Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator helps charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing information on over thirty-four hundred charities and by evaluating the financial health of each . Includes article and blog on wise and effective charitable giving.

Forefront (formerly Donors Forum of Chicago)

Forefront (formerly Donors Forum)is the premier resource for leadership, education, research, and action on behalf of philanthropy and nonprofits in Illinois. Forefront enables the philanthropic and nonprofit sector to address community concerns with comprehensive information, skilled leadership and the resources necessary to build institutions and affect change.

The Foundation Center

An extensive site with an index to philanthropic literature, basic information for over 50,000 foundations, and links to the home pages of over 900 foundations.