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Nonprofit Research Sources

Guide to locate and access resources related to nonprofit & exempt organization research

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National Organizations

Society for NonprofitsSociety for Nonprofits is a leading resource for nonprofit professionals and has been helping nonprofit leaders increase their knowledge and grow the capacity of their organizations for more than 30 years. 
Society for Nonprofits has more than 3,000 members, from the Ph.D. student looking for research information to executives at large nonprofit organizations looking to keep their board up to date on the latest nonprofit trends. Society for Nonprofits offers something for everyone. One of the oldest and largest nonprofit management support organizations in the country, which means it brings value through resources, provides access to nonprofit experts and significant return on investment for membership. 
 

ABA Business Law Section Nonprofit Organizations CommitteeThe mission of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee is to serve as a resource for nonprofit lawyers on issues affecting nonprofit organizations in a rapidly changing legal and regulatory environment and to monitor and update the Model Nonprofit Corporation Act.

National Council of NonprofitsThe National Council of Nonprofits is a resource and proven advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. Connecting the policy dots across all levels and branches of governments, the Council of Nonprofits keeps nonprofits informed and empowered to create a positive public policy environment that best supports nonprofits in advancing their missions. Working with and through the nation’s largest network of nonprofits – with 25,000-plus organizational members - the National Council of Nonprofits identifies emerging trends, shares proven practices, and promotes solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve.

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Nonprofit Law Prof Blog - Current Awareness

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Restatement of the Law, Charitable Nonprofit Organizations.

Model Nonprofit Corporation Act

Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act