Newly revised to include the latest changes in law and regulation, this guidebook reduces the complexities of forming and running a nonprofit organization to 1-2-3 simplicity.
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A Legal Guide to Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization
John Wiley & Sons. book, cost varies, August, 1993.
A-110, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Educations, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations"
This circular sets forth standards for obtaining consistency and uniformity among federal agencies in the administration of grants to and agreements with institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations. Amended: 9/30/1999
United States Government. OMB Circular, free, September, 1999.
A-122, "Cost Principles for Nonprofit Organizations"
This circular establishes principles for determining costs of grants, contracts and other agreements with non-profit organizations. It does not apply to colleges and universities which are covered by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-21, "Cost Principles for Educational Institutions"; State, local, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments which are covered by OMB Circular A-87, "Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments"; or hospitals. Revised 5/10/2004
United States Government. OMB Circular, free, May, 2004.
A-133, "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations"
It sets forth standards for obtaining consistency and uniformity among federal agencies for the audit of states, local governments, and non-profit organizations expending federal awards. Revised: 6/27/2003
United States Government. OMB Circular, free, June, 2003.
A-21, "Cost Principles for Educational Institutions"
This circular establishes principles for determing costs applicable to grants, contracts, and other agreements with educational institutions. Revised: 5/10/2004
United States Government. OMB Circular, free, May, 2004.
Accountability: The Buck Stops Here
From financial statements to mission statements, ultimate accountability lies in the board's hands.
BoardSource. pamphlet/16 pages, $8.00 (members), $12.00 (non-members), December, 2002.
Accountability: The Buck Stops Here
From financial statements to mission statements, ultimate accountability lies in the board's hands.
BoardSource. pamphlet/16 pages, $8.00 (members), $12.00 (non-members), January, 2002.
Accounting for Costs of Activities of Not-for-Profit Organizations and State and Local Governmental Entities That Include Fund Raising - SOP 98-2
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. paperbound, $14.00 (AICPA members), $17.50 (non-Members), January, 2012.
Action Without Borders
Includes a directory of not-for-profit organizations and volunteering resources, a newsletter on not-for-profit organization issues, and job postings.
Activity-Based Management: For Service Industries, Government Entities, and Nonprofit Organizations
The ABCs of Activity-Based Management (ABM). Now revised and expanded, this resource illustrates how ABM can be applied to all types of organizations--including service groups, government agencies, and nonprofit entities--and any department within them.
John Wiley and Sons. paperback/376 pages, $80.00, November, 1998.
Alliance for Justice
Alliance for Nonprofit Management
The Alliance is a learning community that promotes quality in nonprofit capacity building through an annual conference, networking online and books and publications.
American Bar Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Provides materials and sample policies that can assist organizations with regard to audit committees and other governance issues.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Committed to member service and the public interest, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and its predecessors have been serving the accounting profession since 1887.
American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
Allows you to search for articles, background kits, survey tables and publications relating to association management issues.
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
Provides a forum commited to strengthening the research community in the field of nonprofit and philanthrophic studies through an annual conference, publications, electronic discussions and special interest groups.
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Provides education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing and advocacy to enable effective and ethical fundraising for not-for-profit organizations and professionals.
BB Wise Giving Alliance
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance collects and distributes information on hundreds of nonprofit organizations that solicit nationally or have national or international program services.
Being A Player: A Guide to the IRS Lobbying Regulations for Advocacy Charities
This primer is a plain-langauge roadmap of the lobbying regulations from the Internal Revenue Service as they affect nonprofit organizations.
Alliance for Justice. 57 pages, $15.00, January, 1995.
Benchmarking in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors: Best Practices for Achieving Performance Breakthroughs, 2nd Edition
"Benchmarking in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors" provides new tools, many updated case studies, and additional examples not only from government and nonprofit agencies, but also from the international community. This important resource will help practitioners implement a quick, proven method as they search for solutions to their most pressing problems
Jossey-Bass. hardcover, 256 pages, $55.00, May, 2008.
Since April 1995, BenefitsLink has provided free compliance information and tools for employee benefit plan sponsors, service-providers and participants.
The mission of the Benton Foundation is to articulate a public interest vision for the digital age and to demonstrate the value of communications for solving social problems. Current priorities include: promoting a vision and policy alternatives for the digital age in which the benefit to the public is paramount; raising awareness among funders and nonprofits on their stake in critical policy issues; enabling communities and nonprofits to produce diverse and locally responsive media content.
Training, educational materials and conferences to increase the effectiveness of nonprofits by strengthening the board of directors.
Boards That Love Fundraising: A How-To Guide For Your Board
This workbook offers inspiring examples of boards that have grown from fear and loathing of fundraising to eager anticipation. This inspiration is accompanied by practical advice and exercises for boards based on the authors' extensive experience in working with nonprofits of all sizes.
Jossey-Bass. paperback/128 pages, $28.00, January, 2012.
Breakthrough Thinking for Nonprofit Organizations: Creative Strategies for Extraordinary Results
This book will help nonprofit managers think in new and creative ways about how they define and meet the challenges they face--and how to rise above standard practices to lift their organizations to greater performance levels.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover/288 pages, $38.00, October, 2002.
Bruce Hopkins' Nonprofit Counsel
Guide to the constantly evolving laws and tax regulations affecting the operation of nonprofit organizations.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover journal, $529.00, January, 2008.
Budgeting for Not-for-Profit Organizations
This reference addresses the fundamentals of managerial incentives, resource allocation, and practical ways in which these incentives can be managed to serve the strategic goals of the organization by taking an in-depth look at the principles of budgeting for not-for-profit organizations-higher education, charities and foundations, religious organizations, and hospitals and healthcare organizations.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/269 pages, $165.00, June, 1999.
Cash & Investment Management for Nonprofit Organization
"Cash & Investment Management for Nonprofit Organizations" effectively brings practical clarity to a potentially complicated topic, and explains how to use the best available methods and tools to help your organization achieve and maintain financial strength.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover, 456 pages, $95.00, April, 2007.
Cash Flow Strategies: Innovation in Nonprofit Financial Management
"Cash Flow Strategies" offers nonprofit organizations an innovative approach to financial management. In this companion to "The Cash Flow Solution," the authors, Richard and Anna Linzer, reveal their approach-which emphasizes the use of cash flow concepts that enable an organization to have the working capital it needs. The book is filled with illustrative examples and includes the tools and templates needed to make these concepts immediately applicable to any institution.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover, 272 pages, $90.00, November, 2007.
Center for Nonprofit Advancement
The Washington Council of Agencies is the largest and oldest membership organization of 1,130 nonprofits in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. This site provides information about the programs and services for prospective and current members.
Charity Channel is a resource that connects you to your nonprofit colleagues across town, across the country, and around the world.
Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the newspaper of the nonprofit world. It is the No. 1 news source, in print and online, for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.
Code of Federal Regulations
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the federal register by the executive departments and agencies of the federal government.
Community Technology Center Network
Community Technology Centers' Network (CTCNet) envisions a society in which all people are equitably empowered with these tools and is committed to achieving this end.
Consulting services for nonprofit organizations
Completing Your IRS Form 990: A Guide for Tax Exempt Organizations
This book is a line-by-line guide for preparing your organization's Form 990. Throughout the guide, a hypothetical association is described to help you better understand each section of the form. The appendices to the guide include a sample completed Form 990 and the required schedules that were prepared for the hypothetical association.
Amazon.com. softcover/136 pages, $49.95, January, 2012.
We're a nonprofit organization specializing in technology assistance for community-based organizations and schools. Through our consulting practice, we offer technology planning, implementation, and support services. CompuMentor is also the home of TechSoup.org, the technology website for the nonprofit sector.
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress.
Consulting with Nonprofits - A Practitioner's Guide
This guide gives you the resources and tools to help you provide quality assistance throughout your career.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. 240 pages, softcover, $44.95, January, 2012.
Coping with Cutbacks - The Nonprofit Guide to Success When Times Are Tight
This guide shows you ways to make new connections, create buy-in, and bring new partners to the table to accomplish your mission. It also gives you a six-step process for coming up with solutions to problems-financial or otherwise-plus 185 specific cutback strategies you can put to use right away.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. 128 pages, softcover, $27.95, January, 2012.
