North Carolina Center for Nonprofits -- An excellent resource for North Carolina donors and charitable organizations alike. Site contains an informative links list organized by topic. 

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American Institute of Philanthropy -- This charity watchdog site contains donor tips and rates charities based upon the percentage of donations used for program services.

Listing of North Carolina Nonprofits -- Database listing of nonprofit organizations in North Carolina pulled from IRS data. Compiled and presented by Minges and Associates.

Nonprofitxpress -- North Carolina-based online news journal covering charitable organizations and fundraising. Note: Membership required to access content. -- A new merger combining the National Charities Information Bureau (NCIB),the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance, and the Better Business Bureau's Philanthropic Advisory Service. The result is a comprehensive site of information and advice concerning charitable giving and charitable organizations.

Guidestar -- a non-profit research organization that provides information on non-profits filing Form 990 and similar federal tax forms.

Independent Sector -- a research organization seeking to strengthen philanthropy and citizen action.

National Center for Charitable Statistics -- The National Center for Charitable Statistics works with government agencies and private sector groups to develop databases and uniform standards for reporting charitable activity.

Urban Institute -- The Urban Institute conducts research on nonprofit organizations.

Internet Nonprofit Center -- This site provides information on nonprofit organizations nationwide. The site includes a search function.

The Foundation Center -- This site provides information on foundations, including a nationwide search tool for locating information on a particular foundation. -- This watchdog site provides information on research charities and whether a specific research organization conducts animal testing.

Charities Review Council -- This Minnesota-based organization provides information to donors and creates and applies standards for accountability to selected charitable organizations, providing the results for donor use.

CharityVillage -- This site is an information repository regarding Canadian nonprofit and charitable organizations.

Network for Good -- An online portal site for charitable organization, donation, and volunteer information.

Chronicle of Philanthropy -- A well-known online and print journal covering charitable organizations and fundraising.

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