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Agard, Kathryn A. ed. Leadership in nonprofit organizations : a reference handbook. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, c2011, 1026 p. in 2 v.
LC Call Number: HD62.6 .L413 2011 BusRR Reference
LC Catalog Record 2010019999

The Non-Profit Sector in the United States:
A Guide to Selected Information Sources

 Table of Contents

Overview
Print Resources
Databases
Starting a Nonprofit
Associations & Government Agencies
University Centers & Programs
Statistics & Data Sets
LC Subject Headings

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This collection provides an extensive look at the nonprofit and philanthropic sector in the United States. Chapters cover types of organizations operating in this sector, a history of the sector, common interest areas of nonprofits and foundations in such areas as advocacy, public policy, arts, community development, education, environment, health, and disenfranchised groups. Other topics discussed include leadership models and financial issues, including budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and fundraising.

Bergmann, Matthaus and Faust, Timotheus, eds. Handbook of business and finance: multinational companies, venture capital and non-profit organizations. New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2010, 342 p.
LC Call Number: HD2755.5 .H367 2010
LC Catalog Record 2009027057

This collection of essays outlines research outcomes of business processes in multinational corporations, venture capital firms and non-profit organizations including research on the concept of self-sufficiency for non-profit organizations. Contains a brief description of major economic, institutional, and management theories and their application to a non-profit sector.

Coe, Charles K. Nonprofit financial management : a practical guide. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2011, 242 p.
LC Call Number: HG4027.65 .C64 2011 BusRR Reference
LC Catalog Record 2011004109

"A timely, practical, and concise handbook of best practices for nonprofit financial management. .... 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..." Summary provided by the publisher.

Copley, Paul A. Essentials of accounting for governmental and not-for-profit organizations, 11th ed. New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, c2013., 1 vol.
LC Call Number: HJ9801 .H39 2013 BusRR Reference
LC Catalog Record 2011050911

Among the topics covered in this volume: Introduction to accounting and financial reporting for governmental and not-for-profit organizations -- Overview of financial reporting for state and local governments -- Modified accrual accounting : including the role of fund balances and budgetary authority -- Accounting for general and special revenue funds -- Accounting for other governmental fund types : capital projects, debt service -- Proprietary funds -- Fiduciary (trust) funds -- Government-wide statements, capital assets, long-term debt -- Accounting for special-purpose entities, including public colleges and universities -- Accounting for private not-for-profit organizations -- College and university accounting -- Accounting for hospitals and other health care providers -- Auditing, tax-exempt organizations, and evaluating performance -- Financial reporting by the federal government.

Cunningham, Ian and James, Philip, eds. Voluntary Organizations and Public Service Delivery. New York; London: Routledge, 2011. 245 p.
LC Call Number: HV41 .V65 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2010037995

This collection of essays provides a comprehensive overview of the worldly trends in employment and recruitment in a non-profit sector including analysis of contracting with voluntary service agencies in the US.

Fayolle, Alain, and Matlay, Harry, eds. Handbook of Research on Social Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2010. 336 p.
LC Call Number: HD60 .H36 2010
LC Catalog Record: 2009941155

This collection of essays provides an overview of research on social entrepreneurship with an emphasis on Anglo-Saxon and European approaches to the latter. Particularly useful for those interested in learning about conceptual, definitional, contextual, and strategic perspective of social entrepreneurship.

Freeman, Robert J., [et al.] Governmental and nonprofit accounting : theory and practice. Boston : Pearson, c2013. 837 p.
LC Call Number: HJ9777.A3 L95 2013 BusRR Reference
LC Catalog Record 2012014529

This collection covers the following topics: Governmental and nonprofit accounting -- State and local government accounting and financial reporting -- The general fund and special revenue funds -- Budgeting, budgetary accounting, and budgetary reporting -- Revenue accounting-governmental funds -- Expenditure accounting-governmental funds -- Capital projects funds -- Debt service funds -- General capital assets : general long-term liabilities : permanent funds -- Enterprise funds -- Internal service funds -- Trust and agency (fiduciary) funds -- Financial reporting -- Financial reporting : the comprehensive annual financial report and the financial reporting entity -- Non-S LG not-for-profit organizations -- Accounting for colleges and universities -- Accounting for health care organizations -- Federal government accounting -- Auditing governments and not-for-profit organizations.

Leroux Miller, Kivi. The nonprofit marketing guide : high-impact, low-cost ways to build support for your good cause. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2010, 228 p.
LC Call Number: HF5415 .L474 2010 BusRR Reference
LC Catalog Record 2010003894

Described by the publisher as "A nonprofit's real-world survival guide and nitty-gritty how-to handbook," this title discusses various options for marketing your organization depending on your circumstances which you can build upon as your organization grows. Includes numerous tips for cost effective ways to improve your communication techniques online and offline.

