An essential guide to launching a nonprofit organization!
From budgets to bylaws, 250 Questions for Starting a Nonprofit provides you with the knowledge you need to make a plan, set realistic goals, and obtain sustainable financing for your nonprofit. This easy-to-understand guide walks you through each step of the process with Q&As that show you how to turn a grassroots idea into a federally recognized organization. Inside, you'll find detailed explanations on:
•The differences and similarities between organizations and corporations
•Publicizing and advertising through social media
•Using crowdsourcing sites like Kickstarter to raise money
•Forming the initial board of directors and filing incorporation documents
•Attracting the best volunteers and staff members
With the expert advice in 250 Questions for Starting a Nonprofit, you will transform your vision into a thriving nonprofit organization.
Managing a nonprofit organization has many challenges. One key to success is building a strong relationship between the executive director and the board of trustees. This book is a treasure trove of information for navigating the personal, political, and legal minefields that cause so many nonprofits to fail. Dozens of case studies illuminate the key issues that often impede the progress of nonprofit organizations. Each chapter also contains a set of questions that enable leaders to reflect on the health of their own organization and also evaluate other nonprofits, as well as to create sustainable, effective business practices and productive working relationships.
"Taking its cue from for-profit corporations, the nonprofit world has increasingly turned to commercial-style branding to raise profiles and encourage giving. But it hasn't worked. Written by a longtime industry insider, this book argues that branding strategies borrowed from for-profit companies hasn't just failed, but has actually discouraged giving ... Here, the author explains why commercial marketing strategies don't work and provides practical, experience-based alternatives that do"--
This collection of twenty-eight selected writings on organization and management in the non-profit sector showcases recent works by legal, economic and management scholars on the leadership and governance of altruistic organizations. Topics discussed include the governance of non-profits, legal frameworks, ethical leadership, capacity building and development, generating funding, social entrepreneurism, interaction and integration with government agencies, budgeting and financial management, staffing and evaluation. This second edition is fully revised and includes twenty new readings.