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250 questions for starting a nonprofit. 250 questions for starting a nonprofit. / Martin Stephens

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.


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Effective leadership for nonprofit organizations Effective leadership for nonprofit organizations / Thomas Wolf

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.


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A fundraising guide for nonprofit board members A fundraising guide for nonprofit board members / Julia Ingraham Walker
Everything you need to know as a nonprofit board member to raise more money and help your organization succeed in meeting its goals engaging and informative, this practical guide to fundraising contains valuable insights that nonprofit boards need to succeed in raising money in today's dynamic economic environment. While written expressly for board members, this useful handbook also provides advice to executive directors and advancement staff on how to partner with your board to build an unstoppable fundraising team. A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members shows you how to raise more money by building board leadership and skills in fundraising. This book covers it all--the board's leadership role in fundraising; how to organize and train your board to raise funds; building a team with board and staff; raising funds for operations, major gifts and capital campaigns; how to ask for gifts; plus a guide for conducting a board retreat that will lead to fundraising success. Demystifies the ask by providing a straightforward guide on how to ask for, and close, gifts Features case studies, real life examples, and checklists in an easy to reference format Offers sample materials for a board retreat on building the successful fundraising team Also by Julia Ingraham Walker: Nonprofit Essentials: Jump-Starting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign Entertaining, practical, and easy to use, this book will become a must-read for all board members, executive directors, and staff who want to build an effective fundraising team--

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The money-raising nonprofit brand : motivating donors to give, give happily, and keep on giving The money-raising nonprofit brand : motivating donors to give, give happily, and keep on giving / Jeff Brooks

"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"--


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Understanding nonprofit organizations : governance, leadership, and management Understanding nonprofit organizations : governance, leadership, and management / edited by J. Steven Ott and Lisa A. Dicke

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.

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