The Nonprofit Kit For Dummies is the only comprehensive guide of its kind at a reasonable price. This is a nuts-and-bolts guide for real people nonprofessional managers and volunteers who hope to start a nonprofit but don't know where to begin or who already run one but are struggling with a multitude of decisions and tasks real-life issues like staffing, budgeting, fundraising, tax reports, and facilities.
About the Author
Stan Hutton runs about.com's guide to nonprofit organizations and is a program consultant for the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation. Frances Phillips teaches grantwriting at San Francisco State University.
Table of Contents
PART I: Getting Started with Nonprofits.
Chapter 1: Tuning In to the World of Nonprofit Organizations.
Chapter 2: Deciding to Start a Nonprofit.
Chapter 3: Writing Your Mission Statement.
Chapter 4: Incorporating and Applying for Tax Exemption.
Chapter 5: Safeguarding Your Nonprofit Status.
PART II: Managing a Nonprofit Organization.
Chapter 6: Building Your Board of Directors.
Chapter 7: Getting the Work Done with Paid Staff.
Chapter 8: Getting the Work Done with Volunteers.
Chapter 9: Planning: Why and How Nonprofits Make Plans.
Chapter 10: Showing the Money: Budgets and Financial Reports.
Chapter 11: Creating a Home for Your Nonprofit and Insuring It.
Chapter 12: Finding Outside Help When You Need It.
PART III: Raising Money and Visibility.
Chapter 13: Crafting a Fundraising Plan.
Chapter 14: Raising Money from Individuals.
Chapter 15: Making the Most of Special Events.
Chapter 16: Finding the Grant-Givers.
Chapter 17: Writing a Grant Proposal.
Chapter 18: Capital Campaigns: Finding Funds to Create a Home Base.
Chapter 19: Marketing: Spreading the Word about Your Good Work.
PART IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Myths about Nonprofit Organizations.
Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Raising Money.
PART V: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Nonprofit Resources.
Appendix B: Glossary of Nonprofit Terms.
Appendix C: About the CD.
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