Guides to Business Subjects

No. 21 Nonprofit Organizations

This is one of a series of subject guides produced by the Thomas J. Long Business Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

Unless indicated, all call numbers refer to The Business Library.

Long Business Library has one of the most comprehensive collection of materials on nonprofit management and leadership. Please look in OskiCat subject keywords: nonprofit management, nonprofit leadership, nonprofit vocational guidance, nonprofit finance, nonprofit statistics, etc.

UC Berkeley faculty, registered students, and staff who are off campus may use items marked * by using the library's proxy server.

Last updated 06/2010.

News, Articles, Research * Academic Search Complete

Literature of the Nonprofit Sector
Citations to "literature on philanthropy, the foundation world, the nonprofit sector — particularly works on such topics as fundraising and proposal development — and works related to charitable giving, including project reports, studies, and statistical analyses." From the Foundation Center.

Urban Institute Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy
Nonpartisan research intended for scholars and policy makers.
The nonprofit almanac 2008
HD2769.2.U6 N64 2008 Reference

Philanthrophy Annual 2009 (PDF)
From the Foundation Center, creator of the Literature of the Nonprofit Sector database, whose mission is to bring donors and recipients together. Statistics on foundation giving, interviews, listings of books, blogs and magazines about the nonprofit sector.

Journals * Board leadership
Bimonthly workshop with John Carver writing about nonprofit boards and governance.

* Chronicle of Philanthropy Academic Search Complete (1 month delay for online version)
News, trends, (statistics, listings of new grants, listings for philanthropy jobs, not available in the online version — see print version for these)
Current Periodicals Oversize section

* Nonprofit management & leadership
Combining academic research articles, interviews, case studies, and book reviews for nonprofit administrators and scholars.
HD62.6.N667 (latest in Current Periodicals)

* Voluntas : international journal of voluntary and non-profit organisations
Presents the latest international research into the expanding nonprofit (voluntary) sector.

How to Incorporate Nonprofits Incorporating nonprofits by state
Links to each state's regulations and forms.

The California nonprofit corporation kit
Anthony Mancuso. Nolo Press. 2009
KFC342 .M3622 2009
Book in Stacks ; CD-ROM at Circulation Desk

Starting & building a nonprofit : a practical guide
Peri H. Pakroo. Nolo Press. 2009
HD62.6 .P345 2009
Book in Stacks ; CD-ROM at Circulation Desk

Nonprofit handbooks at Long Business Library:
Search OskiCat for subject keyword: nonprofit handbooks

Financing and Accounting Demystifying IRS Form 990, by the Foundation Center.
How to read an organization's Form 990. Form 990 is required to be submitted by nonprofits and shows fiscal data for the organization, names of trustees and officers, application information, and a complete grants list. Larger nonprofits also have annual reports available on their websites.

Information for Tax-Exempt Organizations
From the IRS. Here are forms, FAQs, tax tips, etc. for nonprofits.

Books on nonprofit finances and accounting at Long Business Library:
Search OskiCat for subject keyword: nonprofit finance OR subject keyword: nonprofit accounting

Management Better Business Bureau's guide to charities for philanthropic giving
Evaluates charities by BBB charitable giving standards.

Nonprofit Virtual Library
Annotated listings of nonprofit directories and other web sites providing advice or information about running nonprofits from Michigan State University Libraries.

Nonprofit management books at Long Business Library:
Search OskiCat for subject keyword: nonprofit management

Social entrepreneurship books at Long Business Library:
Search OskiCat for subject keyword: social entrepreneurship

Programs Haas Nonprofit and Public Management Program