A nonprofit manager's fundamental job is to get results, sustained over time, rather than boost morale or promote staff development. This is a shift from the tenor of many management books, particularly in the nonprofit world. Managing to Change the World is designed to teach new and experienced nonprofit managers the fundamental skills of effective management, including: managing specific tasks and broader responsibilities; setting clear goals and holding people accountable to them; creating a results-oriented culture; hiring, developing, and retaining a staff of superstars.
- Offers nonprofit managers a clear guide to the most effective management skills
- Shows how to address performance problems, dismiss staffers who fall short, and the right way to exercising authority
- Gives guidance for managing time wisely and offers suggestions for staying in sync with your boss and managing up
This important resource contains 41 resources and downloadable tools that can be implemented immediately.
This third edition of Collaboration: What Makes It Work--written nearly 25 years after the first edition was published--is an example of the enduring importance of collaboration.
Reaction to the first edition, published in 1992, showed that researchers and practitioners alike found it a useful tool. They appreciated its emphasis on providing a practical reference for decision-making that built upon credible, research-based information. The 21st century has brought with it rapid changes and increasingly complex challenges. This third edition in large part responds to the complexity witnessed daily in the authors' work with community, nonprofit, and government organizations. It offers new research and insights paired with practitioner wisdom, adding a "how-to" perspective to help readers put the success factors to work. Nearly 25 years after the first edition was published, it is not just the how of collaboration that has changed--who we are collaborating with has changed as well. Today, nearly every collaboration involves some degree of working across difference. Bringing together diverse people, organizations, or sectors in a way that will foster collaborative success requires a unique set of skills.
This third edition will ground you in the factors that support successful collaboration and assist you in incorporating those factors into your work.
Filled with tips and survival skills from writers and fund-raising officers at nonprofits of all sizes, Writing for a Good Cause is the first book to explain how to use words well to win your cause the money it needs. Whether you work for a storefront social action agency or a leading university, the authors' knowledgeable, practical advice will help you:Write the perfect proposal--from the initial research and interviews to the final product Draft, revise, and polish a beguiling, exciting, can't-put-it-down and surely can't-turn-it-down request for funds Create case statements and other big money materials--also write, design, and print newsletters, and use the World Wide Web effectively Survive last-minute proposals and other crises--with the Down-and-Dirty Proposal Kit! Writing for a Good Cause provides everything fund raisers, volunteers, staff writers, freelancers, and program directors need to know to win funds from individual, foundation, and corporate donors.
An authoritative, systematic guide to planning and managing a successful capital campaign in any type of nonprofit organization. Dove draws on his extensive experience as a fund raising manager and consultant to offer winning strategies and formulas for streamlining the fund raising process and maximizing results. He offers practical, how-to advice for handling all phases of capital campaigns?from conducting an initial market analysis and getting board members involved to soliciting donors and ensuring ongoing commitment of key people. He identifies the key principles of a capital campaign?small or large, regional or national, and shows how these principles can be applied in any type of nonprofit organization.
The First and Only Complete Guide to Successfully ManagingFaith-Based Organizations Faith-Based Management Written by aleading international expert on faith-based management, this bookdescribes proven management strategies and techniques developed atsome of the world's most successful places of worship andfaith-based service organizations. It also supplies you with acomplete action plan for quickly implementing them in yourorganization. Peter Brinckerhoff begins by exploring the uniquechallenges faced by managers of faith-based organizations. He thenidentifies the seven key characteristics of a successfulfaith-based organization and provides you with clear, easy-to-follow guidelines on how to:
* Assess and examine your organization's strengths andweaknesses
* Clearly define staff roles and responsibilities
* Delegate, evaluate, discipline, and motivate paid staff
* Find, train, motivate, and hold on to top-notch volunteers
* Generate budgets and financial reports and implement financialcontrols
* Improve your leadership skills
* Conduct sophisticated, cost-effective marketing compaigns thatwork
* Create strategic, business, and marketing plans
Brinckerhoff has captured the essence of faith-based management inhis latest book. He has successfully integrated proven managementconcepts and ideas with the spiritual mission that distinguishesfaith-based organizations. A must-read for volunteers and staff.--Dana R. Todsen, ACFRE President and CEO Baptist HealthFoundation, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama Faith-Based Management is aconcise, accurate, and practical book. It will be a very helpfulresource for leaders who are trying to unite faith and mission intoday's world. --The Reverend Dr. John R. Buzza Hope PresbyterianChurch and Community Ministry Center Springfield, IllinoisFaith-Based Management offers the fourth important contribution inPeter Brinckerhoff's management series for not-for-profitexecutives. If mission, finance, and marketing are important tonot-for-profits' success, core values and beliefs are essential tothe faith-based not-for-profits' very existence. Peter once againchallenges and provokes thoughtful reflection while providing thereader with a pragmatic prescription for improving the overallmanagement of the faith-based organization. He challenges each ofus to accept full responsibility for carrying out God's work. Heshows us a way. --Reid S. Thebault President and CEO YMCA ofMetropolitan Detroit
John Wood discovered his passion, his greatest success, and his life's work not at business school or helping lead Microsoft's charge into Asia in the 1990s but on a soul-searching trip to the Himalayas. He made the difficult decision to walk away from his lucrative career to create Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that promotes education across the developing world. By the end of 2007, the organization will have established over 5,000 libraries and 400 schools, and awarded long-term scholarships to more than 3,000 girls, giving more than one million children the lifelong gift of education.
