This is a list of professional organizations for nonprofits and nonprofit professionals. Many offer free resources on starting and running nonprofits, and include opportunities for membership and management training.
The Alliance serves as a national voice and catalyst for the field of capacity building. They work to improve the effectiveness of individuals, groups, and organizations helping nonprofits and communities achieve positive social change.
Represents more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners from more than 9,300 organizations. The members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies, and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world.
A U.S.-based international association that connects scholars, teachers, and practice leaders interested in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy, and civil society. Provides an annual conference, publications, electronic discussions and special interest groups.
A leading professional association for nonprofit individuals involved in grant development. Browse the Consultant Directory by organization/consultant name or search a dropdown list of categories, including nonprofit organizations. Free articles on grant making and related issues are available in the Resource Center.
A nonprofit investment organization that includes articles and studies on nonprofit news and practice. Ex. "Finding a Foothold: How Nonprofit News Ventures Seek Sustainability" which offers a look at nonprofit news organizations and methods between 2010 and 2012.
The National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) is an association of state offices (attorneys general, secretaries of state and other offices) charged with the regulation and oversight of charitable organizations and charitable solicitation in the United States. This site provides not for profit resources, including a list of state regulatory agencies,
Includes a list of online resources on a variety of topics related to foundation operations and legal compliance. Search for state-specific nonprofits with the Find Your State Association option. Some items are only available to Council members. This site includes information on local state associations.
The Nonprofit Academic Centers Council is an international membership association comprised of academic centers or programs at accredited colleges and universities that focus on the study of nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations, voluntary action, and/or philanthropy.
Provides webinars, newsletters, free resources about nonprofit management and grants. There are opportunities to enroll in certificate, training, and higher education courses for professional development.