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Sample Business Plans
Locating sample nonprofit business plans
The Gale Virtual Reference Database has sample business plans from non-profit organizations.
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Business Plans Handbook
Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
Information about Nonprofit Organizations
This resource will help you identify nonprofit organizations.
If you are asked by the organization to locate similar nonprofits for benchmarking purposes. This a a useful resource.
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The 990 forms will provide detailed financial data on nonprofit organizations.
Statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources, includes access to the Global Consumer Survey .
Free Non-profit online journals
Non Profit Times: the leading business publication for non-profit management
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.
The Nonprofit Quarterly: Promoting an active an engaged democracy
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.