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From passion to execution : how to start and grow an effective non-profit organization

Author: Lyn Scott, (Chief financial officer)
Publisher: Australia ; Boston, MA : Course Technology/Cengage Learning, ©2013.
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"This book includes specific how-to steps to start a nonprofit organization with a focus on long term sustainability. The author shows you how to set the ground work, from exploring your personal passion and effectively articulating a mission statement to building a solid board. You also learn how to communicate vision, design programs, ignite volunteers, assemble the right business team, craft a strategic plan,  Read more...
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Scott, Lyn.
From passion to execution.
Australia ; Boston, MA : Course Technology Cengage Learning, ©2013
(DLC) 2012930795
(OCoLC)796009052
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lyn Scott, (Chief financial officer)
ISBN: 9781435460133 1435460138
OCLC Number: 793346597
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 316 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Part 1 Catch the Vision""; ""Chapter 1 Passion, Possibilities, and Purpose: Gifts of Nonprofit Organizations""; ""Chapter 2 Doing the Research: Testing Your Ideas""; ""Chapter 3 Key Ingredients for Starting a Nonprofit Organization""; ""Chapter 4 Knowing When to Partner""; ""Joining Forces""; ""Benefits of Partnering""; ""Part 2 Building the Foundation""; ""Chapter 5 Assembling a Productive Volunteer Board""; ""Mission and Vision""; ""Chief Executive""; ""Goals and Fundraising""; ""Chapter 6 What�s the Big Deal about Bylaws?"" ""A Closer Look at Board Governance""""Chapter 7 Board Agreements, Training, and Meetings""; ""Board Orientation""; ""Recipe for Success""; ""Ongoing Orientation""; ""Training Materials""; ""Trainers""; ""Mentors""; ""Continuing Education""; ""Board Meeting Agenda and Minutes""; ""Minutes""; ""Part 3 Getting and Staying Legal""; ""Chapter 8 Applying for Incorporation""; ""Completing the IRS Forms""; ""Mailing Address""; ""Filing Fee""; ""Chapter 9 The Ins and Outs of 501(c)(3) Status""; ""Additional Filing Requirements""; ""Record Keeping""; ""Other Legal Landmines"" ""Chapter 10 Dealing with Insurance and Liabilities""""Statutory""; ""Contractual""; ""Liabilities""; ""Chapter 11 Hiring: Finding the Right Talent for the Job""; ""Background Checks""; ""Salaries""; ""Benefits""; ""Schedules""; ""Contract Employees and Volunteers""; ""Chapter 12 Nonprofit Accounting""; ""Responsibilities""; ""General Policies""; ""Budgets""; ""Board Approval""; ""Variances, Remedies, and Contingencies""; ""Choosing Accounting Software""; ""Accounting Policies and Procedures""; ""Grant Proposals and Reports""; ""Financials""; ""OMB Circulars"" ""Audit (It�s Just a Five-Letter Word)""""Other Audits""; ""Sarbanes-Oxley Act""; ""IRS Form 990""; ""Bottom Line""; ""Chapter 13 An Overview of Report Types""; ""Accounting Reports""; ""Development Reports""; ""Programmatic Reports""; ""Management Reports""; ""Part 4 Putting Your Ideas to Work""; ""Chapter 14 Program Planning""; ""Program Planning: A How-To""; ""Strategic Programming""; ""Creating a Successful Program""; ""Chapter 15 Managing a Volunteer Corps""; ""Building a Volunteer Corps: Calling in the Cavalry""; ""Making the Pitch: Recruiting a Team of Loyal Supporters"" ""The Application & Selection Process""""Maintaining the Volunteer Program""; ""The Anatomy of a Volunteer""; ""Sending Out the Troops: Volunteers Ready to Serve""; ""Chapter 16 Assessing Your Programs: What Does the Public Really Think?""; ""Direct Feedback""; ""Comment Cards""; ""Survey Forms""; ""Online Feedback""; ""Focus Groups""; ""It�s a Wrap""; ""Part 5 Funding Your Work""; ""Chapter 17 Designing a Sustainable Funding Plan""; ""Integrated Resource Development""; ""Methods for Acquiring Money""; ""Timing Is Everything""; ""Staying the Course: An Implementation Process""
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"This book includes specific how-to steps to start a nonprofit organization with a focus on long term sustainability. The author shows you how to set the ground work, from exploring your personal passion and effectively articulating a mission statement to building a solid board. You also learn how to communicate vision, design programs, ignite volunteers, assemble the right business team, craft a strategic plan, seek supporters, and navigate differing personalities as the organization grows. Finally, you learn to assess results and adjust plans to effectively manage and continue to lead a successful organization."--Amazon.com.

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Introduction. Part I: CATCH THE VISION. 1. Passion and Purpose: Gifts of Non-Profit Organizations. 2. Doing Your Homework--Testing Your Ideas. 3. Five Key Ingredients for Starting a Successful Read more...

 
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