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Helpful Links to Professional Organizations and Resources

Governance and Nonprofit Management Resources


Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
http://www.afpnet.org/
Formerly the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE), a professional association for individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of not-for-profit, charitable organizations.

Blue Avocado
http://www.blueavocado.org
Organization that provides short easy-to-read articles on a variety of governance issues

BoardSource
http://www.boardsource.org
A membership organization dedicated to building stronger nonprofit boards. Conducts workshops on board management and the BoardSource Leadership Forum (annual conference).

Foundation Center
http://foundationcenter.org
The leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.

Jossey-Bass
http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-131453.html
Jossey-Bass, a part of Wiley & Sons, Inc., has published hundreds of books, periodicals and other media  specifically focused on nonprofit organizations.  Major areas of interest include: General; Nonprofit Management and Leadership; Fundraising and Grants; Boards and Board Development, Legal; Public Administration and Management; and Finance, Budgeting and Management.

National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
http://www.napeo.org/
If you are considering leased employees, check out the NAPEO site first.

National Council of Nonprofit Associations
http://www.ncna.org/
An organization comprised of state associations of nonprofits.  Each one is resource for state statutes pertaining to nonprofits, group insurance policies and training.

Nolo Press
http://www.nolo.com
Publishers of hunderds of books and documents as well as legal forms and software written in "plain-English."  Topics include nonprofits, employment/HR, business operations and more.

Nonprofit Resource Center
http://www.nonprofitresource.com
One- to five-day seminars on nonprofit accounting topics

Nonprofit Risk Management Center
http://www.nonprofitrisk.org
A resource for advice on managing risk through internal controls, best practices and insurance.  Offers a free newsletter and Q&A service.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
http://www.shrm.org/
Managing employees gets more complicated every day; let this outstanding organization help you.

Techsoup.org
http://www.techsoup.org
An organization that connects nonprofits with technology products and learning resources.  Once registered, nonprofits can access donated and discounted productes and services, including high-qulity refurbished hardware and software from partners like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, Symatec and more.


Research-Related Organizations


Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC)
http://www.aaalac.org/
Home page of the organization that accredits VA animal laboratories.

The Grant Training Center (GTC)
http://www.granttrainingcenter.com/
The Grant Training Center (GTC), located in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, conducts introductory to specialized grant training in workshops held all over the country for academic researchers, educators, program planners, public sector and nonprofit professionals and administrators.  CTC also provides training workshops specifically for research grant writing, submission and budget development.

Model Agreements & Guidelines International (MAGI)
http://www.magiworld.org
Free membership organization dedicated to streamlining clinical research by standarding best practices fro clinical operations, business and regulatory compliance.  MAGI holds two Clinical Research Conferences each year.

Management Concepts
http://www.managementconcepts.com
An organization that offers training programs in federal grants and assistance, acquisition and contracting, financial management, and project and program management.

National Grants Management Association
http://www.ngma.org
A membership association that provides tools for grants professionals to support and maintain high levels of grant management competency and to establish standards of excellence for grant managers.  NGMA provides comprehensive full lifecycle grants management training, professional certification, continuing professional education, resources and a forum for networking for grants industy professionals.

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)
http://www.primr.org/
A membership organization concerned with issues relating to the protection of human subjects and other ethical issues pertaining to biomedical and behavioral research.  PRIM&R's mission is to advance the highest ethical standards in the conduct of biomedical and social sicne/behavioral research through education, membership services, professional certification and public policy initiatives.

Research Associates
http://www.grantexperts.com/
Research Associates grant products and services provide the training and expertise required to find grants, develop programs, and write compelling proposals. They have have trained over 25,000 individuals and written more than $260 million in funded grant proposals with a success rate exceeding 90 percent since 1985.

Society of Research Administrators (SRA)
http://www.srainternational.org/newweb/default.cfm
An association dedicated to advancing research administration as a profession and to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of research administration.


Government Resources


Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov
The VA home page with links to information about benefits, topics of interest to veterans and VA.

General Accounting Office (GAO)
www.gao.gov
Reports and other publications by the investigative arm of Congress. Updated daily.

Grants.Gov
http://www.grants.gov/aboutgrants/about_grants_gov.jsp
Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and access to approximately $400 billion in annual awards. By registering once on this site, your organization can apply for grants from the 26 federal grant-making agencies.

HHS Grantsnet
http://www.hhs.gov/grantsnet/
A compendium of information about applying for and administering grants provided by Department of Health and Human Services organizations, including NIH.

HHS Program Support Center
http://rates.psc.gov/
Support resources for HHS Grants.  The web site for "Financial management" may be of particular interest in regard to indirect cost rate negotiations - http://www.psc.gov/fms/

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
http://www.uscis.gov
Formerly the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS), this site provides guidance on hiring non-citizens as employees.

FirstGov for Nonprofits
http://www.nonprofit.gov
The U.S. Government's resource for nonprofit businesses.

Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/intergovernment-personnel-act/
Regulations and guidance on administering IPA assignments.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
http://www.irs.gov/
The IRS home page.


National Institutes of Health (NIH)
http://www.nih.gov/
NIH home page

Office of Government Ethics
http://www.usoge.gov/
Federal ethics statutes and regulations. Helpful publications and other resources regarding conflict of interest and other ethical issues.

Office for Human Research Protections - OHRP
http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp
Centralized information about HHS human studies oversight. Regulations, training opportunities and much more.

Thomas
http://thomas.loc.gov/
Legislative information on the Internet and the gateway to the US Code and Code of Federal Regulations. Acts of Congress, the Congressional Record and committee information.

 

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