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American Council on Gift Annuities - (www.agca-web.org)
A qualified nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of providing educational and other services to American charities and donors regarding gift annuities and other forms of planned gifts. One of the primary activities of the Council is the publication of suggested charitable gift annuity rates for use by charities and their donors. The Council retains the services of an actuarial firm to advise and consult on matters pertaining to life expectancies and related matters.

BoardSource - (www.boardsource.org
Provides a wealth of resources of practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations worldwide. 

The Chronicle of Philanthropy - (www.philanthropy.com
Bi-weekly newspaper of the nonprofit world. The Web site offers a searchable archive of articles about issues and trends in the nonprofit sector, as well as grants listings.

The Council on Foundations - (www.cof.org/index.cfm)
Nonprofit membership organization of more than 2,000 grantmaking foundations and corporations whose mission is to serve the public good by promoting and enhancing responsible and effective philanthropy.

The Foundation Center - (www.fdncenter.org)
An independent national service organization of foundations that provides an authoritative source of information on private philanthropic giving and remains one of the most expansive and comprehensive resources for grant seekers. Offers online database of grantmakers and grants nationwide.

Guidestar - (www.guidestar.org
The national database and leading source of information on nonprofit organizations. The site contains programmatic and financial information about charitable nonprofit organizations in the United States.

Independent Sector - (www.independentsector.org
Membership organization of nonprofits, foundations, and corporate philanthropy programs committed to strengthening, empowering, and partnering with nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in their work on behalf of the public good.

Internal Revenue Service - (www.irs.gov
IRS Web site has 990 tax return forms and a broad range of tax information.

National Committee on Planned Giving - (www.ncpg.org)
Membership’s focus is to increase the quality and quantity of planned gifts. Serves as a professional resource for gift planning.