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Sign the contract...then write the book. The good news is that almost every nonfiction book published is sold by a proposal. In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, you will learn exactly what a proposal is, what it must contain, and how to pull yours together into an informative, persuasive selling package. Already a favorite for thousands of aspiring writers, this book has been revised and updated by Elizabeth Lyon to feature nearly two dozen actual proposals, plus: · Choosing a topic based on current trends and competing titles · Drafting the perfect concept statement--daring agents and editors to reject you · Defining and targeting your readership--then connecting with them · Preparing a table of contents and chapter summaries · Submitting exciting and well-written sample chapters · Writing query letters · Devising a marketing plan that will excite agents and publishers ·...
THE BEST INTENTIONS. When the Survey Service first came to Bilbeis IV, it found a planet inhabited by humanoid aliens just on the verge of civilization. Then compassion overcame common sense, and David Ware did the one thing the Service prohibited--he interfered. Just a little. But when the Survey Service returned 1,500 years later, it discovered just what David Ware's meddling had done. The bureaucrats of the Survey Service could not afford to allow such a breach of Noninterference to be publicized. So they set out to cover it up. Reports were destroyed, files erased, and people eliminated. But one witness refused to be silenced. For the future of the Survey Service was at stake-- and so was the future of Bilbeis IV.
America's favorite Italian-American cook, Lidia Bastianich, shares the story of the Christmases she used to celebrate in Italy with her five grandchildren. When Lidia was a child, she spent Christmas with her grandparents, where she learned to cook with her Nonna Rosa by preparing food in their smokehouse and kitchen. Lidia and her brother would also find a big beautiful juniper bush to cut down for their holiday tree. And they made their own holiday decorations with nuts, berries, and herbs they collected for their meals. This delightful picture book is filled with the story of Lidia's Christmas traditions, delicious recipes, and decorating ideas all perfected over the years by Lidia and her family.
Few people doubt the threat of climate change and the urgent need to conquer fossil fuel addiction. But can renewable sources of energy ever be sufficient to provide modern societies with a decent quality of life? This book is clear they can, covering all the latest technologies and a road map to powering the world, not just sustainably, but democratically. Danny Chivers is an environmental researcher advising NGOs on their carbon footprint. He is an activist in fossil fuel divestment campaigns working with a number of groups including 350. org. He is the author of The No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change, and a performance poet.
This book treats the latest developments in the theory of order-restricted inference, with special attention to nonparametric methods and algorithmic aspects. Among the topics treated are current status and interval censoring models, competing risk models, and deconvolution. Methods of order restricted inference are used in computing maximum likelihood estimators and developing distribution theory for inverse problems of this type. The authors have been active in developing these tools and present the state of the art and the open problems in the field. The earlier chapters provide an introduction to the subject, while the later chapters are written with graduate students and researchers in mathematical statistics in mind. Each chapter ends with a set of exercises of varying difficulty. The theory is illustrated with the analysis of real-life data, which are mostly medical in nature. .
"Major gifts are at the heart of any coordinated, successful fundraising effort. Julie Walker shows you how to do it all-- find the prospects, staff the program, and ask for the money. The sidebar stories and real-world examples sprinkled throughout the book are entertaining, yet still make a point. I would buy it for the advice and keep it for the anecdotes."--Duris Holmes, Chairman of the Board Benjamin Franklin High School New Orleans, LouisianaPart of the AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series, Nonprofit Essentials: Major Gifts is a professional guide to major gift fundraising, concisely presented in a format that is accessible, lively, and easy-to-read. With in-depth advice from experienced fundraiser Julia Walker, this book takes the reader from the early stages of establishing a program through the core elements of all major gift programs: identifying and rating prospects; preparing the case; training volunteers; cultivating donors; making the ask; and providing recognition and stewardship for the gift. Its nuts-and-bolts presentation focuses on how to create a prospect-centered program that develops the capacity to engage and solicit donors, effectively based on their unique interests and needs.
