Nonprofit Organizations is essential reading for anyone who wants to establish a career in this field. Featuring behind-the-scenes information, including an overview of the current state of nonprofits, a breakdown of careers that are available, tips, and fast facts, this useful new resource covers the full scope of this industry and is ideal for readers looking to jump-start their career.
High Impact Philanthropy
by Kay Sprinkel Grace; Alan L. Wendroff
Publication Date: 2004-03-29
"At a time when the terrain of American philanthropy is so rapidly shifting in new and unprecedented ways, this bright and focused analysis stands as a beacon of innovative thinking for donors and community organizers alike. By sketching in bold strokes the case for more effective collaborative giving, this book may well help transform our communities in the twenty-first century."-Peter deCourcy Hero,President, Community Foundation Silicon Valley "High Impact Philanthropy is an effective and articulate guide to planning a major gifts strategy, soliciting major gifts from individuals in a personable and efficient manner, and integrating this essential task into the very structure of a nonprofit organization."-Claude Rosenberg, Founder, New Tithing Group
Managing Nonprofit Organizations
by Mary Tschirhart; Wolfgang Bielefeld
Publication Date: 2012-06-15
This essential resource offers an overall understanding of nonprofits based on both the academic literature and practitioner experience. It shows how to lead, manage, govern, and structure effective and ethical nonprofit organizations. Managing Nonprofit Organizations reveals what it takes to be entrepreneurial and collaborative, formulate successful strategies, assess performance, manage change, acquire resources, be a responsible financial steward, and design and implement solid marketing and communication plans.
Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
by John M. Bryson
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
Shows leaders and managers of public and nonprofit organizations both how and why they should use strategic planning to improve the performance of their organizations. This expanded edition includes many examples to illustrate both successful and unsuccessful planning efforts, while new chapters address planning implementation, strategy evaluation and reassessment, and key leadership roles vital to effective strategic planning. In addition, the author presents a planning process used successfully by many public and nonprofit organizations--the Strategy Change Cycle--along with detailed guidance on its application.
GuideStar USA, Inc. is an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. In 2010, their database contained over 5 million IRS Forms 990 on 1.9 million organizations.
GuideStar was the first central source of information on U.S. nonprofits. According to the company, GuideStar was founded in Williamsburg, Virginia, in September 1994 and received tax-exempt status in 1996, the same year the company began posting nonprofit organizations' financial reports to the World Wide Web.
The NonProfit Times was launched in April 1987 and quickly became the go-to publications for news, business columns and original research. Each November issue includes The NPT 100, the ranking by revenue of the nation’s largest nonprofits that receive at least 10 percent of income from public sources. The August issue unveils the annual NPT Power & Influence Top 50, a feature of the 50 movers and shakers in the nonprofit world during the previous 12 months. The NonProfit Times commission independent research several times each year, which is published as a special report.
NPQ was launched as a national print journal in the winter of 1999 and was designed to fill a gap by providing credible, research based articles for nonprofits about management and governance. Soon after it began it also started to cover issues related to the operating environment for nonprofits, specifically public policy and philanthropy. NPQ’s quarterly print journal soon became known as The Harvard Business Review for the nonprofit sector.
In April 2006 NPQ spun off from its original parent and became an independent nonprofit.