If you have ever pondered abandoning your desk job for an adventure and an opportunity to give back, Wood's story will inspire you. He offers a vivid, emotional, and absorbing tale of how to take the lessons learned at a hard-charging company like Microsoft and apply them to the world's most pressing social problems.
This book explains the IRS rules that nonprofits must comply with in order to maintain their tax-exempt status. From annual filing requirements to unrelated business income to volunteers to lobbying activities, this book explains what nonprofits need to know to stay out of trouble with the IRS. Practical, easy-to-understand and organized by issue, this book is an invaluable reference guide to complicated IRS rules that every small to medium sized nonprofit need to understand.
"Living Proof" is the first comprehensive guide to telling your personal story as an advocate for a cause or organization. Authored by two expert communication trainers, this easy-to-use handbook has everything you need to decide what to tell, deliver your story effectively and authentically, and give powerful presentations or great media interviews. "Living Proof" is for anyone who hopes one person's story can move audiences from apathy to empathy to action.
"Living Proof" contains examples, tools, principles, exercises and worksheets to help prepare speakers at all levels. It's organized so you can work through the book in a weekend, a week, with a course of study or flip to sections most immediately useful. Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your communication skills to the next level, "Living Proof" provides the grounding, the confidence and guidance needed to advocate with the power of a well-told personal story.
Starting and Running a Nonprofit Organization is a book for people who are forming new small nonprofits; thinking about converting an informal, grassroots group into tax-exempt status; reorganizing an existing agency; or currently managing a nonprofit. It provides practical and basic how-to information on legal, tax, organizational, and other issues particular to nonprofits.
This one-of-a-kind resource has been a valuable guide to nonprofit management for decades. While much of the information originated in an earlier era of nonprofit formation, it remains highly useful for gaining an overview and creating an action plan for people entering this realm of organizational management. Its compact format provides information in an easy-to-understand style. The book describes, step-by-step, the typical phases of creating and operating a new nonprofit, including incorporation, establishing a board of directors, writing bylaws, obtaining tax-exempt status, creating a strategic plan, budgeting and grant seeking, understanding accounting principles, managing human resources, and creating a community relations plan.
The Center for Nonprofit Management is a department of the Graduate School of Business at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and St. Paul. It provides training and guidance in all aspects of the nonprofit sector to existing organizations as well as individuals or groups who are seeking help in starting a nonprofit.
A hands-on workbook to guide you through a revolutionary approach to mission-based strategic planning
In Ten Steps to Fundraising Success, two of the country's leading fundraising experts Mal Warwick and Stephen Hitchcock show you how to implement a fundraising strategy that goes beyond simply raising money to meet your organization's financial requirements. Step-by-step, Warwick and Hitchcock show you how to develop a mission-driven fundraising strategy that is based on Warwick's highly successful Five Strategies approach. The workbook and CD-ROM -- which can be used independently or in conjunction with The Five Strategies for Fundraising Success -- offer you the additional advantages of electing and crafting your own strategic plans right on the page, and analyzing the results.