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Streetsmart Financial Basics for Nonprofit Managers by Thomas A. McLaughlin Book Summary:

The complete guide to the basics of nonprofit financial management Let's be honest. Most books about financial management are densely written, heavy on jargon, and light on practicality. Expert financial consultant and author Tom McLaughlin takes a different approach with his fourth edition of Streetsmart Financial Basics for Nonprofit Managers. This comprehensive guide provides effective, easy-to-use tips, tools, resources, and analyses. The light, humorous tone in Streetsmart Financial Basics for Nonprofit Managers makes it an accessible resource for nonprofit executives, board members, students, and those new to the field. This book forgoes useless, pretentious verbiage in order to outline real-world strategies that work. This edition includes: New insights, updates, vignettes, case studies, and examples to deal with the implications of nonprofit financial management An examination of nonprofit business models in relation to growing demands from the government and other funders How to construct business plans for virtually any nonprofit entity Customizable resources—including financial worksheets, forms, and Excel templates to help nonprofit managers complete their day to day assignments A guided tour through common aspects of nonprofit management, such as financial analysis, accounting, and operations Practical and informative, Streetsmart Financial Basics for Nonprofit Managers is the go-to financial management reference for nonprofit managers, boards of directors, and funders.

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Streetsmart Financial Basics for Nonprofit Managers by Thomas A. McLaughlin Book Summary:

Essential, accessible guidelines for interpreting and using financial information "A wonderful resource for nonprofit managers and board members alike. It hits the mark by simplifying accounting concepts and providing practical advice that can help nonprofits achieve a higher degree of accountability." -Paula Van Ness, President and CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America "After thirty-three years of managing in the nonprofit sector, I find I could have used the information in Streetsmart when I first began my career. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in the effective management of nonprofit organizations." -George W. Kessinger, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries International, Inc. "The first edition of McLaughlin's book was a masterpiece-clearly written, concise, and insightful. These traits also characterize the Second Edition. This is an excellent text for students and also a reference that every nonprofit professional should have on their bookshelf." -Norman A. Dolch, PhD, Director of the Nonprofit Programs and Professor of Sociology Louisiana State University in Shreveport "Tom McLaughlin contributes a valuable tool to those working for the betterment of society in the nonprofit fields: an important, highly readable, intelligent review of those issues which determine success and failure. All too often, well-meaning nonprofit managers find their organizations in constant crisis due to their mission-focus and mission-drive to the detriment of sound financial management. Streetsmart Financial Basics is a fast way of balancing management skills short of returning for an MBA." -Jeffrey R. Solomon, PhD, President, The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies The Second Edition of this popular resource explains in plain English 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-this book offers a host of hands-on resources for managers, including: * A CD-ROM containing spreadsheet templates for financial reports, word-processing checklists, sample documents, and real-world examples of management in action * Dozens of easy-to-read charts, tables, checklists, and instructive sidebars * Inserted text boxes highlighting supplemental information * Special comments in the narrative linking the material to personal financial management matters

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Streetsmart Financial Basics for Nonprofit Managers by Thomas A. McLaughlin Book Summary:

Praise for Streetsmart Financial Basics for Nonprofit Managers, Third Edition "Tom McLaughlin is a proven master at making the daunting concepts of nonprofit financial management clear and engaging. This book is a superb introduction for new nonprofit executives, board members, and students. It is also an excellent refresher and reference for those of us who have been around the nonprofit sector for a while. It is well written, concise, and thought provoking." —J. Gregory Dees, Professor of the Practice of Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Management at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, and coauthor of Enterprising Nonprofits and Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs "A very practical guide to understanding and managing the finances of a nonprofit organization. As nonprofits strive for greater accountability, Tom McLaughlin's real-world examples and accessible style make this book indispensable for nonprofit executives, managers, and board members at organizations of any size." —Gordon J. Campbell, President and CEO, United Way of New York City "Tom McLaughlin's powerful book is far more than a useful tool. It provides the philosophical approach to instill strong stewardship and future viability to those in the world of nonprofits. He takes apart the complex issues of nonprofit stewardship just as Einstein translated relativity into a simple equation. Purely masterful." —Jim Mellor, Senior VP, Chief Financial Officer, YMCA of the USA Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Nonprofit Mergers and Alliances

