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The Belmont Hills Library has reopened.  Read about the renovation and the formerly secret donor. ...

Impact of new Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act The National Council of Nonprofits has recorded the January 11, 2018 YouTube webinar on how the new tax law impacts charitable nonprofits. Watch the video [1:05:49 min]. The National Council of Nonprofits is also making additional resources...

Most public libraries are not rated on Charity Navigator (CN), which provides guidance to donors about the financial health, accountability, tranparency and results of nonprofits.  CN bases its results on the 990 form and requires that a nonprofit has completed seven 990’s...

The Fundraising Authority offers many articles on fundraising.  Start with this one and click on the links in the article to discover more on topics such as how much money you should request from a donor!  (My tip on this one is to check out the list of donors and grantors on...