Book Title:

Nonprofit Kit For Dummies (For Dummies) (Business & Personal Finance) (Paperback)
by Stan Hutton, Frances Phillips

Editorial Reviews:

Book Description

Raise funds, manage your organization – and change the world!

The fun and easy way to get your nonprofit up and running.

If you’re starting or running a nonprofit, help is here! Nonprofit Kit For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the practical tools you need to succeed. It includes savvy advice on everything from incorporating and managing your nonprofit to unbeatable tactics for raising money and managing public relations. This indispensable book-and-CD kit walks you through the processes that allow your nonprofit to make a difference.

Discover how to:

  • Obtain – and retain – nonprofit status
  • Choose a great facility
  • Recruit paid and volunteer staff
  • Budget effectively
  • Raise money and visibility
  • Write tax reports

From the Back Cover

“A nonprofit almanac, dictionary, atlas, and field guide all rolled into one!” – Jan Masaoka, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services

“This book will help you ask – and answer – all the right questions.” – Putnam Barber, The Internet Nonprofit Center

Your nuts-and-bolts guide to running a successful nonprofit.

Nonprofit novices, loosen up! Let two seasoned pros help you fulfill your dreams of starting and running a successful nonprofit. From savvy advice on incorporating and managing your nonprofit to nifty tips on raising money and getting great P.R., this essential guide will soon become your best friend. Grab it and have fun!

All this on the CD-ROM… valuable forms and materials, including: legal forms, presentation templates, annual IRS reporting forms, GrantWriter Pro demo and evaluation version of eBase.

About the Author

Stan Hutton became involved in the nonprofit world after co-founding a nonprofit organization in San Francisco. Since that time, he has worked as nonprofit manager, fundraiser, consultant, and writer. He served as executive director of the Easter Seal Society of San Francisco and a fundraiser for Cogswell College. For five years, he wrote for and managed a Web site about nonprofits for He has worked at the San Francisco Study Center and the Executive Service Corps of San Francisco. He currently is a program officer at the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation.

Frances Phillips is a senior program officer at the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, where she also directs The Creative Work Fund. She also teaches grant writing and creative writing at San Francisco State University. Previously, Frances worked as executive director of Intersection for the Arts and of the Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University; and as a partner in the public relations and fundraising firm Horne, McClatchy and Associates. Frances serves on the boards of the California Alliance for Art Education and Grantmakers in the Arts; and she is co-editor of the Grantmakers in the Arts Reader.