Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times

Leadership Strategies When Economies Falter
Author: Susan U. Raymond
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470583166
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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How to make strategic plan to help your nonprofit navigate turbulent financial waters and achieve strengthened revenues During this time of upheaval and instability with the country's financial markets and economy, you might be wondering how your nonprofit can emerge stronger from this unprecedented turmoil and prepare for future economic cycles. Practical and timely, Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times: Leadership Strategies When Economies Falter helps your nonproft get strategic in the weak economy. Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times shows you how surviving the current economic conditions means dedicating yourself to understanding the details of the current financial crisis and identifying those Board members and other leaders who can give you deep analysis on the crisis and act as your analysts of the winners and losers in real time. Emphasizes that the core of all strategy is engagement Helps you reassess your nonprofit's communications tools for both messages and markets Asserts that the operative need is for strategy, not panic Revisits all assumptions Explains how to sort and cull past supporters for those who will emerge from the turmoil first and strongest Reveals how to identify new audiences Providing the guidance your nonprofit needs-not to just hang on for the white-knuckle ride, but to plan their best strategy to survive and succeed-Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times equips you with the tools you need to get started.

Nonprofit Leadership Tools for Uncertain Times e-book Set

The Essential Collection
Author: Susan U. Raymond,Julia I. Walker,Robert M. Sheehan, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111834684X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 797
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Take control of where your nonprofit is headed with ourNonprofit Leadership Tools for Uncertain Times e-bookset The past couple of years have been tough for most nonprofits.With a global recession in full swing, nonprofits have begunsearching for new ways to make budgets stretch further, do morewith less, and maximize their return on investment. We don't knowhow long the economy will remain in a recession, but it certainlyprovides challenges for the immediate future. This e-book bundle provides you with the step-by-step guidance,practical tools, and solid strategies you need to get yournonprofit back on the road to success. Helping you develop a betterunderstanding of what your organization needs to do to survive adepressed-or any-economy, this bundle offers expert advice fromrenowned nonprofit leaders. Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times: Leadership Strategies WhenEconomies Falter / Susan U. Raymond-Learn how to survive thecurrent economic conditions and prepare for future economiccycles Jump-Starting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign / JuliaI. Walker-Get timely advice to help your nonprofit develop astrategic approach to fundraising in the weak economy Mission Impact: Breakthrough Strategies for Nonprofits /Robert M. Sheehan-Discover the very best current thinking onperformance and strategy available, drawing from both the corporateand nonprofit worlds There's no need to white-knuckle it through the rough economy.Wiley's Nonprofit Leadership Tools for Uncertain Timese-book set partners with you so that your nonprofit can emergestronger—and enjoy the ride!

Budgeting and Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations

Using Money to Drive Mission Success
Author: Lynne A. Weikart,Greg G. Chen,Ed Sermier
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483321010
Category: Political Science
Page: 408
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In the nonprofit sector, money drives mission. Well-managed budgets and investments can spur long-term growth and achievement, while financial mismanagement can damage or destroy an organization. Lynne A. Weikart, Greg G. Chen, and Ed Sermier—in their exciting new text geared wholly to nonprofits—provide the financial tools nonprofit managers need to thrive in pursuit of mission success. Given the wide array of nonprofit managers' backgrounds and a common fear of "the financials," the authors explain financial concepts without leaning unnecessarily on intimidating jargon. The result is a practical, accessible resource the prepares the next generation of nonprofit managers in financial planning and analysis as well as conventional and entrepreneurial financial management. Grounded in real-world cases and offering plenty of opportunity for application and practice, Budgeting and Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations helps readers develop a stable fiscal foundation and sound financial strategies for their organizations to prosper in times of economic expansion and contraction.

Grantwriting Beyond the Basics: Understanding nonprofit finances

Author: Michael K. Wells
Publisher: Continuing Education Press
ISBN: 9780876781197
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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Explains why understanding how a budget works is a key part of any grant proposal, and instructs the grantwriting professional in how to present the budget clearly and tie it to the narrative.

Government-Nonprofit Relations in Times of Recession

Author: Rachel Laforest
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 1553395085
Category: Political Science
Page: 175
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Government-Nonprofit Relations in Times of Recession brings together contributions by international scholars to examine how the relationships between governments and nonprofit organizations have shifted as a result of the global recession. Each chapter provides a detailed analysis of the impact of the recession on government operations and on the nonprofit sector. It is essential reading for academics and practitioners interested in the current policy agendas with regard to the nonprofit sector. This book is the sixth volume to emerge from the Public Policy and Third Sector Initiative in the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University, and is based on the Tenth Annual National Forum of the Initiative, which brought together public servants, experts, and practitioners to discuss the evolution of government-nonprofit relations. Contributors include Nicholas Acheson (University of Ulster), John Butcher (Australian National University), John Casey (City University of New York), Gemma Donnelly-Cox (Trinity College), John A. Healy (Atlantic Philanthropies), Rachel Laforest (Queen's University), Barbara Levine (Carleton University), Carmen Parra (University Abat Oliba Ceu), Colin Rochester (University of London), Björn Schmitz (University of Heidelberg), Steven Rathgeb Smith (American University, The University of Washington), Marilyn Taylor (University of London), Evren Tok (Hamad Bin Kkalifa University), and Meta Zimmeck (Roehamptom University).

