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Nonprofit Kit For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-61249-1
384 pages
November 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Nonprofits 5

Chapter 1: Tuning In to the World of Nonprofi t Organizations 7

Chapter 2: Deciding to Start a Nonprofi t 15

Chapter 3: Writing Your Mission Statement 33

Chapter 4: Incorporating and Applying for Tax Exemption 41

Chapter 5: Safeguarding Your Nonprofi t Status 61

Part II: Managing a Nonprofit Organization 77

Chapter 6: Building Your Board of Directors 79

Chapter 7: Planning: Why and How Nonprofi ts Make Plans 95

Chapter 8: Evaluating Your Work: Are You Meeting Your Goals? 117

Chapter 9: Getting the Work Done with Volunteers 129

Chapter 10: Getting the Work Done with Paid Staff 145

Chapter 11: Showing the Money: Budgets and Financial Reports 169

Chapter 12: Marketing: Spreading the Word about Your Good Work 195

Part III: Successful Fundraising 219

Chapter 13: Crafting a Fundraising Plan 221

Chapter 14: Raising Money from Individuals 235

Chapter 15: Making the Most of Special Events 257

Chapter 16: Finding the Grant Givers 271

Chapter 17: Writing a Grant Proposal 285

Chapter 18: Capital Campaigns: Finding Lasting Resources 301

Part IV: The Part of Tens 315

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Adapting in Hard Times 317

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Raising Money 323

Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Protecting Your Nonprofit 329

Part V: The Appendixes 335

Appendix A: Glossary of Nonprofi t Terms.337

Appendix B: About the CD 341

Index 349

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