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Nonprofit Kit For Dummies

Nonprofit Kit For Dummies
Author: Stan Hutton - Frances Phillips
ISBN 13: 9780470529751
ISBN 10: 47052975
Edition: 3
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: 2009-12-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $34.99

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