Fundraising When Money Is Tight

A Strategic and Practical Guide to Surviving Tough Times and Thriving in the Future
Author: Mal Warwick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470494738
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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A Nonprofit Survival Kit for Hard Times "This is a must-read for all of us in fundraising. Mal Warwick includes practical approaches for difficult economic times, from zero-based thinking about our programs to strategies for relating to our donors and making certain our fundraising programs are prepared to succeed not only now but when the economy recovers." —Eugene R. Tempel, president, Indiana University Foundation "Brilliant! No nonprofit organization can afford to ignore the insightful advice Mal Warwick offers in this concise and eminently readable book. It's practical, down-to-earth, and addresses the complex, real-world challenges of raising money in tough times." —Ben Jealous, president, NAACP "Fundraising When Money Is Tight is an important book in a difficult time for all. This is the right book for anyone who is committed to advancing the public good." —Jane Wales, founder, Global Philanthropy Forum, and vice president, Aspen Institute "This is a must-read book by any fundraising manager. It's timely, it's a good read, and the moment I put it down I made sure my managers got focused, got real, and got with the project today." —Mark Astarita, director of fundraising, British Red Cross "Mal Warwick will leave you with a focusing framework and dozens of practical, immediately actionable how-tos. It is hard to imagine anyone in the citizen sector who will not breathe easier after reading this book." —Bill Drayton, CEO, Ashoka, and chair, Youth Venture

Finance Fundamentals for Nonprofits

Building Capacity and Sustainability
Author: Woods Bowman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118114000
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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A complete guide to the financial requirements a nonprofitorganization must follow to indefinitely maintain the volume andquality of their services An organization may have plenty of capacity in the long run, butin the short run, donor restrictions and limited financing optionsare constraining. Here-and-now liquid assets are the only resourcesavailable. Finance Fundamentals for Nonprofits: Building Capacityand Sustainability shows how to measure a nonprofit organization'sfinancial capacity in different time frames and how to measure itsability to sustain capacity in each case. Explains how nonprofits differ from businesses and how theypromote values-centered management Reveals how to improve financial capacity andsustainability Written by a nonprofit scholar Filled with real-world case studies and actionable advicerelating financial health to financial capacity and sustainability,this book is essential reading for every nonprofitprofessional.

Complete Guide to Nonprofit Organizations

Law, Taxation, Operational Planning
Author: Penina Kessler Lieber,Donald R. Levy
Publisher: Civic Research Institute, Inc.
ISBN: 1887554505
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 780
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Good Counsel

Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits
Author: Lesley Rosenthal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111823667X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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A concise overview of the legal needs of nonprofitorganizations Good Counsel is a compact and personable overview of thelegal needs of nonprofits, crafted by one of America's most astutenonprofit general counsels. The book distills the legal needs ofthe 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations in the UnitedStates.Written in a clear and accessible style, with plenty ofhumor and storytelling as well as illustrative case studies,Good Counsel explains the basics of nonprofit corporate law,governance, and the tax exemption. It then takes adepartment-by-department look at legal topics relevant to program,fundraising, finance, communications, human resources, operations,contracts, government relations, and more. Good Counsel isdesigned help organizations fulfill their missions to do the publicgood. Designed to impart confidence and demystify the issues, GoodCounsel is a must-read for nonprofit professionals and boardmembers as well as lawyers and law students. Using GoodCounsel as their playbook, lawyers, executives, and trusteescan get an overview of the most common legal, governance, andcompliance issues facing their organization and together ramp up atop-notch legal function. Contains practice pointers, checklists, and assessmenttools Features sample contracts, licenses, and other formdocuments Filled with case studies and end-of-chapter focus questions, aswell as available lesson plans for easy classroom use by educatorsin business, management, public policy, and law schools Good Counsel is the first-of-its-kind guidebook writtenby the sitting General Counsel of a major nonprofit. Written byinfluential author, speaker, and Bar leader Lesley Rosenthal, theGeneral Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, GoodCounsel shares the insights of a Harvard Law School graduatewith years of in-house and business law experience as well as boardservice.

