Starting Building a Nonprofit

Author: Peri Pakroo
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323580
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Business & Economics

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

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 .

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.

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

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.

The Worker Center Handbook

Author: Kim Bobo
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9781501705892
Release Date: 2016-08-03
Genre: Business & Economics

The Worker Center Handbook compiles best practices from around the country on partnering with labor, enlisting the assistance of faith communities and lawyers, raising funds, developing a serious membership program, integrating civic engagement work, and running major campaigns.

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."

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 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.

Go Get That Grant

Author: Gail M. Staines
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442270282
Release Date: 2016-06-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book is a practical, how-to guide for those interested in writing, procuring, and implementing grants. The second edition has also been expanded to include a new chapter on how to become a grant writer. From gathering basic information about an organization through accepting and implementing the grant award, expert advice is provided then illustrated through step-by-step guides along with numerous examples. This publication is designed to be used by those writing grants on behalf of libraries as well as nonprofit organizations. Information about types of grants available through government agencies and foundations as well as how to locate funding opportunities has all been updated in this second edition. The process of identifying a fundable project and how to carefully select potential sources of funding are explained. Proven writing strategies show how to make your grant application stand out from the rest. Making sure that program implementation is as smooth as possible is shared in order to eliminate any potential obstacles that may arise. Several appendices show samples of strategic plans, narratives, budgets, needs assessments, evaluations, and much more! Examples are tailored to libraries and nonprofit organizations. The author has shared her 20+ years experience successfully procuring and implementing foundation and government grants. It is the most current and practical publication of its kind available today and will prove to be enormously useful in these tough economic times when decreased available funding opportunities are resulting in increase competitiveness. (n.b., This book is not intended for those seeking funding for science-based or social science-based projects that involve experiments and may involve human and/or animal subjects.)

Succeeding at Social Enterprise

Author: Social Enterprise Alliance
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470608753
Release Date: 2010-03-19
Genre: Business & Economics

From the Social Enterprise Alliance, the organization dedicated to building a robust social enterprise field, comes Succeeding at Social Enterprise. This practical guide is filled with the best practices, tools, guidance, models and successful cases for leaders (and future leaders) of social ventures and enterprises. A groundbreaking work, it brings together the knowledge and experience of social enterprise pioneers in the field and some of today's most successful social entrepreneurs to show what it takes to implement and run an effective social venture or organization. Succeeding at Social Enterprise focuses on real life examples, lessons learned and the core competencies that are needed to run a social venture in a nonprofit, highlighting such skills as managing and leading, business planning, marketing and sales, and accounting. Praise for Succeeding at Social Enterprise "This is a must read for anyone starting or growing a social enterprise. The lessons learned offer valuable, practical and real insights from pioneers in the field. The frameworks and tools presented can be implemented immediately to help drive success and expand your social impact." —Kriss Deiglmeier, executive director, Center for Social Innovation, Stanford Graduate School of Business "By successfully weaving together the best thinking and advice from a diverse set of our field's leading experts and practitioners, Succeeding at Social Enterprise will be the new 'must have' handbook for Social Enterprise." —Jed Emerson, www.BlendedValue.org "This is a timely book needed for a movement that's taking off. The leading thinkers and top practitioners in this book make today's pressing issues clear to both the novice and the experienced social entrepreneur." —Kevin Jones, founding principal, Good Capital "Written by the nation's leading experts on starting, building and leading a successful social venture, this book is a profoundly important contribution to the growing body of literature on social entrepreneurship. No other book brings to bear this kind of business experience, practical advice and wisdom on the challenges of creating and sustaining a social enterprise." —David Roll, founder, Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation

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.

From Passion to Execution

Author: Lyn Scott
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781435460133
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Electronic books

Transform your vision and passion into positive change as you learn how to effectively start, grow, and lead a nonprofit organization with this practical, inspiring guide. FROM PASSION TO EXECUTION: HOW TO START AND GROW AN EFFECTIVE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIO

Nonprofit Essentials

Author: Diana S. Newman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471727347
Release Date: 2005-03-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Praise for Endowment Building "This comprehensive work shows how endowments can provide multiple opportunities for donor involvement when the solicitation program is well designed and integrated with other fund development and program goals. Emphasizing the critical ethical issues inherent in marketing and structuring endowment gifts, it is an excellent reference manual and training guide." --Joanne Scanlan, PhD, Senior Vice President for Professional Development Council on Foundations, Washington, D.C. "Endowment Building provides both practical, hands-on advice and a philosophical, inspirational framework to guide novice and experienced mission-based organizations. Given the demographic opportunities and challenges facing the nonprofit world, this book is a must-read." --Nancy Herrold Strapp, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer Buckhorn Children & Family Services, Louisville, Kentucky "A comprehensive guide on how to start, grow, and maintain an endowment. It shows how to put theory into practice with numerous real-life examples and success stories." --Joe Bull, Director of Planned Giving, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio "After you read this book, you will know what to do and how to do it. It is a wonderful tool for new and emerging community foundations!" --Kay M. Marquet, President and CEO, Community Foundation Sonoma County, California "Endowment Building is an insightful, succinct, easy-to-read resource on building successful endowment programs. It's a well-organized guide containing practical suggestions and reminders of things development professionals know but some-times forget." --Jeff W. Smith, Vice President and Trust Counsel, Baptist Foundation of Texas, Dallas