A nonprofit is defined as:
A group, organization, institution or corporation formed to provide goods and/or services for a charitable, educational, religious, literary or scientific purpose. Nonprofits' assets are usually donated by companies, foundations or individuals who do not expect to be repaid. These contributions are tax deductible. If a nonprofit meets the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service's Code, section 501(c)(3), it can obtain tax-exempt status, and does not pay federal or state income taxes.
This guide will help you conduct research on nonprofit organizations. The information and resources included here should be treated as entry points for further documentation and bibliography.
Through this guide, you can access the following kinds of information:
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Newspapers are a great source of information on local nonprofits
Article databases may contain trade and scholarly publications on nonprofits