Raise money for your nonprofit without IRS trouble! Your nonprofit needs financial support, which means that you're most likely dependent on the kindness of donors to fill your coffers. If your nonprofit plans to solicit funds from out-of-state donors by phone, letter, email, on the web, or in any other manner, it's essential to fill out IRS Form 990 so that your organization stays legal. Nonprofit Fundraising Registration is your 50-state guide to the complex and varied registration requirements you'll need to meet while fundraising for your nonprofit. Learn how to keep your 501(c)(3) status when you're collecting cash, including: . exemptions from registration . how to register in different states . initial and annual filing requirements . rules for professional fundraisers . other crucial information your organization needs to legally fundraise outside of your home state You can't afford to overlook registration requirements -- use Nonprofit Fundraising Registration, your plain-English guide, to keep your nonprofit status in the eyes of the IRS. Plus, get the background information you need and get a line-by-line tutorial for the Unified Registration Statement, contact information for each state, and instructions on filing requirements for each state.
Practical tools and techniques to incorporate ethical standards and practices in nonprofit fundraisingNonprofit Fundraising Strategy is a helpful and inspiring resource for nonprofits large and small, young and mature, local and international. The insightful guidance and case studies found within these pages will help you understand how to address specific ethical issues within your nonprofit and leave plenty of food for thought and discussion.Adds new materials on new business practice codes, the Ethics Assessment Inventory, coverage of new ethics standardsNow includes an ethics assessment tool on the Ethical Fundraising, Second Edition companion websiteConsiders essential topics including: appearance of impropriety, rights of donors, tainted money, using donations as intended, choosing a leadership role, ethical decision-making, restoring public confidence in the nonprofit sector, and the ethics of grant making and grant seekingWritten by luminaries in the field of ethics in fundraisingExplores a topic that all professional fundraisers must engage with in order to build the trust and confidence of the giving publicOffers an invaluable collection of essays based on the rich experience of philanthropic leadersPresents wise reflections on the central role of ethics in fundraisingFeaturing contributions from a host of well-known and respected senior-level fundraising professionals, several of whom are members of the AFP Ethics Committee, Nonprofit Fundraising Strategy features a wealth of practical tools to help fundraising practitioners, board members, and governing boards implement these essential concepts into their own organizations.
Tips and techniques to help your nonprofit thriveMore so now than in years past, a significant number of nonprofit organizations have experienced a major decrease in funding and contributions. Nonprofit Kit for Dummies, 4th Edition caters to these organizations and shows you how your nonprofit can thrive and survive even in the most unpredictable and uncertain economic climate.This new edition of Nonprofit Kit For Dummies offers tips and information on everything you need to navigate the process of setting up and effectively running a nonprofit organization, including: hybrid corporations; employee performance reviews; IRS regulations; social media; nonprofit marketing and fundraising; building cash reserves and risk capital; online research and fundraising; and much more.Covers raising money, applying for grants, and developing the perfect mission statementDetails on how state laws vary, how to conduct program evaluations; and how to conform to accounting standardsCD includes forms, worksheets, templates, and more--plus stronger, more specific examples of organization plans and resources to guide organizational financial systems and proceduresWhether you're thinking about starting your own nonprofit or are already working in the sector, Nonprofit Kit For Dummies is a valuable source for getting the latest information and practical advice on running a prosperous nonprofit organization.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
Take control of where your nonprofit is headed with our Nonprofit Leadership Tools for Uncertain Times e-book setThe past couple of years have been tough for most nonprofits. With a global recession in full swing, nonprofits have begun searching for new ways to make budgets stretch further, do more with less, and maximize their return on investment. We don't know how long the economy will remain in a recession, but it certainly provides challenges for the immediate future.This e-book bundle provides you with the step-by-step guidance, practical tools, and solid strategies you need to get your nonprofit back on the road to success. Helping you develop a better understanding of what your organization needs to do to survive a depressed-or any-economy, this bundle offers expert advice from renowned nonprofit leaders.Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times: Leadership Strategies When Economies Falter / Susan U. Raymond-Learn how to survive the current economic conditions and prepare for future economic cyclesJump-Starting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign / Julia I. Walker-Get timely advice to help your nonprofit develop a strategic approach to fundraising in the weak economyMission Impact: Breakthrough Strategies for Nonprofits / Robert M. Sheehan-Discover the very best current thinking on performance and strategy available, drawing from both the corporate and nonprofit worldsThere's no need to white-knuckle it through the rough economy. Wiley's Nonprofit Leadership Tools for Uncertain Times e-book set partners with you so that your nonprofit can emerge stronger--and enjoy the ride!
