• How to Start a Nonprofit

  • The Ultimate Guide to Forming a Nonprofit Organization
  • By: A.J. Knight
  • Narrated by: Elisa Berkeley
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-10-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: A.J. Knight
  • 4 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

Regular price: $3.95

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Publisher's Summary

Learn How to Form a Nonprofit Organization the Easy Way

In today's society, starting a nonprofit organization is a very noble thing to do. Many people have the desire to start a nonprofit but lack the necessary information to do so. Starting off on the wrong foot could cause much frustration in the future not to mention the potential legal issues that you may run into if you do not mind the small details. Having the correct information can mean the difference between long-term failure and success for your NPO. This book will guide you through the necessary steps that you need to take to start your nonprofit organization.

Here is a preview of what you'll learn:

  • What a nonprofit is
  • Common types of nonprofit organizations
  • Preliminary action steps
  • Formally starting your nonprofit
  • Seeking professional assistance
  • And much more!

©2015 A.J. Knight (P)2016 A.J. Knight

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great information book

This book is an excellent resource for those of you who are setting up a non profit org. Though it would be nice if the templates were made available at a link or PDF download. I decided to use other online resources to expedite that process..nice book.

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BEST BOOK

The best way to start the non profit organization and the best and the complete user guide and this book helps you to make you master within 25 days. Amazing book and lovely to listen this book.

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GOOD MOTIVATION TO START BUSSINESS

This book is amazing. As someone looking to start a nonprofit in the future, this is an excellent guide for someone with nonprofit dreams.

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A GREAT BOOK

This book is a great resource for anyone thinking about starting their own non-profit. It takes you through the steps of refining your idea, registering as a non-profit, . I have floated the idea around with my peers but I was ignorant of where and how to begin.
This a great reference .

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  • GK
  • San Leandro, CA, United States
  • 07-27-18

Very short, but some useful information

The book had the feeling of a blog post. Overuse of the word "very" and other grammatical mistakes made it sound unprofessional. It's a high level overview more than an "ultimate guide."

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awesome guide

Very complete and detailed. Easy to read and understand. Everything to startup nonprofit needs to know. This book will help you see what you are getting into if you want to start a non profit.

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It has many amazing advises and tricks

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Nonprofit methods are pretty good if you are looking to help others in need. This is really my ultimate goal so for me, this book gives some good ways, to begin with.

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What did you love best about How to Start a Nonprofit?

It's a joy and a challenge to start a nonprofit and I love the advice in seeking professional assistance in getting it started.

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There's so many loops, obstacles, and bureaucracy you have to go thru to start a non for profit. I'm glad this audiobook lays most of them out for you. It's rewarding and I'm looking to start a non for profit program myself. It's almost like a business and you have to really buckle down and go thru the hard times but there's nothing more gratifying than helping your fellow community for a good cause.

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Informative and interesting guide

Incredibly helpful and answered a lot of my questions on how to get started! A great book for the beginner! This book has so much information that is super practical and formatted so that it is easy to understand. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is starting a nonprofit. It has many great tools.

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Interesting book....

A great book with step-by-step instructions for setting up a non-profit. Would suggest anyone interested in doing so just buy a copy of their own as it begs to be marked, tagged, and flagged as you move through the process.

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  • Shannon Barber
  • 09-09-18

Way better value than hiring a lawyer.

This book answered pretty much all of the questions I had about starting up a nonprofit corporation. There is a lot of misinformation out there on the internet and seeing a lawyer is very expensive. I don't know that this book can be a complete alternative to hiring a lawyer, but it can get you off the ground in the right way and make sure you don't make any big blunders in the process.

For what it costs this book is excellent value and if you are at all serious about setting up a nonprofit then I would say it is essential listening.

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  • Tyler Brown
  • 09-09-18

Creating Successful Nonprofits

I found this book to be very helpful in creating a successful nonprofit in a time of constraints. Although the author provides lots of his own valuable insights, I particularly found it very useful to have lots of different direction and opinions from some of the leading experts with diverse backgrounds. This has become a "go to" guidebook for me. This book will remain relevant for a long time.

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  • Anna Hargreaves
  • 09-09-18

Excellent Reference

I bought book to learn more about non-profit management and to be able to refer to it when questions arise from Board members of nonprofits that I work with and it is so useful! I've referred to it often already for volunteer work that I do and in advising nonprofits on corporate governance issues. Glad to have it on my desk to refer to.

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  • Phoebe Shaw
  • 09-09-18

Great reference guide.

Great book and timely! I found the information valuable and loaded with additional resources that I need for my nonprofit ministry. The book is so easy to listen and the insights and suggestions are extremely helpful in developing a better business structure. I will use the book as a training resource for our staff and volunteers! Great job!

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  • Hayden Macdonald
  • 09-09-18

Captures Invaluable Lessons Learned.

This book is the best resource I've found to date because it introduces what we need to know about and why and where to find good solid information. And the list of Do's and Don't's at the end of each chapter are right on! Knight asked his contributors to describe from the point of view of what they wish they had known when they first started getting involved in the social sector. This way he has captured invaluable lessons learned. Wishing I'd had this book a few years ago myself.

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  • Lydia King
  • 09-09-18

Your non-profit bible!

This is book is extremely comprehensive and touches upon just about everything you can think of to understand non-profits. many sections provide a general knowledge of the topic and offers more resources. this book is well organized, well designed, and has many contributors to make it fully accessible to any non-profit employee, manager, or board of director. this manual should be in every executives office available for reference at any given moment.

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  • Freddie Jennings
  • 09-09-18

Fantastic Resource.

Great resource. I am the coordinator at a nonprofit peace and justice organization and this is a great resource. I review it often and listen experts little by little to learn and it ideas. It is like an operations manual for a small non-profit.

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  • Grace Barry
  • 09-08-18

Setting up a Non-Profit is Easy.

This is a great book which walks you through the steps of nonprofit incorporation. After listening this book, I found it to contain everything I was hoping for. I don't feel I'll have any trouble now in starting my corporation. Thanks for such a well informative, educational tool.

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  • Olivia Bowen
  • 09-08-18

Answered all my questions.

This book was in excellent condition. It arrived faster than I had expected, and is a great resource book. It answered all of my questions about non-profit organizational set ups. It has great templates that are easy to modify and line by line directions as well as information on how to maintain your organization. Definitely the most helpful book I have seen.

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  • Cerys Francis
  • 09-08-18

A complete and detailed guide.

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation is the simplest, straight-forward, plain English help available for groups trying to organize themselves as a tax-exempt non profit organization! Knight gives clear real-life examples and self tests to determine which of a plethora of options is the right one for your org., as well as suggested language to satisfy every scrutinous section in your exemption application. Don't even THINK about trying to go at it without this book at your side.