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The Art of Planned Giving

The Art of Planned Giving Author Douglas E. White
ISBN-10 0471298468
Release 1998-08-20
Pages 362
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"A unique book with a unique approach, this is destined to become a classic." --Charitable Gift Planning News In this deeply humane and informative book, Douglas White deftly weaves together personal insight and level-headed advice in a probing look at the human side of planned giving. He helps you understand, develop, and use the interpersonal skills that are an essential part of every successful planned giving officer's art. White provides practical answers to such crucial questions as: How do I successfully approach a prospect for a planned gift? What are the steps to building a prospect's trust and instilling a sense of mission? How can I tell if I'm being too aggressive--or not aggressive enough? How do I handle a donor's lawyer and other advisors who don't support the gift? Tracing the entire process of acquiring a planned gift from the first phone call to managing the gift's assets, White offers many helpful pointers on how to deal with donors, their families, and their professional advisors, as well as executive directors and board members within your organization. He also helps you translate technical knowledge into planned gifts that are better for both donors and charities. The first book to take you beyond the mere mechanics and into the very soul of planned giving, The Art of Planned Giving is an important working resource for planned giving officers, fund-raising professionals and consultants, as well as nonprofit executives and board members.

ManagingNonprofits org

ManagingNonprofits org Author Ben Hecht
ISBN-10 9780471228028
Release 2002-03-12
Pages 304
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Nonprofit managers have been slow to embrace the digital age. Although technology has transformed the face of the for-profit sector and how it operates, nonprofit use of technology to improve internal functioning and to change the way services are delivered is almost nonexistent. These limitations actually have opened the door for for-profits to "compete" successfully for traditional nonprofit business, such as moving people from welfare to work. is both a call to action and a roadmap for change. Each chapter defines an element of Dynamic Management and identifies "digital hotspots" or places within that element, and the nonprofit's implementation of that element, where digital issues will most likely arise and need to be addressed. In addition, at the end of each chapter, Maxims of Dynamic Management or core truths that the authors have found helpful to follow in their day-to-day experience as nonprofit leaders in bringing Dynamic Management to their organization are provided. Finally, the authors highlight the experience of various nonprofit and for-profit organizations that have successfully made elements of Dynamic Management a reality in their organizations.

Improving the Economy Efficiency and Effectiveness of Not for Profits

Improving the Economy  Efficiency  and Effectiveness of Not for Profits Author Rob Reider
ISBN-10 9780471053569
Release 2004-03-29
Pages 312
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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED As not-for-profits must increasingly achieve greater results withless resources, they are continually seeking ways to use suchscarce resources with more economy, with greater efficiency ofprocesses and people within their organizations, and with increasedeffectiveness of results in order to further their missions.Whether used alone or together with other tools such asbenchmarking, activity-based management, and flexible budgeting,the operational review is the tool best used to perform anevaluation of these crucial three e's-economy, efficiency, andeffectiveness. This book shows not-for-profit managers whyconducting an operational review can be beneficial, explains thetools and personnel needed to conduct the review, and shows indetail how to conduct a review of operations in each area. Itincludes case study materials for a social service agency, a museumoperation, an arts organization, a community service agency, and acollege business office. Here is accessible, comprehensive coverageof: * How to approach an operational review, judge its results, andmake recommendations to management * How to position your not-for-profit organization more effectivelyin the competitive world of funding, personnel, resources, andservice results * How to identify and implement best practices within funding andoperational constraints in all areas of the not-for-profit'soperations in an organized program of continuing improvements . . . and much more, including extensive exhibits, forms, workingtools, checklists, and examples for conducting an operationalreview throughout all functions of a not-for-profit organization.Executive directors, outside auditors, CPAs, manage-mentconsultants, boards, fund-raising executives, and all othersinvolved in the not-for-profit's operations will learn to get themost for their mission from this indispensable book.

The Nonprofit Manager s Resource Directory

The Nonprofit Manager s Resource Directory Author Ronald A. Landskroner
ISBN-10 9780471273325
Release 2002-05-14
Pages 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

Invest in Charity

Invest in Charity Author Ron Jordan
ISBN-10 9780471217374
Release 2002-04-08
Pages 264
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A Complete Guide to Personal Philanthropy Are you one of the newly wealthy with an interest in "giving back" . . . an heir to money you'd like to share with a favorite cause . . . or simply someone who would like to do good in your community? There are more opportunities than ever for people of every financial station to make a difference through charitable giving. But how do you choose among the many options available, and how do you know which type of gift is best for you? Invest in Charity: A Donor's Guide to Charitable Giving will teach you everything you need to know to devise and follow an effective charitable giving plan. It explains how to find the right charity; understand the tax, estate, and financial considerations; and select a gift-whether it's a one-time cash gift or a lifelong annuity. Covering everything from researching the legitimacy of a nonprofit organization to navigating the tax and estate laws that apply to you, this guide will help you make your bequest with complete confidence that it's right for your charity and for you.

