Topics examined include: implications of funding; budgeting; staffing; location and furnishing of premises; daily working routines; how to ensure a competent, professional, safe and ethical working practice; and the sheer complexities of being a manager of therapists.
Topics examined include: implications of funding; budgeting; staffing; location and furnishing of premises; daily working routines; how to ensure a competent, professional, safe and ethical working practice; and the sheer complexities of being a manager of therapists.
Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young boy begging on the streets of India, who after being asked what he wanted most in the world, simply answered, “A pencil.” This small request led to a staggering series of events that took Braun backpacking through dozens of countries before eventually leaving one of the world’s most prestigious jobs to found Pencils of Promise, the organization he started with just $25 that has since built more than 200 schools around the world.
The Promise of a Pencil chronicles Braun’s journey to find his calling, as each chapter explains one clear step that every person can take to turn your biggest ambitions into reality, even if you start with as little as $25. His story takes readers behind the scenes with business moguls and village chiefs, world-famous celebrities and hometown heroes. Driven by compelling stories and shareable insights, this is a vivid and inspiring book that will give you the tools to make your own life a story worth telling.
*All proceeds from this book will support Pencils of Promise.
Fundraising For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how totake advantage of the latest strategies and resources available forraising money through everything from special events to onlinedonations, in both good and bad economic times. The authors teachyou how to market your organization using the most up-to-date toolsand technologies available through the Internet. This expandededition also offers information about philanthropy and tax law.Contains new tips and techniques for creating materials thatbring in contributions and support for the more than 1.4 millioncharitable and nonprofit organizations in the United StatesExplains how to use social media to keep donors and volunteersengaged through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and WebtechnologiesCovers grassroots online fundraising and how to host big eventson a shoestring budget
You'll also find tips on negotiating without alienating donorsand developing long-term organizational goals. All these strategiesare what makes this resource indispensable!
The math, formulas, and problems associated with corporate finance can be daunting to the uninitiated. Corporate Finance For Dummies introduces you to the practices of determining an operating budget, calculating future cash flow, and scenario analysis in a friendly, un-intimidating way that makes comprehension easy.
Corporate Finance For Dummies covers everything you'll encounter in a course on corporate finance, including accounting statements, cash flow, raising and managing capital, choosing investments; managing risk; determining dividends; mergers and acquisitions; and valuation.Serves as an excellent resource to supplement coursework related to corporate financeGives you the tools and advice you need to understand corporate finance principles and strategiesProvides information on the risks and rewards associated with corporate finance and lending
With easy-to-understand explanations and examples, Corporate Finance For Dummies is a helpful study guide to accompany your coursework, explaining the tough stuff in a way you can understand.
This handbook can educate and empower a whole generation of nonprofit leaders and professionals by bringing together top experts in the field to share their knowledge and wisdom gained through experience. This book provides nonprofit professionals with the conceptual frameworks, practical knowledge, and concise guidance needed to succeed in the social sector. Designed as a handbook, the book is filled with sage advice and insights from a variety of trusted experts that can help nonprofit professionals prepare to achieve their organizational and personal goals, develop a better understanding of what they need to do to lead, support, and grow an effective organization.Addresses a wealth of topics including fundraising, Managing Technology, Marketing, Finances, Advocacy, Working with BoardsContributors are noted nonprofit experts who define the core capabilities needed to manage a successful nonprofitAuthor is the former Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation
This important resource offers professionals key insights that will have a direct impact on improving their daily work.
The important stuff you need to know:Get started fast. Quickly set up accounts, customers, jobs, and invoice items.Follow the money. Track everything from billable and unbillable time and expenses to income and profit.Keep your company financially fit. Examine budgets and actual spending, income, inventory, assets, and liabilities.Gain insights. Open a new dashboard that highlights your company’s financial activity and status the moment you log in.Spend less time on bookkeeping. Create and reuse bills, invoices, sales receipts, and timesheets.Find key info. Use QuickBooks’ Search and Find features, as well as the Vendor, Customer, Inventory, and Employee Centers.
