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Trent Engbers

Dr. Trent A. Engbers

Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration

Political Science, Public Administration and Philosophy Department

Director of the Master of Public Administration Program

Master of Public Administration Program


Scholarly and Professional Resources for Nonprofits

  • Guidestar:, web database of all IRS-registered charitablenonprofits. Access to 990 forms
  • IRS: and follow link for charities and nonprofits (at the “information for…” drop-down item in upper right corner) for additional see links to a variety of resources for organizations seeking exempt status as well as codebook and downloadable list of registered nonprofits.
  • Urban Institute:, follow "UI Policy Centers" link to Center on Nonprofits and See also National Center for Charitable Statistics and the links under
  • Gale Group: "What’s Available" for information on membership associations in all fields.
  • Raffa & Associates:, accounting firm specializing in nonprofits (this does not constitute an endorsement of the firm).
  • Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance: ratings of nonprofits and information for
  • The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society :, see links under "Research Projects" to the Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project and Nonprofit Economic
  • Saguaro Seminar:, major survey on civic engagement in theS. in collaboration with Robert Putnam.
  • American Religion Data Archive:, links to major data sources on
  • National Association of State Charity Officials: See, see links to charity regulation at the state level and IRS
  • Nonprofit Accounting Basics: This is a great resource with information about nonprofit accounting
  • Human Resources Toolkit: This is a fantastic resource on HR issues in nonprofits compiles by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.


Nonprofit Professional Associations & Infrastructure Organizations


Indiana Resources

  • Indiana Nonprofit Sector:, for description and analysis of Indiana nonprofit
  • Indiana Grantmakers Alliance:, regional association of grantmakers, includes a listing of Indiana community foundations.
  • Indiana Association of United Ways:; state association of United Way organizations, includes a listing of Indiana United
  • Indiana Attorney General: link to Indiana nonprofit