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Lori Swanson

Minnesota Attorney General's Office

1400 Bremer Tower
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

(651) 296-3353
(800) 657-3787

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Charities Review Council A nonprofit organization that evaluates charitable organizations.

Council of Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance Primary purpose is to educate donors; it offers information about specific charities and publications to help donors make their own giving decisions.

Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits Designed to provide "the basic how-to management information needed to run a nonprofit."

Minnesota Council on Foundations Minnesota Council on Foundations website: an online source for news and information on Minnesota grantmaking.

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Provides information on tax-exempt organizations, such as how to apply for tax-exempt status, filing requirements, IRS customer service locations, and a toolkit containing "federal forms and publications for tax-exempt organizations."