Council on Foundations
Council on Foundations is a membership organization of more than 2,000 grantmaking foundations and giving programs worldwide. We provide leadership expertise, legal services and networking opportunities-among other services-to our members and to the general public.
The online community and complete resource for the accounting profession.
Creating and Implementing Your Strategic Plan: A Workbook for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Second Edition
This book is the companion workbook to Bryson's landmark book, Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organization (0-7879-6755-6). Using easy-to-understand worksheets, the authors provide clear instructions for creating a strategic plan tailored to the needs of the individual organization.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/192 pages, $35.00, October, 2004.
Creating Your Employee Handbook: A Do-It-Yourself Kit for Nonprofits
This book-and-disk set has everything you need to craft an employee handbook that is tailored to your organization's mission, culture, and goals.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/272 pages, $60.00, December, 1999.
Department of Defense -- Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee
The purpose of the Committee is to ensure that uniform travel and transportation regulations are issued pursuant to Title 37, United States Code, other applicable laws, and decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, for members of the seven Uniformed Services.
Department of the Treasury
The mission of the Department of the Treasury is to promote the conditions for prosperity and stability in the United States and encourage prosperity and stability in the rest of the world.
Designing and Planning Programs for Nonprofit and Government Organizations
In this resource, the authors walk practitioners and students through the entire process from initiation to completion of planning projects and examine the relationship between planning, implementation, and program operations.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/400pages, $72.00, April, 2009.
Develop An Internal Control Program
Online instructions on how to develop an internal control program.
. online, free, January, 2012.
E-Advocacy for Nonprofits
More nonprofits are discovering the power of the Internet to promote their public policy agendas. This is the only guide available that comprehensively addresses the laws governing Internet advocacy, from voter education websites to e-mail action alerts.
Alliance for Justice. book/69 pages, $25.00, January, 2012.
Effective Economic Decision - Making by Nonprofit Organizations
Useful, practical guidelines to support today's nonprofit managers in their efforts to maximize the effectiveness with which their organizations employ their valuable resources.
National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise and the Foundation Center. book, $34.95, December, 2003.
Energize, Inc. is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism.
Ethical Fundraising: A Guide for Nonprofit Boards and Fundraisers (AFP Fund Development Series)
Practical tools and techniques to incorporate ethical standards and practices in nonprofit fundraising Featuring contributions from a host of well-known and respected senior-level fundraising professionals, several of whom are members of the AFP ethics committee, Ethical Fundraising provides clear and concise explanations of common ethical fundraising challenges along with practical case studies to stimulate thought and discussion.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover, 256 pages, $45.00, April, 2008.
Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership, Video
Craft a unique learning experience and help your group to work through the modules in the "Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership" video.
Jossey-Bass. video, $165.00, June, 1998.
Exceptional Board Practices: The Source In Action
With the publication in 2005 of "The Source: Twelve Principles of Governance That Power Exceptional Boards," BoardSource issued a call-to-action for nonprofit boards: Make a discernable difference in your organization by moving from passive stewardship to active leadership.
BoardSource. 351 pages, $40.00 (members), $60.00 (non-members), January, 2007.
Facilitator's Guide to Nonprofit Strategic Planning
This guidebook is a straightforward primer and ongoing reference manual for nonprofit strategic planning facilitators and planners, whether the nonprofit organization chooses to facilitate their own planning process or bring in an outside facilitator.
Management Assistance Program. guidebook/75 pages, $15.00, January, 2012.
Fearless Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards, Second Edition
This best-selling books explains how board members, development officers, and chief executives can clarify the process of successful fundraising, target and approach potential funders, and increase levels of support. They will discover why some donors give...and why others do not.
BoardSource. book (61 pages) w/ CD-ROM, $40.00 (members), $60.00 (non-members), January, 2008.
The FedWorld.gov web site serves as the online locator service for a comprehensive inventory of information disseminated by the federal government. This service assisted agencies and the public in electronically locating federal government information, both information housed within the NTIS repository and outside of NTIS.
Fieldstone Alliance Nonprofit Guide to Developing Effective Teams
The "Fieldstone Nonprofit Guide to Developing Effective Teams" is a collection of the best tried-and-true team-building methods. All types of nonprofits, community groups, volunteers, and board members can benefit from the tips and processes in this guide. Plus, no matter what role you play on the team, you can use this guide and help bolster your team's success.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. 80 pages, softcover, $19.95, January, 2012.
Financial Accounting Standards Board
Since 1973, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has been the designated organization in the private sector for establishing standards of financial accounting and reporting. Those standards govern the preparation of financial reports.
Financial and Accounting Guide for Not-for-Profit Organizations, Seventh Edition
Nonprofit organizations are subject to complex sets of regulations that reflect the diverse organizations that are covered under these rules: charitable organizations, social welfare organizations, memberships organizations, advocacy groups, and many more.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. handcover/848 pages, $200.00, April, 2005.
Financial and Strategic Management for Nonprofit Organizations: A Comprehensive Reference to Legal, Financial, Management, and Operations Rules and Guidelines for Nonprofits, Third Edition
Provides an encyclopedic account of all the key financial, legal, and managerial issues facing nonprofit executives. Organized into twenty detailed chapters, this comprehensive reference provides a firm grounding in the five fundamental pillars of effective nonprofit management: mission, money, marketing, management, and membership.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/816 pages, $80.00, December, 1999.
Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations
This cash management and investment handbook for nonprofit managers helps managers from diverse backgrounds learn to manage their organization's money. It examines traditional treasury functions including banking and cash flow and explores investment management and strategies for managing excess cash, endowment, and long-term (planned) gifts.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. handcover/624 pages, $95.00, January, 2007.
Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations: Policies and Practices
Indispensable for all types and sizes of nonprofit organizations, this important book imparts a clear sense of the technical expertise and proficiency needed as a nonprofit financial officer and includes real-world case studies, checklists, tables, and sample policies to clarify and explain financial concepts.
Jossey-Bass. e-book, 356 pages, $90.00, January, 2007.
Financial Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
Provide your board members with an understanding of their financial responsibilities including an overview of financial oversight and ways to ensure against risk. Written in non-technical language, this book will help your board understand financial planning, the IRS Form 990, and the audit process. Also, included are financial board and staff job descriptions and charts on all the financial documents and reports, including due dates and filing procedures.
BoardSource. 102 pages, $18.00 (members), $27.00 (non-members), January, 2009.
FindLaw is the highest-trafficked legal Web site, providing the most comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet for lawyers, businesses, students and individuals.
FirstGov.gov, the official U.S. gateway to all government information, is the catalyst for a growing electronic government. Our work transcends the traditional boundaries of government and our vision is global-connecting the world to all U.S. government information and services.
Forging Nonprofit Alliances: A Comprehensive Guide to Enhancing Your Mission Through Joint Ventures & Partnerships, Management Service Organizations, Parent Corporations and Mergers.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/198 pages, $39.00, August, 1998.
Foundation Management: Innovation and Responsibility at Home and Abroad
Guide to financial management challenges and solutions for foundations.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/312 pages or e-book, $110.00 (hardcover or e-book), January, 2003.
Fraud and Abuse in Nonprofit Organizations: A Guide to Prevention and Detection
This book provides decision-makers with the most comprehensive, hands-on look yet at nonprofit fraud and abuse, and outlines a fraud awareness and deterrence system designed to uncover and stop financial dishonesty before its damage becomes irreparable.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/384 pages, $70.00, June, 2003.
Fraud Risk Assessment Guide
A series of checklists that coincide with the organization-wide model of fraud deterrence explained in the book, "Fraud and Abuse in Nonprofit Organizations: A Guide to Prevention and Detection."
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. downloadable content, $24.95, June, 2003.
Free Management Library
Provides easy-to-access, clutter-free, comprehensive resources regarding the leadership and management of yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations. Content is relevant to the vast majority of people, whether they are in large or small for-profit or nonprofit organizations. Over the past 10 years, the Library has grown to be one of the world's largest well-organized collections of these types of resources.
FreeERISA.com is intended as a useful, free web-site where visitors may view or print retirement and welfare benefit information on the group or groups of their choice as this data appears on Form 5500.
Funding Effectiveness: Lessons in Building Nonprofit Capacity
Written for leaders of both grantmaking and nonprofit organizations who are dedicated to improving the sector's effectiveness, "Funding Effectiveness" offers a compelling collection of essays from many of the most highly regarded practitioners in the field.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/176 pages, $32.00, January, 2004.
