Starting Building a Nonprofit

Author: Peri Pakroo
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413309416
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Author: Peri H. Pakroo J.D.
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413316131
Release Date: 2011-03-23
Genre: Business & Economics

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 .

Start Your Own Nonprofit Organization

Author: Cheryl Kimball
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 9781613082652
Release Date: 2014-04-21
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Building Your Brand

Author: Michele Levy
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781614486763
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

The Designer s Atlas of Sustainability

Author: Ann Thorpe
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610910605
Release Date: 2012-08-09
Genre: Architecture

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 developmin our public and private lives is the theme presthroughout. 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 "developmthat cultivates environmental and social conditions that will support human well-being indefinitely."

How to Start a Nonprofit

Author: Thomas Sanders
Publisher:
ISBN: 1545379270
Release Date: 2017-04-15
Genre:

How to Start a Nonprofit Practical Guide To Forming A Successful Nonprofit Organization A Nonprofit Organization is a business set-up whose purpose is to serve the community without expecting profit in return. The sole purpose of starting a nonprofit organization is the dedication to furthering a specific social structure and the community who needs guidance and attention to move ahead. Before you set your mind on starting right away, read this book carefully and take a mental note of each and every point described here.Remember that every beautiful step taken toward improving and helping your society needs a lot of time. Therefore, there are several steps to be followed and many jobs to get done before you establish the foundation of your organization firmly. Sustaining and growing a nonprofit organization take structural planning, smart execution and firm determination. Get inspired to build your own nonprofit organization. Make your mind while reading this book that what your nonprofit organization is going to be all about. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Planning and Execution Construction of the firm foundation Advantages and Disadvantages of a nonprofit organization All necessary steps involved to establish a nonprofit Ways to Raise Funds for Non-Profit Organization

Reinventing Organizations

Author: Frederic Laloux
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 9783800649143
Release Date: 2015-05-22
Genre: Fiction

Bahnbrechend. Inspirierend. Eines der faszinierendsten Bücher zur Organisationsentwicklung des letzten Jahrzehnts. Dies ist ein sehr wichtiges Buch, bedeutsam in vielerlei Hinsicht: Sowohl angesichts der bahnbrechenden Forschungsergebnisse, Einsichten, Ratschläge und Empfehlungen, die es enthält, als auch aufgrund der genauso wichtigen Fragen und Herausforderungen, auf die es hinweist.“ Ken Wilber aus dem Nachwort „Die programmatische Aufforderung ‚Reinventing Organizations‘ mündet in einem Organisationsmodell, das Strukturen wie Praktiken nach neuartigen, evolutionär-integralen Prinzipien ausrichtet. Im Ergebnis steht die Erkenntnis, dass das Leben und Arbeiten in Organisationen, ebenso wie deren Leistungsbeiträge für die Gesellschaft, radikal zum Positiven verändert werden können. Aber hierzu muss nicht zuletzt die Führung eine fortgeschrittene Entwicklungsebene erreichen.“ Prof. Dr. Jürgen Weibler, Autor des Standardwerkes „Personalführung“ „Das Buch gibt Hoffnung und ganz konkrete Hilfe zur Lösung der Probleme, die wir an der Schwelle von der Postmoderne zu einem neuen Zeitalter erleben, in denen die traditionellen oder modernen Organisationsformen den Anforderungen und Bedürfnissen der Menschen nicht mehr gerecht werden.“ Eine Leserin auf Amazon.com Frederic Laloux hat mit Reinventing Organizations das Grundlagenbuch für die integrale Organisationsentwicklung verfasst. Die Breite sowie Tiefe seiner Analyse und Beschreibung – ganzheitlich, selbstorganisierend und sinnerfüllend operierender Unternehmen – ist einzigartig. Das erste Kapitel des Buches gibt einen Überblick über die historische Entwicklung von Organisationsparadigmen, bevor im zweiten Kapitel Strukturen, die Praxis und die Kultur von Organisationen, die ein erfüllendes und selbstbestimmtes Handeln der Menschen ermöglichen, anhand von ausgewählten Beispielen vorgestellt werden. Auf die Bedingungen, Hindernisse sowie Herausforderungen bei der Entwicklung dieser evolutionären Organisationen wird in Kapitel 3 eingegangen. Hier entwirft Frederic Laloux einen Leitfaden für den Weg hin zu einer ganzheitlich orientierten und sinnstiftenden Organisation. Frederic Laloux ist auch aufgrund dieses Buches ein mittlerweile gefragter Berater und Coach für Führungskräfte, die nach fundamental neuen Wegen der Organisation eines Unternehmens suchen. Er war Associate Partner bei McKinsey & Company und hält einen MBA vom INSEAD.

