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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Building Your Brand

A Practical Guide for Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Michele Levy

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 161448676X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

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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.
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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: 9781610910606

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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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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A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members

Author: Julia I. Walker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118236432

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Everything you need to know as a nonprofit board member to raise more money and help your organization succeed in meeting its goals Engaging and informative, this practical guide to fundraising contains valuable insights that nonprofit boards need to succeed in raising money in today's dynamic economic environment. While written expressly for board members, this useful handbook also provides advice to executive directors and advancement staff on how to partner with your board to build an unstoppable fundraising team. A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members shows you how to raise more money by building board leadership and skills in fundraising. This book covers it all—the board's leadership role in fundraising; how to organize and train your board to raise funds; building a team with board and staff; raising funds for operations, major gifts and capital campaigns; how to ask for gifts; plus a guide for conducting a board retreat that will lead to fundraising success. Demystifies the ask by providing a straightforward guide on how to ask for, and close, gifts Features case studies, real life examples, and checklists in an easy to reference format Offers sample materials for a board retreat on building the successful fundraising team Also by Julia Ingraham Walker: Nonprofit Essentials: Jump-Starting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign Entertaining, practical, and easy to use, this book will become a must-read for all board members, executive directors, and staff who want to build an effective fundraising team.
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Financial Literacy for Generation Z: A Practical Guide to Managing Your Financial Life

Author: Kenneth O. Doyle Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440870675

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 167

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This indispensable resource explains principles of financial planning and financial psychology to help teens and young adults make good financial decisions now and achieve their financial goals. • Honors the range of financial goals from simply being comfortable through becoming rich • Provides case illustrations of how young people of different personality types engage the financial world • Offers references to information on modern and reputable websites including NerdWallet.com and CreditKarma.com • Includes plenty of "street smart" advice
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Google+ for Nonprofits

A Quick Start Guide to Unleashing the Power of Google+ to Promote and Fund Your Nonprofit

Author: Marc Pitman

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0133104990

Category: Computers

Page: 125

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Google+ for Nonprofits will show you fast, free, and extremely low-cost ways to put it to work. Author Marc A. Pitman, creator of FundraisingCoach.com, is one of the world's leading non-profit fundraising consultants. He knows what works. He'll show you how to use Google+ to interact more flexibly with board, staff, and donors…easily and centrally build and run your presence on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn; videoconference with your team, anywhere on Earth; even influence millions of Google searches by people who've never even heard of Google+! Haven't used Google+ before (or even Facebook)? No sweat: Pitman gently acclimates you, writing from the viewpoint of a non-profit pro who knows you already have a full-time job! You'll find expert tips for everything from uploading images to getting board buy-in. Next, you'll walk through using Google+ to improve your entire donor relations cycle: research, engage, ask, and love. Pitman helps you discover what people are already saying about your cause–and then respectfully engage, involve, and thank them. To make it all 100% real, "Putting It Into Practice" sections interview leading non-profit Google+ practitioners–including a Monterey Bay Aquarium innovator who's achieved truly amazing results. Whether you're a fundraising specialist, non-profit marketer, manager, or executive director, this book empowers you with today's #1 new secret of fundraising success: Google+.
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