General Accounting provides policy and guidance materials, reports on federal agency major rules.
General Accounting Office
General Accounting provides policy and guidance materials, reports on federal agency major rules.
General Explanation of the Joint Committee on Taxation U.S. Congress
The Joint Committee staff are closely involved in every stage of the tax legislative process.
Generating and Sustaining Nonprofit Earned Income: A Guide to Successful Enterprise Strategies, Yale School of Management - The Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures
This comprehensive guide identifies best practices for generating a reliable income stream and ultimately reducing nonprofit organizations' dependence on traditional sources of funding.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/352 pages, $52.00, April, 2004.
Gifts In Kind International
Gifts In Kind International is dedicated to providing quality products and services nonprofits need to continue improving lives and communities around the world.
Give Me Your 990! Public Disclosure Requirements for Tax-Exempt Organizations
This booklet is intended to serve as a guide for nonprofit organizations to help them understand their obligations under public disclosure requirements that were adopted by the IRS in 1999.
Alliance for Justice. 14 pages, Free, January, 2012.
Give Voice is the place where you can speak directly to elected officials about the issues affecting the nonprofit sector.
The Giving Institute is a leading consultant to non profit organizations. They embrace and embody the core values of ethics, excellence and leadership in advancing philanthropy.
Going Global for the Greater Good: Succeeding as a Nonprofit in the International Community
How nonprofits can increase their impact and better achieve their missions by engaging in the international community.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover/176 pages, $33.00, March, 2004.
GPO Access -- Federal Register
The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is the single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies.
Greater Washington Society of CPAs (GWSCPA)
The GWSCPA serves the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. Accounting firm professionals, not-for-profit financial professionals, government financial professionals, accounting and business faculty and students can become members.
Guide to Nonprofit Corporate Governance in the Wake of Sarbanes-Oxley
ABA Section of Business Law. 49 pages, $22.95, January, 2012.
Guidebook for Directors of Nonprofit Corporations - Second Edition
The guidebook addresses general legal principles and corporate governance issues to provide nonprofit directors with a comprehensive understanding of their roles.
Committee on Nonprofit Corporations, ABA Section of Business Law. 280 pages, $44.95, June, 2002.
GuideStar is the leader in providing comprehensive data (including copies of previously filed Forms 990) on more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations, connecting them with donors, foundations, businesses, and governing agencies in a nationwide community of giving.
For more than a decade, HandsNet has worked to make online collaboration and information sharing a reality for the human services community. We empower organizations to effectively integrate new online strategies, strengthening their program and policy work on behalf of people in need.
How to Create Jobs, Save the Planet and Make Money for Your Nonprofit: A Lesson in Developing a Business Plan
A lesson in developing a business plan.
Brody, Weiser & Burns. online/6 pages, free, January, 2012.
HP Global Philanthropy
HP is recognized as a philanthropic leader among global corporations. Last year, HP contributed more than $61 million in resources worldwide, helping students, teachers, community residents and nonprofits address some of their most fundamental challenges.
Human Resource Policies and Procedures for Nonprofit Organizations
This book provides a framework for the development of a comprehensive human resource management system, including paid employees, volunteer workers, and outsourced work. It offers extensive sample policies, procedures, and forms that can be easily adapted to individual nonprofit organizations of any size. Topics covered include organizational policies and procedures, nondiscrimination/affirmative action, recruitment, hiring, and termination, compensation, supervision, employment conditions, administration, and volunteer policies.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/208 pages, $52.00, January, 2006.
Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, 3rd Edition
Complete with a free online instructor's manual, this new edition offers current compensation and budgetary guidance and helps practitioners navigate the newest legal and technological challenges and opportunities in human resource management.
Wiley. hardcover, 480 pages, $75.00, January, 2009.
IBM counts education as the top priority in its philanthropic efforts. Through Reinventing Education and other strategic efforts, we're solving education's toughest problems with solutions that draw on advanced information technologies and the best minds IBM can apply. Our programs pave the way for systematic reform in school systems nationwide through partnerships with whole school districts and entire states.
A 501(c) (3) nonprofit that provides reports, online seminars, and a monthly software e-newsletter to fellow nonprofits to assist them on acquiring the most beneficial and cost effective software.
Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
Well-grounded in theory, research, and practice, "Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations" is a comprehensive resource that goes beyond traditional nonprofit management theory to offer the latest in cutting-edge thought on leadership for nonprofit organizations.
Jossey-Bass. paperback/320 pages or e-book, $55.00, December, 2003.
Improving the Economy, Efficiency, and Effectiveness of Not-for-Profits: Conducting Operational Reviews
This book shows not-for-profit managers why conducting an operational review can be beneficial, explains the tools and personnel needed to conduct the review, and shows in detail how to conduct a review of operations in each area. It includes case study materials for a social service agency, a museum operation, an arts organization, a community service agency, and a college business office.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover/312 pages, $84.00, March, 2001.
A coalition of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations with a focus toward advocacy and public policy for the not-for-profit community.
Intermediate Sanctions: Curbing Nonprofit Abuse
Intermediate sanctions reviews the history and background of the act, and systematically examines how this body of law promises to affect the operations of public charities and other tax-exempt organizations.
Jossey-Bass. paperbound/256 pages, $150.00, April, 1997.
Internal Revenue Service
The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.
Internal Revenue Service -- Publications Online
The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.
Internal Revenue Service -- Search for Charities
Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, is a list of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.
Internal Revenue Service Posting of Section 527 Filings
The purpose of this page is to set forth (in question and answer format) issues arising from the filing of the annual returns by political organizations.
Internet Law and Regulation
Publishes and produces authoritative business, legal and regulatory information products and services. Industries we cover include communications, telecommunications, internet law and technology, administrative law and shipping regulation. We also publish newsletters covering chemical fertilizer industry.
Invest in Charity: A Donor's Guide to Charitable Giving
A complete guide to personal philanthropy.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/264 pages or e-Book, $29.95, July, 2001.
IRS Form 990 and 990-PF Policy - Download 2 Samples
The Form 990 and 990-PF are annual information returns that nonprofits file with the IRS. These public documents allow the IRS to determine whether the organization continues to fill the requirements for its tax-exempt status.
BoardSource. e-policy sampler, $8.00 (members); $12.00 (non-members), January, 2012.
IRS Form 990 Checklist
Helping nonprofits improve IRS Form 990 data.
Minnesota NAC. checklist, free, January, 2012.
Joint Ventures Involving Tax-Exempt Organizations, 2009 Supplement, 3rd Edition
This Supplement examines developments affecting tax-exempt organizations and their joint ventures activities since the date the Third Edition was printed.
Jossey-Bass. paperback/212 pages, $95.00, May, 2009.
Joint Ventures Involving Tax-Exempt Organizations, 3rd Edition
"Joint Ventures Involving Tax-Exempt Organizations" includes the latest case law, treasury regulations, and IRS rulings to enable nonprofits to maximize their financing without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover/960 pages, $230.00, April, 2007.
Legal Answers Book for Fund-Raisers Set, Set Contains: First and Second Legal Answers Books for Fund-Raisers
Legal information for enhancing and expanding the activities of charitable fund-raisers. Books can also be purchased seperately.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperbound/288 pages & 304 pages, $160.00, November, 2001.
Legal Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
All board members should understand their legal responsibilities, including when and how they can be held personally liable and what type of oversight they should provide. Discover the essential information that board members should know to protect themselves and their organization. leadten in non-technical language, this booklet provides legal concepts and definitions, as well as a detailed discussion on ethics.
BoardSource. book/86 pages, $18.00 (members), $27.00 (non-members), January, 2009.
LISC (Local Initiatives Support Group) Experts Online
LISC has an online library and presents and archives its Experts Online series as part of its Organizational and Professional Development programs.
Losing Your Executive Director Without Losing Your Way: The Nonprofit's Guide to Executive Turnover
This book is a practical guide for board members and executives who must guide their nonprofits through the difficult transition of replacing the key member of their organization and shows how to make this transition a positive event.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover/176 pages, $32.00, March, 2004.
Making Critical Decisions: A Practical Guide for Nonprofit Organizations [E-Book]
Roberta Snow and Paul Phillips present a clear and structured way to manage the challenges of limited resources, competing demands, and the need for accountability while remaining true to a nonprofit's mission. "Making Critical Decisions" offers nonprofit leaders a proven model for making hard choices that minimize risks while maintaining progress toward the organization's goals as well as a practical framework for understanding and implementing the decision-making process.