A comprehensive handbook for leading a successful nonprofit This handbook can educate and empower a whole generation of nonprofit leaders and professionals by bringing together top experts in the field to share their knowledge and wisdom gained through experience. This book provides nonprofit professionals with the conceptual frameworks, practical knowledge, and concise guidance needed to succeed in the social sector. Designed as a handbook, the book is filled with sage advice and insights from a variety of trusted experts that can help nonprofit professionals prepare to achieve their organizational and personal goals, develop a better understanding of what they need to do to lead, support, and grow an effective organization. Addresses a wealth of topics including fundraising, Managing Technology, Marketing, Finances, Advocacy, Working with Boards Contributors are noted nonprofit experts who define the core capabilities needed to manage a successful nonprofit Author is the former Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation This important resource offers professionals key insights that will have a direct impact on improving their daily work.
A nonprofit's real-world survival guide and nitty-gritty how-to handbookThis down-to-earth book shows how to hack through the bewildering jungle of marketing options and miles-long to-do lists to clear a marketing path that's right for your organization, no matter how understaffed or underfunded. You'll see how to shape a marketing program that starts from where you are now and grows with your organization, using smart and savvy communications techniques, both offline and online. Combining big-picture management and strategic decision-making with reader-friendly tips for implementing a marketing program day in and day out, this book provides a simple yet powerful framework for building support for your organization's mission and programs.Includes cost-effective strategies and proven tactics for nonprofitsAn ideal resource for thriving during challenging timesFast, friendly, and realistic advice to help you navigate the day-by-day demands of any nonprofitWritten by one of the leading sources of how-to info and can-do inspiration for small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations, Kivi Leroux Miller is,among other things, a communication consultant and trainer, and president of EcoScribe Communications and Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com.
Nonprofit? Stay out of IRS trouble with the ultimate corporate housekeeping tool! Nearly 1.5 million nonprofit organizations are busy preserving historic sites, saving libraries, helping the homeless, greening our cities -- and so much more. Yet, while some have sophisticated record-keeping systems, most nonprofits are staffed by volunteers who need help running the organization and keeping up a proper -- and legal -- paper trail. Help has arrived! With Nonprofit Meetings, Minutes & Records, you'll get the all-in-one solution every nonprofiteer needs to hold meetings and document actions taken by board members. Step by step, it walks readers through: calling meetings appointing officers taking minutes making resolutions voting on proposals adjourning meetings working with a lawyer, if necessary, and finding a tax adviser. Nonprofit Meetings, Minutes & Records also provides useful tips and advice on how to do important tasks, such as organizing records, preparing meeting folders, and taking minutes. It's everything you need to keep your nonprofit running smoothly and legally.
