Small Business Development Centers are funded and designed to assist small businesses and are not equipped to assist non-profit organizations. However, you may find the following Internet links helpful in finding information on fundraising, management, starting a non-profit business, and other topics of interest to non-profit information seekers.
Volunteers are essential to any non-profit organization. Just less than half of the adult population volunteered an average of 3.6 hours per week in 2000.* The Independent Sector organization has placed an hourly value on the time volunteered, which has risen from $15.40 to $16.05 in 2001, based on the average hourly earnings for private nonagricultural workers (BLS), plus 12% for estimated fringe benefits.
The Nonprofit Pathfinder is updated weekly by the Independent Sector, which organizes resources for scholars and practitioners within four categories: innovation, measuring impact, research resources and bibliographies.
Facts & Figures:
National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) offers data for each state and online filing of IRS 990.
Paid subscribers can track top charity fund raisers, annual corporate and foundation giving, giving ranked by state, and the compensation of directors and benefits for employees.
Site for federal and state regulations including accounting practices, lobbying, soliciting and list of additional online links.
How to start a Non-Profit in Texas:
National Center for Nonprofit Boards: This program offers workshop, consulting and publishing services aimed at improving non-profit leaders. Includes an extensive FAQ section along with the most comprehensive publishing material on Non-Profits.
Internet Non-Profit Information Center: Provides a wealth of informative information on starting and running a non-profit organization. INC contains a library and FAQ section on a wide range of topics. The site also contains a directory of non-profit organizations registered with IRS.
Independent Sector: News, Public policy, Industry, and other information including statistical information from the IS survey on Giving and Volunteering in the United States.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Newspaper of the nonprofit world, featured sections include fund raising, gifts & grants, events, facts & figures etc.
NonProfit Times: Business Publication for Non-Profit Management
Nonprofitxpress: Online newspaper dedicated to bringing news on the philanthropy and nonprofit world.