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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.

The Alabama Small Business Development Center Network is funded and designed to assist for-profit small businesses and is not able to invest a significant amount of time working with non-profit organizations. However, network counselors are able to provide some guidance, and have provided some basic information on the website. Users may find the Internet links helpful in finding information on fundraising, management, starting a non-profit business, and other topics of interest to non-profit information seekers.
AFP of Alabama is an affiliate chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) which is the professional association of individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions. Founded in 1960, AFP advances philanthropy through its more than 30,000 members in 230 chapters throughout the world. Alabama is home to four chapters of the AFP: The Alabama Chapter based in Birmingham, the Central Alabama Chapter based in Montgomery, the Gulf Coast Alabama Chapter based in Mobile and the North Alabama Chapter based in Huntsville. These AFP Chapters promote philanthropy in their local communities, provide education and networking opportunities for fundraising professionals and support the fundraising profession both nationally and locally.

GrantSpace, a website maintained by the Foundation Center, provides easy-to-use, self-service tools and resources to help nonprofits worldwide become more viable grant applicants and build strong, sustainable organizations. The Alabama state resources section includes links to start-up guides, state agencies, nonprofit associations, legal resources, and management/technical assistance providers.

With over 50 web properties, the Nolo Network is one of the web’s largest libraries of consumer-friendly legal information – all available for free. With oversight from Nolo’s editorial team, the network strives to deliver free legal information of the highest quality. The Alabama page provides step by step instructions on how to form a nonprofit organization, including links to the appropriate government agency websites.
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The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in over 230 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

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!

Created and maintained by the Foundation Center, GrantSpace provides easy-to-use, self-service tools and resources to help nonprofits worldwide become more viable grant applicants and build strong, sustainable organizations.

The website of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service is the authoritative source for federal tax laws and regulations governing the activities of charities and other nonprofit organizations.
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