NONPROFIT RESOURCES

Governance and management of nonprofit organizations:

  • Guidestar – An information service that collects and presents financial and other organizational data on U.S. nonprofit organizations.
  • The Nonprofit Quarterly – An independent news organization that provides advice and opinions about nonprofit organizations and democratic activism.
  • Independent Sector – A national membership organization of changemakers, nonprofits, foundations, and corporations working to strengthen civil society.
  • BoardSource, Inc. – A national organization that works to strengthen nonprofit board leadership.

Resources focused on Massachusetts and New England nonprofits:

Internal Revenue Service Resources:

  • Applying for Tax-Exempt Status – Application, information, and training tools.
  • IRS Charitable Contributions: Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements – Guidance on the federal tax law for organizations that receive tax-deductible charitable contributions and taxpayers who make contributions.
  • IRS Form 990Information Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (and Form 990-EZ and Form 990-N) – The annual information return required to be filed by most exempt organizations, which requires reporting on exempt and non-exempt activities, finances, governance, compliance with tax requirements, and compensation.
  • IRS Form 990-TExempt Organization Business Income Tax Return – The annual information return required to be filed by exempt organizations to report unrelated business income and tax liability.
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