The experts at Entrepreneur provide a two-part guide to success. First, learn how to turn your desire for change into a successful-and satisfying-nonprofit organization. Then, master the fundamentals of business startup including defining your business structure, funding, staffing and more.This kit includes: Essential industry-specific startup essentials including industry trends, best practices, important resources, possible pitfalls, marketing musts, and more Entrepreneur Editors' Start Your Own Business, a guide to starting any business and surviving the first three years Interviews and advice from successful entrepreneurs in the industry Worksheets, brainstorming sections, and checklists Entrepreneur's Startup Resource Kit (downloadable)More about Entrepreneur's Startup Resource KitEvery small business is unique. Therefore, it's essential to have tools that are customizable depending on your business's needs. That's why with Entrepreneur is also offering you access to our Startup Resource Kit. Get instant access to thousands of business letters, sales letters, sample documents and more - all at your fingertips!You'll find the following: The Small Business Legal Toolkit Sample Business Letters Sample Sales Letters
An invaluable guide to the outcome-based tools needed to help nonprofit organizations increase their effectiveness The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox identifies stages in the use of outcomes and shows you how to use specific facets of existing outcome models to improve performance and achieve meaningful results. Going beyond the familiar limits of the sector, this volume also illustrates how tools and approaches long in use in the corporate sector can be of great analytical and practical use to nonprofit, philanthropic, and governmental organizations . An outstanding resource for organizational and program leaders interested in improving performance, there is nothing else like this work currently available. Shows how to identify and set meaningful, sustainable outcomes Illustrates how to track and manage with outcomes Offers guidance in assessing capacity, and using outcome-based communications Features a companion Web site with the tools found in this book Providing the tools and explanations needed to achieve program success, this book is a complete resource for the nonprofit, governmental, or philanthropic professional striving for greater effectiveness in programs or organizations.
The nonprofit workplace has a culture of its own, shaped largely by the organization's mission and the staff attracted to the mission, which can include large numbers of volunteers. And with many of today's nonprofits operating on a slim budget, chances are you're fulfilling more than one role in the organization and can use some focused guidance! Geared to this unique culture, The Nonprofit's Guide to Human Resources provides legal and "good practice" information for anyone in charge of HR at small to medium sized organizations. Whatever your title and experience level, you'll learn how to identify, face and resolve daily legal issues related to: hiring, including screening, testing, background checks and interviewing salaries and benefits, including FMLA and comp time firings, layoffs and time reductions determining suitable volunteer positions and recruiting and training for them employee communications and other administrative tasks managing a multi-racial, multicultural and multi-generational workforce handling an organization in crisis The Nonprofit's Guide to Human Resources offers the sound legal information found in Nolo's other books for employers while addressing specific nonprofit issues you're likely to encounter, such as the board of directors' role in HR, and managing volunteers. Throughout the book you'll find helpful tips and lessons learned (the hard way!) from expert advisers in various areas of HR management, from hiring to unions.
Pet rescuer Lauren Vancouver is about to discover that some animal shelters make exceptions in their no-kill policy--for people as well as animals--in this all-new novella available only in digital format. Lauren prides herself on the strict pet-saving policies of her animal shelter HotRescues. As a member of a popular no-kill organization, she tries to intervene at a nearby shelter that seems to care more about appearances than the animals themselves. But it's not just the animals who are in danger at PetForYou. When the veterinarian is murdered, it's up to Lauren to find out if an enraged no-kill proponent made a grizzly exception, or if something even more sinister has scratched its way to the surface... Includes a preview of the next Pet Rescue Mystery, Teacup Turbulence
Millions of children suffer from Nonverbal Learning Disorder, a neurological deficit that prevents them from understanding nonverbal cues like tone of voice and facial expression. Though they are exceptionally bright and extremely articulate, these children often have difficulty in social situations-and can become depressed, withdrawn, or anxious. In Bridging the Gap, Rondalyn Varney Whitney-a pediatric occupational therapist and the parent of a child with NLD-offers practical suggestions that will help parents put their child on the path to a happy, fulfilling life.
This companion workbook to 'Nonviolent Communication' provides reviews, activities, and brief assignments that complement the liberating principles of utilising nonviolent communication in everyday life. Support for group practice includes guidance for getting started, curriculum and activities for each chapter, and strategies for incorporating into the learning process many of the challenges that commonly arise in group situations. Additionally, teachers can use the material as the basis for developing courses or to augment an existing curriculum. Extensive reference and resource sections allow further research and follow-up study.
