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The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS)

National clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States for Nonprofits
Official information and services from the U.S. government for nonprofits

Grantsmanship Center

The Grantsmanship Center Archives

Information on how to plan, manage, staff and fund the programs of nonprofit organizations and government agencies

Guide Star GuideStar
Up-to-date information available on more than 1.8 million nonprofits
Independent Sector

Independent Sector
Forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs. Includes

research reports on trends in the nonprofit sector.

Board Source BoardSource
Source of resources related to nonprofit board
Free Management Library Free Management Library
How-to management information for nonprofit and for-profit managers with limited resources




JMU Libraries has a growing collection of full-text e-books online. Click on the titles below for some sample works related to nonprofit studies.


Dictionary of nonprofit terms and concepts
Dictionary of Nonprofit

Terms & Concepts




Articles & More

Search JMU Libraries databases for articles from newspapers, business publications and trade and professional journals OR find Subject Specific sources relevant to your major



Business Source Complete

Search trade, business and academic journals

ABI Inform


Search local business publications, trade periodicals and business journals


Academic Search Complete

Search scholarly information in nearly every area of academic study and more than 5,030 peer-reviewed publications


LexisNexis Academic

Search for current news, laws and legislation, business and company information and more


Social Services Abstracts

Search articles and more on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development



Search general scholarly information and use the citation searching function to follow the development of specific citations or authors

Foundation Center

Catalog of Nonprofit Literature

Search information on domestic and international philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Includes topics such as fundraising, proposal development, and revenue-generating activities


Associations Unlimited

Search approximately 460,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local nonprofit membership organizations in all fields



Current Issues - Nonprofit Periodicals

Use Periodical Locator to find additional JMU Nonprofit journals.


Chronicle of Philanthropy

Nonprofit Management & Leadership

Journal of Nonprofit & Public

Sector Marketing

 Nonprofit World

International Journal of Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Marketing

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly

Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary & Non-Profit Organizations


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