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Start and Grow Your Faith-Based Nonprofit: Answering Your Call in the Service of Others

ISBN: 978-0-7879-7672-9
256 pages
June 2005, Jossey-Bass
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Start and Grow Your Faith-Based Nonprofit offers clear guidance on how to fund and manage a faith-based social ministry. If you have been called by God to fulfill a mission through a nonprofit organization, this is the book for you. Written specifically for grassroots faith-based groups, this important book is a tool for the thousands of individuals and churches that heal emotional, physical, and spiritual wounds through faith-based social service programming. In this much-needed resource, Jill C. Esau, founder of We Care Northwest--a nonprofit designed to build capacity in and advocate on behalf of faith-based organizations, provides professional step-by-step guidance. Start and Grow Your Faith-Based Nonprofit addresses vital issues such as church sponsorship, volunteer management, the grant making process, observing government regulations and certification, fiscal responsibilities, partnering with complementary programs, and much more.
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Table of Contents

Foreword (Stanley W. Carlson-Thies).



The Author.


ONE: Answering Your Call: How Do You Want to Make a Difference?

TWO: Building Your Foundation: Mission, Vision, and Values.

THREE: The Nuts and Bolts of Your Nonprofit: Incorporation, Boards, Budgets, and More.

FOUR: Fundraising with a Plan: How Much Money Do You Need and How Will You Get It?

FIVE: Setting Up Shop: Location, Logistics, and Timing.

SIX: Partnering for a Purpose: Charitable Choice Laws and Government Funding/

SEVEN: Considering Advocacy: When, Why, and How Should You Advocate in the Public Sector?

EIGHT: Certification and Evaluation: The Importance of Measuring Your Results.

Conclusion: Where Do You Go from Here?

Resource A: Articles of Incorporation of Weekend Conferences Northwest.

Resource B: Bylaws of Weekend Conferences Northwest.

Resource C: Charitable Choice: Frequently Asked Questions (Stanley W. Carlson-Thies).

Resource D: Government Funding Policy: CityTeam Ministries.

Resource E: Where to Go for Help.


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Author Information

Jill C. Esau is the public sector grants manager for the Seattle/Tacoma Metro Division at World Vision. Esau has worked as a staff member and volunteer for churches, schools, and community organizations for the past twenty-five years. She cofounded We Care Northwest and has advised and consulted with scores of churches, schools, and faith-based organizations on issues ranging from board development to government contracting.
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"Wow, could I have used this book when I launched my first nonprofit twenty years ago--without 80 percent of the useful information in here. Thousands of nonprofits are created every year. Few will be as successful as those who read this A-to-Z book and connect their dream with the reality checklist provided by Jill Esau."
--Dr. Robert C. Andringa, president, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

"There are people among us with a vision and a passion to change the world. But vision and passion without structure and focus have little power. If this remarkable book helps just a few of those visionaries to put their faith into action in tangible and practical ways and realize their dreams, it may well change the world."
--Rich Stearns, president, World Vision US

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