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Nonprofit [Start here] JSO 1/16

Nonprofit organizations

Use the nagivation on the left hand side of page to locate - books, journals, articles, and more!

This resource puts together sources for researching topics related to: nonprofit organizations, fund raising, grants, and more.  The web sources offer links to associations and tools to locate funders or learn more about the tax filings of a nonprofit. 


Select sources covering general nonprofit(s) information.

Link to book     Understanding Nonprofit Organizations [book]

      Library   4th Floor Stacks   HD2769.2.U6 N65 2001





Image  of ebook    The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management [book]

    Library   4th Floor Stacks   HD62.6 .J67 2005




Link to e-book via Ebrary database  Grant Seeking in Higher Education : Strategies and Tools for College Faculty [eBook]

  eBook available via Ebook Central (formerly ebrary).  For off-campus access CSUSM ID and password required




Books | eBooks | more

Library Catalog Search (general template)

Physical & online books, media, and more can be located in the following ways:

  1. Search the Library Catalog (use dropdown left-hand side for search types: subject, author, etc.)
  2. Search for an e-book, choose an e-book database from the list and use the search bar to enter terms
    • Remember off-campus access requires log-in with CSUSM User ID and Password


Non Profit Books, eBooks and More (JSO 1/16)

When searching the collections for books on this topic try the following keywords and subject headings.

Charities | Charitible uses, trusts and foundations | Community organizations | Defferred giving | Endowments |  Foundations | Fund raising | Grants-in-aid | Non-profit organizations | Non-governmental organizations | Proposal writing for grants | Research Grants

Select books, eBooks, and more below

  1. Image of ebook.  Title Key Performance Indicators for government and non profit agencies   Key Performance Indicators for Governments and Non Profit Agencies [eBook]

  2. Image for Ebook titled Fundraising with Business: 40 New (and Improved!) Strategies for Nonprofits  Fundraising with Business: 40 new (and improved) Strategies for Nonprofits [eBook]

  3. Image and link to ebook titles Smart Stewardship for nonprofits  Smart Stewardship for Nonprofits: Making the Right Decision in Good Times and

  4.   Reaching Your Financial Goal: Crowdfunding and Grants [e-Video via Films on Demand]




Databases | Journals | Articles

Non Profit (Articles/Journals) JSO 1/16

Search articles and journals on nonprofits and fundraising topics in CSUSM's premium databases.


Select List of Journals    [Journal Title, Database containing Journal]

Association Management. ProQuest Direct

Fund Raising Management. ProQuest Direct

Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing. HF5410 .J685 Pais, PsychInfo

Nonprofit management & Leadership. ProQuest Direct


Business News

Business News Databases

Trade publications report on the industry for the industry, examples are: Automotive News, Restaurant News, Hotel and Motel Management, Sales and Marketing Management.  The free web will give you current or sample issues. Premium content and backfiles are available through these research databases.


      Ebsco Business Source Premier

Harvard Business Review full text 

Excellent source for industry reports, company profiles and SWOTS and managment and market news.


      Proquest ABI Inform Complete

Best for all industry news articles, widely used by business for recent news on competitors, suppliers and customers.



Wall Street Journal and world wide news 

Excellent for major publically traded companies and international. 
TIP:  Search "conference call" [company name] to read latest analysis and quarterly reports interviewed by top analysts.


Euromonitor Passport

Industry market reports on consumer goods and services.   Excellent economic indicator reports.  Global perspective.


Trade and  Professional Associations

Look to trade association pages on the free web.  Many industry and news reports will identify them.  Some information is available free, but most is only available to members.  Get around this by searching the associatio name for news reports in the above databases.

Examples of trade and professional associations are National Restaurant Association; American Library Association


Local Business News  These links provide premium current and full text access unavailable to free web)

San Diego Union Tribune 
San Diego Business Journal    (limited access via Proquest).  Physical holdings for SDBJ Book of Lists


Websites | Tools

Nonprofit Websites JSO 1/16

Associations | Organizations | Tools (for Nonprofits)

  • Alliance for Nonprofit Management
    The Alliance is committed to identifying and exploring both academic and practitioner research and field experiences in peer-to-peer exchanges designed to identify what we need to know to increase the effectiveness, capacity and impact of the social sector. (Source: About the Alliance).
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
    For 50 years, AFP has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. (Source Vision & Mission: AFP).
    • Resource Center
      The AFP Resource Center provides members and other fundraising professionals with customized research assistance on fundraising issues and best practices. (Source: Resource Center).
  • Foundation Center
    Locate basic information by organization name, contact information and 990 IRS returns. Contains statistics on foundation and grant activity, search for RFP announcements for calls for grant applications.
  • The San Diego Foundation
    As one of the nation’s leading community foundations, The San Diego Foundation strives to improve San Diegans’ quality of life by creating equity and ensuring opportunities to be WELL (Work, Enjoy, Live & Learn). Established in 1975, we now manage more than 1,900 funds, which have raised in excess of $900 million to support nonprofit organizations that do good throughout our community. (Source: About Us: The San Diego Foundation).
    • Studies & Reports  The San Diego Foundation helps community members better understand challenges and opportunities in our region by collaborating with strategic partners to publish a wide range of studies, reports and publications. (Source: Studies & Reports)
  • IRS Exempt Organizations File
    The Exempt Organization Business Master File Extract (EO BMF) includes cumulative information on exempt organizations.
  • IRS Statistics of Income [SOI] Charitable & Exempt Organizations Statistics
    Links to the Statistics of Income studies relating to the tax-exempt sector.
  • Charity Navigator:  
    Charity directory and interactive financial evaluator.
  • GuideStar.orgFree registration required to view some content
    A national registry of nonprofit organizations. Provides resources such as articles, regulations, resources for non-profit organizations and donor opportunities. Organization information including 990 returns.
  • Wise Giving Alliance Better Business Bureau
    The BBB Wise Giving Alliance helps donors make informed giving decisions and promotes high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public. It produces reports about national charities, evaluating them against comprehensive Standards for Charity Accountabilityand publishes a magazine, theWise Giving Guide, three times a year. (Source: More About us: BBB WGA).
  • National Center for Charitible Statistics  Use the tools to locate statistics, nonprofits by state & county and more!
    The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the 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 on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society. (Source: About The National Center for Charitable Statistics).
  •  Resource for Nonprofits
    a streamlined collection of information for nonprofit organizations and people who work, volunteer, and care for them. (Source: Resources for Nonprofit organizations).
  • NOZASearch Registration Required for free Foundation search



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