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Nonprofit Mergers and Alliances by Thomas A. McLaughlin Book Summary:

Clear, practical, step-by-step guidance through the nonprofit merger process Using real-world examples, case studies, and enduring frameworks, Nonprofit Mergers and Alliances, Second Edition offers clear, practical, step-by-step guidance through the merger and alliance development process. From assessing feasibility and planning for implementation to post-merger integration, this ground-breaking work points out pitfalls and offers insightful commentary in every chapter. Provides a comprehensive framework for designing and implementing effective collaborations of all kinds Offers the tools needed to effectively collaborate with potential partners Shows how nonprofit mergers are fundamentally different from for-profit mergers-and why board members need to know this Focuses on the needs of the nonprofit sector, including cultural compatibility and compassionate management practices Shows nonprofit managers and board members how to make their way through the merger process without repeating Wall Street's mistakes Insightful and realistic, Nonprofit Mergers and Alliances, Second Edition equips you with the tools and knowledge you need to create effective collaborations.

Nonprofit Law & Finance Essentials e-book set

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Nonprofit Law & Finance Essentials e-book set by Bruce R. Hopkins,Thomas A. McLaughlin,Laurence Scot Book Summary:

The ultimate insider guide to managing your nonprofiteffectively and protecting its mission—all in one affordablecollection This e-book bundle demystifies nonprofit laws and financialresponsibilities, providing you with the expert advice tofinancially manage your nonprofit effectively and understand itscomplex legal issues. Written by renowned nonprofit leaders BruceHopkins, Thomas McLaughlin, and Laurence Scot, the Nonprofit Lawand Finance Essentials e-book collection equips you to meet andmanage your nonprofit's legal and financial obligations withstep-by-step guidance, practical tools, and concretestrategies. Fundraising Law Made Easy/Bruce R.Hopkins—features the ins and outs of fundraising law fromnonprofit law authority Bruce Hopkins Streetsmart Financial Basics for Nonprofit Managers, ThirdEdition/Thomas A. McLaughlin—presents plain-Englishdirection for reading, interpreting, and implementing financialdata The Simplified Guide to Not-for-Profit Accounting, Formation& Reporting/Laurence Scot—offers a wealth of solidinformation for understanding nonprofit financial transactions,financial statements, and internal and external reports Learn how constitutional law, governance, and IRS auditpractices pertain to charitable fundraising. Make managementdecisions that ensure your organization's long-term financialviability. Navigate unique nonprofit accounting rules. It's all atyour fingertips with Wiley's Nonprofit Law & FinanceEssentials e-book set, equipping you with the tools to managemoney and mission.

Nonprofit Strategic Positioning

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Nonprofit Strategic Positioning by Thomas A. McLaughlin Book Summary:

Nonprofit Strategic Positioning: Decide Where to Be, Plan What to Do is the first nonprofit-oriented book to describe strategic positioning as an alternative to traditional strategic planning. Even in the nonprofit sector, strategic planning is becoming discredited as a formulaic, go-nowhere exercise. This book will take the reader on a stimulating journey through nonprofit strategy development and implementation. The book is timely because the nonprofit sector has reached a turning point where the need to be more business-like is undeniable, and the continuing retreat of the public sector has left even wider gaps in services that nonprofits will be asked to fill. Nonprofit Strategic Positioning: Decide Where to Be, Plan What to Do offers a fresh new way for nonprofits to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The Nonprofit Manager's Resource Directory

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The Nonprofit Manager's Resource Directory by Ronald A. Landskroner Book Summary:

