How to Declare for Nonprofit Status & Secure Funding
If you decide to expand the scope of your microcinema and want to protect its longevity, it may be in your best interest to file for nonprofit status. This page will provide you with the resources you need to get started in this process.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is a nonprofit service organization that empowers working artists and emerging arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional/organizational development.
With nearly 1,700 member organizations throughout New York City, Long Island and Westchester, the NPCC of New York helps nonprofits in areas as diverse as education, social services, the arts, religion, philanthropy, health, education, and economic development, by giving them tools and information to evaluate and improve all aspects of their performance and fulfill their missions.
The National Council of Nonprofits is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. Through our powerful network of State Associations and 25,000-plus members – the nation’s largest network of nonprofits – we serve as a central coordinator and mobilizer to help nonprofits achieve greater collective impact in local communities across the country. We identify emerging trends, share proven practices, and promote solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve.
Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization by Bruce R. Hopkins
Publication Date: 2013-01-22
Nuts-and-bolts guidance on the laws, rules, and regulations governing the nonprofit sector?from leading nonprofit law expert, Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofits must comply with stringent federal and state laws due to their special tax-exempt status; the government's ultimate threat is revocation of a nonprofit's tax-exempt status, which usually means the nonprofit's demise. Written in plain English, not "legalese," Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide, Sixth Edition, provides essential guidance for those interested in starting nonprofits, as well as valuable advice for leaders of established organizations.
The Revolution Will Not Be Funded by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence Staff
Publication Date: 2017-02-03
The Revolution Will Not Be Funded gathers essays by radical activists, educators, and non-profit staff from around the globe who critically rethink the long-term consequences of what they call the "non-profit industrial complex." Drawing on their own experiences, the contributors track the history of non-profits and provide strategies to transform and work outside them. Urgent and visionary, The Revolution Will Not Be Funded presents a biting critique of the quietly devastating role the non-profit industrial complex plays in managing dissent.
Creativity to Community by Matthew Hinsley
Publication Date: 2011-04-01
Creativity to Community: Arts Nonprofit Success One Coffee at a Time is both an inspiring and practical guide for anyone who values the role of art in their community. Written by Dr. Matthew Hinsley, a successful arts administrator who managed the growth of an arts nonprofit from its infancy to become the largest of its kind in America, Creativity to Community is an approachable yet detailed guide that addresses the most important issues facing community arts organization leaders.
Nonprofit Management by Michael J. Worth
Publication Date: 2016-02-25
Michael J. Worth's student-friendly best-seller provides a broad, insightful overview of key topics affecting governance and management of non-profit organizations. Worth covers the scope and structure of the non-profit sector, including leadership of non-profit's, managing the non-profit organization, fundraising, financial management, non-profit lobbying and advocacy, managing international and global organizations, and social innovation. Written specifically for students, this applied text balances research, theory, and practitioner literature, and is packed with current cases, timely examples, and the most recent data available. This new edition includes a new chapter on collaboration, partnerships, and mergers among non-profits as well as new brief and comprehensive cases, new and expanded coverage of social entrepreneurship, international non-governmental organizations, social media and social networks, and more.
Entering Cultural Communities by Diane Grams (Editor)
Publication Date: 2008-03-26
The chapters in this book draw on interviews with leaders, staff, volunteers, and audience members from eighty-five nonprofit cultural organizations to explore how they are trying to increase participation and the extent to which they have been successful. The insiders' accounts point to the opportunities and challenges involved in such efforts, from the reinvention of programs and creation of new activities, to the addition of new departments and staff dynamics, to partnerships with new groups. The authors differentiate between "relational" and "transactional" practices, the former term describing efforts to build connections with local communities and the latter describing efforts to create new consumer markets for cultural products. In both cases, arts leaders report that, although positive results are difficult to measure conclusively, long-term efforts bring better outcomes than short-term activities.