Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide

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Nolo, 2009 - Business & Economics - 306 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.
And the newly updated 3rd edition has a brand new chapter on building a website for your nonprofit, along with essential new details on getting the word out and marketing your nonprofit.

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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

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About the author (2009)

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 is also the author of The Small Business Start-Up Kit and The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California. She lives in New Mexico.

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