August 07, 2007
NCCS Wiki (Form 990 Review)
NCCS (National Center for Charitable Statistics) Wiki (Form 990 Review)
The National Center for Charitable Statistics started a wiki on their site to start a conversation about the future direction of the IRS 990 forms. Included on this wiki is just about everything you need to know about the 990 form and the means for a discussion about how it could change and improve. Not only does this include differences in the way that data should be tracked, but also "missed opportunities" for resources that are not tracked at all.
Should be useful for people looking to document nonprofit organizations in the United States.This entry was posted in the following categories: Government Resources
March 28, 2007
Looking for IRS 990s (Nonprofit annual reports to the IRS)
If you are looking for a nonprofit's IRS 990 forms, there are a few places to look.
If you are at the U of Michigan, you can Guidestar Library Edition:
If you are not at the U of Michigan, here are some other possibilities:
1. Look at the organization's Website. They will often have annual reports and many have the IRS 990s documents.
2. Grantsmart has a large number of 990s that you can view.
3. The Foundation Center also has many 990s.
For information on what you will find in these documents, the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New has a great resource on how to read these filings.This entry was posted in the following categories: Free Internet Resources , Government Resources , Library Internet Resources (via Univ. Libraries or Kresge Library)
February 03, 2007
Michigan Nonprofit Association
Michiagn Nonprofit Association (MNA)
Mission Statement of the MNA: "The Michigan Nonprofit Association enhances the effectiveness of the Michigan nonprofit sector in serving society.
While primarily an advocacy group, this organization hosts an excellent website that will be of interested to people studying non-profits. Components of the site that are excellent include:
Non Profit FAQ (with information on setting up non-profit organizations); Resources pulled from all over the web on management of non-profits including: finding information about organizations; Regulations; Organizational Effectiveness, and many others.
August 09, 2006
Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits (From the IRS)
SITE: Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits (From the IRS)
DESCRIPTION: Great source of information on charities and other non-profits. Includes specific information on charitable organizations, churches and religious organizations, contributors, other nonprofits, political organizations and private foundations.
The site also has this valuable page called the Life Cycle of a Public Charity. This provides all the steps (with links) to the steps that one should take including: organizing, filing with the IRS, ongoing compliance, annual events and significant events.This entry was posted in the following categories: Free Internet Resources , Government Resources