A donor's guide to the nonprofit universe. GuideStar offers a free, searchable database of the programs and finances of more than 600,000 U.S. nonprofit organizations.  Search Guidestar for the most complete, up-to-date nonprofit data available.

Foundation Center

Strengthening the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy.  An online gateway to philanthropy with information for grant seekers and others.

Quad City Estate Planning Council

Find out more about membership, joint programming with the IPPP, and member benefits. Since 1962 the Quad City Estate Planning Council (QCEPC), now with a membership of over 100, has been committed to advancing the goals of estate planning in Scott, Clinton, Jackson, & Muscatine counties in Iowa and Rock Island, Henry, Knox, Mercer, & Whiteside counties in Illinois.

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Advisors in Philanthropy

The Association of Advisors in Philanthropy, nicknamed "AiP” by its members, has as its mission the transformation of philanthropy through collaboration. It is their belief that philanthropic capacity is built through collaborative programs and projects which unite financial advisors, lawyers, accountants, bankers, trust officers, philanthropic advisors, charitable organizations, foundations, donors, and wealth planners in a common goal.

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Offers a comprehensive approach to philanthropy—voluntary action for the public good—through

The Fund Raising School, Women’s Philanthropy Institute, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and its philanthropic academic studies and research curriculums.

Association of Fundraising Professionals, IL Quad Cities Chapter

Representing hundreds of non-profit organizations in the Quad City region, our local AFP chapter celebrates philanthrophy and provides a framework for ethics in the fundraising profession. The core activities at AFP-IL Quad Cities includes education, training, mentoring, research and credentialing for professionals.  Find out more about membership, joint programming with the IPPP, and member benefits.

Planned Giving Design Center, LLC

Planned Giving Design Center, LLC is a virtual publishing company founded in 1998 to help create collaborative relationships between not-for-profit organizations and members of the professional advisory communities by providing the largest body of content found anywhere on the Internet on the subject of charitable gift planning. The PGDC also provides planning tools that advisors and gift planners can use to help their clients and donors design, implement and administer their philanthropic plans.​​