Month: November 2022

News from the Research Desk Blog

Resources for Charitable Giving

For many reasons, the end of the year is a common time to make charitable gifts to nonprofit organizations. Some are inspired to participate in Giving Tuesday, while others are thinking ahead to their tax returns. Whatever your reason for getting caught up in the spirit of generosity, there are free resources available to help you make informed decisions about the organizations you choose to support: 

National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations – This print resource is available inside the library. 

ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer – View financial details from millions of tax returns filed by tax-exempt organizations. 

GuideStar – This free nonprofit lookup includes many IRS 990 forms. A free account is required to view the most detailed information. 

Charity Navigator – Independent ratings from an organization that is dedicated to supporting charitable giving. 

For help accessing any of these resources, stop by the Research Desk at the library, or contact us to request a reference appointment.   

Election Day is November 8

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Are you ready to vote in the mid-term elections? Early voting is currently happening through November 7 at Mount Prospect Village Hall, and Election Day voting will be held at polling places on November 8. Whether you plan to vote by mail, in-person or vote early, find answers to many common questions on the library’s Voter Resources Research Guide

Don’t forget that due to congressional redistricting following the 2020 census, some Mount Prospect residents will see some new names on their ballot. To avoid any election day surprises, sample ballots are available through the Cook County Clerk’s Office. For more detailed information about the candidates on the ballot, check out Ballotready.org or Voteforjudges.org

With questions about accessing any of these resources, stop by the Research Desk at the library, or contact us to request a reference appointment.