London, Manuel, and Morfopoulos, Richard G. Social enterprise: How to Start Successful Social Responsibility and Community Based Initiatives for Advocacy and Change. New York; London: Routledge, 2010. 237 p.
LC Call Number: HD60 .L66 2010
LC Catalog Record: 2009025513

Provides comprehensive guidance on the establishment of socially-oriented organizations. Contains materials regarding strategy and measurement of social performance as well as learning resources for social entrepreneurs. Particularly useful for those interested in learning about social entrepreneurship, its strategy, potential social impact, and available resources for grant-seeking and advocacy.

McKinney, Jerome B. Effective financial management in public and nonprofit agencies, 4th ed. Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015], 614 p.
LC Call Number: HJ197 .M35 2015 BusRR Reference
LC Catalog Record 2014040021

"This analytical volume looks at emerging fiscal trends and introduces the tools for effective financial management to American business professionals in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors" Summary provided by the publisher. Includes bibliographical references.

The nonprofit board answer book : a practical guide for board members and chief executives, 3rd ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2012, 363 p.
LC Call Number: HD62.6 .A53 2012 BusRR Reference
LC Catalog Record 2011034051

"...This third edition offers a thoroughly revised and updated resource that answers the most-commonly asked question on board governance. The book covers such topics as board structure and process, board member recruitment and orientation, board-staff relations, and financial management. This new edition includes updated information on topics that have recently increased in importance including the new Form 990; dealing with the financial crisis, risk management, and mergers. Shows executives and board members how to be more effective, meet difficult situations head-on, and deal with commonplace challenges with confidence. Topics include information on the viability of for-profit ventures, board retreats, board diversity, fundraising, financial oversight, strategic thinking, and the use of technology. "-- Summary provided by publisher.

Parmenter, David. Key performance indicators for government and non profit agencies : implementing winning KPIs : Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2012, 309 p.
LC Call Number: HF5549.5.P37 P373 2012 BusRR Reference
LC Catalog Record 2012004859

"...Key Performance Indicators for Government and Nonprofit Agencies: Implementing Winning KPIs is a proactive guide representing a significant shift in the way KPIs are developed and used, with an abundance of implementation tools for government agencies and nonprofit groups. Implementation variations and short cuts for government and not-for-profit organizations." Topics covered include: "How to brainstorm performance measures, Templates for reporting performance measures, A resource kit for a consultant who is acting as a coach / facilitator to the in-house project team." Summary provided by the publisher.

Phillips, Susan D., and Smith, Steven R., eds. Governance and Regulation in the Third Sector: International Perspectives. New York; London: Routledge, 2011. 285 p.
LC Call Number: HD2769.15 .G66 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2010024826

This collection of essays provides a comprehensive up-to-date overview of the relationship between government and non-profit sectors in the world including the relationship between government and non-profits in the US. Particularly useful for those interested in learning about the history, current state, and future perspectives of the latter.

Reck, Jacqueline L., Suzanne L. Lowensohn, and Earl R. Wilson. Accounting for governmental & nonprofit entities, 16th ed. New York : McGraw-Hill/Irwin, c2013, 782 p.
LC Call Number: HJ9733 .W48 2013 BusRR Reference
LC Catalog Record 2011042434
Table of Contents: https://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1308/2011042434-t.html
Publisher Description: https://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1205/2011042434-d.html

This standard textbook provides an introduction to accounting and financial reporting for both governmental and nonprofit entities. Parts Two and Three include specific chapters on topics of particular interest to nonprofit organizations including accounting, auditing, budgeting and performance measurement, nonprofit organizations and the Federal Government, regulatory, taxation, and performance issues, accounting for colleges and universities, and health care organizations.

Rice, Matthew, Robert A. DiMeo, and Matthew P. Porter. Nonprofit asset management : effective investment strategies and oversight. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2012, 222 p.
LC Call Number: HG4027.65 .R53 2012 BusRR Reference
LC Catalog Record 2011035474

"An authoritative guide for effective investment management and oversight of endowments, foundations and other nonprofit investors.... this book covers setting investment objectives; investment policy; asset allocation strategies; investment manager selection; alternative asset classes; and how to establish an effective oversight system to ensure the program stays on track...." Summary provided by the publisher.

Robinson, Andy and Nancy Wasserman. The board member's easier-than-you-think guide to nonprofit finances. Medfield, MA : Emerson & Church Publishers, c2012. 111 p.
LC Call Number: HG4027.65 .R626 2012 BusRR Reference
LC Catalog Record 2011018913

A quick overview for new board members of fundraising, financial statements, planning, and budgeting.

Sargeant, Adrian and Jen Shang. Fundraising principles and practice. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2010.
652 p.
LC Call Number: HG177 .S27 2010 BusRR Reference
LC Catalog Record 2009044624

This title takes a broad look issues of fundraising and donor behavior, strategies for fundraising, fundraising methods, including direct response and online fundraising, planned giving, bequests, corporate giving, grant fundraising, and the social role of fundraising.

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