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation National Edition

Author: Anthony Mancuso
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413321609
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Sprint

Author: Jake Knapp
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 9783864149061
Release Date: 2016-10-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Unternehmer, Gründer und Teams stehen täglich vor der Herausforderung: Womit soll man zuerst anfangen, worauf sich am meisten fokussieren? Und wie viele Diskussionen und Meetings sind nötig, bevor man ganz sicher die garantiert richtige Lösung hat? Die Folge ist, dass allzu oft das Projekt auf der Stelle tritt und man überhaupt nicht vorwärtskommt. Dafür gibt es eine geniale Lösung: Sprint. Die ist ein einzigartiger, innovativer und narrensicherer Prozess, mit dem sich die härtesten Probleme in nur fünf Tagen lösen lassen – von Montag bis Freitag. Der Entwickler Jake Knapp entwarf diesen Prozess bei und für Google, wo er seither in allen Bereichen genutzt wird. Zusammen mit John Zeratsky und Braden Kowitz hat er darüber hinaus bereits mehr als 100 Sprints in Firmen aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen durchgeführt. Der Sprint-Prozess bietet praktische Hilfe für Unternehmen aller Größen, vom kleinen Start-up bis hin zum Fortune-100-Unternehmen. Die Methode ist auch für alle anderen bewährt, die vor einem großen Problem stehen, schnell eine Idee testen oder einfach eine Möglichkeit schnell ergreifen wollen.

A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members

Author: Julia I. Walker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118236437
Release Date: 2012-01-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Everything you need to know as a nonprofit board member to raisemore money and help your organization succeed in meeting itsgoals Engaging and informative, this practical guide to fundraisingcontains valuable insights that nonprofit boards need to succeed inraising money in today's dynamic economic environment. Whilewritten expressly for board members, this useful handbook alsoprovides advice to executive directors and advancement staff on howto partner with your board to build an unstoppable fundraisingteam. A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members shows youhow to raise more money by building board leadership and skills infundraising. This book covers it all—the board's leadershiprole in fundraising; how to organize and train your board to raisefunds; building a team with board and staff; raising funds foroperations, major gifts and capital campaigns; how to ask forgifts; plus a guide for conducting a board retreat that will leadto fundraising success. Demystifies the ask by providing a straightforward guide on howto ask for, and close, gifts Features case studies, real life examples, and checklists in aneasy to reference format Offers sample materials for a board retreat on building thesuccessful fundraising team Also by Julia Ingraham Walker: Nonprofit Essentials:Jump-Starting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign Entertaining, practical, and easy to use, this book will becomea must-read for all board members, executive directors, and staffwho want to build an effective fundraising team.

Die f nf entscheidenden Fragen des Managements

Author: Peter F. Drucker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527647323
Release Date: 2015-08-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Der clevere Begleiter für die Hemdtasche des Managers. Mit fünf einfachen und doch komplexen Fragen wird auf die essenziellen Bestandteile und Verbesserungsmöglichkeiten des Managements von Unternehmen aufmerksam gemacht.

Nonprofit Fundraising 101

Author: Darian Rodriguez Heyman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119100461
Release Date: 2016-01-19
Genre: Business & Economics

"Nonprofit Fundraising 101 is a practical guide for nonprofit professionals and decision makers that helps them take their cause mobile. Building on the success of the author's previous title, Nonprofit Management 101, Nonprofit Fundraising 101 takes readers deep into the specific applications of mobile technology -- one of the hottest topics for nonprofits. This this new book provides readers with practical tips and tools, as well as expert advice and insights from a variety of well-recognized industry experts, comprehensively addressing all areas a nonprofit can utilize mobile technology. It expertly addresses how to use mobile to build and retain audiences, manage and promote content, recruit and utilize volunteers, fundraise more efficiently and effectively, and monitor organizations' goals and key performance indicators, as well as offers specific mobile tools and applications that will meet each nonprofits needs. Readers of this book get a comprehensive look at a critical and emerging set of tools and practices, all designed to empower and enable them to use mobile technology to run their nonprofits more effectively and efficiently. Also features a toolkit of resources, best practices, and practical tips to establish and maintain a robust mobile presence for their nonprofit. Nonprofit Fundraising 101 addresses the entire spectrum of mobile technology use for nonprofits, including information on topics ranging from organizational effectiveness, audience building and communications strategies, volunteer recruitment and management, as well as an overall guide to existing tools and applications"--

The Wilder Nonprofit Field Guide to Crafting Effective Mission and Vision Statements

Author: Emil Angelica
Publisher: Fieldstone Alliance
ISBN: 9780940069275
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

