Research Tools & Tutorials

Establishing a Nonprofit Organization
Describes how to establish a nonprofit organization task by task.

Foundation Center’s Links to Nonprofit Resources
We have selectively gathered and annotated links to the most useful websites serving the nonprofit sector. The links include information and resources on the topics of philanthropy, fundraising, nonprofit news, nonprofit management, technology, public interest and policy, government, and international philanthropy.

Magazine & Journal Articles

Catalog of Nonprofit Literature
Incorporates the unique contents of the Foundation Center’s five libraries and is updated daily.

If you have the citation for an article you are interested in, ask at the Information & Reference, call 715-839-5004 or e-mail us at

FOLIO (FOundation LIterature Online)
Digital repository of foundation-sponsored research reports and publications covering the full scope of philanthropic activity.

Print Resources

Library Catalog
Search the MORE catalog to find materials on fundraising and grantseeking.  You may search by CVFRP as a subject heading, or use one of the following search terms for keyword searching:

Charities / Grants-in-Aid / Proposal Writing / Endowments / Nonprofit Organizations /Special Events /Fundraising / Philanthropy / Voluntarism