The Clearest Explanation Ever of the Key Accounting Basics
The world of accounting can be intimidating. Whether you're a manager, business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, you've likely found yourself needing to know basic accounting...but baffled by complicated accounting books. What if learning accounting could be as simple and fun as running a child's lemonade stand? It can.
The Accounting Game presents financial information in a format so simple and so unlike a common accounting textbook, you may forget you're learning key skills that will help you get ahead! Using the world of a child's lemonade stand to teach the basics of managing your finances, this book makes a dry subject fun and understandable. As you run your stand, you'll begin to understand and apply financial terms and concepts like assets, liabilities, earnings, inventory and notes payable, plus:
--Interactive format gives you hands-on experience
--Color-coded charts and worksheets help you remember key terms
--Step-by-step process takes you from novice to expert with ease
--Fun story format speeds retention of essential concepts
--Designed to apply what you learn to the real world
The revolutionary approach of The Accounting Game takes the difficult subjects of accounting and business finance and makes them something you can easily learn, understand, remember and use!
"The game approach makes the subject matter most understandable. I highly recommend it to anyone frightened by either numbers or accountants."
-John Hernandis, Director of Corporate Communications, American Greetings
Introduced in the first edition and refined over the past 18 years, the Strategy Change Cycle--a proven planning process used successfully by a large number of nonprofit and public organizations--is the framework used to guide the reader through the strategic planning process. Bryson offers detailed guidance on implementing the process, and specific tools and techniques to make the process work in any organization. In addition, he clarifies the organizational designs through which strategic thought and action will be encouraged and embraced throughout an entire organization.
In addition to updated examples, new cases, and additional information on boundaries, distinctive competencies, Actor-Network theory, Bryson will creat an instructor's manual with sample syllabi, PowerPoint teaching slides, and additional cases.
Trying to get certified and become an accountant? Own a smallbusiness but need a little help balancing your books? Don't worry!This hands-on guide provides the learning and vital practice youneed to master important accounting concepts and basics. Perfect asa companion workbook for Accounting For Dummies -- or any otheraccounting textbook -- Accounting Workbook For Dummies gives you awealth of real-world examples, demonstration problems, and handyexercises. With this helpful resource as your guide, you'll masterbalance sheets, income statements, and budgets in no time!
100s of Problems!
* Record transactions, track costs, and manage accounts
* Open and close bookkeeping cycles
* Analyze business performance and profit
* Choose the right accounting method
* Master investment accounting fundamentals
* Understand manufacturing cost accounting
Careers in forensic accounting are hot-US News & WorldReport recently designated forensic accounting as one of theeight most secure career tracks in America., Forensic accountantswork in most major accounting firms and demand for their servicesis growing with then increasing need for investigations of mergersand acquisitions, tax inquiries, and economic crime. In addition,forensic accountants perform specialized audits, and assist in allkinds of civil litigation, and are often involved in terroristinvestigations. Forensic Accounting For Dummies will trackto a course and explain the concepts and methods of forensicaccounting.Covers everything a forensic accountant may face, frominvestigations of mergers and acquisitions to tax inquiries toeconomic crimeWhat to do if you find or suspect financial fraud in your ownorganizationDetermining what is fraud and how to investigate
Whether you're a student pursuing a career in forensicaccounting or just want to understand how to detect and deal withfinancial fraud, Forensic Accounting For Dummies has youcovered.
The rising spirit of social entrepreneurship has created all kindsof new opportunities for nonprofit organizations. But at the sametime, many are discovering more than their share of challenges aswell. This essential book will help anyone in the field gain thenecessary skills to meet these challenges. Written by the leadingthinkers and practitioners in the field, Enterprising Nonprofitsoffers concise and engaging explanations of the most successfulbusiness tools being used by nonprofits today. The authors clearlydescribe all the concepts so you'll be able to embrace the methodsof social enterprise for your organization. With this book, you'lllearn how to use practical business techniques to dramaticallyimprove the performance of your nonprofit.
