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INTERNET RESOURCES

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of online publications, web sites, and news sites that we think are relevant to your fundraising efforts and internet success. Please contact us if you come across others that you find useful.

Government Sites Search Engines
Prospect Research Sites Online Newspapers
Directories Online Magazines
Lists Newswire Services
Reference Sites International Links
Services  




Government Sites:

Canadian Government Information
Links to federal and provincial government sites, directories of phone and fax numbers, and key federal documents.

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)
Provides Ontario municipalities with a wide range of assessment services, including preparing annual assessment rolls and various other services.

CCRA Charities Directorate
Official Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) website focused on the Registered Charity Information Return (T3010).

Registering a Charity for Income Tax Purposes
Provides information on how to register your charity with the federal government.

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Prospect Research Sites:

FoundationSearch Canada
North America's leading source of web based foundation funding information for non-profits.

Altruvest
A Canadian charity that provides web-based tools to nonprofit organizations.

Association of Fundraising Professionals
The AFP is the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising.

Canadian Business for Social Responsibility
A nonprofit membership organization of Canadian Businesses dedicated to developing, implementing, and sharing corporate social responsibility.

Charity Law
The Charity Law website contains articles, seminar material, and newsletters on charity and nonprofit law.

Charity Village
Canada's favorite nonprofit gathering place, courtesy of Doug Jaimeson and co.

Community Foundations of Canada
National membership organization for Canada's community foundations.

David Lamb's Prospect Research Page
List of sites useful to prospect researchers.

Grant Proposal.com
Provides free resources for both advanced grantwriting consultants and inexperienced nonprofit staff.

Health Charities Council of Canada
Health Charities Council of Canada represents health charities of every size and function.

Heritage Canada Foundation
The Heritage Canada Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage, delivers grants to fund Young Canada Works in Heritage Institutions.

Icomm.ca
A nonprofit, internet-based organization which provides internet services and volunteer technical support to nonprofits.

lawyers.com
Search for lawyers by name, firm, location, or law school attended.

Oxygen Communications
Helps non-profit organizations and other social-change groups build effective, thriving websites.

reBOOT Canada
Provides computer hardware, networking and technical support to charities, non-profits and people with limited access to technology.

Research It!
Contains specialized search tools including dictionary, translator, thesaurus and many more.

SEDAR
Contains corporate securities filings (annual reports, management information circulars, press releases).

Sponsorship Report
Canadian publication focused exclusively on corporate sponsorships.

Industry Canada
Industry Canada's website, providing information on business and consumer resources.

Volunteer Opportunities Exchange
Volunteer opportunities exchange.

Volunteer Canada
The national voice for volunteerism in Canada.

Volunteer Initiative
A joint initiative to strengthen the capacity of the voluntary sector and to enhance the relationship between the Sector and the Government of Canada.

Provides Drupal services to help organizations communicate, collaborate, sell things, and change the world
A nonprofit Internet service provider which offers unique and varied services at cost to nonprofit organizations in Canada.

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Directories:

Canada 411
Track down the phone number for almost any person or company in Canada.

Canadian Postal Codes
If you don't know the full address of a contact, just use this handy service from Westminster International. Plug in the part of the address that you do know, and the system will fill in the rest.

InfoSpace
White and Yellow pages for Canada, the US and UK.

Nonprofit Matrix
An online directory and guide to selecting and integrating "dot-coms" into a nonprofit organization's web and internet strategies.

Telephone Prefix Location Directory
Area-code finder.

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Lists:

Profit100
List of Canada's fastest growing companies, ranked by revenue growth, by The Magazine for Canadian Entrepreneurs.

Branham 300
Top 100 Canadian technology companies as ranked by Canadian Business Magazine.

Top 1000
Includes information on the Top 1000 Canadian Companies, the 50 Best-Paid Canadian CEOs and more, as ranked by the Report on Business.

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Reference Sites:

Britannica.com
Contains leading magazines, related books, the Merriam-Webster dictionary and the complete Encyclopedia Britannica.

Free Management Library
An online library with access to various publications for non-profit and for-profit organizations.

Private Foundations of Canada
The purpose of PFC is to promote the growth and development of private foundations.

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Services:

MAS Management Advisory Service
Assists non-profit organizations with specific management or technical problems free of charge.

Volunteer Lawyers Service of Ontario
Offers legal assistance at no charge to non-profit and charitable organizations in Ontario.

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Search Engines:

Google.ca
The world's largest search engine. Contains Canadian specific information in English or French.

Google.com
The world's largest search engine. Google's index contains 1,060,000,000 web pages.

Yahoo! Canada
A standard search engine that lets you explore the entire web or limit searches to Canadian web sites.

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Online Newspapers:

Les Affaires - Quebec business Metroland Community Papers (ON)
Sun Media The Montreal Gazette
Calgary Herald National Post
Calgary Sun Ottawa Citizen
Canadian Jewish News La Presse
Le Soleil - Quebec City
Le Droit - Ottawa Star Phoenix - Saskatoon
Edmonton Journal Telegram - St. John's
Edmonton Sun Telegraph Journal - New Brunswick
The Globe and Mail Toronto Star
Globe and Mail - Obituaries Toronto Sun
Guardian - PEI Vancouver Province
Halifax Chronicle-Herald Vancouver Sun
Hamilton Spectator Victoria Times Colonist
Kingston Whig-Standard Windsor Star
Leader Post - Regina Winnipeg Free Press
London Free Press  

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Online Magazines:

Financial Post Magazine
MacLean's Magazine
Report on Business Magazine

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Newswire Services:

Canada Newswire
Canada Newswire Portfolio E-mail (sign up for personalized e-mail delivery)
PR Newswire (mostly US)
Google News (Canadian)

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International:

African Health Foundation (AHEF) - African-based organization dedicated to health promotion, population control and improving the status of women and children in sub-Saharan Africa.

CARE International - one of the world's largest private international relief and development organizations.

Charity Channel Press - a volunteer-driven on-line community of nonprofit-sector professionals.

Catholic Volunteer Network - promotes and assists member programs serving in the US and throughout the world.

European Foundation Centre - EFC promotes foundations & corporate funders in the New Europe.

idealist.org - 20,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 140 countries, which you can search by name, location or mission.

Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) - independent humanitarian medical aid agency committed to two objectives: providing medical aid wherever it is needed, regardless of race, religion, politics or sex and raising awareness of the plight of the people we help.

OECD Washington - markets the publications of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development)in the United States and serves as an information center for the US market.

OnlineNewspapers.com - the world's largest listing of newspapers from around the globe.

Research It! - Contains specialized search tools including dictionary, translator, thesaurus and many more.

Time Magazine

The Economist


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