An affordable, plain English guide, Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits explains how to: work with individual donors; plan special events; solicit grants from foundations and corporations get media coverage; use the Web to further fundraising goals start a side business and much more.
"Must for non-profit board members"
Here is Landlording 101 for new rental-property owners who are first-time landlords as a result of an inheritance, a divorce, a move to a new house, buying a duplex and renting out the extra unit, a purchase for a family member (an elderly parent or college-student child), or buying a rental property as an investment.
Owning a house can lead to countless worries and surprises. Tackle them one by one, with real solutions.You bought your first home -- now what? Nearly 6.4 million homes were purchased in the U.S. last year -- and many of them are owned by young first-time buyers like you, who now find themselves wondering, "What's next?" And with the subprime crisis quickly becoming a general slide in the housing market, you're looking for guidance on how to stay on track financially.
National median home prices dropped 7.9% between 2005 and 2008, and the downward trend shows no signs of slowing. So what do you do if you want to sell your home now, when getting a good price for your investment seems nearly impossible? If you want to maximize your return and close the deal quickly, Selling Your House in a Tough Market provides the practical and legal steps you'll need to take to reach your goal.
"Tips and Details for Today's Buyer and Seller"
The path from green card to U.S. citizenship can be a long and winding one - and bureaucratic hassles are inevitable. But with Becoming a U.S. Citizen, you can shave months or years off the time it takes to become a citizen.
Nannies & Au Pairs: Hiring In-Home Child Care gives you the tools you need when you've decided that the best option for your child is in-home care, whether you're a new parent or returning to work after a period of staying at home. You'll get the legal and practical lowdown on hiring - and maintaining - the best in-home childcare, from keeping a household budget to avoiding au pair agency scams.
With just over 1.1 million practicing lawyers in the U.S. today, this small portion of the population has produced no shortage of entertainment for the rest of us. Or is it just that Americans sue each other over the darndest things? The Judge Who Hated Red Nail Polish & Other Crazy but True Stories of Law & Lawyers compiles fun legal facts, case histories, human-interest tales and much more from among the often-hidden annals of legal history.
When Nikki crosses her fingers, she becomes invisible. Now, she can spy on boys, get even with those school snobs, and even fight crime. But being an invisible crime-fighting middle-schooler has a few complications. Nikki has three adventures. In "Nikki's Birthday Wish," Nikki learns the thrill and responsibility that come with being an invisible pre-teen. In "Nikki and the Missing Jewels," our invisible heroine solves the mystery of missing jewels and finds the wisdom to deal with a disturbing truth.
Monotonia is the humdrum kingdom surrounded by potato fields that Princess Claria calls home. Poor Claria is fated to marry one of her brainless cousins and live a dull life. She decides to take matters into her own hands.
Claria is featured in three tales. In "Princess Claria's Choice", Claria finds a suitor who can show her the entire world in one hour. In "Betrayal at the Palace", Claria's evil sister tries to steal the throne. In "A Princess Disappears", Claria rescues her daughter from an island tower.