The Nonprofit Handbook, Eighth Edition, is the most up-to-date and useful publication for those starting a nonprofit or for those already operating one. This 540-page Handbook is based on The Pennsylvania Nonprofit Handbook, a book originally published in 1992 with the help of more than two-dozen nonprofit executives and attorneys and now in its 11th edition. Each easy-to-read chapter includes a synopsis, useful tips, and resources to obtain more information. This essential reference tool includes: Information about current laws, court decisions, and regulations that apply to nonprofits; two full pages devoted to each state and the District of Columbia; practical advice on running a nonprofit, including chapters on grant-writing, communications, fundraising, quality management, insurance, marketing, lobbying, personnel, fiscal management, nonprofit ethics, and 23 other chapters. Included is information on applying for federal and state tax-exempt status, how to write effective grant applications, how to hire and fire, Internet resources for nonprofits, how to develop a strategic plan, and how to plan for a program evaluation.
About the Author
Gary M. Grobman (B.S. Drexel University, M.P.A. Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Ph.D., Penn State University) is special projects director for White Hat Communications, a Harrisburg-based publishing and nonprofit consulting organization formed in 1993. The title of Dr. Grobman's doctoral dissertation is An Analysis of Codes of Ethics of Nonprofit, Tax-Exempt Membership Associations: Does Principal Constituency Make a Difference? He has taught nonprofit management classes as an adjunct faculty member at Bay Path College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Marylhurst University, and Gratz College. He served as the executive director of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition from 1983-1996. Prior to that, he was a senior legislative assistant in Washington for two members of Congress, a news reporter, and a political humor columnist for Roll Call. He also served as a lobbyist for public transit agencies. In 1987, he founded the Non-Profit Advocacy Network (NPAN), which consisted of more than 50 statewide associations that represented Pennsylvania charities. He has served on the board of directors as an officer of the Greater Harrisburg Concert Band, the Harrisburg Area Road Runners Club, and the Citizens Service Project-the statewide 501(c)(3) that was established to promote citizen service in Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Holocaust-A Guide for Pennsylvania Teachers, The Nonprofit Handbook, Improving Quality and Performance in Your Non-Profit Organization, The Nonprofit Management Casebook, Ethics in Nonprofit Organizations, Just Don't Do It! A Fractured and Irreverent Look at the Ph.D. Culture, and other books published by White Hat Communications and Wilder Publications (now Fieldstone).