Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide / Edition 4

Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide / Edition 4

by Peri Pakroo
     
 

ISBN-10: 1413313299

ISBN-13: 9781413313291

Pub. Date: 03/22/2011

Publisher: NOLO

If you're ready to save the world, here's the book you need.

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

Overview

If you're ready to save the world, here's the book you need.

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 your nonprofit up and running. It explains how to:

  • pick the perfect name for your organization

  • structure a nonprofit to achieve your goals

  • choose 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

  • and much more

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 included as tear-outs and on CD-ROM.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413313291
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

I. Doing Good and Doing it Well
Who Should Read This Book
Nonprofit Basics
Running a Nonprofit

1. Naming and Structuring Your Nonprofit
Choose a Name for Your Nonprofit
Should You Incorporate?
Do You Want Tax-Exempt Status?
Should You Have Voting Members?

2. Developing Your Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan Basics
Develop Your Mission Statement
Outline Specific Goals, Objectives, and Activities
Assess Your Resources
Identify Strategies
Edit and Finalize Your Plan

3. Developing Your Initial Budget
Set Up Your Budget
Estimate Income
Estimate Expenses
Assemble Your Budget

4. Your Board of Directors
What Makes a Good Board
The Board's Duties and Tasks
Board Policies and Procedures
Recruiting Board Members
Holding Effective Board Meetings
The Role of Committees

5. Your Workforce: Staff and Volunteers
Developing a Management Strategy
Hiring an Executive Director
Hiring and Managing Staff and Volunteers
Employees and Independent Contractors
Required Paperwork, Filings, and Taxes

6. Fundraising
The Golden Rules of Successful Fundraising
Your Fundraising Plan
Define Your Fundraising Targets and Budget
Find Prospective Donors
Define Your Fundraising Campaign
Fundraising Tools
Funding From Grants
The Law of Fundraising
Working With Professional Fundraisers

7. Risk Management and Insurance
Common Legal Problems
Who Is at Risk?
Managing Your Nonprofit's Risks

8. Understanding Contracts and Agreements
Contract Law Basics
Using Contracts in the Real World
Typical Contract Terms

9. Marketing YourNonprofit
Marketing and Public Relations at Work
Fundamental Marketing Tools
Creating a Website

10. Publishing Informational Materials
Decide Whether to Publish
Create a Publishing Plan
Copyright Basics for Nonprofit Publishers

11. Managing Your Finances
Bookkeeping and Accounting Overview
Tracking Income and Expenses
Creating Basic Financial Reports
Audits, Reviews, and Compilations
Reporting Requirements

12. Getting Professional Help
Relationships Are Critical
Working With Lawyers
Working With Accountants and Other Professionals

Appendixes
A. How to Use the CD-ROM
Installing the Form Files Onto Your Computer
Using the Word Processing Files to Create Documents

B. State Secretary of State or Other Corporate Filing Offices
C. state Charitable Solicitation Registration Offices
D. State Tax Agencies
E. State Sales Tax or Seller's Permit Agencies
F. Forms and Checklists

Checklist: Naming and Structuring Your Nonprofit
Checklist: Developing Your Strategic Plan
Checklist: Developing Your Initial Budget
Checklist: Your Board of Directors
Checklist: Your Workforce: Staff and Volunteers
Checklist: Fundraising
Checklist: Risk Management and Insurance
Checklist: Understanding Contracts and Agreements
Checklist: Marketing Your Nonprofit
Checklist: Publishing Informational Materials
Checklist: Managing Your Finances
Checklist: Getting Professional Help
Contractor Work-for-Hire Agreement
Volunteer Assignment Agreement
Nonprofit's Initial Budget
Index

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