Nonprofit Management 101 - it's not another do-it-yourself manual

publication date: Jul 28, 2011
author/source: Lisa MacDonald

"If I knew then what I know now," is the perspective editor Darian Rodriguez Heyman asked 50 contributing authors to write from when gathering content for Nonprofit Management 101.  His goal with this project was to create a reference guide for professionals taking on new responsibilities even though they aren't completely prepared for it. 

Heyman identifies with people working in small grassroots organizations, "we're like little kids wearing our dads' suits, building the plane while flying it."  This book, he assures, will make the orientation process quicker, allowing you to benefit from the experience of those who came before you.

It may not be a "do-it-yourselfer" but with more than 600 pages of material he covers a wide range of material, including: nonprofits in ‘the big picture', managing organizations and people, nonprofit law and finance, nonprofit technology and IT, fundraising, marketing and communications and board and volunteers.

Even the foreword by Ami Dar, founder and executive director of, is full of good advice as he shares his top ten lessons from the past fifteen years.  Here's a sneak peek at lessons one through five:

  1. Focus. Focus! Mission creep is enemy #1.  Once you know what you want to do, do that and nothing else.
  2. Build a good board, but first decide what "good" means for you.  More or less engaged? More or less supportive?  More or less meddlesome?
  3. Hire good people. Skilled and smart, of course, but what I really mean is people you like.
  4. When you make a hiring mistake, and you probably will, try to fix it as soon as possible.
  5. Learn some accounting. Money is the fuel on which your organization will run, and you should always know your numbers.

Don't delay, order your copy of Nonprofit Management 101, for just $41.95  



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