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 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 .

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation National Edition

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation  National Edition Author Anthony Mancuso
ISBN-10 9781413323894
Year 2017-06-26
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation breaks down what can be the complicated process of forming a nonprofit corporation into simple steps that anyone can follow. Whether you want to form an arts group, a social service agency, or an environmental organization, this book will give you the guidance you need to form a nonprofit corporation in your state and obtain federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS.

Building Your Brand

Building Your Brand Author Michele Levy
ISBN-10 9781614486763
Year 2014-02-01
Pages 138
Language en
Publisher Morgan James Publishing
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Does your brand strategy make sense? If you ask 10 people in your organization, how many different answers would you get??* Can everyone in your organization explain how all the pieces (programs and services) fit together??* Do you feel like you’re the best kept secret in town? * Have you been debating a name change for years? * If you put all of your collateral on a table, would it look like it came from the same place? Is it consistent with the look and feel of your web site??* Do you have brand guidelines that are consistently used by everyone creating communications? If your answers leave you less than confident that your stakeholders completely understand who you are and what you stand for, Building Your Brand: A Practical Guide for Non-Profit Organizations can help. This practical, user-friendly guide is specifically designed to help senior leaders and marketing staff build and maintain a strong, accurate brand. . .to have the ""right"" reputation with the people who matter most to your success. Starting at the very beginning (Why does a strong brand matter?), Michele Levy draws on her experience with scores of nonprofit (and for profit) organizations to help nonprofit leaders understand how to sort through all the information at their disposal and arrive at the most powerful expression of their own brand.

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.

Start and Grow Your Faith Based Nonprofit

Start and Grow Your Faith Based Nonprofit Author Jill Esau
ISBN-10 0787980919
Year 2005-07-08
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Start and Grow Your Faith-Based Nonprofit offers clear guidance on how to fund and manage a faith-based social ministry. If you have been called by God to fulfill a mission through a nonprofit organization, this is the book for you. Written specifically for grassroots faith-based groups, this important book is a tool for the thousands of individuals and churches that heal emotional, physical, and spiritual wounds through faith-based social service programming. In this much-needed resource, Jill C. Esau, founder of We Care Northwest--a nonprofit designed to build capacity in and advocate on behalf of faith-based organizations, provides professional step-by-step guidance. Start and Grow Your Faith-Based Nonprofit addresses vital issues such as church sponsorship, volunteer management, the grant making process, observing government regulations and certification, fiscal responsibilities, partnering with complementary programs, and much more.

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

The Women s Small Business Start Up Kit

The Women s Small Business Start Up Kit Author Peri Pakroo
ISBN-10 9781413322767
Year 2016-05-02
Pages 536
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit, written by the author of the bestselling The Small Business Start-Up Kit, gives you the practical and legal information you need to kickstart a successful enterprise—whether you’re an arty creative type, an independent consultant, or a Fortune 500-seeker. In addition to a breakdown of the common issues and concerns facing women entrepreneurs of every stripe, you’ll find information and guidance on: choosing and developing the right business to live the life you want drafting an effective business plan programs that give government contracting preferences to women-owned businesses understanding and choosing a legal structure clearing the bureaucratic start-up hurdles taking your business online financial management and tax basics for small businesses balancing work, children, and family relationships hiring and managing employees The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit retains its focus on women’s business-related issues without devolving into stereotypes and never loses sight of the legal rules and fundamentals of starting and running your business. All forms are available through a special link on Nolo.com GOLD winner, IBPA 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award, Business & Career category.

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.

Every Nonprofit s Tax Guide

Every Nonprofit s Tax Guide Author Stephen Fishman
ISBN-10 9781413321999
Year 2015-11-10
Pages 472
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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This book explains the IRS rules that nonprofits must comply with in order to maintain their tax-exempt status. From annual filing requirements to unrelated business income to volunteers to lobbying activities, this book explains what nonprofits need to know to stay out of trouble with the IRS. Practical, easy-to-understand and organized by issue, this book is an invaluable reference guide to complicated IRS rules that every small to medium sized nonprofit need to understand.

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

Escape from Corporate America

Escape from Corporate America Author Pamela Skillings
ISBN-10 9780345507372
Year 2008-05-13
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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Does your corporate career leave you stressed out, burned out, or just plain bummed out? You’re not alone. The good news is that there’s a way out–and you’re holding it. Written by career expert and corporate escapee Pamela Skillings, Escape from Corporate America inspires the cubicle-bound and the corner-office-cornered to break free and create the career of their dreams–without going broke. With no-nonsense advice and unflagging humor, Skillings shows you how to • assess your job’s “suck” factor–from terminal boredom to boss from hell • identify your true calling–brainstorm fantasy careers and test-drive your dream jobs • develop your Escape Plan–set goals, figure out your timing, and evaluate your finances and health insurance options • find jobs that don’t bite–entrepreneurial corporate environments, energetic start-ups, the nonprofit sector, and flexible work options • be your own boss–explore entrepreneurship and freelancing, assemble an advisory team, and start a business while you collect a paycheck • follow your creative dreams–learn how to make time for your artistic passion and develop a plan to quit your day job • overcome any obstacle–deal with fear, doubt, negative people, and other bumps along the road Plus, Skillings shares success stories from dozens of corporate escape artists, including celebrity TV chef Andrea Beaman, Cranium CEO Richard Tait, and many others. Full of practical strategies and fun-to-follow exercises, Escape from Corporate America will help disgruntled office workers everywhere find more meaningful, fulfilling careers.

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