A newly revised and updated edition of the ultimate resource fornonprofit managers If you're a nonprofit manager, you probably spend a good deal ofyour time tracking down hard-to-find answers to complicatedquestions. The Nonprofit Manager's Resource Directory, SecondEdition provides instant answers to all your questions concerningnonprofit-oriented product and service providers, Internet sites,funding sources, publications, support and advocacy groups, andmuch more. If you need help finding volunteers, understanding newlegislation, or writing grant proposals, help has arrived. Thisnew, updated edition features expanded coverage of important issuesand even more answers to all your nonprofit questions. Revised to keep vital information up to the minute, The NonprofitManager's Resource Directory, Second Edition: * Contains more than 2,000 detailed listings of both nonprofit andfor-profit resources, products, and services * Supplies complete details on everything from assistance andsupport groups to software vendors and Internet servers, managementconsultants to list marketers * Provides information on all kinds of free and low-cost productsavailable to nonprofits * Features an entirely new section on international issues * Plus: 10 bonus sections available only on CD-ROM The Nonprofit Manager's Resource Directory, Second Edition has theinformation you need to keep your nonprofit alive and well in thesechallenging times. Topics include: * Accountability and Ethics * Assessment and Evaluation * Financial Management * General Management * Governance * Human Resource Management * Information Technology * International Third Sector * Leadership * Legal Issues * Marketing and Communications * Nonprofit Sector Overview * Organizational Dynamics and Design * Philanthropy * Professional Development * Resource Development * Social Entrepreneurship * Strategic Planning * Volunteerism

Finance Fundamentals for Nonprofits

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Finance Fundamentals for Nonprofits by Woods Bowman Book Summary:

A complete guide to the financial requirements a nonprofit organization must follow to indefinitely maintain the volume and quality of their services An organization may have plenty of capacity in the long run, but in the short run, donor restrictions and limited financing options are constraining. Here-and-now liquid assets are the only resources available. Finance Fundamentals for Nonprofits: Building Capacity and Sustainability shows how to measure a nonprofit organization's financial capacity in different time frames and how to measure its ability to sustain capacity in each case. Explains how nonprofits differ from businesses and how they promote values-centered management Reveals how to improve financial capacity and sustainability Written by a nonprofit scholar Filled with real-world case studies and actionable advice relating financial health to financial capacity and sustainability, this book is essential reading for every nonprofit professional.

Results Now for Nonprofits

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Results Now for Nonprofits by Mark Light Book Summary:

Build your nonprofit into a high performer with this practical approach to purpose, strategy, operations, and governance Planning is vital to achieving your nonprofit's purpose—too bad most nonprofits are strapped for time. Not anymore. Using a lightning-fast and inclusive process, Results Now® puts purpose, strategy, operations, and governance into one user-friendly, comprehensive plan that your board can pass in a single vote and your organization can maintain as a regular part of its business throughout the year. Results Now for Nonprofits relies on accountability and performance measurement to increase the level of effective decision-making. This "big picture first, details next" planning process helps you: Use the Results Now master plan as a centerpiece of board meetings and as a standard part of board meeting advance information Foster a welcome climate for give-and-take strategic thinking Clarify the organization's story for the community and keep people on point about what's important Develop team cohesion Orient newer leadership members and recharge seasoned ones Attract new funders who reward nonprofits who plan A must-have for all nonprofit executives and directors, members of boards and trustees, and nonprofit managers, Results Now for Nonprofits is a results-driven, practical tool that will help your organization achieve its mission, values, and destiny.

Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs

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Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs by J. Gregory Dees,Jed Emerson,Peter Economy Book Summary:

