Nonprofit Kit For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 4, 2009 - Business & Economics - 384 pages

Tips and techniques to help your nonprofit thrive in any economy

Due to the recent downturn in the economy, a significant number of nonprofit organizations have experienced a major decrease in funding and contributions. Nonprofit Kit for Dummies, 3rd Edition caters to these organizations and shows you how your nonprofit can thrive and survive even in the current economic climate.

With 25% new and revised material, Nonprofit Kit For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers new tips and information on everything you need to navigate the process of setting up and effectively running a nonprofit organization.

  • Covers raising money, applying for grants, and developing the perfect mission statement
  • Details on how state laws vary; conducting program evaluations; and conforming to accounting standards
  • CD includes forms, worksheets, templates, and more

Whether you're thinking about starting your own nonprofit or are already working in the sector, Nonprofit Kit For Dummies, 3rd Edition is a valuable source for getting the latest information and practical advice on running a prosperous nonprofit organization.


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Table ofContentsIntroduction
The Part of Tens
Tuning In to theWorld of Nonprofit Organizations
Deciding to Starta Nonprofit
Accounting to the public
Writing Your Mission Statement
Creating a New Entity theCorporation
Signed sealed anddelivered Obtaining Your Employer Identification Number or
Marketing Spreading the Word about Your Good Work
Creating a Home for Your Nonprofit and Insuring
Insuring against What Can Go Wrong
Successful Fundraising
Raising Money from Individuals
Makingthe Mostof Special Events
Finding a news angle
Finding theGrant Givers Planning a Grant Proposalto a Foundation

Understanding the difference between public charities and private foundations
Safeguarding Your Nonprofit Status
Managing a Nonprofit Organization Chapter 6 Building Your Board of Directors
Big boards versus little boards
Why Spend Valuable Time Planning?
Getting the Work Done with Volunteers
Getting the Work Done with Paid Staff
Showing the Money Budgets and Financial Reports
Writing a Grant Proposal
Throwing Special Pitches for Special Situations
Ten Tips for Evaluating Your Organization and Programs
Ten Tips for Raising Money
Glossary of Nonprofit Terms

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About the author (2009)

Stan Hutton is the senior program officer at the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation. Frances Phillips is the Program Director for the Arts at the Walter and Elise Haas Fund and a grantwriting instructor at San Francisco State University.

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