Praise for Enterprising Nonprofits
"I can't imagine a better team to bring powerful insights andpractical guidance to social entrepreneurs. Readers will beinspired by the examples, and then they will roll up their sleevesto apply the many useful management tools in this engagingbook."-Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, Author ofEvolve!: Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow
"In one book, Enterprising Nonprofits does for social entrepreneurswhat countless volumes have done for entrepreneurs in the businesssector. A wonderful mixture of analysis, practical advice, andinspiration."-Paul Brest, President, William and Flora HewlettFoundation
All of the royalties from this book will be used by the EwingMarion Kauffman Foundation to support continuing work on socialentrepreneurship.
In Successful Marketing Strategies for NonprofitOrganizations, Second Edition, nonprofit marketing guru BarryJ. McLeish shares everything he's learned during more than twodecades managing and consulting nonprofits of every shape and size.Skipping all the arcane theory and the business school jargon, hegives you clear, step-by-step advice and guidance and all the toolsyou need to develop and implement a sophisticated marketing programtailored to your organization's needs and goals.New sections on the new media available to nonprofitmarketersTechniques for analyzing your market and developing acomprehensive marketing planMarketing strategies that will support fund-raising, promotenew services, and enhance your organization's reputation andvisibilityMethods for developing a marketing program that reaches boththe consumers of your service and the donors who support yourorganization
Do you need to breathe new life into your existing marketingdepartment? Successful Marketing Strategies for NonprofitOrganizations, Second Edition gives you the tools, theknow-how, and the confidence you need to succeed.
With over 300 images, Forensic Analytics reviews andshows how twenty substantive and rigorous tests can be used todetect fraud, errors, estimates, or biases in your data. For eachtest, the original data is shown with the steps needed to get tothe final result. The tests range from high-level data overviews toassess the reasonableness of data, to highly focused tests thatgive small samples of highly suspicious transactions. These testsare relevant to your organization, whether small or large, forprofit, nonprofit, or government-related.Demonstrates how to use Access, Excel, and PowerPoint in aforensic settingExplores use of statistical techniques such as Benford's Law,descriptive statistics, correlation, and time-series analysis todetect fraud and errorsDiscusses the detection of financial statement fraud usingvarious statistical approachesExplains how to score locations, agents, customers, oremployees for fraud riskShows you how to become the data analytics expert in yourorganization
Forensic Analytics shows how you can use Microsoft Accessand Excel as your primary data interrogation tools to findexceptional, irregular, and anomalous records.
The Vest Pocket CPA-the convenient, comprehensive referenceprofessionals have relied on for nearly fifteen years-is nowupdated in a new Fourth Edition to give today's busy executives andaccountants the helpful information they need in a quick-referenceformat.
Whether in public practice or private industry, professionals willalways have this reliable reference tool at their fingertipsbecause it easily goes anywhere-to a client's office, on a businesstrip, or to an important lunch meeting.
Fully revised, the Fourth Edition:
Includes complete coverage of the New Risk Assessment AuditingStandards and Standards of the PCAOB
Covers new pronouncements on important accounting principlesincluding fair value measurement, financial assets, accountingchanges, exchanges of nonmonetary assets, and compilation andreview services
Adds new chapters on professional ethics and quality controls forCPA firms
Packed with practical techniques and rules of thumb for analyzing,evaluating, and solving day-to-day accounting issues, The VestPocket CPA, Fourth Edition helps you quickly pinpoint what to lookfor, what to watch out for, what to do, and how to do it. In aneasy-to-use Q & A format, it covers such useful topics asfinancial measures, ratios, and procedures and includes checklists,samples, and worked-out solutions to a variety of accountingproblems.
The Vest Pocket CPA, Fourth Edition is a powerful companion for thecomplex, ever-changing world of accounting.
"Mr. Anand's book is a practical study of the complicated issuessurrounding the world of corporate governance. He includesexcellent case studies and best practice solutions for improvinggovernance programs within all types of organizations."
V.P. Marketing and Business Development
"This book is a highly practical, accessible guide to post-Enronreforms and an essential resource for managers who want more thanjust to comply with SOX; this book will help them benefit fromit."