Nonprofits Made Easy

The Social Networking Toolkit for Business
Author: Entrepreneur Press
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1613080441
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 194
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The main priority of a non-profit organization is the organization’s philanthropic mission. Managers are extremely passionate about furthering the mission, yet they are not often trained in business management. However, to fulfill its mission a non-profit must be financially solvent. Starting and Operating a Non-Profit Made Easy helps non-profits become and stay financially solvent by applying traditional business practices to the unique challenges of a non-profit organization. It focuses on financial management and planning using cash flow budgeting and methods of quantifying fundraising and grant-seeking activities, two of the most important functions of a non-profit. It allows non-profits to develop and stick to a long-term plan, rather than functioning hand-to-mouth, dependent on unexpected monetary windfalls. Using extensive checklists, forms and worksheets, the book helps non-profit managers keep their organization running smoothly.

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

A Practical Guide and Workbook
Author: Michael Allison,Jude Kaye
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471178323
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Practical, easy-to-follow planning strategies geared to the special requirements of the nonprofit This very accessible resource from a team of experts in the nonprofit sector adapts basic business concepts to the unique structure and goals of nonprofit organizations. Breaking the planning process into six steps, the book covers it all--from getting ready and articulating the mission to monitoring and adjusting the finished plan. * Sample worksheets, checklists, and tables are included in the book--and on a 3-1/2" IBM-compatible disk JUDE KAYE and MIKE ALLISON (both of San Francisco, California) are executives with The Support Centers for Nonprofit Management.

Financial planning for nonprofit organizations

Author: Jody Blazek
Publisher: Wiley
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 275
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An indispensable survival tool for these challenging times Financial Planning for Nonprofit Organizations provides practical, proven strategies to safeguard your nonprofit organization's financial future. It coaches you in the essentials of financial planning and supplies easy-to-use tools and techniques for the financial management of nonprofits of every size and type. Drawing upon her extensive experience in financial management for nonprofits, author Jody Blazek: Covers major functional issues in financial planning: administration, roles and responsibilities, budgeting, asset management, and internal controls Arms you with easy-to-implement processes and procedures that make financial management a more streamlined, effective process Describes surefire methods for understanding, interpreting, and using financial information Supplies dozens of worksheets, forms, and checklists that make it easier than ever to manage your organization's precious financial resources Financial Planning for Nonprofit Organizations is must reading for anyone involved in the financial survival of a nonprofit organization. Increased competition for an ever-shrinking funding base, and more stringent legislation and government scrutiny, may weaken a nonprofit organization's financial situation. As author Jody Blazek makes abundantly clear in this valuable guide, every nonprofit's best line of defense in these difficult times is sound financial planning. Financial Planning for Nonprofit Organizations gets you quickly up and running with financial planning concepts, tools, and techniques designed to safeguard your organization's financial future. You will learn how to fine tune investing and budgeting practices to make the very most of those hard-won contributor dollars, manage and maximize precious resources to fulfill the organization's mission, and achieve the best possible year-end results without endangering its long-term financial picture or tax-exempt status. Ms. Blazek leads you step-by-step through the major areas of financial planning, including general administration (tracking, reporting, and financial analysis); the roles and responsibilities of staff, board members, and professional advisors; developing and implementing budgets; asset and resource management; and internal controls to prevent waste and fraud. With a thorough understanding of the complexities of nonprofit financial planning, you'll make wiser decisions about your organization's future. Drawing upon her considerable experience advising nonprofits, she describes proven, easy-to-implement ways to streamline the financial management process. You'll explore a variety of tested budgeting strategies, learn accounting and financial reporting techniques, understand how to use a business-like approach to managing working capital, and discover more efficient methods for interpreting and using financial information. Ms. Blazek also supplies useful worksheets, forms, and checklists that make it easier to manage your organization's financial resources. Financial Planning for Nonprofit Organizations is a valuable resource for directors, managers, trustees, accountants, lawyers, and all those responsible for the financial success of a nonprofit organization.

Nonprofits in Crisis

Economic Development, Risk, and the Philanthropic Kuznets Curve
Author: Nuno S. Themudo
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253006953
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Why do some countries have a vibrant nonprofit sector while others do not? Nonprofits in Crisis explores the theory of risk as a major mechanism through which economic development influences the nonprofit sector. Nuno S. Themudo elaborates this idea by focusing on Mexican nonprofit organizations, which operate and strive to survive in a risky environment. The study of these nonprofits generates broader lessons about philanthropy and the nonprofit sector that complement wider cross-national statistical analysis.

The Nonprofit Handbook

Author: Tracy D. Connors
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471397991
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 960
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The 2002 Supplement includes: A revised chapter on Contingency and Emergency Public Affairs. New chapters on such topics as Making your Data Collection Meaningful, Sales for Non-Profits, Strategic Leadership of Volunteer Organizations in an International Context, and Organizational Culture and Not-for-Profit Organizations.