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A comprehensive set of U.S. and international directories to associations of all kinds. Good for finding similar organizations or organizations on a shared topic within a specific geography.
Search for financial and other information about nonprofit organizations, according to the criteria you set. Carleton does not subscribe but you can register and get a lot of information from Guidestar as a basic user.
The National Center for Charitable Statistics offers a database of active organizations considered nonprofits by the IRS. Download the IRS Business Master Files and search by keyword or NTEE code.
Classification of Nonprofits
NTEE Codes provide a way to search for organizations by broad topic according to how they are classified by the IRS as tax-exempt organizations. A good way to identify codes is to search the NTEE Definitions with the link below.
Find NTEE codes that match your topic of interest. Use them to search in NCSS or Guidestar.
Some potentially useful codes for this class are
I05 Crime & Legal-Related; Research Institutes & Public Policy Analysis
R30 Intergroup/Race Relations
R22 Minority Rights
R60 Civil Liberties Advocacy
R Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
R05 Research Institutes and Public Policy Analysis
I50 Administration of Justice
I60 Law Enforcement
I99 Crime & Legal-Related N.E.C.