Nonprofit Kit For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 28, 2005 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
Starting a nonprofit is one of the most exciting and gratifying adventures that you’ll ever partake in, especially when you seal the deal on your first grant. But like all adventures, running a nonprofit organization is a real challenge.

Nonprofit Kit for Dummies, Second Edition shows you the fun-and-easy way to get your nonprofit up-and-running. It contains savvy advice from the experts on everything from incorporating and managing your nonprofit to unbeatable tactics for raising money and managing public relations. This hands-on, no-nonsense guide is packed with tons of useful information that will give you everything you need to:

  • Plan your nonprofit for the community
  • Write a buy-in guaranteed mission statement
  • Incorporate and apply tax exemption
  • Build your board of directors with the right people
  • Design a volunteer program
  • Have a paid staff run your nonprofit
  • Create budgets and financial reports
  • Craft the perfect fundraising plan
  • Write a great grant proposal
  • Raise money from individuals

Included in this must-have resource is a bonus CD-ROM that contains sample grant proposals, over a dozen budget and cash flow projections, multiple fundraising plans to choose from, and a list of indispensable Web resources to keep your nonprofit on track. Nonprofit Kit for Dummies, Second Edition is the ultimate nuts-and-bolts guide to getting your nonprofit off the ground and giving back to your community!


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Part I Getting Started with Nonprofits
Part II Managing a Nonprofit Organization
Part III Successful Fundraising
Part IV The Part of Tens
Part V Appendixes

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About the author (2005)

Stan Hutton became involved in the nonprofit world after co-founding a nonprofit organization in San Francisco. Since that time, he has worked as nonprofit manager, fundraiser, consultant, and writer. He served as executive director of the Easter Seal Society of San Francisco and a fundraiser for Cogswell College. For five years, he wrote for and managed a Web site about nonprofits for He has worked at the San Francisco Study Center and the Executive Service Corps of San Francisco. He currently is a program officer at the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation.

Frances Phillips is a senior program officer at the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, where she also directs The Creative Work Fund. She also teaches grant writing and creative writing at San Francisco State University. Previously, Frances worked as executive director of Intersection for the Arts and of the Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University; and as a partner in the public relations and fundraising firm Horne, McClatchy and Associates. Frances serves on the boards of the California Alliance for Art Education and Grantmakers in the Arts; and she is co-editor of the Grantmakers in the Arts Reader.

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