In his bestselling The Moral Animal, Robert Wright applied the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of the human mind. Now Wright attempts something even more ambitious: explaining the direction of evolution and human history-and discerning where history will lead us next. In Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, Wright asserts that, ever since the primordial ooze, life has followed a basic pattern. Organisms and human societies alike have grown more complex by mastering the challenges of internal cooperation. Wright's narrative ranges from fossilized bacteria to vampire bats, from stone-age villages to the World Trade Organization, uncovering such surprises as the benefits of barbarian hordes and the useful stability of feudalism. Here is history endowed with moral significance-a way of looking at our biological and cultural evolution that suggests, refreshingly, that human morality has improved over time, and that our instinct to discover meaning may itself serve a higher purpose. Insightful, witty, profound, Nonzero offers breathtaking implications for what we believe and how we adapt to technology's ongoing transformation of the world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Noodle is a little dog who's very long from front to back and very short from top to bottom, which makes it hard for him to dig for bones. Then one day, Noodle finds a wishbone, and the dog fairy arrives with a whirr and a flip-flap of wings to grant him a wish. "What size and shape do you want to be?" A sweet story of self-acceptance, Noodle is a classic from children's book greats Munro Leaf, author of The Story of Ferdinand, and Ludwig Bemelmans, creator of Madeline. Originally published in 1937, Noodle is back to delight a new generation.
Three J has the opportunity to cheat in a contest to win a new bike and must decide what to do.
In December 2010 residents of Kalimpong, a town on the Indian border with Tibet, turned out en masse to welcome the Dalai Lama. It was only then they realized for the first time that the neighbor they knew as the noodle maker of Kalimpong was also the Dalai Lama's older brother. The Tibetan spiritual leader had come to visit the Gaden Tharpa Choeling monastery and join his brother for lunch in the family compound. Gyalo Thondup has long lived out of the spotlight and hidden from view, but his whole life has been dedicated to the cause of his younger brother and Tibet. He served for decades as the Dalai Lama's special envoy, the trusted interlocutor between Tibet and foreign leaders from Chiang Kai-shek to Jawaharlal Nehru, Zhou Enlai to Deng Xiaoping. Traveling the globe and meeting behind closed doors, Thondup has been an important witness to some of the epochal events of the 20th century. No one has a better grasp of the ongoing great game as the divergent interests of China, India, Russia and the United States continue to play themselves out over the Tibetan plateau. Only the Dalai Lama himself has played a more important role in the political history of modern, tragedy-ridden Tibet. Indeed, the Dalai Lama's dramatic escape from Lhasa to exile in India would not have been possible without his brother's behind-the-scenes help. Now, together with Anne F. Thurston, who co-wrote the international best seller The Private Life of Chairman Mao, Gyalo Thondup is finally telling his story. The settings are exotic-the Tibetan province of Amdo where the two brothers spent their early childhood; Tibet's legendary capital of Lhasa; Nanjing, where Thondup received a Chinese education; Taiwan, where he fled when he could not return to Tibet; Calcutta, Delhi, and the Himalayan hill towns of India, where he finally made his home; Hong Kong, which served as his listening post for China, and the American Rockies, where he sent young Tibetan resistance fighters to be trained clandestinely by the CIA. But Thondup's story does not reiterate the otherworldly, Shangri-La vision of the Land of Snows so often portrayed in the West. Instead, it is an intimate, personal look at the Dalai Lama and his immediate family and an inside view of vicious and sometimes deadly power struggles within the Potala Palace--that immensely imposing architectural wonder that looms over Lhasa and is home to both the spiritual and secular seats of Tibetan power.
Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. They have a puppy of their own but they still foster other puppies who need their help. When Lizzie spots Noodle he's in some major trouble. Once they rescue him, the Peterson's can't figure out where his people are. Lizzie is determined to find Noodle's family, but the question is, do they want to be found?
Eleven-year-old Franny Davis and her best friend share school and family problems in this realistic, often humorous story set in New York's Greenwich Village.<P><P> 1966 Newbery Honor Book
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