Bring focus and direction to your work: Too often, if you ask four people in a nonprofit what their organization's mission is, you'll get four different answers. Organizations without clearly defined and agreed-to mission and vision statements frequently find themselves adrift at sea, in real financial trouble, and unable to make an ongoing, positive impact on the community. But an effective mission and vision statement can help an organization unify services and create a consistent approach to new program development. Crafting Effective Mission and Vision Statements will help your organization develop (or revise) mission and vision statements that bring focus and direction to your work. With orderly, easy-to-follow steps, this engaging guide shows you how to build ownership for the mission and vision statements among board and staff, and create a common understanding of your organization's goals. This useful guide also includes definitions of mission and vision statements, how they're different, and how to use both for greatest benefit; a seven-step process to develop a mission statement that captures exactly what your organization does; a six-step process to create a vision statement based on stakeholders' ideas and the organization's history, capacity for growth, and fundraising potential; four options to develop a vision for the short-term future; and worksheets to guide you through the entire process. Use this guide to create mission and vision statements that help your organization stay focused and keep it moving toward a positive future.

Building for the Arts

Author: Peter Frumkin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226099750
Release Date: 2014-03-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Over the past two decades, the arts in America have experienced an unprecedented building boom, with more than sixteen billion dollars directed to the building, expansion, and renovation of museums, theaters, symphony halls, opera houses, and centers for the visual and performing arts. Among the projects that emerged from the boom were many brilliant successes. Others, like the striking addition of the Quadracci Pavilion to the Milwaukee Art Museum, brought international renown but also tens of millions of dollars of off-budget debt while offering scarce additional benefit to the arts and embodying the cultural sector’s worst fears that the arts themselves were being displaced by the big, status-driven architecture projects built to contain them. With Building for the Arts, Peter Frumkin and Ana Kolendo explore how artistic vision, funding partnerships, and institutional culture work together—or fail to—throughout the process of major cultural construction projects. Drawing on detailed case studies and in-depth interviews at museums and other cultural institutions varying in size and funding arrangements, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Atlanta Opera, and AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, Frumkin and Kolendo analyze the decision-making considerations and challenges and identify four factors whose alignment characterizes the most successful and sustainable of the projects discussed: institutional requirements, capacity of the institution to manage the project while maintaining ongoing operations, community interest and support, and sufficient sources of funding. How and whether these factors are strategically aligned in the design and execution of a building initiative, the authors argue, can lead an organization to either thrive or fail. The book closes with an analysis of specific tactics that can enhance the chances of a project’s success. A practical guide grounded in the latest scholarship on nonprofit strategy and governance, Building for the Arts will be an invaluable resource for professional arts staff and management, trustees of arts organizations, development professionals, and donors, as well as those who study and seek to understand them.

Option B

Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 9783843716734
Release Date: 2017-06-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Das neue Buch von Spiegel-Bestseller-Autorin Sheryl Sandberg: Nach Lean In schreibt sie zusammen mit dem Psychologie-Professor Adam Grant darüber, wie wir Schicksalsschläge überwinden können. »Option A gibt es nicht mehr. Also lasst uns das Beste aus Option B machen. Ich werde immer um Option A trauern. So wie Bono gesungen hat: Die Trauer endet niemals ... aber auch nicht die Liebe.« Die Welt nahm Anteil, als Sheryl Sandbergs Ehemann Dave Goldberg im Frühjahr 2015 plötzlich verstarb. Sie, die erfolgreiche COO von Facebook, und ihre Kinder fielen in ein tiefes Loch, Freude zu empfinden, schien nie mehr möglich zu sein. »Du kannst dich in den Abgrund fallen lassen, der Leere, die dein Herz füllt und deine Lungen, die dein Denken verengt und dir den Atem abschnürt. Oder du kannst versuchen, einen Sinn darin zu finden.« Dabei hat Sheryl Sandberg ihr guter Freund Adam Grant geholfen, der ihr konkrete Anleitung gab, wie Menschen nach niederschmetternden Schicksalsschlägen schrittweise wieder zurück ins Leben finden können. Jeder muss mit Verlusten leben: Wir verlieren Jobs, Ehen zerbrechen, Angehörige sterben. Doch wir können lernen mit persönlichen Katastrophen umzugehen. Gemeinsam mit Adam Grant erzählt Sheryl Sandberg offen von der Trauer um ihren Mann und dem Willen weiterzuleben. Ergänzend zu ihrer eigenen Erfahrung schildert sie neue wissenschaftliche Erkenntnissen aus der Resilienzforschung und berichtet von Menschen, die Arbeitslosigkeit und Armut, Scheidung, Krankheit und Verletzungen überstanden haben. Wir alle können resilienter werden. Und wir können anderen im Umgang mit Tragödien helfen, indem wir über Unsagbares sprechen, unsere Partnerschaften für Krisen stärken, sichere und flexible Arbeitsplätze schaffen und unsere Kinder zu eigenständigen Menschen erziehen.