Nonprofit Boards That Work

Nonprofit Boards That Work Author Maureen K. Robinson
ISBN-10 9780471151197
Release 2001-06-15
Pages 176
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Praise for Nonprofit Boards That Work "This book offers a refreshing and candid look at the challenges of nonprofit boards. It moves away from theoretical frameworks to take you inside the real world of nonprofit organizations. . . . A must for any executive director who needs reassurance that building effective boards is tough work, but well worth the effort."-Sherry Rockey, Executive Director, International Women's Media Foundation "Maureen Robinson is uniquely qualified to help us understand the issues related to boards that are effective, those that are not, and why. It is certain that board members, potential board members, and executive directors who read this book will better understand their roles and responsibilities, and will be better able to avoid common pitfalls. As a result, the impact of their efforts on those whom their organizations exist to serve will be enhanced."-Ron Burkard, Executive Director, World Neighbors As more than 10 million people in the United States alone say yes to board service, they also expect to see their time and talents used effectively. This invaluable book presents a straightforward approach to understanding the role of the board, tailoring its work to meet the needs of specific organizations, and creating a culture of board productivity that makes participation rewarding for board members as well as the organizations they serve. Nonprofit Boards That Work: * Distinguishes between theory and practice and encourages boards to explore how they genuinely add value to the work of the organization * Goes beyond the hows and whys of nonprofit governance to provide frank advice and real-world examples of what works, what doesn't, what requires a miracle, and what can be achieved through diligent and deliberate effort * Offers practical yet flexible strategies that can be tried by any nonprofit board, whatever its current effectiveness . . . and much more to guide nonprofit organizations and their boards toward accomplishing the goals they seek.

Advancing Philanthropy

Advancing Philanthropy Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X030297685
Release 2007
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Advancing Philanthropy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Advancing Philanthropy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Advancing Philanthropy book for free.

The Strategic Board

The Strategic Board Author Mark Light
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053369347
Release 2001-05-04
Pages 272
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A SIMPLE, PRACTICAL PLAN FOR BUILDING A GREAT, EFFECTIVE BOARD Every nonprofit board wants to be great. But the reality is, few are. It's one of the great puzzles of governance. How do you mold highly talented individuals with diverse backgrounds, limited time, and no governance expertise into an effective board? The Strategic Board provides the answer. Drawing on more than twenty years of nonprofit experience, Mark Light outlines a practical model that overcomes the built-in deficiencies of nonprofit boards and guides them to strategic effectiveness. The Strategic Board(TM) model of governance is a step-by-step, easy-to-implement, multilevel course of action that enables a board to craft a comprehensive Governance Plan(TM) that: * Develops a Leadership Plan that determines "Where to go tomorrow?" * Creates a Delegation Plan that specifies "Who does what?" * Follows through with a Management Plan that decides "What gets done today?" * Puts in place a Vigilance Plan to answer the question "Did it happen?" The Strategic Board approach doesn't dictate the answers. Rather, it makes sure you ask all the right questions as you outline your goals and focus on achieving them. It's a uniquely flexible blueprint for better functioning that will at last connect your board's work about where you go tomorrow with your staff's work on what gets done today. Every nonprofit board dreams of greatness. Here are the tools to achieve it.

High Impact Philanthropy

High Impact Philanthropy Author Kay Sprinkel Grace
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053383157
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 208
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High Praise for High Impact Philanthropy "Successful navigation through today's changing world of philanthropy requires greater understanding by nonprofits and donors. High Impact Philanthropy meets this need."-Roberta W. Gutman, Executive Director, Motorola Foundation "At a time when the terrain of American philanthropy is so rapidly shifting in new and unprecedented ways, this bright and focused analysis stands as a beacon of innovative thinking for donors and community organizers alike. By sketching in bold strokes the case for more effective collaborative giving, this book may well help transform our communities in the twenty-first century."-Peter deCourcy Hero,President, Community Foundation Silicon Valley "High Impact Philanthropy provides a thoughtful analysis of how venture philanthropy is changing the way nonprofits run and how philanthropists give. Important parallels are made to the business world, demonstrating how nonprofits and donors can both benefit from putting their business hats on and running their organizations and giving programs like businesses."-Jan D'Alessandro Wadsworth, Vice President, AOL Foundation "High Impact Philanthropy is an effective and articulate guide to planning a major gifts strategy, soliciting major gifts from individuals in a personable and efficient manner, and integrating this essential task into the very structure of a nonprofit organization."-Claude Rosenberg, Founder, New Tithing Group

The Nonprofit Guide to the Internet

The Nonprofit Guide to the Internet Author Michael Johnston
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106015392753
Release 1999-03-11
Pages 240
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The nonprofit community has embraced new technology with enthusiasm and vigour for three key reasons: increased Internet usage by nonprofits, growth in the total online audience, and advances in technology.