Jossey-Bass. hardcopy (250 pages) and e-book, $40.00, November, 2007.
Management Accounting in Health Care Organizations, 2nd Edition
This is the second edition of the best-selling book that provides a comprehensive understanding of accounting principles, concepts, and techniques that guide health care providers. It presents tools and models available to health care managers that assist them in their financial decision support and decision-making processes as well as retrospectively evaluating and reviewing resource allocation decisions. This book reinforces the content with case-based problems throughout the chapters. Included in each chapter are learning objectives, standard introductions, key terms, and test cases for class or independent follow up.
Jossey-Bass. paperback, 600 pages, $90.00, November, 2008.
Managing Conflicts of Interest: A Primer for Nonprofit Boards (Second Edition)
This booklet presents a step-by-step approach to managing conflicts of interest, beginning with the adoption of a thoughtful conflict-of-interest policy, to promoting a culture of disclosure in the organization, to suggestions for avoiding conflicts before they arise. Board members will also learn about new intermediate sanctions regulations and how organizations can avoid penalties from the IRS. Also included are case studies that illustrate some of the most common conflict-of-interest dilemmas along with suggestions for addressing that conflict.
BoardSource. 57 pages, $24.00 (members), $36.00 (non-members), January, 2006.
Managing Risk in Nonprofit Organizations: A Comprehensive Guide
Learn how to manage and leverage risk.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover/336 pages, $70.00, October, 2003.
Emerging information and communication technologies possess enormous potential to improve people's lives. The Markle Foundation works to realize this potential by accelerating the use of these technologies to address critical public needs, particularly in the areas of health and national security.
The complete source for NAICS and SIC Information Products and Services
National Association of College and University Business Officers
NACUBO takes pride in offering our membership the best resources, advocacy, and professional development programs in higher education business and financial administration.
National Association of State Charity Officials
National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS)
NCCS is a program of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute and is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the US. Programs include collect and disseminating data sets and the Desktop 990. The Desktop 990 allows charities to complete the federal and state filings electronically.
National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise
Includes a knowledge base and research advisory council/network, and offers publications, conferences, seminars, training and consulting to help nonprofits make wise economic decisions.
National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA)
NCNA is a membership organization of state and regional associations that represent thousands of nonprofits throughout the country. Its emphasis is advancing the role and capacity of the sector and representing the views and concerns of its members.
National Grants Management Association
Connects professionals in the grants management field to improve & unify grants delivery.
National Health Council
National Health Council and its member organizations share a common objective: improving the health of all people, particularly those with chronic diseases and/or disabilities. Through communication, collaboration and consensus, the Council's member organizations - representing all segments of the health care community - work to achieve this important objective.
National Taxpayers Union
Educate taxpayers, the media, and elected officials on a non-partisan basis on the merits of limited government and low taxes. NTU uses a variety of means to accomplish our work including direct mail, research papers, public speaking, email, advertising, the Internet, and lobbying.
Network For Good
Network for Good is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the web to help people get more involved in their communities - from volunteering and donating money, to getting involved with issues they care about.
Nonprofit Advocacy Brochure
Download or order free copies of the newest brochure from the Nonprofit Advocacy Project to share the message that lobbying by nonprofits isn't just legal - it's important, powerful, and fundamental to democracy.
Alliance for Justice. 2 pages, free, January, 2003.
Nonprofit Financial Center
Nonprofit Financial Center's mission is to strengthen the viability of communities by enhancing the financial stability and management capacity of the nonprofits, individuals, and organizations that support those communities.
Nonprofit Financial Planning Made Easy
An essential primer of the basics of nonprofit financial planning This Second Edition of "Nonprofit Financial Planning Made Easy" presents easy-to-implement strategies to make financial management a more streamlined, effective process in nonprofits of all types and sizes. Addressing five key areas of financial planning, it provides practical forms and checklists to aid nonprofit managers in managing their organizations' financial resources. Filled with numerous checklists, worksheets, and forms to guide nonprofit professionals step-by-step through the financial planning processes, this straightforward book avoids technical financial language and trendy business terms in favor of simple, down-to-earth advice filled with examples of proven financial planning strategies based on the author's firsthand experience advising nonprofits.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover, 234 pages, $39.95, March, 2008.
Nonprofit Governance and Management
This new edition offers step-by-step guidelines, sample forms and letters, handy checklists and pointers to additional resources. Topics include accounting, board and committee operations, grant writing, Internet laws, liability, membership, mission statements and state regulations.
ABA Publishing. 744 pages, $86.95, June, 2002.
Nonprofit Investment Policies: Practical Steps for Growing Charitable Funds (AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series)
Guide to nonprofit investment policy for nonfinancial managers -essential information for maintaining fiscal health and the public trust.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/302 pages, $115.00, April, 1998.
Nonprofit Kit For Dummies, 2nd Edition
This is a nuts-and-bolts guide for nonprofessional managers and volunteers who hope to start a nonprofit but don't know where to begin or who already run one but are struggling with a multitude of decisions and tasks issues like staffing, budgeting, fundraising, tax reports, and facilities.
John Wiley & Sons. paperback, 384 pages, $29.99, December, 2005.
Nonprofit Management & Leadership
“Nonprofit Management and Leadership” (NML) is the first journal to bring together the best thinking and most advanced knowledge about the special needs, challenges, and opportunities of nonprofit organizations. Each issue of NML offers readers the authoritative insights of top executives and scholars on the common concerns of nonprofit leaders in all settings, including social services, the arts, education, foundations, community development, advocacy work, religion, professional associations, and others.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. journal, $80 (USA, Canada and Mexico), $104 (rest of the world), January, 2008.
Nonprofit Resource Center
Provides an extensive list of links to websites of interest to nonprofits. Emphasis is on forming, managing and maintaining a nonprofit organization.
Nonprofit Risk Management Center
We offer a wide range of services (from technical assistance to software to training and consulting help) on a vast array of risk management topics (from employment practices, to insurance purchasing to internal controls and preventing child abuse).
Nonprofit Sector Research Fund
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund awards research grants and organizes convenings to expand knowledge of the nonprofit sector and philanthropy, improve nonprofit practices, and inform public policy related to nonprofits.
Nonprofit Stewardship: A Better Way to Lead Your Mission-Based Organization
It's a humbling, empowering, paradigm-shifting way to view your role, your board, your staff, your funders, and yourself.
Fieldstone Alliance. 272 pages, softcover, $34.95, January, 2012.
Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Leveraging Sarbanes-Oxley Best Practices
"Get Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Leveraging Sarbanes-Oxley Best Practices" and examine if your nonprofit has the right people on board to achieve its strategic goals; establish important control mechanisms; learn how the legal and legislative environments have changed over the last five years; discover the direction in which your nonprofit needs to go and why; Required reading for anyone leading a nonprofit organization; "Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Leveraging Sarbanes-Oxley Best Practices" prepares your organization to engage in meaningful strategic planning and equips you with the practical tools to navigate it through today's competitive environment.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover (224 pages) and e-book, $39.95, December, 2007.
Nonprofit Technology News
Articles on the latest technology news for nonprofits.
Nonprofits Assistance Fund
Each month, Nonprofits Assistance Fund hosts the Financial Management Network. These free, informal gatherings are opportunities for members of the nonprofit community to get together to discuss different financial topics and network with peers. Key takeaways from these discussions will be posted and form an archive to help promote healthy financial practices.
Tutorial topics for nonprofits interested in setting up a website, internet publication or fundraising on the internet
Not-for-Profit Accounting Made Easy, 2nd Edition
This book focuses on not-for-profit fundamentals for those who have accountability for the activities of not-for-profit organizations, but lack an understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting. It assumes that the reader has little or no knowledge of accounting, and will include FASB and AICPA standards, forms, and trends. It provides a non-technical tool for non-accountants and includes many useful charts and examples.
John Wiley & Sons. hardcover 256 pages, $29.95, April, 2007.
Not-for-Profit Accounting, Tax, and Reporting Requirements
What every not-for-profit must know about accounting, tax, and reporting requirements.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/192 pages, $70.00, September, 2003.
Not-for-Profit Budgeting and Financial Management
Take control of your organization's short- and long-term financial plan.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/160 pages, $70.00, September, 2003.
