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

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

Jill Esau, Stanley W. Carlson-Thies (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-0-787-98091-7

Jul 2005, Jossey-Bass

250 pages



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.
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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