The Legal Answer Book for Private Foundations

The Legal Answer Book for Private Foundations Author Bruce R. Hopkins
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105062958728
Release 2001-10-10
Pages 384
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A must-have guide that enables managers and trustees of private foundations, as well as their lawyers and accountants, to successfully navigate today's increasingly complex tax laws and reporting requirements Private foundations are the most regulated of nonprofit organizations. Burdened with laws written over thirty years ago, which have become more complex and intricate, private foundations are forced to operate in a harsh legal environment. An operational or reporting mistake, no matter how innocent or inadvertent, can lead to immense tax and other penalties. To reap the charitable, tax, and other economic advantages of private foundations while avoiding the perils lurking in the myriad of tax-law traps, you must be fully informed about the basic legal requirements and the many subtleties and current developments affecting private foundations. Written by two of today's leading authorities on the laws regulating private foundations, The Legal Answer Book for Private Foundations provides this critical information in an efficient and comprehensible fashion. In clear, easy-to-understand language, the authors provide expert guidance on everything from how to set up a private foundation to how assets are invested, how funds are distributed to grantees, and how to avoid self-dealing. You'll find answers to such critical questions as: * What are the legal definitions of private foundation and public charity, and what constitutes a disqualified person? * Just what are the private foundation rules and what are the penalties for violating them? * What assets are involved in the calculations of the mandatory payout requirement? * How are self-dealing rules avoided? * What is an excess business holding? * Do foundations have to file annual returns with the IRS? * What are the alternatives to private foundations? With the increasing opportunities for the establishment of private foundations, The Legal Answer Book for Private Foundations is an invaluable resource that is mandatory reading for anyone contemplating creation of a foundation or managing or advising an existing foundation.

Financial and Accounting Guide for Not for Profit Organizations

Financial and Accounting Guide for Not for Profit Organizations Author Malvern J. Gross
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049490298
Release 2000-04-19
Pages 848
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Nonprofit organizations are subject to complex sets of regulations that reflect the diverse organizations that are covered under these rules: charitable organizations, social welfare organizations, memberships organizations, advocacy groups, and many more. Nonprofit accounting is especially difficult in the areas of fund accounting, cash vs. accrual accounting, transfers and appropriations, treatment of fixed assets and contributions, pledges, and non-cash contributions. This core volume (ISBN 0-471-38039-3) is supplemented annually.

Successful Corporate Fund Raising

Successful Corporate Fund Raising Author K. Scott Sheldon
ISBN-10 UOM:39015042599368
Release 2000-03-07
Pages 191
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Corporate giving currently accounts for nearly 10 percent of all charitable donations nationwide, and most experts agree that the flow of corporate resources earmarked for nonprofit programs is on the rise. Yet, many fund raisers are held back from tapping this gold mine by the fear they don t know how to "play the system" correctly. When it comes to soliciting corporate funds, even old hands at private fund raising find themselves stymied by the lack of clear-cut answers to such critical questions as: "How do I find out which companies give and how do I obtain information about them?" "Who are the funding decision makers, and how do I appeal to them and cultivate relationships with them?" "What hidden strings and pitfalls should I be aware of when soliciting corporate funds?" Successful Corporate Fund Raising provides in-depth answers to these and all your questions about finding and winning corporate funds. The distillation of Scott Sheldon s more than two decades of experience as a corporate fund raiser, it provides a complete blueprint for developing and maintaining successful corporate fund-raising programs at nonprofits of all sizes. The book begins with an in-depth exploration of the world of contemporary corporate giving. It explains the key differences between private funding and the "strategic philanthropy" practiced by many corporations. It describes the various forms corporate giving most commonly takes, including cash, in-kind, and volunteerism. And it clearly spells out the motivations, perceptions, expectations, and conditions driving most corporate funding.The lion s share of the book is devoted to schooling readers in effective low-cost strategies for locating, obtaining, and managing corporate resources. Organized around the five key components of a successful corporate funding initiative, it provides step-by-step guidance on how to research corporate funders, cultivate relationships with key personnel, solicit corporate resources, evaluate the efficacy of fund-raising initiatives, and manage funded programs. It also supplies a wealth of forms, questionnaires, sample letters and proposals, checklists, and other valuable tools that can easily be adapted for use in your organization. Successful Corporate Fund Raising is an indispensable working resource for all nonprofit fund raisers, development managers, agency executives, and board members. An expert s guide to finding and winning corporate support for your nonprofit organization. This book shows fund raisers and executives at nonprofits of all sizes how to take advantage of the current corporate funding opportunities. K. Scott Sheldon provides a fresh, insider s look at contemporary corporate giving, and he develops a complete blueprint for developing a corporate fund-raising program. Step-by-step, he walks you through the entire corporate fund-raising process and: * Describes proven fund-raising strategies and techniques that can be integrated into virtually any nonprofit organization * Alerts you to the common pitfalls to corporate solicitation and shows you how to avoid them * Explores the impact of new technologies on corporate fund raising * Details solid strategies for taking advantage of resources other than cash, including in-kind donations and volunteers * Illustrates key points with fascinating and instructive real-world case studies * Arms you with an array of forms, checklists, sample documents, questionnaires, and other valuable tools

