Attorneys General

An association consisting of Attorneys General from various states formed to facilitate interaction among Attorneys General and their staffs on emerging state and federal issues.

National Association of State Charity Officials

An association comprising charity officials from various states and formed to provide a forum for exchanging views and experiences regarding charitable solicitation regulations.

National Center for Charitable Statistics

A national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.  Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research.

Charity Channel

Best known for its nonprofit sector discussion lists, where more than 35,000 colleagues discuss popular topics.

National Council of Nonprofit Associations

NCNA is a network 40 state and regional associations with a collective membership of more than 20,000 community nonprofits.

Association of Fundraising Professionals

An individual member organization (formerly known as "The National Association of Fundraising Professionals") that advances philanthropy through education, training and advocacy based on research, and a Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and Professional Practice.


Nonprofit News Publications  

Pennsylvania Nonprofit Report Newsletter

A monthly news publication that reports state and national news impacting the nonprofit sector.

Philanthropy News Digest

A weekly news service of the Foundation Center that publishes philanthropy-related articles and features collected from print and electronic media outlets nationwide.

Philanthropy News Network Online

A daily online news service reporting on nonprofits.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

A newspaper published bi-weekly about the nonprofit world. A news source for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.

The NonProfit Times Online

A monthly, business publication featuring an array of articles pertaining to nonprofit management.

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