The Nonprofit Handbook, Fifth Edition is the most up-to-date and useful publication for those starting a nonprofit or for those already operating one. This 518-page, 36-chapter Handbook is based on The Pennsylvania Nonprofit Handbook, a book originally published in 1992 with the help of more than two-dozen nonprofit executives and attorneys and now in its 8th edition. Each easy-to-read chapter includes a synopsis, useful tips, and resources to obtain more information. Pre-addressed postcards are included to obtain important government forms, instruction booklets, and informational publications. This essential reference tool includes:"The Nonprofit Handbook is must reading. While it will have value as a reference tool to be consulted when needed, I highly recommend that you read the book cover-to-cover to familiarize yourself with the panoply of issues that face the modern nonprofit in every state of our United States."
Information about current laws, court decisions, and
regulations that apply to nonprofits—two full pages devoted
to each state and the
• Practical advice on running a nonprofit, including chapters on grant-writing, communications, fundraising, quality management, insurance, lobbying, personnel, fiscal management, nonprofit ethics, and 24 other chapters
• Information on applying for federal and state tax-exempt status
• How to write effective grant applications
• How to hire and fire
• Internet resources for nonprofits
• How to develop a strategic plan
• How to plan for a program evaluation
• A Guide for students that includes information about the scope, history, theory, and future of the nonprofit sector.
We know you will find The Nonprofit Handbook to be an essential resource for every library’s reference collection.
Geiger, Executive Director
Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations
"Grobman’s Handbook has been a treasure. I have passed along copies to those with no knowledge of nonprofit organizations as well as those with lots of hands-on experience. Its usefulness lies in its practicality and accessibility… a great resource to have on your bookshelf!"
Assistant Professor, Seton Hall University
About the Author: Gary Grobman is a Ph.D. candidate in public administration at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Master of Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is the author of The Pennsylvania Nonprofit Handbook, now in its 5th edition, Improving Quality and Performance in Your Non-Profit Organization, and The Nonprofit Organization's Guide to E-Commerce. He is co-author of The Non-Profit Internet Handbook. He served as the executive director of a tax-exempt, non-profit organization for more than 13 years, and served in Washington, D.C. as a reporter and as a senior Congressional staff member to two members of Congress. He currently is the Harrisburg Contributing Editor for the monthly newsletter Pennsylvania Nonprofit Report, was a paid consultant to the Pennsylvania General Assembly on non-profit issues, and was the founder and Chairman of the Non-Profit Advocacy Network, a coalition of more than 60 Pennsylvania state-wide charitable associations which was formed to advocate for the interests of the voluntary sector.
He lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Joe Geiger, Executive Director
PA Association of Nonprofit Organizations
Part I For Practitioners
Quick Start Guide to Forming a Nonprofit Organization
Chapter 1. The Decision to Incorporate
Chapter 2. Steps to Incorporation
Chapter 3. Bylaws
Chapter 4. Nonprofit Boards of Directors
Chapter 6. Strategic Planning
Chapter 7. A Transforming Model for Nonprofit Board Leadership
Chapter 8. Nonprofit Organization Ethics
Chapter 9. Section 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status
Chapter 10. Liability, Risk Management, and Insurance
Chapter 11. Fiscal Issues
Chapter 12. Personnel
Chapter 13. Hiring, Evaluation, and Firing
Chapter 14. Volunteers
Chapter 15. Charitable Solicitation Registration
Chapter 16. Fundraising
Chapter 17. Writing Effective Grant Proposals
Chapter 18. Lobbying
Chapter 19. Political Activity by Nonprofits
Chapter 20. Communications and Public Relations
Chapter 21. The Internet for Nonprofits
Chapter 22. Fundraising on the Internet
Chapter 23. Nonprofit E-Commerce
Chapter 24. Forming and Running a Coalition
Chapter 25. Miscellaneous Administrative Issues
Chapter 26. Nonprofits and Small Business Competition
Chapter 27. State and Local Tax Exemptions
Chapter 28. Property Tax Challenges: How to Respond
Chapter 29. Mergers and Consolidations
Chapter 30. Quality Issues
Chapter 31. Change Management
Chapter 32. Program Evaluation
Part II Student Guide to Nonprofits
Chapter 32. Defining and Describing the Nonprofit Sector
Chapter 33. History of the Nonprofit Sector
Chapter 34. Theory of the Nonprofit Sector
Chapter 35. The Future of the Nonprofit Sector
Directory of State and National Organizations
Directory of State-Specific Information
State Government Web Sites of Interest to Nonprofit Organizations
Appendix A—Sample Nonprofit Corporation Bylaws
Appendix B—New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Executives
Appendix C—Sample Financial statements
Appendix D—About the Author
ISBN13: 9781929109203 8½” x 11” softcover
518 pages including index
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