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Nonprofit Handbook

ISBN-10: 0965365328

ISBN-13: 9780965365321

Edition: 2nd 1999

Authors: Gary M. Grobman, Joe Geiger

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List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: White Hat Communications
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 2.200
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
The Decision to Incorporate
Introduction to Incorporation
Advantages and Disadvantages of Incorporation
Nonprofits and Private Benefit
Steps to Incorporation
Introduction to Incorporation
Choosing Incorporators
Choosing a Corporate Name
Choosing Corporate Purposes
Choosing to Have Members or No Members
Additional Provisions
Corporate Mergers and Dissolution
Bylaws
Introduction to Preparing Bylaws
Legal Requirements of Bylaws
Nonprofit Boards of Directors
Board Formation
Organizational Officers
Getting Good Board Members
Keeping Good Board Members
Board Responsibilities
How Boards Function Effectively
Holding High-Quality Board Meetings
Relationship Between Board Members and Staff Members
Strategic Planning
Introduction
Purpose of Strategic Planning
Making the Decision to Develop a Strategic Plan
Benefits of Strategic Planning
Costs of Strategic Planning
A Sample Strategic Planning Model
A Transforming Model for Nonprofit Board Leadership
Overview
Current Board Functioning
A New System of Board Governance
Conclusion
Nonprofit Organization Ethics
Introduction
Accountability
Conflict of Interest
Disclosures
Other Issues
Conclusion
Section 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status
How to Apply for 501(c)(3) Status
Fees
A Short History of Tax-Exempt Status
Tax-Exempt Status Other Than 501(c)(3)
Insurance and Liability
General Liability Concerns of Nonprofit Organizations
General Business Insurance
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Unemployment Compensation Insurance
Federal Unemployment Taxes
Liability of Officers, Directors, and Volunteers
Volunteer Protection Act
Personal or Professional Individual Insurance Coverage
Fiscal Issues
Bookkeeping
Audits/Fiscal Accountability
Audit Report
Review
Compilation
Budgeting
Line-Item Budget
Program Budget
Expense Reimbursement
Personnel
Major Federal Laws Affecting Employers
Sample State Laws Affecting Nonprofit Employers
Standard Paperwork for Corporations With Employees
Hiring and Firing
Options-- Advantages, Disadvantages, Legal Considerations
Process in Hiring
Firing
Discipline Short of Firing
Discipline Continuum
How to Fire
Volunteers
Introduction
Benefits and Considerations of Volunteers
Non-Profit Organization Volunteer Policy
Volunteer Recruitment
Orientation
Virtual Volunteering
World Wide Web Resources
Charitable Solicitation Registration
Introduction
The Unified Registration Statement
Fundraising
How Much To Ask For
IRS Substantiation Rules
Sources of Funding
Hiring a Consultant
Writing Effective Grant Proposals
Introduction
Researching the Grantor
Sections of a Grant Application
Lobbying
Legal Requirements for Lobbying
Effective Strategies for Lobbying and Advocacy
501(h) Election
IRS Regulations on Lobbying
Contacts With Legislators
Political Activity by Nonprofits
Introduction
Individual Political Activities
Penalties
Quasi-Political Activities
Communications
Introduction
Menu of Nonprofit Communications Tools
The Internet for Nonprofits
What is the Internet?
Equipment Needed to Connect to the Internet
Practical Applications of the Internet
The World Wide Web
World Wide Web History
Deciphering a Web Address
Frames
How to Find Resources on the World Wide Web
Directories
Web Rings
Obtaining a Domain Name
Developing Your Own World Wide Web Page
Internet Etiquette (a.k.a. Netiquette)
Problems With the Internet
Useful Internet Resources for Nonprofits
Forming and Running a Coalition
Introduction
The Coalition
Structures of Coalitions
Advantages of Forming a Coalition
Disadvantages of Coalitions
To Form a Coalition or Not
How to Form a Coalition
Miscellaneous Administrative Issues
Office Equipment
Staffing Patterns
Stationery/Logo
Filing Systems
Computer
Hardware/Software
Computer Communications/Internet
Credit Card Sales
Postal Service Issues
Nonprofits and Small Business Competition
Federal Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)
Differences Between Nonprofits and For-Profits
Recommendations for Nonprofits With Respect to Competition
State and Local Tax Exemptions
Sales and Use Tax-Exemptions
Why User Charges May Not Be the Answer
Justification for the Charitable Tax Exemption
Property Tax Challenges: How to Respond
Education
Planning
Documentation
Communication
Collaboration
Discussion
Mergers and Consolidations
Factors That Trigger Merger Consideration
How to Begin
Steps to a Merger
Budgeting
Obstacles to Merger
Legal Requirements
Introduction to the Year 2000 (Y2K) Problem
Definition of the Problem
Why Nonprofit Organizations Should Be Concerned
What to Do About the Problem
Y2K Internet Resources
Quality Issues
Introduction
Why Quality is Important to Nonprofit Organizations
The Cost of Poor Quality
Quality in the Nonprofit Organizational Context
Change Management
Total Quality Management
Business Process Reengineering
Benchmarking
Outcome-Based Management
Large Group Intervention
Recent Nonprofit Sector Developments
Directory of State and National Organizations
State Directory
Sample Nonprofit Corporation Bylaws
About the Author
Reader Survey/Order Form
Bibliography
Index