Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit – Management


The Jossey-Bass handbook of nonprofit leadership and management
(Pardee Reference,  X HD 62.6 J67 2010)

The nonprofit organizational culture guide
(Pardee, HD62.6 .T443 2011)

At the crossroads: not-for-profit leadership strategies
(Pardee Library,  HD62.6 .C649 2010)

Comparative corporate governance of non-profit organizations
(Law Annex HD62.6 .C658 2010)

Internet Management for Nonprofits: strategies, tools & trade secrets
(Pardee Library, HD62.6 .I58 2010)

The lobbying manual: a complete guide to federal lobbying law and practice
(Law Annex KF4948 .L63 2009)

Mission-based marketing : positioning your not-for-profit in an increasingly competitive world
(Pardee Library, HF5415 .B667 2010)

Nonprofit consulting essentials
(Pardee Library, HD62.6 .C24 2010)

Race, gender, and leadership in nonprofit organizations
(Pardee Library, HD62.6 .R33 2011 )

Succeeding at social enterprise: hard-won lessons for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs
(Pardee Library, HD62.2 .S83 2010)

Nonprofit governance: law, practices, and trends
(Law Annex KF1388 .H67 2009)

Forces for good: the six practices of high-impact nonprofits
(Pardee Library, HD62.6 .C78 2008)

The search for social entrepreneurship
(Pardee Library, HD60 .L544 2008)

Effectively managing nonprofit organizations
(Mugar HV41 .E344 2006)

The nonprofit sector: a research handbook
(Pardee Library, HD62.6.N67 2006)

Sarbanes-Oxley for nonprofits: a guide to gaining competitive advantage
(Pardee Library, HG4027.65 .J33 2005)

Search Terms for online catalog and business databases:nonprofit organizations; non profit organizations; nonprofit organizations‚ management; nonprofit organizations, consulting; human services, management; nonprofit administration

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Nonprofit – Finance & Accounting


Greening local government : legal strategies for promoting sustainability, efficiency, and fiscal savings
(Law Library Annex, KF5305 .G74 2012)

The law of tax-exempt organizations ; 10th ed
(Law Library Annex, KF6449 .H66 2011)

Nonprofit sustainability: making strategic decisions for financial viability
(Pardee, HD62.6 .B45 2010)

Public management : organizations, governance, and performance
(Mugar, JF1351 .L68 2011)

Financial and accounting guide for not-for-profit organizations
(Pardee Reference, X HF5686.N56 G76 2008)

Nonprofit financial planning made easy
(Pardee Library,  HG4027.65 .B553 2008)

Financial management for nonprofit organizations: Policies and practices
(Pardee Reference, HG 4027.65 .Z74 2007)

Not-For-Profit GAAP.
(Pardee Reference,  X HF5686 N56 N6 2009)

For FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board) Codification for Health Care Entities and other Not-For-Profit Entities, see FASB Accounting Standards Codification, Vol. 4. In Pardee Reference, XHF 5616 U5 F35 2009.

Search Terms for online catalog and business databases: nonprofit organizations ; nonprofit organizations- accounting; nonprofit organizations – financial management

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Nonprofit – Fundraising


Nonprofit fundraising strategy a guide to ethical decision making and regulation for nonprofit organizations
(E-book via Ebrary, 2013)

Pay for success investing in what works
(E-book, 2012)
The volunteer management handbook leadership strategies for success ; 2nd ed.
(E-book via Ebrary, 2012)

The art of giving: where the soul meets a business plan
(Pardee Library, HV40 .B867 2010)

Fundraising consultants: a guide for nonprofit organizations
(Pardee Library, 2nd Floor, HG177 .S293 2009)

How to say it: grantwriting: write proposals that grantmakers want to fund
(Pardee Library, 2nd Floor, HG177 .K63 2009)

The law of fundraising
(Law Annex KF1389.5 .H66 2009)

The fundraising feasibility study: Its not about the money
(Mugar HG177 .F865 2007)

The “how to” Grants Manual: Successful grantseeking techniques for obtaining public and private grants
(Pardee Library, HG177.B38 2007:also in CD-ROM, see circulation desk)

People to people fundraising: Social networking and Web 2.0
(Mugar HV41.2 . P46 2007)


Search terms for online catalog and business databases: nonprofit organizations – fundraising;  nonprofit organizations – statistics; charities- economic aspects; volunteerism- economic aspects; fund raising- handbook; corporate philanthropy

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Nonprofit Human Services


With charity for all : the terrible truth of charitable failure ; 1st ed.
(Law Library Annex, HV91 .S649 2013)

Managing within networks: adding value to public organizations
(Mugar JK421 .A56 2007)

Effectively Managing Nonprofit Organizations
(Mugar HV41 .E344 2006)

Designing and Planning Programs for Nonprofit and Government Organizations
(Mugar HV40. P325 2004)

Search Terms for online catalog and business databases: nonprofit organizations, human services; public management; public administration; human services – planning; social planning

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Selected Nonprofit Journals

Chronicle of Philanthropy – available on e-journals through Academic OneFile, EBSCO and LexisNexis Academic

Foundation Review – available online through Gale Cengage Academic OneFile

International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing – available on e-journals through Wiley Online Library.

