CHARITY RATINGS: DUE DILIGENCE FOR DONORS
PA Bureau of Charitable Organizations Search this database to determine if a charity or fundraiser is registered in PA
Guide Star Analyze a nonprofit’s financial health using IRS-990 data and accountability information on @2.5 million U.S. nonprofits
Give.org Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Monitors and rates charity governance, effectiveness, finances and solicitation, to promote informed giving and charitable integrity nationally
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, FOR GRANTMAKERS
Chester County Funders Join your colleagues located &/or providing funding in Chester County for a meeting with other ChesCo Funders.
Philanthropy Network Greater Phila Professional association for Philadelphia regional private, family and community foundations. Promotes best practices in regional grantmaking
Council on Foundations Professional association for U.S. private, family and community foundations. Promotes best practices in grantmaking
National Center for Family Philanthropy Dedicated to families who give via private and community foundations, and philanthropy advisors who work with them
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Professional membership organization helping grantmakers apply strategies and practices that contribute to grantee success
Independent Sector National research-based advocacy to support and advance U.S. nonprofit charitable sector
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Magill, Sherry. “The Value of Foundations That Operate Forever.” Opinion. The Chronicle of Philanthropy. 4 April 2016.