SJPL Works - New Titles for Your Nonprofit

5 Titles That Will Help You Build Your Nonprofit

Nonprofits run on a shoestring budget with most resources directed towards the mission. So, we added the following books to help your nonprofit with professional development!

Joan Garry's Guide to Nonprofit Leadership

Cover Image of Joan Garry's Guide to Nonprofit Leadership: Because Nonprofits are MessyJoan Garry's Guide to Nonprofit Leadership is written for staff and board leadership. Garry uses her experience from a variety of positions in the nonprofit field including donor, executive director, board member, consultant, and educator to help you build a thriving nonprofit. She writes that nonprofits are messy with too many cooks, too few resources, and an abundance of passion that can color decision making and priorities. Therefore, nonprofit leadership requires a special set of skills. In her view, it is shared leadership, where a board and staff work in true partnership, that separates good nonprofits from great ones.

Nonprofit Legends

Cover Image of Nonprofit LegendsNonprofit Legends provides a comprehensive reference manual on all aspects of nonprofit work including volunteer recruitment and retention, learning from the past, organizing special events, improving community relations, strategic planning, developing a board, and collaborating with other organizations.

Mission Control

Cover of Mission Control How Nonprofits and Governments Can Focus, Achieve More, and Change the WorldMission Control helps your nonprofit buck the trend of attracting donors by adding new programs, which can cause your organization to feel overwhelmed, underfunded, and unfulfilled. Liana Downey uses her experience working with thousands of nonprofits and government agencies around the world to help organizations discover their sweet spot at the intersection of what it is good at, what its clients need, and the activities that get measurable and sustainable results.

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California

Cover Image of How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in CaliforniaHow to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California shows you how to choose a name and structure, prepare and file articles of incorporation, qualify as a 501(c)(3) public charity, obtain federal and state tax-exempt status, create bylaws, set up a corporate records book, prepare minutes of your first board meeting, and handle postincorporation filings and tasks. The book includes downloadable forms, and is written by attorney Anthony Mancuso who is a corporations expert and author of Nolo's corporate law series.

Nonprofit Kit For Dummies

Cover Image of Nonprofit Kit for DummiesNonprofit Kit For Dummies leads you through the step-by-step process of getting started with nonprofits, managing a nonprofit organization, and fundraising successfully. The book also includes tips for adapting in hard times and raising money, and a CD with over 100 forms. Stan Hutton, senior program officer of the Clarence E. Heller Foundation, and Frances N. Phillips, grant writing instructor at San Francisco State University, co-author the book.

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