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly – available online from Sage Publications

Nonprofit Management and Leadership - available on e-journals through Business Source Completer and Wiley Interscience Journals

Nonprofit Times - available on e-journals through Academic OneFile

Nonprofit World - available on e-journals through ABI Inform Global and Business Source Complete

Nonprofit World Funding Alert - available on e-journals through Business Source Complete

Philanthropy Journal – available online.

Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organization – available on e-journals through Springerlink

Selected Business Databases

Note: ABI/INFORM GLOBAL indexes, abstracts, and provides full text of articles in business magazines, journals, and the Wall Street Journal. ABI/Inform covers more than 1,600 leading business and management publications and scholarly journals with full text for 700 of these titles. ABI/Inform Global also includes ABI/Inform Trade and Industry which covers more than 750 trade publications and ABI/Inform Dateline which provides coverage of more than 140 local, city, state,and regional business publications as well as business-oriented newswire services from the U.S. and Canada

Note: Multidisciplinary database that includes scholarly business journals and, for most, provides full content.

Note: BUSINESS SOURCE COMPLETE contains indexes, abstracts and full text of business publications, scholarly publications and peer-reviewed journals. Among the sources covered in this database are EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) country economic reports, company profiles and industry profiles from MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor), and monographs.

Note: Indexes and provides full text for many business trade publications.

Note: Provides information on the missions, finances, programs, and management of more than 1.7 million nonprofit organizations, including foundations, public charities, and others.

Note: LEXISNEXIS ACADEMIC includes newspapers, trade journals, wire services and transcripts. It provides Internet access to some of the most popular files of the larger LexisNexis Academic but with easier, forms-based searching. There are five basic libraries: News: general, today’s, U.S., world, news wires, news transcripts, arts and sports news, non-English language, business, legal, university news. Business: business, industry market news, accounting, financial filings, trade show information directory. Legal Research: legal news, law reviews, state/federal cases, codes and regulations, international legal materials, patents. Medical: news, journals and Medline abstracts. Reference: biographical information, country profiles, polls and surveys, quotations, state profiles, world almanac.

Note: THE CONFERENCE BOARD RESEARCH COLLECTION consists of economic and business reports and studies created for leading organizations. The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association that provides economic data and analysis in four subject areas: Economy, Markets & Value Creation; Human Capital; Corporate Leadership; and High-Performing Organizations.


To locate additional databases available see Find Business Articles and Data.

Selected Nonprofit Websites


Catalogue for Philanthropy
This is a free service whose function is a comprehensive, institutionalized system for promoting philanthropy

Commonwealth 5 Nonprofit Profiles
This is a free service that allows users to view profiles of nonprofit organizations supported by WCVB-TV.

General Philanthropy Websites

Associated Grant Makers
Provides tools and information for grant makers and grant seekers

Association of Small Foundations
Provides members with peer learning opportunities and targeted resources

The Boston Indicators Project
This project offers new ways to understand Boston and its neighborhoods in a regional context. It aims to democratize access to information, foster informed public discourse and track progress on shared civic goals and reports on 10 sectors: Civic Vitality, Cultural Life and the Arts, the Economy, Education, the Environment, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Technology, and Transportation.

Council on Foundations
Provides best practices for nonprofit organizations

Foundation Center
This is a free service that provides resources and information on nonprofit management, fundraising, grants and grant makers
A free service provided by Action Without Borders that facilitates the exchange of resources and ideas

National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS)
The NCCS is a national clearinghouse of data pertaining to the nonprofit sector that includes nonprofit profiles, quick answers and statistics.

Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
Nonprofit and Philanthropy Resource Library: Specializing in resources for nonprofit and foundation professionals, students and volunteers. for nonprofits
Provides information on federal grants, loans and other assistance as well as, information on management & operations and tax

“Provides education and support for social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, and values-driven small business owners.” Also included are articles based on Ventureneer surveys such as “Nonprofits and Social Media: It ain’t optional.”