Not-for-Profit Organizations - AICPA audit and accounting guide
This essential guide takes you through the report-writing cycle from start to finish. Step by step, learn how to create a plan, fit the report process into the overall schedule, assign tasks, develop the executive message, work with designers to integrate visual elements, and get the report printed on time and within budget.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/240 pages, $28.00, October, 2001.
OANDA.com - the currency site
A website that quickly allows you to convert over 164 currencies.
Office of Management and Budget
The OMB home page provides Internet users access to a broad range of OMB documents including the President's budget and related material, OMB Circulars and Bulletins, status reports on OMB's regulatory and paperwork management programs, Federal Register submissions, and other OMB significant reports. The home page also includes information for prospective employees including position vacancy announcements.
A nonprofit research and advocacy organization that promotes government accountabiltiy. Focus is on the federal budget, regulatory policy, public accessability to government information and policy participation by nonprofit organizations.
A nonprofit research and advocacy organization that promotes government accountabiltiy. Focus is on the federal budget, regulatory policy, public accessability to government information and policy participation by nonprofit organizations.
Online Compendium of Federal and State Regulations for U.S. Nonprofit Organizations
Planned Giving for Small Nonprofits
Proven methods for launching-and growing-a planned giving program.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/323 pages, $55.00, June, 2002.
Planned Giving Resources, Inc.
Planned Giving Resources assists charities in starting or expanding their Planned Giving Program, with help in starting and/or improving a Charitable Gift Annuity Program, including compliance with state regulations, as well as developing, accepting, processing and managing a gift annuity fund. Help and guidance is also available in the areas of Bequest Solicitation and Wills Emphasis, Donor Cultivation, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts, Pooled Income Funds and Endowment Funds.
Planned Giving: A Guide to Fundraising and Philanthropy, 4th Edition
Guide to all aspects-management, marketing, and law-of a successful planned giving program.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/805 pages, $225.00, May, 2009.
Play to Win: The Nonprofit Guide to Competitive Strategy
This book offers a clear description of competition and discusses its practical, ethical, and political ramifications within the nonprofit sector. It demonstrates how, by being a more effective competitor, a nonprofit can enhance its chances for both programmatic and financial success.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover/240 pages, $35.00, November, 2004.
PPC's Guide to Audits of Nonprofit Organizations
The guide includes all of the guidance and practice aids you need to help you perform your nonprofit organization audits, compilations, reviews, and Single Audits efficiently while still meeting professional standards. It also includes numerous sample reports.
PPC. print/CD-Rom, $209.00 (print); $209.00 (CD-ROM), January, 2012.
Preventing Fraud in Nonprofit Organizations
"Preventing Fraud in Nonprofit Organizations" is the proactive manual your organization needs to detect fraud and prevent it from affecting your organization's bottom line and name. Brimming with details of hundreds of actual fraud and embezzlement schemes, it provides specific, practical advice on strengthening the areas in which your nonprofit may be most vulnerable.
Wiley. paperback, 240 pages, $55.00, April, 2006.
Preventing Fraud: How to Safeguard Your Organization
Describes how fraud occurs and how to protect your organization from the most common types of fraud. After discussing the impact of fraud and describing some actual cases, the bulk of the discussion is on how to prevent fraud.
Nathan Garber & Associates. 34 pages online, free, January, 2012.
Private Foundations: Tax Law and Compliance, 3rd Edition
Coauthored by a lawyer and tax accountant, the revised and expanded Third Edition includes practical tax compliance suggestions and in-depth legal explanations. Completely revised, the new edition captures all new developments in the private foundations arena. It provides lawyers and accountants for foundations and tax-exempt organizations with line-by-line instructions, sample-filled IRS forms, and complete citations.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/720 pages or e-book, $225.00, October, 2008.
Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation
Employs seminars, leadership programs, and evidence-based discussion to strengthen and inform philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, and social enterprise so that each can contribute to the good society, domestically and internationally.
Program-Related Investments: A Technical Manual for Foundations
This book provides foundations with guidelines for evaluating PRIs, monitoring grant recipients, and tracking returned funds.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/475 pages, $280.00, May, 1997.
Progressive Technology Project
The Progressive Technology Project (PTP) seeks to raise the scope and scale of technology resources available to grassroots community organizing groups working for environmental, economic, and social justice. PTP provides training, technical assistance and grants to develop the capacity of grassroots organizing groups through the use of information technology.
Project on Government Oversight (POGO)
The Project On Government Oversight investigates, exposes, and seeks to remedy systemic abuses of power, mismanagement, and subservience by the federal government to powerful special interests.
Qualifying as a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organization: A Guide for Attorneys, Accountants, and Executive Management
This work offers a detailed discussion of the distinctions between different types of tax-exempt and nonprofit organizations. Review the unique characteristics of each type of organization under IRC Sections 501(c), 521, 527, and 528, and provide organizational tests for 501(c)(3) organizations. Accounting systems for tax-exempt institutions, internal controls, and reporting requirements are also covered, along with such topics as unrelated business taxable income, private foundations, and financial considerations and practical applications.
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QuickBooks Premier 2009 Nonprofit Edition
"QuickBooks Nonprofit Edition 2009" is nonprofit organization software that helps you accurately complete key bookkeeping and accounting tasks to demonstrate financial accountability, manage fund-raising efforts, and ensure your nonprofit organization's success.
Intuit. CD, $279.99, January, 2012.
Reinventing the University: Managing and Financing Institutions of Higher Education
This book offers insights on restructuring administrative operations, new revenue opportunities, debt management, capital renewal, endowment management, and more.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/432 pages, $335.00, May, 1995.
Resolving Conflict in Nonprofit Organizations -- The Leader's Guide to Finding Constructive Solutions
A hands-on guide to understanding, identifying, and resolving conflict constructively in your nonprofit. The eight-step process shows you how to spot conflicts, decide whether to intervene, uncover and deal with the true issues involved, and design and carry out a conflict resolution process.
Wilder Foundation. 192 pages, softcover, $34.95, January, 2012.
RIA is the premier provider of advanced research, practice materials, and compliance tools for tax, accounting and corporate finance professionals.
ROI For Nonprofits: The New Key to Sustainability
Explore the methods and processes to help nonprofits raise money in an environment that increasingly demands accountability, transparency, and results. The realities of today's economic environment have required that nonprofits, and those that raise money for them, make their case for support as strongly as possible. Warm and fuzzy appeals that tug at the heart strings have met with limited success. Assuming that funding targets intuitively know the value of the good work being done is unrealistic. The Key to Nonprofit Sustainability offers an abundance of pragmatic tips, tools, case studies, and techniques to make the process easy to understand and implement.
Jossey-Bass. e-book, $50.00, November, 2007.
Sales Tax Institute
The Sales Tax Institute is dedicated to educating business people about sales and use tax concepts and issues. We enable companies to minimize the tax expenses and administrative costs related to accurate compliance by offering three training courses throughout the United States.
Seize the Initiative
Increasingly, citizens groups are using ballot initiatives and referenda to advance their issues. This guide answers questions frequently asked by nonprofit organizations about working on ballot measures.
Alliance for Justice. 56 pages, $20.00, December, 1969.
Sister States Tax Directory
State Tax Form Links -- Updated for 2005 Tax Season
Society for Nonprofit Organizations
With a 25 year history and over 6,000 members, the Society for Nonprofit Organizations is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit management support organizations in the country. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Society provides its members with products and services that help them to accomplish their missions more effectively.
Speaking of Money: A Guide to Fund-Raising for Nonprofit Board Members (DVD)
ABC News journalist Hugh Downs walks viewers through a series of candid interviews in which real board members explain why fundraising is an essential board responsibility, how board members work in partnership with staff, why each board member should make a personal contribution and how to ask for a gift.
BoardSource. 30-minute video, plus 20-page user's guide, $22.00 (members), $33.00 (non-members), December, 1969.
Special Events: Proven Strategies for Nonprofit Fundraising, 2nd Edition
"Special Events: Proven Strategies for Nonprofit Fundraising, Second Edition" is the complete guide to making your next nonprofit event the rousing success it can be. Packed with author and development professional Alan Wendroff's realistic insights and pointers, this text provides a logical and comprehensive outline of event planning, with a special emphasis on fitting these events into the larger framework of the nonprofit's organizational goals.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover w/CD-Rom, 272 pages, $60.00, October, 2003.
