Starting & Building a Nonprofit

A Practical Guide

Author: Peri Pakroo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413326005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Build a great nonprofit More people than ever are committing themselves to serving their communities and changing the world. Whether you’re aiming to protect the environment, support the arts, or help people in need, understanding how to set up a solid nonprofit organization is a great foundation for being as effective as you can be. 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! It explains how to: develop a strategic plan and budget recruit and manage board members, volunteers, and staff market your organization to your target audience raise money including traditional methods and crowdfunding build a website, use social media strategically, and avoid copyright troubles 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. The fully updated eighth edition includes the latest information on building audience and promoting your mission on social media.
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Starting & Building a Nonprofit

A Practical Guide

Author: Peri H. Pakroo J.D.

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413316131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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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 .
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The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits

A Step-by-Step Guide for Managers and Boards

Author: Murray Dropkin,Jim Halpin,Bill La Touche

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118047545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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This best-selling nuts-and-bolts workbook, now in its second edition, has become the gold standard for nonprofit managers and boards who must work through the budget cycle. The book offers practical tools and guidance for completing each step of the budgeting process. Designed to be comprehensive and easy to use, The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits provides everything budgeters and nonfinancial managers need to prepare, approve, and implement their own budgets. Includes new chapters on Zero-Based and Capital Budgeting as well as a CD with spreadsheets, worksheets and a new budget-building software, the CMS Nonprofit Budget Builder, designed to help you implement the concepts in the book. The software includes an expandable standard chart of accounts (COA) and will aid in building, organizing, tracking and planning budgets.
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Building Your Brand

A Practical Guide for Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Michele Levy

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614486751

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 127

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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.
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Starting and Running a Nonprofit Organization

Author: Joan M. Hummel

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816627776

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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Containing handy checklists, worksheets, and lists of resources, a standard handbook describes, step-by-step, all of the phases of creating and operating a new nonprofit agency, including obtaining tax-exempt status and creating a strategic plan. Original. UP.
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Start Your Own Nonprofit Organization

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Cheryl Kimball,Entrepreneur magazine

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613082657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

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Whether you want to serve a community need, assist citizens, or advocate for animals—your aspiration is a noble one and likely an ideal mission for a nonprofit organization. The experts at Entrepreneur show you how to turn your desire for change into a successful—and satisfying—business. This indispensable guide helps you determine if your business idea is nonprofit or for-profit, understand and identify their business mission and vision, staff and run a lean operation, select and manage a board of directors, manage finances to the satisfaction of the IRS, find a location and set up shop, master fundraising, use social media and other cost-effective outreach, and manage sustainability and growth. All startup steps are supported by insider knowledge from successful entrepreneurs, dollar-stretching tips, missteps to avoid, resources, and more.
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The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability

Author: Ann Thorpe

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610910605

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Designing for sustainability is an innovation shaping both the design industry and design education today.Yet architects, product designers, and other key professionals in this new field have so far lacked a resource that addresses their sensibilities and concerns. The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability now explores the basic principles, concepts, and practice of sustainable design in a visually sophisticated and engaging style. The book tackles not only the ecological aspects of sustainable design-designers' choice of materials and manufacturing processes have a tremendous impact on the natural world-but also the economic and cultural elements involved. The Atlas is neither a how-to manual nor collection of recipes for sustainable design, but a compendium of fresh approaches to sustainability that designers can incorporate into daily thinking and practice. Illuminating many facets of this exciting field, the book offers ideas on how to harmonize human and natural systems, and then explores practical options for making the business of design more supportive of long-term sustainability. An examination of the ethical dimensions of sustainable development in our public and private lives is the theme present throughout. Like other kinds of atlases, The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability illustrates its subject, but it goes far beyond its visual appeal, stimulating design solutions for "development that cultivates environmental and social conditions that will support human well-being indefinitely."
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Zen and the Art of Making a Living

A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design

Author: Laurence G. Boldt

Publisher: Penguin Mass Market

ISBN: N.A

Category: Career changes

Page: 599

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For career consultant Laurence G. Boldt, everyone is the artist of his or her own life. In this comprehensive, useful, and potentially life-changing book, he guides readers on how to widen possible horizons--and then focus in to make the ideal real. Illustrations and worksheets throughout.
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Find Your Why

A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team

Author: Simon Sinek,David Mead,Peter Docker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992980

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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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
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