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Useful Links


Internal Revenue Service – www.

Exempt Organizations information on forming and operating nonprofit organizations available in Search.  Verification of the current exemption status of any nonprofit organization available in Select Check.

California Franchise Tax Board –

Exempt Organizations in Search box has useful information about California State Exemption.  To verify the current status of any CA nonprofit organization, see Exempt Organizations List.

California Office of the Attorney General –

The Registry of Charitable Trusts has useful information about registering with the A/G, raffles, casino nights, use of fundraisers and fundraising counsel and other useful information.  Also list of registered nonprofits, with filing history and raffle permits.

California Secretary of State, Business Services;

Business Entities information, including Online Business search for CA corporations and LLCs; samples and instructions for various filings; online filing of Statement of Information, name availability, and forms.



OneOC – formerly Volunteer Center of Orange County –

Provides nonprofit trainings, consulting/coaching, recruiting volunteers, resources such as foundation search, fiscal sponsorship, and other member services.

Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership –

Provides Training; Roundtables for Board members, Executive Directors, Development Officers, Volunteer Managers and others; Consulting Professional Services directory; grant search library, job listings, Charitable events calendar; networking events; and other member services.

Center for Nonprofit Management, Los Angeles –

Provides Seminars; Consulting; Certificate Programs.

California Association of Nonprofits, “CalNonprofits” –

Advocacy for nonprofits, including a presence in Sacramento, legislation tracker,  and Advocacy Guidelines;  Annual Convention, California Policy Forum, Nonprofit seminars and Healthcare Reform Initiative; insurance services; Professional Directory;  Job Board.

National Council of Nonprofits –

Provides tools and resources for nonprofits, including financial management, fundraising, capacity building, ethical fundraising, unrelated business income taxation; advocacy guidelines.

The Foundation Center –

Provides directory of foundations, with types and areas of funding interests; information re   grant requests, sponsorships; prospect assessment and tools for managing grant applications.

Guidestar –   

National data base for information on existing nonprofit organizations, including IRS 990 annual returns and other information, available with a free account.

Board Source –

Provides publications and web-based governance resources for nonprofits of all sizes and mission types.