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Contains financial and programmatic information about charities, including images of their IRS returns. Whether you need financial analysis tools, a quick reference before you donate, or anything in between, GuideStar is for you. There is information for businesses, grantmakers, nonprofits, government, donors, media, and researchers.

American Institute of Philanthropy
Information about the organization, the charities they rate, and their method of grading charities. Special features focus on top salaries, top-rated groups, and hot topics.Other features include tips for giving wisely, a helpful-hints guide for getting the most for the dollars you donate; answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ); articles relating to charitable giving; and more.

BBB Philanthropic Advisory Service
Better Business Bureau provides information on how to check out a business or a charity, file a complaint, locate or join a local Better Business Bureau, BBB national programs & services, and business & consumer information.

Internet Nonprofit Center
Presents information on a wide range of topics of interest to leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations. The Nonprofit FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) is based on questions and answers about nonprofit organizations exchanged on the Internet since 1994.

U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs ("BIA")
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) responsibility is the administration and management of 55.7 million acres of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives. There are 562 federal recognized tribal governments in the United States. Developing forestlands, leasing assets on these lands, directing agricultural programs, protecting water and land rights, developing and maintaining infrastructure and economic development are all part of the agency's responsibility. In addition, the Bureau of Indian Affairs provides education services to approximately 48,000 Indian students.

Connecticut Judicial Page
The Connecticut Judicial Page contains information about attorneys, case lookup which is a seach engine to find a civil/family, housing or small claims case, courts, educational resources, juror information and Opinions from the Supreme Court and the Appellate Court.

Statewide Grievance Committee
The Statewide Grievance Committee is a body of twenty-one individuals, comprised of fourteen attorneys and seven non-attorneys, appointed by the judges of the Superior Court to review, investigate and adjudicate attorney ethics matters.  Information about committee members, statewide bar councel staff, frequently asked questions, grievance committee decisions, grievance forms. 

Department of Special Revenue
Information about Charitable games regulations, bingo frequently asked questions, how to obtain a bingo registration, permit and/or personal identification card, Connecticut General Statutes regarding bingo, permit to conduct a bazaar or raffle.

Donor's Bill of Rights
Developed by: American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education and National Association of Fund Raising Executives.  To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, this document declares that all donors have these rights.

Tips for Charitable Giving
Whether called at home or at your business, there are the steps you can take to help yourself feel more confident about giving.

IRS Exempt Organization Search
The Official IRS list of organizations that have been designated tax-exempt.

Registration for Charities and Fundraisers
The Connecticut Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act requires that most organizations register with the Department of Consumer Protection if they solicit money for charitable purposes. Forms and Instructions are available for viewing and printing.

U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau Indian Affairs (BIA)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs responsibility is the administration and management of 55.7 million acres of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives.  Information on tracing Indian ancestry, tribal leaders directory, higher education, scholarships, Office of Indian Education programs, BIA business loan guaranty program, and health care.

Branch of Acknowledgment and Research ("BAR"), 25 CFR Part 83
Procedures for establishing that an American Indian Group exists as an Indian tribe.