A complete set of tools for applying entrepreneurial strategies andtechniques to your nonprofit As a follow-up to their book Enterprising Nonprofits, the authorsof Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs provide a full set ofpractical tools for putting the lessons of businessentrepreneurship to work in your nonprofit. The book offershands-on guidance that helps social sector leaders hone theirentrepreneurial skills and carry out their social missions moreeffectively than ever before. This practical and easy-to-use bookis filled with examples, exercises, checklists, and action stepsthat bring the concepts, frameworks, and tools to life. Detailedexplanations of all the tools and techniques will help youpersonalize and apply them to your nonprofit organization-making itstronger, healthier, and better able to serve the needs of ourcommunities. Praise for Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs "I search constantly for resources that can help provide insightand guidance to take Teach For America to a higher level; StrategicTools for Social Entrepreneurs does this and more. The book takesthe best practices of for-profits and social enterprises and adaptsthem to the needs of entrepreneurial, mission-driven nonprofits.Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs is a tremendouscontribution to social entrepreneurs and to the nonprofitsector-many thanks to the authors for identifying this need andfilling it!" -Wendy Kopp Founder and President, Teach For America All of the royalties from this book will be used by the EwingMarion Kauffman Foundation to support continuing work on socialentrepreneurship.

Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives

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Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives by Jeanne Peters,Elizabeth Schaffer Book Summary:

Making sure that your nonprofit is going to be around long-term requires financial leadership. This means creating a financial vision for your organization and planning how you’ll get there. Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives gives you the framework, specific language, and processes to lead with confidence. With it, you’ll learn how to protect and grow the assets of your organization and accomplish as much mission as possible with those resources. The good news is you don’t have to be a trained accountant, earn an MBA, or have run a for-profit business in another lifetime. You already have many of the skills it takes to be a financial leader. This useful guide makes the process understandable and doable. You’ll find clear, logical steps to learn how to get accurate financial data—in a format you can understand; use financial data to evaluate your organization’s health; plan around a set of meaningful financial goals; and communicate progress on these goals to your staff, board, and external stakeholders. You’ll also find five foundational financial leadership principles; three overarching questions every financial leader needs to be able to answer (and where to find those answers); two fundamental budgeting principles; and five steps to building a strong annual budget. At the end of each chapter is an evaluation tool. You can rate how your organization is doing relative to the component of financial leadership covered in each chapter. Each attribute is scored as being red, yellow, or green. “Red” items are below standard and require immediate attention; “yellow” items are widely practiced though not generally ideal; and “green” items are considered best practice. Over time, as you and your partners on the board and staff move the organization toward “green” in each of these areas, you will create an environment in which financial leadership can flourish.

Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations

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Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations by John Zietlow,Jo Ann Hankin,Alan Seidner Book Summary:

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.

The Cash Flow Management Book for Nonprofits

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The Cash Flow Management Book for Nonprofits by Murray Dropkin,Allyson Hayden Book Summary:

The first and only guide of its kind to offer nonprofit executiveshelp with the vital task of cash flow management! Murray Dropkin--an expert in the field of nonprofit accounting andauthor of The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits--reveals how tocreate an effective plan for cash flow management. Thisunprecedented guide offers you nuts-and-bolts suggestions for usingthis plan to develop successful strategies for the day-to-day andlong-term financial planning of any nonprofit organization. Filledwith to-do lists, sample forms, worksheets, schedules, policies andprocedures, and checklists, The Cash Flow Management Book forNonprofits is a fundamental financial management toolkit fornonprofit managers and board members.

Invest in Charity

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Invest in Charity by Ron Jordan,Katelyn L. Quynn Book Summary:

A Complete Guide to Personal Philanthropy Are you one of the newly wealthy with an interest in "giving back". . . an heir to money you'd like to share with a favorite cause .. . or simply someone who would like to do good in your community?There are more opportunities than ever for people of everyfinancial station to make a difference through charitable giving.But how do you choose among the many options available, and how doyou know which type of gift is best for you? Invest in Charity: A Donor's Guide to Charitable Giving will teachyou everything you need to know to devise and follow an effectivecharitable giving plan. It explains how to find the right charity;understand the tax, estate, and financial considerations; andselect a gift-whether it's a one-time cash gift or a lifelongannuity. Covering everything from researching the legitimacy of anonprofit organization to navigating the tax and estate laws thatapply to you, this guide will help you make your bequest withcomplete confidence that it's right for your charity and for you.