Standards for Charity Accountability
This brochure was developed to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations. The standards seek to encourage fair and honest solicitation practices, to promote ethical conduct by charitable organizations and to advance support of philanthropy.
BBB Wise Giving Alliance. web based brochure, Free, January, 2012.
Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide, 5th Edition
Up-to-date information on changes in laws, rules, and regulations governing the nonprofit sector.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/346 pages, $45.00, February, 2009.
Statements of Financial Accounting Concepts, #4 - Objectives of Financial Reporting by Nonbusiness Organizations
This statement establishes the objectives of general purpose external financial reporting by nonbusiness organizations.
Financial Accounting Standards Board. web-based/36 pages, free, December, 1980.
Statements of Financial Accounting Concepts, #6 - Elements of Financial Statements
This statement defines 10 elements of financial statements: seven elements of financial statements of both business enterprises and not-for-profit organizations-assets, liabilities, equity (business enterprises) or net assets (not-for-profit organizations), revenues, expenses, gains, and losses-and three elements of financial statements of business enterprises only-investments by owners, distributions to owners, and comprehensive income. It also defines three classes of net assets of not-for-profit organizations and the changes in those classes during a period-change in permanently restricted net assets, change in temporarily restricted net assets, and change in unrestricted net assets. The statement also defines or describes certain other concepts that underlie or are otherwise related to those elements and classes.
Financial Accounting Standards Board. web-based/91 pages, free, December, 1985.
Statements of Financial Accounting Standards (FAS) - FAS No. 116, Accounting for Contributions Received and Contributions Made
This statement establishes accounting standards for contributions and applies to all entities that receive or make contributions.
Financial Accounting Standards Board. web-based/61 pages, free, June, 1993.
Statements of Financial Accounting Standards (FAS) - FAS No. 117, Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organizations
This statement establishes standards for general-purpose external financial statements provided by a not-for-profit organization. Its objective is to enhance the relevance, understandability, and comparability of financial statements issued by those organizations.
Financial Accounting Standards Board. web-based/70 pages, free, June, 1993.
Statements of Financial Accounting Standards (FAS) - FAS No. 136, Transfer of Assets to a Not-for-Profit or Charitable Trust that Raises or Holds Contributions for Others
This statement establishes standards for transactions in which an entity-the donor-makes a contribution by transferring assets to a not-for-profit organization or charitable trust-the recipient organization-that accepts the assets from the donor and agrees to use those assets on behalf of or transfer those assets, the return on investment of those assets, or both to another entity-the beneficiary-that is specified by the donor. It also establishes standards for transactions that take place in a similar manner but are not contributions because the transfers are revocable, repayable, or reciprocal.
Financial Accounting Standards Board. web-based/41 pages, free, June, 1999.
Statements of Financial Accounting Standards (FAS) - FAS No. 93, Recognition of Depreciation by Not-for-Profit Organizations
This statement requires all not-for-profit organizations to recognize the cost of using up long-lived tangible assets-depreciation-in general-purpose external financial statements.
Financial Accounting Standards Board. web-based/19 pages, free, August, 1987.
Statements of Financial Accounting Standards (FAS) - FAS No. 95, Statement of Cash Flows
This statement establishes standards for cash flow reporting. It supersedes APB Opinion No. 19, “Reporting Changes in Financial Position,” and requires a statement of cash flows as part of a full set of financial statements for all organizations in place of a statement of changes in financial position.
Financial Accounting Standards Board. web-based/66 pages, free, November, 1987.
Step-by-Step: Strategic Planning
This ready-to-use kit provides you with the tools you will need to lead you successfully through each step of the strategic planning process with your board and staff.
BoardSource. kit, $82.00 (members), $136.00 (non-members), December, 1969.
Storytelling for Grantseekers: The Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fundraising, 2nd Edition
Grantseekers who have used this unique process discover that telling the organization's story in narrative form (complete with settings, characters, antagonists, and resolutions), can help them connect with grantmakers and ultimately have greater success with funders.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/224 pages, $29.95, January, 2009.
Strategic Financial Challenges for Higher Education: How to Achieve Quality, Accountability, and Innovation: New Directions for Higher Education, No. 140
With contributions from authors who have clear and unfiltered vision about the future of higher education, this book will sharpen your own thinking about the issues of quality, accountability and innovation confronting higher education and will provide practical solutions for the real problems you face at your institution
Jossey-Bass. paperback, 160 pages, $29.00, May, 2008.
Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations: A Practical Guide and Workbook, Second Edition
Guidelines on adapting proven corporate marketing tools to the nonprofit sector.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/480 pages, $39.95, March, 2005.
Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations: A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement, Third Edition
The book shows leaders how to use strategic planning to strengthen their organizations and outlines the reasons public and nonprofit organizations must embrace strategic planning to improve their performance.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/464 pages, $52.00, October, 2004.
Strategic Planning Set (NEW)
Includes: Crafting Effective Mission and Vision Statements; Five Life Stages of Nonprofit Organizations; The Manager's Guide to Program Evaluation; Strategic Planning Workbook, Revised and Updated
Fieldstone Alliance. 4 books, $89.00, January, 2012.
Strategic Planning Set 2009 (NEW)
Includes: Crafting Effective Mission and Vision Statements Five Life Stages of Nonprofit Organizations The Manager's Guide to Program Evaluation Strategic Planning Workbook, Revised and Updated
Fieldstone Alliance. 6 books, $124.00, January, 2012.
Streetsmart Financial Basics for Nonprofit Managers, Third Edition
Explains how to read, interpret, and implement financial data from bookkeepers and accountants to make management decisions that ensure an organization's long-term financial viability. Organized into four distinct parts - analysis, accounting, operations, and control.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/256, $45.00, April, 2009.
Strengthening Nonprofit Performance -- A Funder's Guide to Capacity Building
This practical guide synthesize the most recent capacity building practice and research into a collection of strategies, steps, and examples that funders can use to get started on or improve their funding to strengthen nonprofits.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. 176 pages, softcover, $41.95, January, 2012.
Successful Corporate Fund Raising: Effective Strategies for Today's Nonprofits
"Successful Corporate Fund Raising" provides in-depth answers to these and all your questions about finding and winning corporate funds. The distillation of Scott Sheldon's more than two decades of experience as a corporate fund raiser, it provides a complete blueprint for developing and maintaining successful corporate fund-raising programs at nonprofits of all sizes.
Jossey-Bass. e-book, 191 pages, $50.00, March, 2000.
Tax Analysts Online
Tax Analysts is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to help the country tax its citizens fairly, simply, and efficiently. Our job is to stir up great tax policy debate - and fuel it with the best news and commentary around.
Tax Planning and Compliance for Tax-Exempt Organizations, 2009 Cumulative Supplement: Rules, Checklists, Procedures, 4th Edition
Jossey-Bass. paperback/311 pages, $95.00, January, 2012.
Tax Planning and Compliance for Tax-Exempt Organizations: Rules, Checklists, Procedures, 4th Edition
Guide to navigating the complex maze of nonprofit tax rules and regulations.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover/742 pages or e-book, $210.00, January, 2012.
The technology place for nonprofits.
Technology Opportunities Program (TOP)
The Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) is a highly competitive, merit-based matching grant program that promotes the use of advanced telecommunications and information technologies in the non-profit and public sectors.
Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
This newly revised edition explores the 10 core areas of board responsibility. Share with board members the basic responsibilities, including, determining mission and purpose, ensuring effective planning, and participating in fundraising. This is a reference for drafting job descriptions, assessing board performance, and orienting board members on their responsibilities.
BoardSource. book/42 pages, $18.00 (members), $27.00 (non-members), January, 2003.
The American Hospital Association
AHA ensures that members' perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates, and judicial matters. Our advocacy efforts include the legislative and executive branches and include the legislative and regulatory arenas.
The Art of Trusteeship: The Nonprofit Board Members Guide to Effective Governance
This book offers board members the guidance they need to successfully govern their organizations--no matter what type or size of nonprofit they may lead.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/208 pages, $37.00, November, 2000.
The Board Member's Guide to Strategic Planning: A Practical Approach to Strengthening Nonprofit Organizations
Howe guides board members through each critical step, from preparing and conducting the planning to production of strategic and operational plans. A quick, compact guide for busy nonprofit board members.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/144 pages, $34.00, March, 1997.
