Resources and Information

Resources at Northeastern University

Center for Community Service
Coordinates and supports volunteer student involvement in community service.

Hiring Students on Co-op
Northeastern is the largest co-operative university in the world. Students at Northeastern typically do 2-3 co-ops during their undergraduate experience. Each co-op is full-time for six months, either January through June, or July through December. During this time, students do not take classes. Co-op employers set the pay rate (typically $12/hour) and make the hiring decision. All of the departments at Northeastern have designated co-op advisors who work with students and employers to make a good match. The co-op advisor can work with you to develop an ideal job description and qualifications. Once a co-op opportunity is entered into Northeastern’s Co-op Database, all advisors and students throughout the university can access that opportunity. We recommend that non-profits contact Lisa Worsh, the co-op advisor for Sociology/Anthropology and Human Services.

Service-learning engages students in service as part of an academic course. Compared to community service, service-learning tends to be more project-oriented and connects to the learning objectives of a course.

The Stony Brook Initiative
Begun in spring 2008, the Stony Brook Initiative is a university-wide effort to coordinate and enhance our partnerships with nonprofit and community organizations in Mission Hill, Roxbury, the Fenway, and South End communities. One of the goals of the Stony Brook Initiative is to make it easier for community organizations to connect with specific programs and departments of the university.

Other Resources

Massachusetts Non-Profit Listserve- “Mission-based Massachusetts” yahoo group
With over 1,100 members, this yahoo group is the largest listserve for and of non-profit professionals in Massachusetts. It is moderated and typically has 6-10 postings per day. Digest option is available if you just one one compiled email per day.

Massachusetts Non-Profit Network
The Massachusetts Non-Profit Network is a new statewide association of non-profit organizations, whose mission is to strengthen Massachusetts through non-profit advocacy, public awareness and capacity-building.

Non-Profit Data Sources

National Center for Charitable Statistics
The National Center for Charitable Statistics is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. NCCS is a program of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy (CNP) at the Urban Institute.

List of Massachusetts Non-Profit Organizations with Revenues of $14.67m and above — the largest 650 non-profits in the Commonwealth.
Retrieved May 22 from the NCCS website. Click here

Publication 78 of the Internal Revenue Service
The IRS makes available a list of all non-profit organizations in the U.S. They title of this on-line directory is “Publication 78” from the era in which it was physically published.

List of Massachusetts Non-Profit Organizations.
Retrieved May 22 from the IRS, Publication 78 website. Click here

School District Demographics Site (SDDS)
The School District Demographics site provides information about demographics, social characteristics, and economics of children and school districts from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

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