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Nonprofit Organizations & NGOs: Fundraising

Research Guide for your Nonprofit or NGO project.

Fundraising Information

Guidestar Articles on Fundraising and Sustainability

  • Online articles from Guidestar. While brief, they do cover a great number of issues and concepts of importance to nonprofit organizations.
  • Since finances cut across all aspects of nonprofit work, consider viewing all the articles on Guidestar


A Small Change (blog)


  • This blog focuses on sharing ideas about fundraising and was started by Jason Dick, a college campaign manager in Washington state.
  • Recent postings (2009) focus on fundraising in the current poor economic times.


Association of Fundraising Professionals



The Aspen Institute



  • From their website, Benevon "...trains and coaches nonprofit organizations to implement a mission-based system for raising sustainable funding from individual donors. This system ends the suffering about fundraising and builds passionate and committed lifelong donors."
  • They offer software, books and tutorials on their system for a fee. They also include numerous freely available resources and articles.


Fundraising 123 (Network for Good Learning Center)

  • Includes numerous resources for online fundraising and marketing Articles of note include:


Fundraising Compliance Guide (from Harbor Compliance)

  • Overview of state by state fundraising guidelines that need to be met in order for a nonprofit to raise money.

Fundraising Statistics

National Center for Charitable Statistics

Foundation Center

Mobile Giving

Articles Tagged "Mobile Giving" at Mobile Marketer

  • Nice array of articles and case studies on this subject.

Mobile Giving Foundation

  • From their site: "The Mobile Giving Foundation (MGF), headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, was founded in 2007 by veterans of the wireless industry who wanted to harness the immense power of wireless communications to empower non-profit organizations. The concept was simple: give the 250 million American wireless users a single “Mobile Giving Channel” over which they could receive and respond to appeals from worthy causes."
  • Information of note includes their News page that showcases recent success in this area.

Nonprofit Tech for Good

  • Nonprofit Tech for Good was created and is managed by Heather Mansfield.
  • The mission is: "Nonprofit Tech for Good focuses on providing valuable, easy-to-understand information, news, and resources related to nonprofit technology, online communications, and mobile and social fundraising."
  • Excellent source for mobile giving and other information on using social media for nonprofits.

Nonprofit Technology Network

  • From their site: "NTEN aspires to a world where all nonprofit organizations skillfully and confidently use technology to meet community needs and fulfill their missions. We are the membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. Our members share the common goal of helping nonprofits use all aspects of technology more effectively."
  • Pages of note include:

Google Scholar Search

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