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Development Practice Research Guide

Resources to support the Masters in Development Practice program and other Emory Development Studies programs

Researching Organizations

Getting Background on NGOS and non-profits is an important part of your job search. Below are resources that can assist you in doing this work.

  • Guidestar: A database that provides data on thousands numbers of non-profits, The searchable data Guidestar provides includes revenue, organizational overview, annual reports, lists of officers and other key personnel, and access to IRS 990s. You'll want to sign-in with your Emory ID and password to access the full capabilities of Guidestar. (Email Melissa Hackman for help navigating this database.)
  • Foundation Directory: A philanthropic database that provides program details on thousands of foundations and grants. You'll want to sign-in with your Emory ID and password.
  • Charity Navigator: A website that examines and rates non-profit financial health. Evaluates organizational accountability and transparency.
  • Glassdoor: Provides information on salaries and employee reviews of companies.
  • Devex: A website that provides regular updates on development organizations, issues, and has an extensive job bank.

Humanitarian Resources on Places to Work

Twitter Job Listings

Making Connections

International Development Jobs for Young Professionals

  • 177,000+ members.
  • Look for jobs, advice, and the inside scoop on organizations.
  • Group is closed but easy to get into.

Corporate Social Responsibility Search Tools

A great resource to check out is the Business Research Guide. It offers tools and directions on best searching practices in business-related databases. 

Books on NGO Cultures and Jobs