The following are valuable resources for executives and their operations team members. These are subject to change; the site provides an up-to-the-minute set of resources. However, note that exhaustive lists are pointless to generate, as the information, suppliers, and access shift too swiftly to maintain a comprehensive list. Just like the central tenet of An Executive’s Guide to Fundraising Operations, sometimes the less you know, the better. Need help? Contact Chris Cannon at ZuriGroup at or 703.350.3708.

And, coming soon: More resources such as checklists, bibliographies, and case studies.

Professional Associations

ADRP (Association of Donor Relations Professionals)

Alliance for Nonprofit Management

American Association of Fundraising Counsel

American Council on Education

American Council on Gift Annuities

APRA (aka association of Professional Researchers for Advancement)

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Assn. of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)

Association of Advancement Services Professionals (aka AASP)

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

CAGP (Canadian Association of Gift Planners)

CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education)

CCAE (Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education)

National Association of Independent Schools

National Committee on Planned Giving(aka NCPG)

National Council of Nonprofit Associations

Philanthropy Australia


Operations Resources Sites

Advancement Services Experts

Alliance for Nonprofit Management

BoardSource (a resource for board members and best practices)

Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

Charity Navigator

Chronicle of Higher Education

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Council for Aid to Education

Council on Foundations

FirstGov Nonprofits

The Foundation Center


Independent College Advancement Associates

IdealWare’s System Selection site

Internet Nonprofit Center

Institute of Fundraising

National Center for Charitable Statistics

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education

National Service Resource Center

Network for Good

Newtithing Group

Nonprofit Good Practice Guide

Nonprofit Online News

Nonprofit Times

NTEN’s nonprofit technology site


Prospect Research resources from UVa’s detailed list of links

SupportingAdvancement’s resource site

TechSoup’s fundraising technology site

UK Fundraising


Governance and Compliance Sites


FASB details

FERPA details

HIPAA details


And, don’t forget your internal files and information as well as the ubiquitous and other sites.



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