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Background on Issues
issuelab, a service of Candid, provides free access to thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs addressing some of the world's most pressing social problems.
Philanthropy News Digest - Connections
Links to the best the Web has to offer on issues related to the changing world of philanthropy. Subscribe to receive the biweekly newsletter.
Guidestar is a searchable directory that provides detailed information on many nonprofit organizations. It includes IRS-registered 501 nonprofit organizations that may accept tax-deductible contributions. Profiles of these organizations cover missions, programs, financials, leaders, and the IRS 990 filing from 1998 forward in most cases.
Guidestar is available remotely to all UNT community members. Non-UNT affiliated users can access Guidestar from a dedicated community computer station in Sycamore Library or Willis Library.
Sources for statistics and demographics that can be used to build your case in a grant proposal. They can also help in assessing the impact of your organization's work.
Explore data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data comes from several censuses and surveys.
Social Explorer is a subscription resource that is available remotely to all UNT users and is available to community members in-person on the dedicated community workstations at Sycamore Library and Willis Library.
"Social Explorer provides easy-to-use tools for visual exploration of demographic information, from census and economic data to election and religion data, and more. With these interactive online tools, users can visually explore change over time and understand the patterns behind the raw numbers."
Statistics about Grants and Foundations
Foundation Stats is freely available online at http://data.foundationcenter.org and provides the most comprehensive information available on the size, scope, and giving priorities of the U.S. foundation community. It enables you to create custom data tables and charts on this important sector of philanthropy and download these to your reports and presentations.