A successful nonprofit organization needs more than a good idea and enthusiastic volunteers. It needs careful planning, realistic goals, and sustainable financing. With The Everything Guide to Starting and Running a Nonprofit, nonprofit advisor Jim Goettler walks you through each step of the process. Learn how to take an idea from a grassroots group to a federally recognized nonprofit organization. This book features information on: The differences and similarities between organizations and corporations; Forming the initial board of directors and filing incorporation documents; Attracting the best volunteers and staff members; Using publicity and community outreach to raise money; Turning a for-profit organization into a nonprofit one; and more. With these tools, you'll be able to turn your dreams and passions into a thriving nonprofit organization. The e-book version of this book does not contain a CD.