Book Title:

Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide (Paperback)
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

“Everything needed to start a nonprofit – this resource makes it easy to navigate the startup process and make informed decisions.” – Attorney Mona Lisa Wallace, Executive Director, East Bay Nonprofit Coalition

“This book lays out the framework and insight to make that happen.” – Randolph Belle, Nonprofit Management & Development Consultant

Book Description

If you’re ready to save the world, here’s the book you need.

Whether you want to preserve a park, rescue a school library, support the arts, or are just interested in giving back to the community, Starting & Building a Nonprofit will provide you with that essential kick start.

Filled with user-friendly information, practical advice and step-by-step instructions, this book is your guide through the process of getting your nonprofit up and running. It explains how to:

* pick the perfect name for your organization

* structure a nonprofit to achieve your goals

* choose a federal tax-exempt status

* create a mission statement

* develop a strategic plan and initial budget

* launch a successful fundraising plan

* recruit and manage board members and volunteers

* hire and train staff

* obtain necessary insurance

* market your organization

* and much more

Starting & Building a Nonprofit goes beyond paperwork – it addresses the big picture, showing you how to create a solvent, efficient organization that will make a real difference. All the forms you’ll need are included as tear-outs and on CD-ROM.

About the Author

Peri Pakroo is a media developer and consultant, specializing in legal and start-up issues for businesses and nonprofits. She received her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1995, and a year later began editing and writing for Nolo, focusing on small business and intellectual property issues. She has edited such titles as Nolo’s Starting & Running a Successful Newsletter or Magazine; Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off; Music Law; and How to Write a Business Plan. Besides working with legal and business issues, Peri has also headed the editorial departments of two arts and entertainment weeklies and a monthly food and lifestyle magazine. She lives with Juno, Kitty B and Turtle in New Mexico.