From Passion to Execution: How to Start and Grow an Effective Nonprofit Organization

ISBN-10: 143546012X
ISBN-13: 9781435460126
Edition: 2013
Authors: Lyn Scott
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Description: Transform your vision and passion into positive change as you learn how to effectively start, grow, and lead a nonprofit organization with this practical, inspiring guide. FROM PASSION TO EXECUTION: HOW TO START AND GROW AN EFFECTIVE NONPROFIT  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 3/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474

Transform your vision and passion into positive change as you learn how to effectively start, grow, and lead a nonprofit organization with this practical, inspiring guide. FROM PASSION TO EXECUTION: HOW TO START AND GROW AN EFFECTIVE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION weaves meaningful, real examples and insights, based on the author's extensive experience, into a high-energy, powerful presentation that equips you with the confidence to follow your dream of starting an organization that will impact others. This reader-friendly book provides specific how-to steps to start a nonprofit organization with a focus on long-term sustainability. The author shows you how to set the ground work, from exploring your personal passion and effectively articulating a mission statement to building a solid board. You also learn how to communicate vision, design programs, and ignite volunteers. The book then teaches you how to build on this foundation by assembling the right business team, crafting a strategic plan, seeking supporters, and navigating differing personalities as the organization grows. Finally, you learn to assess results and adjust plans to effectively manage and continue to lead a flourishing organization. Discover the insights you need to transform you vision into positive change as FROM PASSION TO EXECUTION: HOW TO START AND GROW AN EFFECTIVE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION provides first-hand direction for building and sustaining a successful non-profit organization with the power to inspire change.

Lyn Scott currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of The Women's Museum located in historic Fair Park, Dallas, Texas. She provides direction of the day-to-day activities of the only comprehensive women's history museum in the United States. Lyn is responsible for the execution of the Strategic Plan approved by the Board of Directors and is the driving force behind Leadership Teen, expected to launch in the next year. Lyn provides creative insight and execution for Leadership America, leading a delegation of women leaders for a cross-cultural experience to China and United Arab Emirates. Previously, she held the position of CFO at the Museum and a nonprofit counseling center in Dallas. With a career focus in business operations, her extensive professional experience encompasses banking, defense/manufacturing, and nonprofit organizations.

Introduction
Catch the Vision
Passion and Purpose: Gifts of Non-Profit Organizations
Doing Your Homework--Testing Your Ideas
Five Key Ingredients for Starting a Successful Non-Profit Organization
Building the Foundation
Assembling Your Board
Applying for Incorporation
What's the Big Deal about Bylaws?7. A Closer Look at Board Governance
Nurturing a Giving Board
Getting and Staying Legal
The Ins and Outs of 501(c)(3) Status
Dealing with Insurance and Liabilities
Background Checks, Schedules, and Salaries
Keeping the Books for Your Non-Profit Organization
What Kind of Reporting Do You Need?14. Here Come the Auditors
The People Part of Passion
Communications
Hiring: Finding the Right Fit for the Job
Building and Managing a Volunteer Corps
Knowing When to Partner
Planning, Managing, and Assessing Your Programs
Sustaining Your Work
Raising Funds for Your Organization
Building Your Audience through Newsletters and More
Crowd Appeal: Special Events
Social Media and Your Viral Message
Troubleshooting Everything, Making Adjustments, and Preparing for the Future
Appendix
Templates to Get You Started

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