Nonprofit Financial Management

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Nonprofit Financial Management by Charles K. Coe Book Summary:

A timely, practical, and concise handbook of best practices for nonprofit financial management In 2010 an estimated 325,000 charities, membership groups, and trade associations?with small nonprofits disproportionately represented?stand to lose their tax exemptions for failure to comply with financial management requirements. Nonprofit Financial Management: A Practical Guide is a timely, functional, and concise handbook of best practices for nonprofit organizations of every size. Addresses federal reporting requirements and discusses methods to decrease expenses, ensure accounting control, increase revenues through professional cash management, and understand budget statements Explains how to read financial statements and analyze a nonprofit's financial condition by using the most recent IRS 990 reporting form Covers the full range of financial-management topics, including accounting, internal controls, auditing, evaluating financial condition, budgeting, cash management and banking, purchasing and contracting, borrowing and risk management Written in an easy-to-read style, with more than 100 exhibits, this book is essential for every nonprofit financial manager.

Nonprofit Boards That Work

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Nonprofit Boards That Work by Maureen K. Robinson Book Summary:

Praise for Nonprofit Boards That Work "This book offers a refreshing and candid look at the challenges of nonprofit boards. It moves away from theoretical frameworks to take you inside the real world of nonprofit organizations. . . . A must for any executive director who needs reassurance that building effective boards is tough work, but well worth the effort."-Sherry Rockey, Executive Director, International Women's Media Foundation "Maureen Robinson is uniquely qualified to help us understand the issues related to boards that are effective, those that are not, and why. It is certain that board members, potential board members, and executive directors who read this book will better understand their roles and responsibilities, and will be better able to avoid common pitfalls. As a result, the impact of their efforts on those whom their organizations exist to serve will be enhanced."-Ron Burkard, Executive Director, World Neighbors As more than 10 million people in the United States alone say yes to board service, they also expect to see their time and talents used effectively. This invaluable book presents a straightforward approach to understanding the role of the board, tailoring its work to meet the needs of specific organizations, and creating a culture of board productivity that makes participation rewarding for board members as well as the organizations they serve. Nonprofit Boards That Work: * Distinguishes between theory and practice and encourages boards to explore how they genuinely add value to the work of the organization * Goes beyond the hows and whys of nonprofit governance to provide frank advice and real-world examples of what works, what doesn't, what requires a miracle, and what can be achieved through diligent and deliberate effort * Offers practical yet flexible strategies that can be tried by any nonprofit board, whatever its current effectiveness . . . and much more to guide nonprofit organizations and their boards toward accomplishing the goals they seek.

A Desktop Guide for Nonprofit Directors, Officers, and Advisors

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A Desktop Guide for Nonprofit Directors, Officers, and Advisors by Jack B. Siegel Book Summary:

How to keep any nonprofit out of trouble, running smoothly, and accomplishing its mission "Jack Siegel--lawyer, accountant, management consultant, and computer whiz--takes the putative director or officer of a nonprofit organization on a useful and often entertaining voyage throughout the realm of the tax-exempt organizations universe, pointing out its quirks, foibles, and legal liabilities along the way. His handbook will make mandatory--and arresting--reading for those who are already serving as trustees, directors, officers, and key employees of exempt organizations, particularly charitable ones. Siegel's goal, in which he succeeds, is to help directors and officers of nonprofit organizations 'make better decisions.' The book is full of large policy analyses and paragraphs on the details, such as board size, board committees, board meeting formats, the contents of minutes, and the duties of officers. Salted with some excellent real-life examples, what also sets this book apart from most in its genre is the tone: the writing style, the brusqueness, the bluntness. He complains that too many directors 'check their good judgment at the boardroom door.' He advises individuals who 'desire agreement and demand adulation' to stay off boards; he insists on 'commitment' and 'institutional tension' with the executive director. He warns prospective directors that some organizations want, in addition to time and judgment, 'either your money or your ability to raise money.' To my delight, he extols the virtues of 'some level of expenditures' for qualified lawyers and accountants. Please join me in adding this most helpful handbook to your nonprofit library." --Bruce R. Hopkins, Attorney at Law, author of The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Eighth Edition and Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide, Fourth Edition

