Links to Helpful Websites
One of the goals of the Western New York Planned Giving Consortium is to bring together communities, donors and planned giving professionals. Providing valuable references and information about charitable giving is an essential part of our efforts. We hope you find this reference list valuable and encourage you to let us know of other valuable resources. At its discretion, WNYPGC will add and/or change links to helpful sites.
WESTERN NEW YORK PLANNED GIVING CONSORTIUM:
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO PROMOTING CHARITABLE GIVING:
The Association for Fundraising Professionals Western New York Chapter
Association of individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a variety of not for profit charitable organizations.
The Council on Foundations www.cof.org
Supports Foundations by promoting knowledge, growth and action in philanthropy
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) www.case.org
An International Education Association
The Philanthropic Initiative www.tpi.org
A non-profit organization offering philanthropic design and management services to corporations, foundations, individuals and families. Conducts educational programs and research studies to help donors make giving more effective.
The Regional Association of Grantmakers www.givingforum.org
Helps grant makers practice more effective philanthropy and provides a forum for promoting to inspire and enhance leadership and capacity in promoting the public good.
TO LOCATE OR CONTACT SPECIFIC CHARITIES:
Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
The Better Business Bureau includes reports on charities.
GuideStar is a searchable database of more than 620,000 non-profit organizations in U.S. charities can be searched by name, subject, state, zip code, or other criteria.
The IRS's searchable list of exempt organizations.