Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide

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Nolo, 2007 - Business & Economics - 317 pages
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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.

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My first impression after reading this work was that it would make an excellent textbook for the subject matter. That is, it gives a thorough overview, but doesn't really suffice if you want, or need ... Read full review

Starting & Building A Nonprofit: A Practical Guide

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Aiming to explain all the "practical steps necessary to start and run a nonprofit," media and communications consultant Pakroo (The Small Business Start-Up Kit ) takes readers through the nuts and ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Peri Pakroo is a consultant and media developer, specializing in legal and start-up issues for businesses and nonprofits. She owns and runs p-brain media (, a strategic consulting and communications firm that develops information-rich media web, print, video and other formats. She received her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1995, and a year later began editing and writing for Nolo, focusing on small business and intellectual property issues. She is the author of The Small Business Start-Up Kit (national and California editions) and Starting and Building a Nonprofit and has edited such titles as Starting & Running a Successful Newsletter or Magazine; Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off; Music Law; and How to Write a Business Plan. Peri is active in supporting local independent businesses and is a co-founder of the Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance. She lives in New Mexico.

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