Item description for Non Profits Made Easy by David H. Bangs...
The guide that helps you help others
If you want to spend less time worrying about making ends meet and more time focusing on your nonprofit's mission, this is the book for you! We'll show you how to stay financially solvent by applying traditional business planning to the unique challenges of a nonprofit.
This practical, easy-to-use guide:
>Provides proven strategies for cash-flow management so your nonprofit doesn't have to operate hand-to-mouth
Enhances fundraising efforts and provides the hard numbers and measured outcomes your donors want to see
Minimizes overhead and maximizes funds for your primary mission
Extensive checklists, forms and work sheets make the business side a breeze so you can improve your organization and fulfill your mission.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 2006
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
ISBN 1932531734 ISBN13 9781932531732
Availability 0 units.
More About David H. Bangs
David H. Bangs Jr. is the author of 11 small business books and has worked with non-profits for 20 years.
Reviews - What do customers think about Non Profits Made Easy?
Not for beginners Jun 4, 2007
The title and the fact that it's part of a series for entrepreneurs, by a guy who writes a lot of books for entrepreneurs, led me to believe that this would be a good book for someone who is starting out on the road to forming a nonprofit.
Not really. Maybe if you have previous business experience, or have started a business or nonprofit before. It does not go into nearly enough detail for people who have never done this before; often it will say "Do this" and I am left wondering exactly what "this" entails. The business and strategic plan models are much more targeted to existing nonprofits and are very difficult to use if you are at the beginning of the process with no funding, no staff, etc.
At the same time, if you've done it before, I would wonder why you would need this book. Maybe as a review? Maybe for one or two chapters on something you're less experienced in? It seems like if you've done it before, you'd want a more in-depth book to address particular needs instead of a general overview.
Overall, it didn't meet my needs and I was left wondering whose needs, exactly, it was written to meet. Check it out from a library to decide if it meets yours before committing to buying it.
A much-needed guide from a for-profit perspective regarding the starting up of nonprofits! Dec 13, 2006
This book is full of wonderful content. Each chapter is well-written and easy to read. What I liked the most about this book is how the author explains business plans and how to create a business plan for a not-for-profit organization. A nonprofit will function at its best if it has sound financial and organizational management. And this book certainly will help an organization's leadership achieve sound management.
There are 10 chapters in this tome:
1. Before Startup 2. Starting a Nonprofit 3. Managing People 4. Managing People 5. Managing People 6. Financial Management for Nonprofits 101 7. Strategic Planning 8. Business Planning 9. Raising Money 10. Resources
At no point during my reading of the book did I find any discussion about the need for an organization to incorporate if it wants to have tax-exempt status from an IRS standpoint. Thus, there was no discussion of how to go about incorporating. There was a sample corporate by-laws at the end of the book. They were nice to see.
I thoroughly enjoyed Chapters 3-6 and 8-10. I would have liked the book better if Chapters 1, 2 and 8 had been consolidated into just two chapters and placed at the beginning of the book. It seemed to me that much of the material in Chapter 2 should have been included in Chapter 1. And Chapter 8 relates intimately to pre-startup days at an organization.
I viewed the book as a start-up guide. As such I think Chapter 7 could have been omitted. But it would not hurt to leave it in as a tag-along chapter at the end of the book. All in all, this was a wonderful book that people in leadership roles at nonprofits should seriously consider reading. I highly recommend it. If it had been organized a little better it would have received 5 stars from me.