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HUS 410: Human Services Administration: Human Services Agencies

This course provides students with an understanding of the components of human services administration and management. It focuses on both indirect and direct service utilization, attention to organizational theory relevant to human services, and skills.

Recommended Websites

The Chronicle of Philanthropy http://philanthropy.com/

The Nonprofit Times http://www.nptimes.com/

National Center for Charitable Statistics http://nccsdataweb.urban.org

Government Agencies

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federal grant program. Each year, Congress provides FNS with a specific amount of funds for state agencies to operate the program. The program operates through:

  • 89 WIC state agencies, which include 50 state health departments, 33 Indian Tribal Organizations, the District of Columbia, and five territories (Northern Mariana, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands)
  • 1,900 local agencies in 10,000 clinic sites
  • 47,000 authorized retailers

The state agency administers the program in accordance with program regulations, and guides local agencies on all aspects of program operations. https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/state-agency

U.S. Disability Services with links to many different government agencies

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Includes links to Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP), HUD, Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8), and Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance.

Non-Profit Agencies operating with a 501 (3)

National Council of Non-Profits

National Impact Report

America’s 1.3 million charitable nonprofits enrich the lives of everyone, in ways both seen and unseen. Nonprofit Impact Matters pulls back the curtain and tells the story of nonprofits from their perspective. It also provides practical insights and key national- and state-level data.

Nonprofit Organizations in the U.S. Statistics and Facts by Statista

Volunteer statistics, financial statistics, and more. 

Charity Navigator

Non-profit organizations are rated.  The Encompass Rating System uses a combination of automated methods and technology-supported manual research and analysis to provide donors and nonprofits with four clearly-visualized indicators of total impact — we refer to these as beacons. All four beacons are now live and accessible: Finance & Accountability, Impact & Results, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability.

Give.org 

Created by the BBB Better Business Bureau to evaluate charities.  Check the tax status of charities. 

Charity Watch

CharityWatch, founded in 1992 as the American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP), is America's most independent, assertive charity watchdog. CharityWatch does not merely repeat what a charity reports using simplistic or automated formulas. We dive deep to let you know how efficiently a charity will use your donation to fund the programs you want to support. CharityWatch exposes nonprofit abuses and advocates for your interests as a donor.