Special Events

Special Events Author Alan L. Wendroff
ISBN-10 0471249912
Release 1999-01-28
Pages 214
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A practical and accessible guide to organizing and producing special events "Special Events: Proven Strategies for Nonprofit Fund Raising is a clear guide for staff and volunteers planning and staging special events. But its most significant contribution may be Alan Wendroff’s discussion of the role that special events play in the organizations’s total development program and the various contributions special events make to a nonprofit organization in addition to fund raising." —Eugene R. Temple, Executive Director Indiana University Center on Philanthropy "Many organizations have learned the art of successful special events from Alan through his classes—now many more organizations can get the full training through this comprehensive and practical book. Alan shows us that special events are no mystery. They succeed with consistent planning, follow-through, and lots of heart. This book puts us on the path to making an event achievable, creative, and memorable." —Jan Masaoka, Executive Director Support Center for Nonprofit Management "Special Events is a practical, step-by-step guide that takes the mystery and risk out of event-based fund raising. For the novice or seasoned professional alike, this ready reference is sure to become a trusted companion, chock-full of scribbled margin notes and folded page corners. Alan Wendroff’s wit and wisdom make for engaging reading, revealing the many financial and organizational rewards that accrue from well-planned special events." —Richard S. Hirschhaut, Director Greater Chicago/Upper Midwest Region, Anti-Defamation League "Charitable events can be very, very good, as they can be horrid. Alan Wendroff’s book provides sound advice and practical tools that should ensure both donor satisfaction and nonprofit financial success. The easy-to-read text plus the attached disk provide all you’ll ever need to hold impressive winning events." —Claude Rosenberg, author, Wealthy and Wise founder and Chairman, The Newtithing Group

The Nonprofit Handbook Management 2000 Supplement

The Nonprofit Handbook  Management  2000 Supplement Author Tracy D. Connors
ISBN-10 0471361429
Release 2000-02-28
Pages 176
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The Nonprofit Handbook Management 2000 Supplement has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Nonprofit Handbook Management 2000 Supplement also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Nonprofit Handbook Management 2000 Supplement book for free.

The complete guide to nonprofit management

The complete guide to nonprofit management Author Robert Hunter Wilbur
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106015732271
Release 2000-07-19
Pages 374
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As nonprofit organizations face tough times, efficient and effective business management is essential for their survival. Now in a significantly revised and expanded Second Edition, this popular how-to book identifies and addresses the key areas of business for nonprofit organizations, from public relations and strategic planning to office management and the effective use of information technology. In addition to practical, step-by-step guidance on such integral issues as board/staff relations, strategic communications, financial controls, and the all-important use of the Internet in communications and marketing, this updated edition features a refocused strategic planning chapter that presents an ongoing, organic form of planning and critical topics such as: Strategic planning retreats The board of directors' role in daily operations Developing new sources of revenue Planning a publicity campaign and coordinating special conventions Basic office management and information services International marketing and membership promotion Written by a team of experts from a management and consulting firm that uniquely focuses on nonprofit organizations, this invaluable book contains a wealth of hands-on advice and real-world examples that executives and managers of nonprofit organizations, volunteers, consultants, fund-raising professionals, boards of directors, and trustees can apply directly and immediately to their own organizations.

The Nonprofit Handbook

The Nonprofit Handbook Author Tracy D. Connors
ISBN-10 0471397997
Release 2001-03-15
Pages 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.