Nonprofit Basics is a book founded on over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit, education, research, and arts worlds. The purpose in writing this book is to better prepare nonprofits to improve their structure and functionality so that they can be more grant ready and attractive to potential funders. Without funders, many would not be able to do the work that they do.
In the many years of doing this work, I have witnessed a multitude of misunderstandings, lack of awareness, and misguided decisions that ultimately harm the very organization that is trying to seek funding. It is with this in mind that I present this work as a means to help any nonprofit (new or not) to make more constructive strategic decisions that will make a foundation or large donor feel comfortable with contributing to your cause.
This book will not go over the way in which you should manage your day to day operations. What it will cover are the basics for starting a nonprofit, the critical factors that involve governance, how to approach fundraising, and lastly the grant funding process. This book consists of a Start-Up Guide, and four parts: Governance, Fundraising, Planning a Fundraising Event, and Grants. This will help you to find the sections that you need to focus on so that you can strengthen and improve your efforts. Ultimately resulting in increased funding for your organization.