Starting Building a Nonprofit

Starting   Building a Nonprofit Author Peri Pakroo
ISBN-10 9781413323573
Year 2017-03-27
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Starting & Building a Nonprofit explains in detail how to start a nonprofit that has staying power, and can continue doing its good work even if the founders move on. It is written for people who are passionate about a cause, but may not know the first thing about the legal structure of nonprofits or how to manage them. It explains from A to Z how to structure and manage a nonprofit that is sustainable and effective in pursuing its mission.

Starting Building a Nonprofit

Starting   Building a Nonprofit Author Peri Pakroo
ISBN-10 9781413323580
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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During hard economic times, nonprofits are more important than ever. Here, learn how to create and nurture a nonprofit that will serve your vital mission, whether supporting the arts, rescuing a school library, protecting the environment, or making a difference in another important way. With practical advice, legal information, tips and step-by-step instructions, this essential guide will help you get your nonprofit up and running—and keep it going! Starting & Building a Nonprofit explains how to: develop a strategic plan and budget recruit and manage board members, employees and volunteers market your organization to your target audience raise money online through crowdfunding and other sites build a website and use social media and networking sites adopt policies that are legally sound and much more. Whether you are dreaming of starting a nonprofit or are already in the trenches, Starting & Building a Nonprofit will help your organization make a real difference in the world.

Starting Building a Nonprofit

Starting   Building a Nonprofit Author Peri Pakroo
ISBN-10 9781413309416
Year 2009
Pages 306
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Over 30,000 nonprofit groups are formed every year - and most "nonprofiteurs" could use help along the way and Starting Building a Nonprofit is exactly the book they need. Filled with user-friendly and practical information to get up and running, it explains how to structure a nonprofit, alternatives to nonprofit corporations, raising funds, 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt status, holding board meetings, drafting contracts, creating a website and much more. The 3rd edition is completely updated to provide the latest regulations and resources in each state. Updated forms are included as tear-outs and on CD-Rom.

Starting Building a Nonprofit

Starting   Building a Nonprofit Author Peri H. Pakroo J.D.
ISBN-10 9781413316131
Year 2011-03-23
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Start a nonprofit and keep it running with this practical guide Rescue a school library. Preserve an endangered species. Support the arts. Whatever it is you want to do to give back to your community, Starting & Building a Nonprofit,provides the kick start you need. Filled with user-friendly information, practical advice and step-by-step instructions, this book is your guide through the process of getting a nonprofit up and running. Learn how to: pick the perfect name for your organization structure a nonprofit to achieve your goals choose and obtain a federal tax-exempt status create a mission statement develop a strategic plan and initial budget launch a successful fundraising plan recruit and manage board members and volunteers hire and train staff obtain necessary insurance market your organization create a winning website keep your nonprofit running Starting & Building a Nonprofit, goes beyond paperwork -- it addresses the big picture, showing you how to create a solvent, efficient organization that will make a real difference. All the forms you'll need are fully up to date, and are included as tear-outs as well as on the enclosed CD-ROM. And the newly revised 4th edition has an updated chapter on building a website for your nonprofit, and updated checklists to help you stay organized. Are you a California resident? Check out The California Nonprofit Corporation Kit .

Building Your Brand

Building Your Brand Author Michele Levy
ISBN-10 9781614486756
Year 2014-01-07
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher Morgan James Publishing
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Whether they acknowledge it or not, every nonprofit organization has a brand. Making that brand as strong as possible is a crucial component of delivering on the mission. As nonprofit leaders have begun to understand, building and managing a brand effectively is not reserved for large nonprofits or corporations with big marketing budgets. Regardless of the size of your organization, or the state and maturity of your brand, it is possible, and in fact, necessary, to build and maintain a strong, accurate brand. . .to have the ""right"" reputation with the people who matter most to your success. This practical, user-friendly guide is specifically designed to help senior leaders and marketing staff build and maintain that reputation.

