Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide

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Nolo, 2013 - Business & Economics - 273 pages
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Start a nonprofit and keep it running with this practical guide
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 a nonprofit up and running. Learn how to:
. pick the perfect name for your organization
. structure a nonprofit to achieve your goals
. choose and obtain 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
. create a winning website
. keep your nonprofit running
"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. And the newly revised 4th edition has an updated chapter on building a website for your nonprofit, and updated forms and checklists to help you stay organized.
Are you a California resident? Check out "How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California."

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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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Peri Pakroo is a business and communications consultant, specializing in legal and start-up issues for businesses and nonprofits. She has started, participated in, and consulted with start-up businesses for 20 years. She owns and runs P-Brain media (, a strategic consulting and communications firm that develops information-rich media for web, print, video and other formats. Peri received her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1995. She is the author of The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit,The Small Business Start-Up Kit (national and California editions) and Starting & Building a Nonprofit (all from Nolo) and has been featured in numerous national publications including Entrepreneur, Real Simple, Investors Business Daily, and BusinessWeek. Peri teaches adult education courses at WESST ( in Albuquerque, a nonprofit whose mission is to facilitate entrepreneurship among women and minorities in the state of New Mexico. She is active in supporting local, independent businesses and is co-founder of the Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance. Visit Peri's blog at 

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