Giving Profile of Wisconsin and Local Counties

The Chronicle of Philanthropy provides an interactive map that analyzes tax returns filed by Americans who itemize their deductions, including charitable gifts. A giving ratio is calculated by comparing the adjusted gross income (a person’s gross income minus some business expenses, unreimbursed medical expenses, retirement-plan contributions, and other deductions) and total contributions.

Starting a Nonprofit

Frequently asked questions on how to start a nonprofit.

Starting a Nonprofit – Do you really want to?

Nonprofit Organization and Program Classification

The National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) system is used by the IRS and NCCS to classify nonprofit organizations. It is also used by the Foundation Center to classify both grants and grant recipients (typically nonprofits or governments). NCCS and the IRS use the NTEE-CC system, described below, while the Foundation Center uses a slightly different version with more codes, as well as “population/beneficiary” codes to indicate the type of population served and “auspice” codes to indicate religious or governmental affiliation.