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation National Edition

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation  National Edition Author Anthony Mancuso
ISBN-10 9781413323900
Year 2017-06-26
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Form a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit in your state The process of becoming a tax-exempt organization may appear intimidating, but with How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation, you can do it quickly, easily, and with confidence. You’ve got a cause you care about—now you just need the legal status that will help your organization raise money and work for that cause. Here, you’ll find all the forms and information you need to turn your group into a tax-exempt nonprofit. With How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation, you can form a nonprofit corporation in any state and gain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the IRS. We provide step-by-step instructions for both IRS Form 1023 and the streamlined Form 1023-EZ federal tax-exemption application for smaller nonprofits. Learn how to: choose a legal name prepare articles of incorporation and bylaws for your nonprofit obtain federal and state tax-exempt status fill in minutes of the organizational meeting, and establish a corporate records book. This edition reflects the latest changes in the law, and includes contact information for finding updated state-specific instructions. It also provides information on B (benefit) corporations and other hybrid nonprofit entities that are allowed to both do good and make a profit.

Find Your Why

Find Your Why Author Simon Sinek
ISBN-10 9781101992982
Year 2017-09-05
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Start With Why has led millions of readers to rethink everything they do – in their personal lives, their careers and their organizations. Now Find Your Why picks up where Start With Why left off. It shows you how to apply Simon Sinek’s powerful insights so that you can find more inspiration at work -- and in turn inspire those around you. I believe fulfillment is a right and not a privilege. We are all entitled to wake up in the morning inspired to go to work, feel safe when we’re there and return home fulfilled at the end of the day. Achieving that fulfillment starts with understanding exactly WHY we do what we do. As Start With Why has spread around the world, countless readers have asked me the same question: How can I apply Start With Why to my career, team, company or nonprofit? Along with two of my colleagues, Peter Docker and David Mead, I created this hands-on, step-by-step guide to help you find your WHY. With detailed exercises, illustrations, and action steps for every stage of the process, Find Your Why can help you address many important concerns, including: * What if my WHY sounds just like my competitor’s? * Can I have more than one WHY? * If my work doesn’t match my WHY, what should I do? * What if my team can’t agree on our WHY? Whether you've just started your first job, are leading a team, or are CEO of your own company, the exercises in this book will help guide you on a path to long-term success and fulfillment, for both you and your colleagues. Thank you for joining us as we work together to build a world in which more people start with WHY. Inspire on! -- Simon

Nonprofit Management 101

Nonprofit Management 101 Author Darian Rodriguez Heyman
ISBN-10 1118017943
Year 2011-03-23
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A comprehensive handbook for leading a successful nonprofit This handbook can educate and empower a whole generation of nonprofit leaders and professionals by bringing together top experts in the field to share their knowledge and wisdom gained through experience. This book provides nonprofit professionals with the conceptual frameworks, practical knowledge, and concise guidance needed to succeed in the social sector. Designed as a handbook, the book is filled with sage advice and insights from a variety of trusted experts that can help nonprofit professionals prepare to achieve their organizational and personal goals, develop a better understanding of what they need to do to lead, support, and grow an effective organization. Addresses a wealth of topics including fundraising, Managing Technology, Marketing, Finances, Advocacy, Working with Boards Contributors are noted nonprofit experts who define the core capabilities needed to manage a successful nonprofit Author is the former Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation This important resource offers professionals key insights that will have a direct impact on improving their daily work.

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations Author Michael Allison
ISBN-10 9781118768150
Year 2015-03-10
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The bestselling guide to nonprofit planning, with proven, practical advice Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations describes a proven method for creating an effective, organized, actionable strategy, tailored to the unique needs of the nonprofit organization. Now in its third edition, this bestselling manual contains new information about the value of plans, specific guidance toward business planning, and additional information about the strategic plan document itself. Real-world case studies illustrate different planning and implementation scenarios and techniques, and the companion website offers templates, tools, and worksheets that streamline the process. The book provides expert insight, describing common misperceptions and pitfalls to avoid, helping readers craft a strategic plan that adheres to the core values of the organization. A well-honed strategic plan helps nonprofit managers set priorities, and acquire and allocate the resources necessary to achieve their goals. It also provides a framework for handling challenges, and keeps the focus on the organization's priorities. Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations is an excellent source of guidance for managers at nonprofits of every size and budget, helping readers to: Identify the reasons for planning, and gather information from internal and external stakeholders Assess the current situation accurately, and agree on priorities, mission, values, and vision Prioritize goals and objectives for the plan, and develop a detailed implementation strategy Evaluate and monitor a changing environment, updating roles, goals, and parameters as needed Different organizations have different needs, processes, resources, and priorities. The one thing they have in common is the need for a no-nonsense approach to planning with practical guidance and a customizable framework. Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations takes the fear out of planning, with expert guidance on the nonprofit's most vital management activity.

