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Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide Eighth Edition
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"Takes readers through the nuts and bolts, from deciding on a name to bookkeeping." Library Journal
“Describes the steps required to start and run a nonprofit organization...” Chronicle Philanthropy
“Offers tons of practical advice and step-by-step instructions...” Accounting Today
"Pakroo, a business and communications consultant specializing in legal and start-up issues for businesses and nonprofits, provides a guide to starting and building a nonprofit. Chapters cover naming and structuring the nonprofit, developing a strategic plan and initial budget, the board of directors, staff and volunteers, fundraising, risk management and insurance, contracts and agreements, marketing, publishing informational materials, creating an online presence, managing finances, and hiring lawyers, accountants, and other professional help." Eithne O'Leyne, Editor Ringgold, Inc., ProtoView
"Possibly a response to cutbacks in government funded programs, more and more people are committing themselves to serving their communities and changing the world through supporting non-governmental organizations. Whether protecting the environment, supporting the arts, or helping people in need, understanding how to set up a solid nonprofit organization is a great foundation for being as effective as possible.
Now in an fully updated and expanded seventh edition, "Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide" by Peri H. Pakroo (a business and communications consultant specializing in legal and start-up issues for businesses and nonprofits) is a thoroughly 'user friendly' compendium packed from cover to cover with practical advice, legal information, tips, and step-by-step instructions. "Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide" covers such issues as: developing a strategic plan and budget; recruiting and managing board members, volunteers, and staff; marketing your organization to your target audience; raising money including traditional methods and crowdfunding; building a website and using social media strategically; adopting policies that are legally sound; and so much more.
Simply stated, "Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide" is the ideal 'how to' manual for starting up a nonprofit, for operating a nonprofit, and for promoting and obtaining funding for a nonprofit's mission statement utilizing social media. Exceptionally well organized, comprehensive, and accessible, "Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide" also provides downloadable forms for contracting work, volunteer assignment agreements, sample budgets, and more -- making in an optimal addition to personal, professional, NGO, community, and academic library instructional reference collections. " The Midwest Book Review, Taylor's Bookshelf
Starting & Building a Nonprofit explains in detail how to start a nonprofit that is both effective and sustainable, and can continue doing its good work even if the founders move on. It is written for people who are passionate about a cause, but may not know the first thing about the legal structure of nonprofits or how to manage them. It explains from A to Z how to organize people, money and resources legally and strategically, in line with the unique rules governing nonprofit organizations in the US.
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The cover says the book includes downloadable forms. Only four forms are available, none of them any use to me (agreement with independent contractor, and so on.) I would have expected "Articles of Organization" for a corporation and a trust document if the nonprofit is a trust, but nope. Neither downloadable, nor printed in the book. I would have expected bylaws, either in the book or downloadable. Nope.
What this book does is a lot of padding: chapters on hiring employees and withholding tax, on starting a website, on fundraising (call people or send out letters, duh!) on finding a lawyer (get a referral, duh) etc.
I'm very disappointed because I have bought other books by Nolo (Estate Planning, Revokable Living Trust) and those were good books.
Whenever we get down to actual guidelines in this silly book, Mr Pakroo refers us to use Mancuso's book.
This is basically useless unless you just want to read about starting a non-profit but don't really want to DO it.
I don't know if I hate it- but it was basically a waste of limited funds.
Attorney Peri Pakroo has done a superb job. This book was EXCELLENTLY written, easy to understand, thorough, and presented in a concise format. I found the price to be quite reasonable considering that it ALSO contained a CD that had various checklists.
So much of forming a nonprofit organization is just following directions (but you NEED to FOLLOW the directions perfectly) and doing steps A-Z. (There are a LOT of steps!) "Starting and Building a Nonprofit...." made following these directions clear and straightforward to get you through each step.
At the same time, because they were featured together - I also ordered "Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Your Nonprofit Organization" by Ms. Cellaneous based on a lot of excellent reviews. In my opinion, it didn't begin to cover the process of all the steps needed to form an organization.
Thankfully, I ordered THIS book as well...because frankly, it was the only book I found I needed.