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Jul. 17, 2017
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Summary
The Nonprofit Organizations subject resource guide provides information about starting and operating a nonprofit. Topics addressd in the guide include incorporation, government compliance and legal concerns, grantseeking and fundraising, and corporate governance. The guide is divided into three sections: library catalog subjects, library databases, and internet websites. The section on internet websites consists of two parts: Alabama resources and national resources.

More in-depth information about grantseeking can be found on the "Grants and Fundraising" subject resource guide.
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Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans. -site
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Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
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Foundation Directory Online Professional provides subscribers with access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Included is a searchable database of the entire universe of over 92,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; a searchable database of nearly 3,700 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a searchable database of over 1.3 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over 441,000 recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.
 
Available only at the Central Branch of the Birmingham Public Library.
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Birmingham Public Library (Central) - In Library Use Only.
Alabama Resources

The Alabama Association of Nonprofits (AAN) was founded in 1996 under its former name of the Nonprofit Resource Center of Alabama as a collaborative effort of Alabama Power Company, the United Way of Central Alabama and the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. The mission of AAN is a simple one – to strengthen the capacity of Alabama's nonprofit sector through professional development, advocacy and management support, all resulting in better communities and a stronger Alabama.

Alabama Giving is an association of grantmaking organizations that works to increase, promote, and encourage philanthropy by helping its members share knowledge, collaborate and advocate to improve conditions in Alabama.
National Resources

Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.

GuideStar gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. GuideStar provides as much information as it can about each nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, and governance. If you're new to GuideStar, search the site to find the nonprofit information you need—it's free. You'll get even more information if you create an account form and sign in—also free!
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