Resources

Funding Information

Grantsmanship Center
List of Massachusetts funding sources.

Business Practices and Advice

American Express Open Forum
Forum for questions about building a business. Applicable to nonprofits too.

Blue Avocado
Magazine of American nonprofits.

Nonprofit.about.com
Good source of information about the nonprofit sector.

National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF)
This site has lots of information on best practices for nonprofit organizations. While some information is VA specific, much of the information is of universal value, especially in areas like governance. For example, there is additional information about Form 990.

Volunteers

Encore.org

Engaging people in later life as a vital source of talent to benefit society.

ServiceSpace

Projects channeling the energy of volunteers to benefit nonprofits.

Road Scholar

A not-for-profit organization, Road Scholar provides educational and travel organization for older adults (formerly Elderhostel).

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville

An award-winning, internationally-acclaimed learning community dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, leadership, community service, and research (formerly North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement).

Peace Corps

Promoting peace through volunteer opportunities for living and working in developing countries. The Peace Corps traces its mission to 1960, when then-Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve.

Mercy Corps

Worldwide projects with a goal of saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places.

Volunteer Match

A registry matching volunteers with organizations needing them.

Updated December 2014.

 

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