Course Guide

MBA 292A&B Nonprofit Management

Fall 2010

The following online and print resources provided by the Long Business Library are key to finding information required for this course. Use the Library proxy Server to access the electronic resources from off-campus.


The Long Library has a large collection of books on nonprofit organizations covering accounting, finance, leadership, management, marketing, philanthropy, startups, etc. To locate them, use the OskiCat catalog to search for books in the Long Library. Subject headings, such as the following, will prove useful: nonprofit organizations, independent sector, boards of directors, social entrepreneurship, volunteer workers, etc. Choose the subject search box and restrict the search to the Long Library by choosing BUSI from the location menu. E-books may be located and used online through Ebrary.

Key Journals

Chronicle of Philanthropy (print version on Current Periodical shelving)
International Journal of Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Marketing
Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
Nonprofit Counsel
Nonprofit Management & Leadership
Nonprofit World
Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations

Articles in Academic Journals and Magazines/Newspapers/Research Reports

Academic Search Complete Indexes thousands of journals and magazines. Use the subject search box to look for articles on your topic. Full text is available for many of the articles. Good for viewpoints on business topics not normally found in business magazines.
Business Source Complete Indexes thousands of business journals and magazines. Use the subject search box to look for articles on the subject of your paper. Company names should be searched using the "company entity" box. Full text is available for many of the articles.
Catalog of Nonprofit Literature An open website of the Foundation Center that indexes numerous print and digital resources providing information about nonprofit organizations.
Factiva A full text database of magazines and newspapers, including Business Week, Economist, Forbes, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, etc. Very useful for current information on business topics, company activities, and developments in U.S. and international industries.
Lexis-Nexis Academic A very user-friendly search tool for finding articles in magazines and newspapers, and company profiles and financials.
New York Times
You may read the paper by date of publication, or search by topic of interest.
Wall Street Journal
You may read the paper by date of publication, or search by topic of interest.

Profiles of Nonprofit Industries

Encyclopedia of American Industries Two print volumes located in the Reference Collection HC102 E53.

Provides short profiles for many nonprofit sectors (museums, professional membership associations, etc.

IBIS World Industry Market Research A database providing 25-30 page reports on the following nonprofit sectors:
  • Donations, Grants, and Endowment Organizations in the U.S.
  • Museums in the U.S.
  • Performing Arts in the U.S.
  • Professional Organizations in the U.S.
  • Social Advocacy Organizations in the U.S.
  • Youth, Education, and Special Interest Organizations in the U.S.

Nonprofit Statistics

Nonprofit Almanac 2008 Located in the Reference Collection HD2769.2 U6 N64.

Table of Contents:

  1. The Nonprofit Sector and Its Place in the National Economy
  2. Wage and Employment Trends
  3. Trends in Private Giving and Volunteering
  4. Financial Trends
  5. The Size, Scope, and Finances of Public Charities

Links to organizations that do research on nonprofits may be found at the Foundation Center

Other Useful Information

Long Library homepage
Librarians are available at the Reference Desk to assist you during these hours:
Monday - Thursday: 1 - 6 pm
Friday: 1 - 4 pm
Where Do I Find? (a brief guide to finding various types of business information)

Questions? Ask your business librarians.