Remember your paper should answer the following research questions:
What exactly constitutes a nonprofit organization?
Reference sources like dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks help to define and explain concepts.
Maybe you already have a charity you know or love that you want to research. If not, think of a cause you care about - is it related to children, the elderly, arts, disaster relief, etc.... Want to research a local organization, but are not sure which one?
The website idealist.org includes a directory of local, national, and international nonprofit organizations, and allows you to limit your search by interest group or geographic area.
The website Massachusetts Nonprofit Network has a listing of more than 650 nonprofit members from the Berkshires to the Cape and Islands. You can sort by location or subsector.