The Cash Flow Management Book for Nonprofits: A Step-by-Step Guide for Managers, Consultants, and Boards
The guide of its kind to offers nonprofit executives help with the vital task of cash flow management.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/240 pages, $30.00, October, 2001.
The Collaboration Challenge: How Nonprofits and Businesses Succeed through Strategic Alliances
In this book, James E. Austin provides a practical framework for understanding how traditional philanthropic relationships can be transformed into powerful strategic alliances.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/244 pages, $27.95, February, 2000.
"The Connection" explains the different roles and functions of charities, social welfare organizations, PACs and other types of nonprofits. We clarify the federal rules and illuminate the ways these organizations can work together to accomplish common goals. This revised edition includes important updates about changes in federal tax and election law since our original publication in 1998.
Alliance for Justice. book/95 pages, $35.00, January, 2006.
The Executive Director's Survival Guide: Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader
This resource will give you the help you need to develop and strengthen personal, interpersonal and organizational effectiveness. It is filled with practical advice for succeeding in the position and offers a reader-friendly question and answer format.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/288 pages, $32.00, October, 2003.
The Five Life Stages of Nonprofit Organizations -- Where You Are, Where You're Going, and What to Expect When You Get There
This guide helps you understand where your organization is in its life and how to avoid unnecessary struggles and act on opportunities to boost your organization's development.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. 128 pages, softcover, $32.95, January, 2012.
The Foundation Center
Information for not-for-profit organizations, donors and researchers.
The Governance Series
The New Governance Series includes: "Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards" by Richard T. Ingram; "Financial Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards" by Andrew S. Lang; "Structures and Practices of Nonprofit Boards" by Charles F. Dambach; "Fundraising Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards" by James M. Greenfield; "Legal Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards" by Bruce R. Hopkins; "The Nonprofit Board's Role in Setting and Advancing the Mission" by Kay Sprinkel Grace; "The Nonprofit Board's Role in Planning and Evaluation" by John A. Yankey and Amy McClellan; "How to Help Your Board Govern More and Manage Less" by Richard P. Chait; "Leadership Roles in Nonprofit Governance" by Robert L. Gale
BoardSource. 351 pages, $88.00 (members), $142.00 (non-members), January, 2003.
The Law of Fundraising, 4rd Edition
Contains summaries of each state's Charitable Contribution Solicitation Act, the most important regulation impacting the fundraising practice and professionals within each state.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/680 pages, $250.00, April, 2009.
The Law of Intermediate Sanctions: A Guide for Nonprofits
An essential resource on the new law facing nonprofits.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover/362 pages, $60.00, January, 2012.
The Law of Tax-Exempt Healthcare Organizations, 3rd Edition
This book provides a comprehensive, one-volume source of detailed information on federal, state, and local laws covering tax-exempt healthcare organizations. It tackles complex legal issues in a practical, down-to-earth manner by providing plain-English explanations and the appropriate legal citations for further research.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/1,130 pages, $252.50 (Wiley/Jossey-Bass), $233.95 (Jossey-Bass), April, 2008.
The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, 2009 Supplement, 9th Edition
The "2009 Supplement" generally covers developments since the book was published, which basically means developments during 2008 such as: The new Form 990. Other sets of rules are flowing, such as those pertaining to tax-exempt organizations and prohibited tax shelter transactions. Private letter rulings, some of them quite interesting, continue to tumble out of the agency. Back to the IRS, there are two momentous developments in the making.
Jossey-Bass. paperback/264 pages, $85.00, April, 2009.
The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, 9th Edition
Written in plain English and supplemented annually, "The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Ninth Edition" can help the lawyers and managers of tax-exempt organizations make sure that they are up-to-date on all current regulations pertaining to tax-exempt organizations, and well-prepared to make decisions about their organization's actions and future.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/1,296 pages, $250.00, April, 2007.
The Legislative Labyrinth: A Map for Not-for-Profits
A guide to help not-for-profit organizations lobby local, state, and federal legislative bodies.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/272 pages, $85.00, January, 2012.
The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations
This guide will help you understand your role in shaping public policy, assess the benefits of lobbying to fulfill your mission, and show you how to develop and carry out an advocacy plan.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. 240 pages, softcover, $37.95, January, 2012.
The National Christina Foundation
National Cristina Foundation (NCF) provides computer technology and solutions to give people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons the opportunity, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives.
The Nonprofit Board Answer Book, Second Edition: A Practical Guide for Board Members and Chief Executives
The second edition of this best-selling, indispensable resource contains 80 questions and answers - a wealth of information about board structure and process, meetings, board composition, orientation, board-staff relations, financial management, and much more.
BoardSource. 351 pages, $30.00 (members), $45.00 (non-members), January, 2007.
The Nonprofit Board's Role in Planning and Evaluation
"Nonprofit Board's Role in Planning and Evaluation" by John A. Yankey and Amy McClellan explains how your board should be involved in strategic planning and how that plan should link to outcomes measurement.
BoardSource. 110 pages, $18.00 (members), $27.00 (non-members), January, 2009.
The Nonprofit Budgeting Process
A step-by-step guide to developing a successful and participatory budgeting process.
Community Loan Technologies. online, free, January, 2012.
The Nonprofit Handbook: Fund Raising (AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series), 3rd Edition
The book provides a complete overview of the entire development function, from management and strategic planning to hands-on, practical guidance for the various kinds of fundraising.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/1,176 pages, $175.00, March, 2001.
The Nonprofit Handbook: Management, 3rd Edition
This handbook brings together more than thirty-five leading experts in nonprofit management to provide information and guidance on standardized policies and procedures that are applicable to virtually every nonprofit organization - and effect the three most crucial areas: effectiveness, efficiency, and evolutionary environment.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. hardcover/960 pages, $195.00, March, 2001.
The Nonprofit Leadership Team: Building the Board-Executive Director Partnership
Fisher Howe clearly shows what the board expects of the executive and what the executive expects of the board and the individual members, examines the working relationship among them, and demonstrates how the leadership team deals with specific responsibilities and challenges.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover, 224 pages, $34.00, November, 2003.
The Nonprofit Membership Toolkit
Step-by-step, "The Nonprofit Membership Toolkit" shows how to create, manage, and sustain a dynamic membership program that will help a social change organization thrive
Jossey-Bass. paperback w/associated website, 320 pages, $40.00, July, 2003.
The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook Part I
This practical guide walks you through the entire merger process from assessing your reasons and readiness, to finding a partner, negotiating the deal, and completing the merger.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. 240 pages, softcover, $35.95, January, 2012.
The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook Part II
This book takes you the rest of the way-clearly, manageably, and planfully. It's a must-read for anyone considering, embarking on, or just completing a merger.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. 248 pages, softcover, $35.95, January, 2012.
The Nonprofit Organization's Guide To E-commerce
This book is the definitive guidebook for nonprofit executives who want to use the Internet for generating revenues. Includes capsule site reviews of more than 150 World Wide Web sites where you can obtain free e-commerce software, tools for your Web page, partner with online retailers, and much more.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. book, $19.95, January, 2012.
The Nonprofit Quarterly
Magazine and website promotes "spirited" nonprofit management.
The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World
This ground-breaking guide offers a compelling alternative to traditional strategic planning. In addition to new ideas for how to form strategies, it provides the tools and framework needed to infuse strategic thinking throughout your organization. The result: your nonprofit will be more strategic in thought and action on a d-aily basis, without subjecting your board and staff to the traditional strategic planning marathon. So, when the next opportunity (or challenge) comes along, you'll be able to respond swiftly and thoughtfully.
Fieldstone Alliance. book/208 pages, $34.95, January, 2012.
The Nonprofit Times Online
Articles for the Nonprofit Times newspaper and links to other sites.
The Not-for-Profit CEO: How to Attain and Retain the Corner Office
The "Not-for-Profit CEO" serves as both an authoritative reference guide and a practical workbook. In addition to sample tables, forms, and checklists, it offers case studies of leading not-for-profit CEOs, complete with illuminating interviews that enable readers to understand and implement the proven steps destined to get them to the top seat of any not-for-profit organization.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover/309 pages, $39.95, October, 2004.
