Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times

Leadership Strategies When Economies Falter
Author: Susan U. Raymond
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470583166
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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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 our Nonprofit Leadership Tools for Uncertain Times e-book set The past couple of years have been tough for most nonprofits. With a global recession in full swing, nonprofits have begun searching for new ways to make budgets stretch further, do more with less, and maximize their return on investment. We don't know how long the economy will remain in a recession, but it certainly provides 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 your nonprofit back on the road to success. Helping you develop a better understanding of what your organization needs to do to survive a depressed-or any-economy, this bundle offers expert advice from renowned nonprofit leaders. Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times: Leadership Strategies When Economies Falter / Susan U. Raymond-Learn how to survive the current economic conditions and prepare for future economic cycles Jump-Starting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign / Julia I. Walker-Get timely advice to help your nonprofit develop a strategic approach to fundraising in the weak economy Mission Impact: Breakthrough Strategies for Nonprofits / Robert M. Sheehan-Discover the very best current thinking on performance and strategy available, drawing from both the corporate and nonprofit worlds There's no need to white-knuckle it through the rough economy. Wiley's Nonprofit Leadership Tools for Uncertain Times e-book set partners with you so that your nonprofit can emerge stronger—and enjoy the ride!

The Executive Director's Guide to Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader

Author: Mim Carlson,Margaret Donohoe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470603932
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 344
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As the position of nonprofit ED becomes more demanding, there is a need for an up-to-date resource. This revised edition of the best-selling book is filled with management advice for succeeding as an executive director. This new edition includes thoroughly updated information and new content. It covers topics on timely issues and practical strategies including: Avoiding Burnout, Accountability, Professional Networking, Financial Literacy, Measuring Effectiveness, and much more. Ideal for ED’s and board members, the book also includes new cases and stories from the field and “practical tips” sidebars.

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.

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.

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: 150
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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 nonprofit organization must follow to indefinitely maintain the volume and quality of their services An organization may have plenty of capacity in the long run, but in the short run, donor restrictions and limited financing options are constraining. Here-and-now liquid assets are the only resources available. Finance Fundamentals for Nonprofits: Building Capacity and Sustainability shows how to measure a nonprofit organization's financial capacity in different time frames and how to measure its ability to sustain capacity in each case. Explains how nonprofits differ from businesses and how they promote values-centered management Reveals how to improve financial capacity and sustainability Written by a nonprofit scholar Filled with real-world case studies and actionable advice relating financial health to financial capacity and sustainability, this book is essential reading for every nonprofit professional.

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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Financing nonprofits

putting theory into practice
Author: Dennis R. Young
Publisher: Altamira Pr
ISBN: 9780759109896
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 428
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Nonprofits often struggle financially, overwhelmed by the need to muster a complex combination of income streams that range from grants and government funding to gifts-in-kind and volunteer labor. Financing Nonprofits draws upon a growing body of scholarship on the economics and organizational theory of nonprofit organizations to offer a set of practically applicable principles that can guide nonprofits towards firmer financial ground. Organized under the auspices of the National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise, Financing Nonprofits is both an invaluable resource to nonprofit leaders and an ideal classroom resource for students of nonprofit finance.

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 nonprofit organizations Good Counsel is a compact and personable overview of the legal needs of nonprofits, crafted by one of America's most astute nonprofit general counsels. The book distills the legal needs of the 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States.Written in a clear and accessible style, with plenty of humor 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 a department-by-department look at legal topics relevant to program, fundraising, finance, communications, human resources, operations, contracts, government relations, and more. Good Counsel is designed help organizations fulfill their missions to do the public good. Designed to impart confidence and demystify the issues, Good Counsel is a must-read for nonprofit professionals and board members as well as lawyers and law students. Using Good Counsel as their playbook, lawyers, executives, and trustees can get an overview of the most common legal, governance, and compliance issues facing their organization and together ramp up a top-notch legal function. Contains practice pointers, checklists, and assessment tools Features sample contracts, licenses, and other form documents Filled with case studies and end-of-chapter focus questions, as well as available lesson plans for easy classroom use by educators in business, management, public policy, and law schools Good Counsel is the first-of-its-kind guidebook written by the sitting General Counsel of a major nonprofit. Written by influential author, speaker, and Bar leader Lesley Rosenthal, the General Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Good Counsel shares the insights of a Harvard Law School graduate with years of in-house and business law experience as well as board service.

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.

The 21st century nonprofit

remaking the organization in the post-government era
Author: Paul B. Firstenberg
Publisher: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 247
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The Nonprofit Manager's Resource Directory

Author: Ronald A. Landskroner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471273325
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 688
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A newly revised and updated edition of the ultimate resource for nonprofit managers If you're a nonprofit manager, you probably spend a good deal of your time tracking down hard-to-find answers to complicated questions. The Nonprofit Manager's Resource Directory, Second Edition provides instant answers to all your questions concerning nonprofit-oriented product and service providers, Internet sites, funding sources, publications, support and advocacy groups, and much more. If you need help finding volunteers, understanding new legislation, or writing grant proposals, help has arrived. This new, updated edition features expanded coverage of important issues and even more answers to all your nonprofit questions. Revised to keep vital information up to the minute, The Nonprofit Manager's Resource Directory, Second Edition: * Contains more than 2,000 detailed listings of both nonprofit and for-profit resources, products, and services * Supplies complete details on everything from assistance and support groups to software vendors and Internet servers, management consultants to list marketers * Provides information on all kinds of free and low-cost products available to nonprofits * Features an entirely new section on international issues * Plus: 10 bonus sections available only on CD-ROM The Nonprofit Manager's Resource Directory, Second Edition has the information you need to keep your nonprofit alive and well in these challenging times. Topics include: * Accountability and Ethics * Assessment and Evaluation * Financial Management * General Management * Governance * Human Resource Management * Information Technology * International Third Sector * Leadership * Legal Issues * Marketing and Communications * Nonprofit Sector Overview * Organizational Dynamics and Design * Philanthropy * Professional Development * Resource Development * Social Entrepreneurship * Strategic Planning * Volunteerism

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.

Financial and Strategic Management for Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Herrington J. Bryce
Publisher: Ft Press
ISBN: 9780133775730
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 625
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This comprehensive reference deals with the proper, cost-effective management of nonprofit organizations. It provides guidelines on planning, budgeting, finance, deferred giving, business management, employee benefits, cost control, cash management, marketing, risk management and law.

Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization

A Legal Guide
Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118520629
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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Nuts-and-bolts guidance on the laws, rules, and regulations governing the nonprofit sector—from leading nonprofit law expert, Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofits must comply with stringent federal and state laws due to their special tax-exempt status; the government's ultimate threat is revocation of a nonprofit's tax-exempt status, which usually means the nonprofit's demise. Written in plain English, not "legalese," Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide, Sixth Edition, provides essential guidance for those interested in starting nonprofits, as well as valuable advice for leaders of established organizations. Revised and expanded to include updated information on changes in laws, rules, and regulations governing the nonprofit sector Covers federal tax law, nonprofit, governance, the annual information return (Form 990), charitable giving rules, and current IRS ruling policy Presents essential, practical legal information in easy-to-understand English Explains the applications and implications of corporate, tax, and fundraising laws for nonprofits This easy-to-read resource contains essential information on virtually every legal aspect of starting and operating a nonprofit organization from receiving and maintaining tax-exempt status to tips for successful management practices.