Nonprofit Kit For Dummies

Nonprofit Kit For Dummies Author Stan Hutton
ISBN-10 9781119280088
Year 2016-12-12
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Help your nonprofit thrive Need practical advice on running a nonprofit? No problem! Packed with the latest tips and techniques on starting and managing a charitable organization, this easy-to-follow guide offers everything you need to help your nonprofit endure the ups and downs of the economy. From applying for your tax exemption to raising money to pay for your programs, it covers it all. So get ready to bring in the bucks — and enjoy watching your nonprofit prosper. Write a mission statement Craft a compelling pitch Raise money online Apply for grants Get the word out Adapt in hard times Prepare a solid budget Project cash flow

Bookkeeping for Nonprofits

Bookkeeping for Nonprofits Author Murray Dropkin
ISBN-10 9781118429709
Year 2012-06-27
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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BOOKKEEPING FOR NONPROFITS Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is a hands-on guide that offers nonprofit leaders, managers, and staff the tools they need to create and maintain a complete and accurate set of accounting records. This much-needed resource provides those with little or no bookkeeping experience with practical advice in a highly accessible format. Written by Murray Dropkin and Jim Halpin, Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is a step-by-step introduction to keeping accounting records, which form the foundation for a nonprofit organization's financial reports, tax returns, budgets, cash forecasts, and grant proposals. Using this volume as a guide, nonprofit leaders and staff will be able to set up books with or without accounting software and ensure that the records meet the needs of their organization. Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is a comprehensive resource that Discusses how transactions provide day-to-day information for tracking cash balances and cash requirements Shows how transactions provide information to management and the board of directors for budgeting and other essential tasks Explains basic bookkeeping concepts, such as the accounting equation, the chart of accounts, and income and expense tracking Guides readers through the nuts and bolts of recording a transaction Provides an overview of alternative recordkeeping methodologies and how to choose among them Designed to be easy to use, the book is filled with illustrations and checklists. "Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is the remarkable new guide for a new generation of accounting challenges bookkeepers face every day." —Frances Hesselbein, chairman and founding president, Leader to Leader Institute "Bookkeeping for Nonprofits provides a rare combination of consummate professionalism and clear, accessible writing. Underlying the wealth of technical information lies a great deal of wisdom. The authors have found a way to translate their enormous, on-the-ground experience into usable, actionable policies, procedures, and practices. It is a book that gives all you need to create a fiscally responsible agency with the bonus of helping you become a better manager and a wiser person." —Peter Block, business consultant and author of Flawless Consulting and The Empowered Manager "Bookkeeping for Nonprofits provides an excellent understanding of the practical application of bookkeeping in the real work environment." —Ron Werthman, vice president, finance/treasurer and CFO, Johns Hopkins Health System, The Johns Hopkins Hospital "This is a wonderful book that every bookkeeper in a nonprofit organization should have." —Eusebio David, fiscal director, Federation of Multicultural Programs, Inc.