The Paper Chase: Nonprofit Filings, Forms, and Record Keeping, Sixth Edition (with 2008 addenda)
"The Paper Chase" details filing and record-keeping procedures for organizations that receive 501(c)(3) public charity status. A must-have guide for staff and board members of Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia nonprofits that provides valuable assistance in meeting legal, corporate, and tax obligations. Topics covered include corporate and tax records, registration and annual corporate reports, seeking and maintaining a state tax exemption, complying with income tax law, fundraising reports and filings, federal guidelines for political campaign activities and lobbying, and postal rates and requirements. "The Paper Chase" was revised in 2003.
Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington. , $15.00 (CAGW members); $25.00 (non-members), January, 2003.
The Quality of Financial Reporting by Nonprofits -- Findings and Implications
To study these issues in depth, we conducted detailed discussions with nine organizations. The organizations ranged in size from under $1 million to over $40 million in annual expenditures. They represented various fields of work, such as health, education, and the arts. This brief highlights five groups of findings relating to financial reporting that emerged from these case studies.
. online, Free, August, 2004.
The Role of Independent Directors After Sarbanes-Oxley
This book is intended to provide independent directors and their advisors with an understanding of the primary legal and governance issues that have evolved in the corporate governance environment since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002. The printed text is intended to be accessible to attorney and nonattorney readers.
Wiley. hardcover, 176 pages, $75.95 (regular); $59.95 (ABA members), March, 2007.
The Rules of the Game: An Election Year Legal Guide for Nonprofit Organizations
A guide that reviews federal tax and election laws which govern nonprofit organizations in an election year. This book explains the right (and wrong) ways to organize specific voter education activities.
Alliance for Justice. book/52 pages, $20.00, January, 1996.
The Source: Twelve Principles of Governance That Power Exceptional Boards
"The Source: Twelve Principles of Governance That Power Exceptional Boards" defines governance not as dry, obligatory compliance, but as a creative and collaborative process that supports chief executives, engages board members, and furthers the causes they all serve.
BoardSource. 351 pages, $16.00 (members), $24.00 (non-members), January, 2005.
The Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court of the United States
The Tax Foundation
The Tax Foundation is the only organization that: analyzes data from all levels of government; explores the effect of tax policy on businesses and individuals alike; and channels this information to the general public.
The Unified Registration Statement
The Unified Registration Statement (URS) represents an effort to consolidate the information and data requirements of all states that require registration of nonprofit organizations performing charitable solicitations within their jurisdictions. The effort is organized by the National Association of State Charities Officials and the National Association of Attorneys General, and is one part of the Standardized Reporting Project, whose aim is to standardize, simplify, and economize compliance under the states' solicitation laws.
The Zone of Insolvency: How Nonprofits Avoid Hidden Liabilities & Build Financial Strength
The book includes: Sample action plans for any organization's predicament, whether solvent, in the Zone of Insolvency, or insolvent; 10 real-life case studies of nonprofits that have had to confront the Zone of Insolvency and how they each approached the issues, assessed danger spots, acknowledged shortcomings, and committed to an action step; Tips on fundraising hazards, including donor-restricted gifts, charitable gift annuities issued by nonprofits, commissions involving fundraisers, and donors turning into creditors at bankruptcy; Sample board policies covering the key areas that all boards should have a clearly written policy on, such as conflict of interest, review of grants and proposals, borrowing of funds, and purchase authorizations; 60 charts plotting performances of financially strong and weak organizations
Jossey-Bass. hardcover, 240 pages, $49.00, April, 2008.
Third Sector New England
Provides information and services to build the knowledge, power and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations that engage people in community and public life.
Acting under the directive of the leadership of the 104th Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the Internet public, a Library of Congress team brought the Thomas World Wide Web system online in January 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress.
For over 20 years, TimeValue Software has developed affordable software solutions to serve the needs of accounting, tax, legal, leasing, banking, and other financial professionals.
U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
U.S. Department of Labor: Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration
The Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986 (FERSA).
Understanding the Needs of Donors: The Supply Side of Charitable Giving: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising, No. 29
Outlines important steps needed in order to develop successful giving-receiving or gift relationships. Provides a framework for donors to determine comfort levels of giving and illustrates how tax changes influence giving. Proposes a meaningful-action paradigm to better understand why donors give, providing a useful guide for fundraising practice and research. Concludes with a challenge to donors to move from a "checkbook philanthropy" to a "citizenship philanthropy."
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/120 pages, $29.00, October, 2001.
Unified Financial Reporting System for Not-for-Profit Organizations: A Comprehensive Guide to Unifying GAAP, IRS Form 990 and Other Financial Reports Using a Unified Chart of Accounts
This comprehensive guide is for all nonprofits that are required to comply with financial reporting standards set by the IRS and thirty-five state charity regulators (Form 990), FASB and AICPA (GAAP), grantmakers, and the like. It shows how to unify financial reporting requirements without compromising the organization's accuracy and accountability.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/384 pages, $47.00, September, 2000.
United States Code
The Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives prepares and publishes the United States Code pursuant to section 285b of title 2 of the Code.
United States Tax Code Online
This document allows you to access the complete text of the United States Internal Revenue Code, Title 26 of the U.S. Code (26 USC) in a variety of ways.
United States Tax Court
Congress created the Tax Court to provide a judicial forum in which affected persons could dispute tax deficiencies determined by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue prior to payment of the disputed amounts.
United Way of America
United Way of America is the national organization dedicated to leading the United Way movement in making measurable impact in every community across America. It invests in the programs and services that strengthen the ability of local United Ways to identify and build a coalition around a set of community priorities and measure success based on community impact.
Allows the Form 990 to be filed with participating states.
US Department of Education's -- Community Technology Centers
The purpose of this program is to create and expand community technology centers that will provide disadvantaged residents of economically distressed urban and rural communities with access to information technology and related training. The focus of the program is to use technology-related instruction to improve the academic achievement of students in secondary schools.
US Department of Education's -- Technology Innovation Challenge Grants
The Technology Innovation Challenge Grants (TICG) program supports partnerships among educators, business and industry, and other community organizations to develop innovative applications of technology and plans for fully integrating technology into schools.
US Department of Labor: Employee Benefits Security Administration
EFAST is a system designed to simplify and expedite the receipt and processing of the Forms 5500/5500-EZ.
Venture Forth! The Essential Guide to Starting a Moneymaking Business in Your Nonprofit Organization
This handbook gives you an approach for finding, testing, and launching a successful nonprofit business venture.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. softcover/272 pages, $34.95, January, 2012.
Our philanthropic mission is to foster relationships and partnerships that address social and economic needs in America's diverse communities. We invest in and partner with organizations that focus on literacy and education initiatives, technology and work force development programs, and domestic violence solutions. And through Verizon volunteers, we encourage our employees and our customers to make a difference by donating their time, money, and talents to nonprofit agencies - to help build stronger, sustainable communities.
Volunteer Match is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help everyone find a great place to volunteer, and offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement.
Web Lab is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing innovative Web-based projects that bring fresh perspectives and new voices to the discussion of public issues.
Why Nonprofits Fail -- Overcoming Founder's Syndrome, Funphobia and Other Obstacles to Success
Stephen Block explains that many well-intentioned leaders hold on to views of their nonprofit organizations that perpetuate problems rather than help fix them.
Jossey-Bass. hardcover/208 pages, $29.95, December, 2003.
Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2009: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for Not-for-Profit Organizations
This is a comprehensive, guide to the accounting and financial reporting principles used by not-for-profit organizations. It provides a complete review of the authoritative accounting literature that impacts all types of not-for-profit organizations, features many examples and illustrations that will assist the reader in applying authoritative literature to real-life situations.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/506 pages, $90.00, January, 2009.
Winning Grants Step-by-Step, 3rd Edition
In the highly competitive arena of grantseeking, fundraisers need resources in order to win grants and fulfill their organization's mission. This new, thoroughly updated edition of the bestseller offers a guide that any organization can use to secure funding from private foundations or the government. Filled with updated examples, this guide directs the novice grantseeker and offers a refresher course for experienced grantwriters. Following the process presented will improve anyone's ability to transform an idea that needs support into a proposal that demands funding, "Winning Grants Step by Step" is part of the new Jossey-Bass Nonprofit Guidebook Series.
Wiley/Jossey-Bass. paperback/128 pages, $30.00, October, 2008.
Worry-Free Lobbying for Nonprofits
This booklet describes how nonprofit groups, and the foundations that support them, can take advantage of the clear and generous provisions in federal law that encourage lobbying activity.
Alliance for Justice. booklet/12 pages, free, January, 1999.
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