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Nonprofit Research Sources

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

Periodicals and Newsletters on Westlaw Edge

Nonprofit Report (WG&L)) Text of articles from the WG&L monthly newsletter Nonprofit Report, which cover tax, reporting, and financial management issues for nonprofit organizations, including Internal Revenue Service rulings and pronouncements for nonprofits, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and legislation governing financial management of nonprofit organizations. (Last published in July 2016)

Nonprofit World Nonprofit World (Magazine) is a publication of the Society for Nonprofit Organizations and focuses on all aspects of running an effective nonprofit organization, including fundraising, income generation and addressing legal issues.

Non-Profit Times Non-profit Times is a newspaper covering the business management of non-profit organizations in the United States.

Taxation of Exempts (WG&L) This publication is a bimonthly journal that discusses the taxation of exempt and not-for-profit organizations, including intermediate sanctions, combinations and joint ventures, health care organizations, private foundations, political and lobbying activity, the unrelated business income tax, and issues of exemption and compliance, charitable giving, and compensation.

International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law (IJNL) - IJNL is a quarterly journal that analyzes global civil society. It addresses legal issues as well as socia, cultural, political and economic issues that impact the legal environment for nonprofit organizations. (Most recent Apr 2017)

International and Interdisciplinary Journals

Periodicals Available via HeinOnline

Non-Traditional Sources

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) As a leading resource, SSRN provides the opportunity to share and distribute research well before it is published in journals or books. Our site features an expansive eLibrary, more than 1,000 abstracting eJournals that deliver research electronically, and rankings for institutions, authors, and papers, among many other features.

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articlesfrom hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work. 

Journals Addressing NonProfit Leadership, Marketing, and Grants