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Philanthropy in the 21st Century by
Call Number: REF HV97 .A3 P54 2007
Foundation Center Locations
Many fields of study intersect with the world of philanthropy, so learning more about it can help you with your studies or help you become a better practitioner in your own field. If you are a grantseeker, learning more about the social sector can improve your fundraising efforts. The following resources are good places to start.
PND - Philanthropy News Digest
News, job listings, and RFPs from the nonprofit sector.
Searchable full-text database of white papers and other data-driven publications from the social sector.
Generate downloadable tables and charts showing the size, scope, and giving priorities of the U.S. foundation community.
Search for organizations' tax returns to learn more about them and their activities.
As the South Grows
This series, published by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and Grantmakers for Southern Progress, examines philanthropy in the southeastern United States, as well as challenges faced by the region. The first report, "On Fertile Soil," features contributions from nonprofit leaders in the Black Belt and Wiregrass regions of Alabama and Mississippi.
The following tools provide data in the form of visualizations: maps, bar charts, constellation charts, or funding pathways.
Generate downloadable tables and charts on the size, scope, and giving priorities of the U.S. foundation community. (does not include a map feature)
Foundation Maps allows users to generate visualizations of funding activities, including maps, constellation charts, and pathway charts. It includes private and federal funders. The AUM Library provides free access to the full version of Foundation Maps on the second floor of the Library, but there are a number of specialized iterations of Maps that focus on particular subjects. These may be freely accessed from anywhere without a subscription. A few are listed below; for more, see this page.