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Dictionaries and Directories

Reference Sources

Use reference books to clarify unfamiliar terms and provide an overview of the topic. 


The following sources provide general information on philanthropy and nonprofit:

Foundation Directory Online Help

FDO Quick Guide

Tips for searching Foundation Directory Online Professional (PDF).

Introduction to Finding Funders

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