Chapters cover several topics including board development, program development, fundraising, volunteers, marketing, strategic planning, major gifts, financial management, and advocacy. Here are some highlights from Building Hope: Leadership in the Nonprofit World (Praeger Publishers):
“Before writing a proposal, I always contact the foundation. I want verbal feedback on our project prior to submitting anything in writing.” (p. 98)Search the Catalog of Nonprofit Literature for more readings on nonprofit management.
“One of the ironies of nonprofit work is that agencies with government funding depend on it and agencies without it don’t want it.” (p. 102)
“The accepted rule of thumb is that an agency should have, at a minimum, reserves totaling three to six months of its operating budget, and preferably a year’s worth." (p. 168)