Financing Nonprofits

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Financing Nonprofits by Dennis R. Young Book Summary:

Nonprofits often struggle financially, overwhelmed by the need to muster a complex combination of income streams that range from grants and government funding to gifts-in-kind and volunteer labor. Financing Nonprofits draws upon a growing body of scholarship on the economics and organizational theory of nonprofit organizations to offer a set of practically applicable principles that can guide nonprofits towards firmer financial ground. Organized under the auspices of the National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise, Financing Nonprofits is both an invaluable resource to nonprofit leaders and an ideal classroom resource for students of nonprofit finance.

Nonprofit Marketing

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Nonprofit Marketing by Walter Wymer,Walter W. Wymer,Patricia Knowles,Roger Gomes Book Summary:

Perhaps now more than ever, effective marketing is crucial in successfully managing a nongovernmental organization. A nonprofit organization that is effectively using marketing strategies is better positioned to present a consistent and memorable image of its cause to policy makers, funding organizations, individual contributors, and society at large. A successfully marketed charity is able to distinguish itself from other organizations in the continually growing nonprofit sector. It is able to share its cause and importance to the public, demonstrating its value, while communicating its unique purpose and mission. Nonprofit Marketing explains marketing management concepts and applications in nonprofit, charitable and nongovernmental organizations in an easy-to-follow style. Marketing concepts are clearly presented, then supported with real-world examples.It offers examples from around the world and is applicable to all international nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations.

Managing and Raising Money That Is Not Your Own

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Managing and Raising Money That Is Not Your Own by Ted Zerwin Book Summary:

Managing and Raising Money that is Not Your Own focuses on two critical issues in the operation of non-profit charitable organizations, namely, financial management and fundraising. There is no other text that considers these seemingly disparate subjects together - and yet one has been needed for a long time. Such a text is needed because three distinct groups of people, namely, non-profit professional managers and executives, Board members of charitable organizations, and both graduate and undergraduate students looking forward to careers in such organizations, need a basic understanding of these two topics because they currently - or will in the future - supervise these two activities and not necessarily have to actually do them. It is precisely this need to which this text is addressed. According to one reviewer, the text is eminently readable: ...I like the fact that the author seems as if he is talking to you. The tone is conversational and uses limited jargon. As a result the text reads more like a novel than a text book.... So making this subject matter something of a "page turner" is a substantive coup on Mr. Zerwin's part.... (Alice E. Smith, Ph.D.) The same reviewer goes on to say: ...there is really no reason that I can see that a solid argument could not be made (as the author has) to put the two topics [financial management and fundraising] together in one text. For those of us who run nonprofit businesses, it makes a great deal of sense to have the two ideas in one book. In fact, I run a small 501(c)(3), and really enjoyed the text because it did put the two ideas together and because the whole book made sense to me as a practitioner as well as an academic teaching graduate-level human service management courses. Therefore, if you are a non-profit staff executive or manager, Board member, or student aspiring to a career in non-profit management, this book is for you! ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ted Zerwin graduated from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work in 1971 with a concentration in Community Organization/Administration. After four years on the planning staff of the Mile High United Way and two years as a program manager of the Volunteers of America, he was appointed President and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter, in 1976. He held this position for 25 years until his retirement in 2001. He was responsible for a three State organization (Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana) with an annual budget of $2.4 million, 4 offices, 20 staff, and about 1,000 volunteers, while reporting to a 50 member Board of Directors. Ted now is an associate clinical professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, developing and teaching courses in non-profit management. He also operates his own consulting business for non-profit organizations, serves on the Board of Directors and is a past president of the Westminster Legacy Foundation, is an active member of the Development Committee for the local Arthritis Foundation, and formerly was an adjunct professor for the Graduate School of Social Work also at the University of Denver.