How to Read Nonprofit Financial Statements

How to Read Nonprofit Financial Statements Author Andrew S. Lang
ISBN-10 9781118976692
Year 2017-03-13
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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"The current nonprofit accounting standards have been in place for 20 years. Recently, the FASB nonprofit accounting committee (NAC) agreed to significantly update the standards for nonprofit financial reporting. These changes will be formalized and released to the industry in late 2015. In addition to walking readers line by line through the financial reports key to every nonprofit organization, this edition will include the new FASB standards with detailed a explanation of what they are and how to implement them correctly. The authors have deep knowledge of the FASB standards and forthcoming changes and will share their insider knowledge with readers. The new standards will focus on: 1) Reporting model for the statement of activities, 2.Net asset classification, 3.Statement of cash flows, 4.Financial statement disclosures and 5. New footnote disclosures for improving financial statement relevance and understandability"--

Building Nonprofit Capacity

Building Nonprofit Capacity Author John Brothers
ISBN-10 9781118103289
Year 2011-09-23
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Praise for Building Nonprofit Capacity "A central question for leadership is to identify where, and when, to focus organizational energy, and that is where Brothers and Sherman's book comes in. Changing organizations is never easy, which is why managers need the right set of maps and tools—like this one." Jon Pratt, executive director, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits "Anyone running a nonprofit organization, no matter how large or small, would benefit from reading this book. It's chock-full of useful information about managing change."Eric Nee, managing editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review "Nonprofit leaders need tools to help them manage better, engage communities, collaborate, and have greater impact. Building Nonprofit Capacity is a great tool and a useful reference for organizations that are seeking to make a greater and more sustainable difference." Paul Schmitz, CEO, Public Allies "Brothers and Sherman expertly braid together complementary organizational lifecycle frameworks—and add their own wide-ranging expertise and experience—to bring practitioners and executives this comprehensive, relevant, and honest book about the organizational quest to become ever better."Jeanne Bell, CEO, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services "Whether you are building a start-up, bringing an organization to scale, managing an established group toward excellence, or shepherding a nonprofit at risk of decline, this book should be required reading for every nonprofit executive director." Richard R. Buery, Jr., president and CEO, The Children's Aid Society "There are a lot of nonprofit management books out there. What makes Brothers and Sherman's book different and so important and worthwhile is that they have combined a number of models, theories, and practices and shaped them into a few essential processes that can be used by organizations both large and small."Doug Bauer, executive director, The Clark Foundation "In America, too few nonprofit founders or leaders can afford to step aside, nor have they been taught how to share power in the decision-making process. This critical juncture in the evolution of so many groups is but one reason to buy Building Nonprofit Capacity—a book that will help any forward thinking leader to see the future ? and act, today." Robert Egger, president, DC Central Kitchen "This should be required reading for nonprofit executives and board members!" —Sean Stannard-Stockton, CEO, Tactical Philanthropy Advisors

Nonprofit Financial Management

Nonprofit Financial Management Author Charles K. Coe
ISBN-10 9781118088616
Year 2011-05-12
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A timely, practical, and concise handbook of best practices for nonprofit financial management In 2010 an estimated 325,000 charities, membership groups, and trade associations?with small nonprofits disproportionately represented?stand to lose their tax exemptions for failure to comply with financial management requirements. Nonprofit Financial Management: A Practical Guide is a timely, functional, and concise handbook of best practices for nonprofit organizations of every size. Addresses federal reporting requirements and discusses methods to decrease expenses, ensure accounting control, increase revenues through professional cash management, and understand budget statements Explains how to read financial statements and analyze a nonprofit's financial condition by using the most recent IRS 990 reporting form Covers the full range of financial-management topics, including accounting, internal controls, auditing, evaluating financial condition, budgeting, cash management and banking, purchasing and contracting, borrowing and risk management Written in an easy-to-read style, with more than 100 exhibits, this book is essential for every nonprofit financial manager.

Making Critical Decisions

Making Critical Decisions Author Roberta M. Snow
ISBN-10 0470185031
Year 2007-10-16
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Roberta Snow and Paul Phillips present a clear and structured way to manage the challenges of limited resources, competing demands, and the need for accountability while remaining true to a nonprofit’s mission. Making Critical Decisions offers nonprofit leaders a proven model for making hard choices that minimize risks while maintaining progress toward the organization’s goals as well as a practical framework for understanding and implementing the decision-making process. The book includes qualitative and quantitative tools and offers illustrative case examples throughout that clearly show how this method can be applied to different types of nonprofit organizations.