Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide by Peri Pakroo

Editorial Reviews

“Offers practical advice to allow nonprofits to set up their operations so that they run smoothly and efficiently.”
—Deborah Brody Hamilton, Director, Member Services, Association of Small Foundations

“Offers tons of practical advice and step-by-step instructions.”
—Accounting Today

“Takes readers through the nuts and bolts, from deciding on a name to bookkeeping.”
—Library Journal

Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide

Build a great nonprofit

More people than ever are committing themselves to serving their communities and changing the world. Whether you’re aiming to protect the environment, support the arts, or help people in need, understanding how to set up a solid nonprofit organization is a great foundation for being as effective as you can be.

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With practical advice, legal information, tips, and step-by-step instructions, this essential guide will help you get your nonprofit up and running―and keep it going! It explains how to:

  • develop a strategic plan and budget
  • recruit and manage board members, volunteers, and staff
  • market your organization to your target audience
  • raise money including traditional methods and crowdfunding
  • build a website, use social media strategically, and avoid copyright troubles
  • adopt policies that are legally sound
  • and much more

Whether you are dreaming of starting a nonprofit or are already in the trenches, Starting and Building a Nonprofit will help your organization make a real difference in the world. The fully updated ninth edition contains new material on developing and implementing meaningful diversity, equity, and inclusion policies within your organization. It also covers recent changes to the law, including new incentives for donors under the CARES Act.

With Downloadable Forms

Download and customize essential forms, including Contractor Work-for-Hire Agreement, Volunteer Assignment Agreement, and sample budget forms. (details inside).

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