Tips and techniques to help your nonprofit thrive in any economy
Due to the recent downturn in the economy, a significant number of nonprofit organizations have experienced a major decrease in funding and contributions. Nonprofit Kit for Dummies, 3rd Edition caters to these organizations and shows you how your nonprofit can thrive and survive even in the current economic climate.
With 25% new and revised material, Nonprofit Kit For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers new tips and information on everything you need to navigate the process of setting up and effectively running a nonprofit organization.
Whether you're thinking about starting your own nonprofit or are already working in the sector, Nonprofit Kit For Dummies, 3rd Edition is a valuable source for getting the latest information and practical advice on running a prosperous nonprofit organization.
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The fast and easy way to help your nonprofit thrive
Need the latest information and practical advice on running a successful nonprofit? This friendly, easy-to-follow guide gives you everything you need to start and manage a charitable organization, from applying for your tax exemption to raising money to pay for your programs, and everything in between. Plus, you'll get expert guidance on how your nonprofit can survive (and thrive) in any economic climate.
Getting started with nonprofits — establish your undertaking, write a winning mission statement, incorporate and apply for a tax exemption, and safeguard your nonprofit status
Manning (and managing) your ship — build your board of directors, find volunteers, and hire and manage paid staff
Showing the money — make a budget for programs and departments, project cash flow, prepare financial statements, and manage money systems
Putting the "fun" in fundraising — raise money by approaching people you know, branching out with special events, approach-ing foundations, and considering government grants
The A-Zs of grants — find grant givers, pass the screening questionnaire, write a proposal, and make the pitch
Bonus CD Includes
Letters, grants, budgets, contracts, and more to help your nonprofit run smoothly
Please see the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.
Open the book and find:
Tips for raising money
Details on how state laws vary
Instructions on applying for grants
Advice on adapting in hard times
Ways to conform to accounting standards
Instructions on how to fill out tax forms to request tax exempt status
Strategies for writing a winning mission statement
Hints for marketing the good work of your organization
Guidance on creating a home for your nonprofit
Stan Hutton is the senior program officer at the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation. Frances Phillips is the Program Director for the Arts at the Walter and Elise Haas Fund and a grantwriting instructor at San Francisco State University.
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