Money isn't Everything
A Survival Manual for Non-Profit Organizations

Fisher, John
Publisher:  Fund Raising Centre, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1977
Pages:  213pp   ISBN:  0-920432-00-X
Library of Congress Number:  HD2741.F8   Dewey:  658.1'148
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX7521

Addresses the problems affecting non-profit groups today, providing examples and practical solutions.



People to Thank
A Note on Terminology

Part 1 Beginnings

Chapter 1 Keeping Your Dream Alive

Chapter 2 Where Are You Coming From?
Why Citizen Involvement?
Motives for Getting Involved
Problem Solver as Problem Seeker
The Way Others See You
Coping with Opposition

Chapter 3 Getting Started
Get Your Facts Straight
The First Meeting
The Public Meeting
The Community Conference
Planning the Conference (Chart)
The Survey
The Research Study
The Demonstration Project
The Task Force
The Coalition

Chapter 4 Your Group's Structure
The Loosely Structured Citizen Group
The Incorporated Organization
Why Incorporate?
Why not to Incorporate
Federal Incorporation
Provincial Incorporation
Steps to Incorporation
Registering Your Group as a Charitable Organization under The Canada Income Tax Act
What Is a Board of Directors?
Why Have a Board of Directors
What Are a Board of Directors' Responsibilities?
Composition of a Board of Directors
A Board of Directors' Recruitment
Board Members' Orientation or Training
Rubberstamp of Working Unit?
Individual Board Member Responsibilities
Election versus Appointments
The Executive Committee
Staff Vote
The Meeting Place
Staff Attendance
Parliamentary Procedure
Telephone Conference
Board Member Expenses
Duration of Board Member Appintments
Time to Retire
The Informal Constituency and/or Advisory Board
Community Representation Without Policy Control

Part 2 The Seven Basic Work Groups
The Seven Work Groups
How the Seven Work Groups Function (Diagrams)
Model A : with staff
Model B : without staff

Chapter 5 Planning and Evaluation Work Group
Responsibilities and Priorities
Program Planning
The Key to Successful Programming
Step-by-step Program Planning
Program Evaluation
Who Evaluates?
What Is Evaluated?
Evaluation Techniques

Chapter 6 Resource Development Work Group
What Is Resource Development?
Finding Donors
Corporations, Businesses, Unions and Professional Associations
Government and Government Agencies
Educational Institutions
Community Organizations
How to Secure Resources
How to Secure Dollars
Fund Raising Letters
How to Secure Services, Skills, Materials and Equipment
Planning a Fund Raising Campaign
Approximate Campaign Budget
More Tips of Fund Raising
How to Write a Brief
The Budget
Why Budget?
What Are the Benefits?
The Mechanics of Budgeting
Sample Budget
Why Have Membership?
Recruiting Members
Keeping in Touch
Membership Fees
The Professional Fund Raising Firm
Special Fund Raising Events
Direct Mail Campaign
Tax Incentives
Reserve Fund
The Diversified Funding Base
Others Who Should Know
Build or Spread?
Cost Sharing
Project Financing
How not to Cut Back
The Hub and Spokes Model (Diagram)
Revenue Potential Within Your Group
The Forgivable Loan
The Loan
Speaking Engagements
Presentations and Deputations
Deferred Giving (Bequests)
Special Occasion Donation Cards

Chapter 7 Management (Administration) Work Group
Progress Chart
Outline of a Progress Chart
Image Manipulation
Corporate Ingenuity
Management by Objectives (MBO)
The Cycle of Management by Objectives (Diagram)
Notes on Management

Chapter 8 Volunteer Work Group
Why Volunteers?
Recruitment of Volunteers
Secondments (Loaned Staff) and Sabbaticals (Study Leaves)

Chapter 9 Personnel Work Group
Why Hire Staff?
Administrator versus Manager
Policy versus Operations
Who Is an Executive?
A Question of Balance
Hiring the Top Staff Person
Evaluation of Staff Performance

Chapter 10 Communications Work Group
Section A : Communicating with the Public
In General
Organizing your Communications Work Group
How to Write a News Release
The News Conference
Official Recognition
Facts About Printing
Working with a Printer
Printing Processes
Guide to Printing (Chart)
How Colour Is Printed
Estimates and Specifications
The Layout
Monthly Magazine or Newsletter
Monthly Bulletin
Pamphlets and Booklets
Publishing to Sell
Who Needs Jargon
Public Speaking
The Logo
How to Write Letters
Letters to the Editor
Ghost Features
The Public Exhibit
The Film
Where to Go for Help
The Audio-visual and Video Shows
The Annual Report
The Annual Meeting
Section B : Bringing About Change
The Media Campaign
Ancillary Media
Trigger Films
Community Media
Newspaper Column or Radio Series
Corporate Sponsorship for Radio and TV Time
Public Service Announcement
Influencing Existing Media Programs
Poster Competition
The Three-word Flash
How to Use Community Theater
Section C : Communication with Your Group
Board of Directors (or Policy-setting Group)
Board of Directors (or Policy-setting Group) and Staff
Among Staff
Phone-in Bulletin
Writing Reports
Petty Politics

Chapter 11 Government Relations Work Group
The Reason for Government Relations
The Ongoing Monitoring Function
How Governments Work (Chart)
Steps Toward Change
The Lobby
Public Demonstrations and Symbolic Acts of Protest

Part 3

Chapter 12 Bits and Pieces
The Network Bulletin
The Community Secretariat
Sharing Facilities
Sharing overhead (Basic Operating Costs Including Facilities)
How to Use Consultants
Building a Facility and Choosing an Architect
Client Dependency
The Community Storefront
The Head Office-Local Office Relationship
The Parallel Institution---a Way to Change Things
Personal Burn Out
Appendix: Regional Offices of the Department of the Secretary of State
Mail-in Questionnaire

Subject Headings

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