The organizations listed below can provide valuable information on several issues — ranging from board development to fundraising to technical assistance — of interest to nonprofit organizations. Although Joyce staff has reviewed the following websites, the Foundation does not necessarily endorse the organizations or their materials.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Forum of RAGS (Regional Associations of Grantmakers)

Forum of RAGS is a national network of local leaders and organizations across the United States that support effective charitable giving. Collectively, these regional associations represent more than 4,000 grant makers and others interested in philanthropy.

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center provides basic profiles of 65,000 private and community foundations and their funding interests.

Independent Sector

Independent Sector is the leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporations committed to advancing the common good.

National Council of Nonprofits (NCN)

The National Council of Nonprofits is a network of 38 state and regional associations of nonprofits representing more than 17,000 nonprofits throughout the country.

MIDWEST LINKS

—Illinois—

Forefront

Forefront is an association of Chicago-area grantmakers promoting effective and responsive philanthropy.

—Indiana—

Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network

The Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network (INRN) is a statewide service providing affordable, high-quality workshops and board retreats for any Indiana nonprofit organization. INRN is coordinated by the Indiana Association of United Ways and has received generous funding from Lilly Endowment since 1994.

The Indiana Philanthropy Alliance

The Indiana Philanthropy Alliance is a statewide membership association for foundations and corporate giving programs.

—Michigan—

The Council of Michigan Foundations

The Council of Michigan Foundations is a nonprofit membership association of foundations and corporations making grants for charitable purposes.

Michigan League of Human Services

Michigan League of Human Services disseminates research and information concerning individuals and charitable organizations engaged in public or private welfare work.

Michigan Nonprofit Association

Michigan Nonprofit Association provides direct advocacy and services to local nonprofit organizations by hosting workshops on nonprofit management, legal issues, volunteer management, board development, and lobbying.

—Minnesota—

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits works to increase the capacity and effectiveness of nonprofits and the nonprofit sector through publications, workshops, and updates on management trends for the nonprofit sector.

The Minnesota Council on Foundations

The Minnesota Council on Foundations serves a membership of grantmakers by strengthening and increasing participation in organized philanthropy.

—Ohio—

Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations provides leadership, education, and advocacy to enhance the ability of Ohio’s nonprofit organizations.

Philanthropy Ohio

Philanthropy Ohio is committed to public policy, building understanding between the grantmaking and grantseeking communities, and strengthening philanthropy.

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