Starting & Building a Nonprofit - A Practical Guide
English | ISBN 10: 1413305784 | 2007 | PDF | 336 pages | 2 MB
If you're ready to save the world, here's the book you need.
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 your nonprofit up and running. It explains how to:
pick the perfect name for your organizationstructure a nonprofit to achieve your goalschoose a federal tax-exempt statuscreate a mission statementdevelop a strategic plan and initial budgetlaunch a successful fundraising planrecruit and manage board members and volunteershire and train staffobtain necessary insurancemarket your organization and much moreStarting & 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. All the forms you'll need are included as tear-outs and on CD-ROM.Summary: Non-Profit or Business, which one is for me?Rating: 4I was interested in this book because so many of my clients and workshop attendees think they want to start a Non-Profit organization instead of a Business (for Profit).
This book is a good introduction and general information resource. I will recommend it to my clients who are leaning toward Non instead of For-Profit. Many people (particularly the women and minorities that I work with) think it is easier to start and run a Non-Profit than a Business. The realistic explanations and comparisons in this book put that myth to rest. Peri Pakroo's book provides sound explanations and advice that help readers come to the right conclusion about Non or For-Profit. It covers important topics such as Naming, Incorporating, Tax-Exempt Status, Mission Definition, Strategic Planning and Budget Development. I found the Budget and the Fund Raising chapters especially beneficial because too many people think that "if I start it, they will give" and this is not a safe assumption to make. Another important and beneficial chapter is the one on Staff and Volunteers. Having consulted to and volunteered with many Non Profits I am often saddened to see worthwhile organizations and projects fail because of poor decisions about staffing and use of volunteers. This may not be the book for you if you are ready to start a Non Profit, but it is very helpful to those still in the thinking stage.Summary: Starting a non-profitRating: 4I found this book to be very helpful. I have no experience with non-profits and after reading the book I have extensive knowledge available to begin my business venture.Summary: Amazingly Straightforward!Rating: 5I am in the process of getting a non-profit started to administrate projects and seek grant funding to work in E. Africa, and this book has been AMAZING! Our group is experienced at aid work, but completely inexperienced with the details of how to set up the non-profit, and what things we need to know now to prevent later problems in attaining our 501(c)(3) designation. It is full of practical procedures, written in a simple and straightforward way, and has been very easy to follow. So far, we are sailing through the process with very little problem, mostly because of this info. I'd say this is a must for anyone starting a non-profit on their own without the help of expensive lawyers. Summary: We'll tell you how to do only what you already know.Rating: 2This book is titled "Starting and Building a Nonprofit". Let me assure you that it does not contain enough information to do so. It seems fine at first glance, but then you start to notice the large number of references to other books in lieu of content when it comes time to actually do something intricate (like filing for 501(c)(3) status). This book will not tell you how to file for 501(c)(3) status, a major milestone in formation of a nonprofit. In fact, it only devotes one tiny paragraph on the top right of page 29 to the subject, and this paragraph merely refers to another book. It won't tell you how to draft articles of incorporation or bylaws, yielding only another paragraph and another reference (and suggestion to consult a lawyer - while a good idea, this is not always a financially practical move for new organizations). They don't tell you anything about trademarks, either. Another reference on page 10 is all the discussion you get. I was hoping the chapter on marketing would be helpful as well, but no, all you get is another reference. This sort of thing just happens again and again throughout the book. They seem to explain everything except the most vital information that you need to know. The bottom line is that this book cannot stand on its own. I'd rather go with something more comprehensive.Summary: Comprehensive ResourceRating: 5Excellent content that is both comprehensive and easy to follow. A great way to get the basic knowledge needed to move forward.Download:Mirror 1:Mirror 2: