Finding what you’re looking for on the internet can be quite a daunting task. We’ve made it a little easier by selecting a few of our favorite sites.

COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits

There is A LOT of information out there concerning the current COVID-19 pandemic. While much of it is good information, often it can be overwhelming, and sometimes contradictory. We have devoted countless hours reading articles and education ourselves on the current situation. As a leader in your organization it can be hard to find the time to do this. That’s why we have carefully curated just a handful of sites that we believe can provide you with relevant, timely and accurate information so that you can stay informed without spending countless hours of your valuable time. If you agree, consider bookmarking their pages and following their social media accounts. Also, if your organization is able to, consider joining as a member so that they can continue to provide these resources to the nonprofit sector for years to come.

National Council of Nonprofits

With more of a national focus on the nonprofit industry, their page contains some of the most up to date information on constantly changing legislation.

NC Center for Nonprofits

The Center created a resources page specific to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as making much of their previous subscription-based content free for the public. They also created a nonprofit survey on the effects of the pandemic on local nonprofits which we encourage you to complete.

WNC Nonprofit Pathways

Located here in Asheville, Nonprofit Pathways also created a resources page containing multiple guides, links, and other resources for nonprofits with an additional focus to the local issues we are facing.

Nonprofit Resources

Alliance for Nonprofit Management

The Alliance for Nonprofit Management’s website includes a wide variety of resources for nonprofit organizations.

American Institute of Philanthropy

The American Institute of Philanthropy is a rating organization for nonprofit organizations. Their website also includes various resources for nonprofit organizations.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross website includes the specific charitable organization’s policies, which contain examples of governance policies such as conflict of interest, whistleblower, and executive compensation management. Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.

BBB Wise Giving Alliance

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance is a rating organization for nonprofit organizations. Their website includes various resources for nonprofit organizations.


BoardSource is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service. BoardSource strives to support and promote excellence in board service, is the premier source of cutting-edge thinking and resources related to nonprofit boards, and engages and develops the next generation of board leaders.

Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest

The Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest is an organization that encourages the lobbying role of charities through various initiatives.

Charity Navigator

Rating organization for NPOs.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Newspaper for NPOs

Combined Federal Campaign

An organization established by the federal government to provide a means for federal employees to contribute to NPOs.

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services

Provides information for nonprofit managers, volunteers, and board members.

Council on Foundations

Provides technical assistance, research, publications, and other services to foundations and corporate donors.

The Foundation Center

Information clearinghouse for NPOs, donors, and researchers. is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants.

Donors choose qualified NPOs from an online catalog to receive credit card and online donations.


Nonprofit information you can trust. Tell about your organization’s good work. Make an informed giving decision.


The Idealist website includes various resources for nonprofit organizations.

Independent Sector

National coalition of voluntary organizations and foundations that work to encourage philanthropy and nonprofit initiative.

Internal Revenue Service

Provides a database of tax-exempt organizations and answers to frequently asked questions about tax-exempt organizations.



The Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits

Includes templates and diagnostic questions for nonprofit managers.

N.C. Center for Nonprofits

Serving as a statewide network for nonprofit board and staff members, an information center on effective organizational practices, and an advocate for the nonprofit sector as a whole. Enriching North Carolina’s communities and economy through a strong nonprofit sector and voice. We encourage 501(c)(3) nonprofits operating in NC, groups applying for this status, and other grassroots groups working for the community good to become members.

National Center for Charitable Statistics

National repository of data on the nonprofit sector. NCCS is a program of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at The Urban Institute.

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy’s website includes the specific charitable organization’s policies, which contain examples of governance policies such as conflict of interest, whistleblower, governance responsibilities, and standard operating procedure. The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

Network for Good

A server that donors can use to make online credit card contributions to the NPO of their choice.

Nonprofit Good Practice Guide

Nonprofit and Philanthropy Resource Library: Specializing in resources for nonprofit and foundation professionals, students and volunteers.

The Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Contains information to help nonprofit staff and volunteers manage their resources and protect their assets.

The Nonprofit Times

Newspaper for NPOs.

North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State

To serve and protect citizens, the business community and governmental agencies by facilitating business activities, by providing accurate and timely information and by preserving documents and records.

North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section

The NC Dept. of the Secretary of State Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section can help you educate yourself about an organization’s background before you make a donation.

Western North Carolina Nonprofit Pathways

Offering high quality, interactive workshops at locations across our mountain region. Nonprofit staff and volunteer leaders can learn the basics and keep up with the latest.

Testimonial: On a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being the best), I would rate them at an 11 for all of the travel and time spent working on our records (Asheville to Franklin isn’t a very fun drive!) If we are looking at a level of exceeding or meeting expectations…I would say that they exceed our expectations in what an auditor or CPA is to provide a customer. They are quick, courteous and invest themselves in paying attention to every detail necessary to get the job completed.

– Shaina Adkins, Executive Director, Macon County Care Network (CareNet)

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