Answered By: Farha Hasan
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2023     Views: 21

Student Proposed Fellowship Program - Resources for selecting your organization


The following resources can be used to identify nonprofit organizations:

Identifying Organizations  Search Strategies
GuideStar Pro - Information about the missions, programs, and finances of more than 1.7 million nonprofit organizations.

Use the main search box to input your industry, (e.g. health care). GuideStar will produce a results list that can be filtered by geography and organization details.

You may also choose to enter a blank search on the main page to see additional filters and advanced search options. 

Foundation Directory Online - Information and funding history for 140,000+ foundations, corporations, and federal agencies. Use the advanced search option to select the subject area, location, and population served. Foundation Directory will produce a results list that includes, grant makers, grants, recipients, and tax forms.
Yearbook of International Organizations - Detailed information on over 38,000 active international organizations from 300 countries and territories - including intergovernmental (IGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). Click on online access to view a search form that will allow you to filter for organizations using criteria such as subject, location, and classification.
Capital IQ - Profiles of public and private companies and nonprofit organizations.

Screen for companies and use the 'company type' field to screen for educational institutions, arts institutions, government institutions, labor unions, etc.

Add other relevant criteria, e.g. geography. 

Orbis - Profiles of international public and private companies and foundations. 

From the main page, select the 'Activities and Industry' link.  Then select 'entity type.' Included in this list are Foundation/Research Institute and Public Authority/State/Government.

Add other relevant criteria, e.g. geography. 

Industry Overview and Analysis   
Social Enterprise Journal Publishes social enterprise research conducted by scholars from a wide range of disciplines.
Stanford Social Innovation Review Journal targets leaders in nonprofit management, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropy.
ImpactAlpha Articles and podcasts on topics such as social innovation, ESG, climate finance
The Rise of the Social Enterprise -  2018 Deloitte Human Capital Trends A survey of business and HR leaders around the world compiled by Deloitte.