Editor and cofounder
The Corporate Library
Written by Sanjay Anand, one of the world's leading corporategovernance, risk management, and regulatory compliance experts,this simple-to-use book is designed with appreciation for demandingprofessional obligations, with information easy to find and at yourfingertips. This professional guide's nuts-and-bolts presentationexamines why corporate governance is important, to put you in abetter position to understand its successful implementation foryour organization.
Essentials of Corporate Governance will challenge your concept ofcorporate governance and provide you with an understandingof:
The concept of governance
The competing goals that corporations may have
Why there is a call for corporations to be more ethical
The various forms of corporate structure
Corporate governance in emerging markets
Corporate governance within nonprofit organizations
Communicating the idea of corporate governance as a process and anideal rather than a set of criteria, this accessible and relevantbook is the resource and reference guide you will turn to time andagain for the knowledge you need to make corporate governance workfor your corporation.
Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is written in plain English, with lots of step-by-step instructions and screenshots that demonstrate exactly what to do. This MS Excel tutorial references Excel 2016, but most of the step-by-step instructions apply to earlier versions of MS Excel released as part of the Microsoft Office and Office 365 suites, including Excel 2013 and Excel 2010. If you don't own Excel, the book explains how to use two free online spreadsheets programs: Excel Online and Google Sheets (part of the Google Drive online office suite). The book also covers the Excel mobile apps: Excel for Android and Excel for iOS.
Topics in this top-selling Excel book include:
* Excel screen layout, cells, and terminology
* Excel 2016 vs. Excel Online vs. Google Sheets
* Basic Excel formatting
* Excel formulas and functions
* How to make charts in Excel
* Sorting and filtering
* Collaboration and sharing
* Exporting PDF, CSV, and other forms
* Printing tips
* Excel import and export formats (PDF, .CSV, .TSV, text, etc.)
This is not an Excel bible, but rather a basic Excel tutorial and reference that answers the core questions that any new Excel user will have:
* What is a spreadsheet?
* What are cells?
* What is the button with the Greek letter for?
* How can Excel spreadsheets create basic financial projections?
* How can certain data in a worksheet be highlighted?
* How can data be alphabetized or ranked?
* How to edit a chart in Excel
* How to print an Excel spreadsheet without cutting off columns
The second edition is up-to-date with new instructions and high-resolution screenshots of Excel 2016, Excel Online, and the new Google Sheets. It includes new sections about collaboration, OneDrive, and other features.
Here are some real reader reviews of Excel Basics In 30 Minutes:
“Fast and easy, this book is everything it claims to be. The material presented is very basic but it is also incredibly accessible with step-by- step screenshots and a friendly tone more like a friend or co-worker explaining how to use Excel than a technical manual.”
"One thing I particularly liked about 'Excel Basics in 30 minutes' is that it covers BOTH the MS Excel basics and the Google version basics. Explaining anything this intricate in 30 minutes is a challenge. (Can it be read in 30 minutes? Yes, I could do it, but I am not a typical user, I did not need to stop and practice the examples.) I was impressed that the book does go into some of the ‘meat’ of Excel while still being a book that someone with NO previous exposure to a spreadsheet can grasp.”
Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is authored by Ian Lamont, an award-winning technology writer and author of Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and Dropbox In 30 Minutes.
This handy guide is broken into two sections: simple events and complex events. The simple events can be put together quickly with minimal time, supplies, and volunteers. The complex events require more planning and manpower, but will generate more revenue for your organization.
Every event has a quick overview chart so you can see at a glance if the event is a good fit for your group. You will immediately be able to assess the degree of effort required in six major categories: estimated cost, obtaining sponsors and donations, finding a venue, recruiting volunteers, preparing for the event, and executing the event. You will find the events that best meet your financial and social goals and objectives.
Now you can reach your fundraising goals in exciting and original ways. Whether it is for your school, sports team, church, or any other group or nonprofit organization, you will find your next event here.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
The Sunday collection in every Catholic church throughout the world is as familiar a part of the Mass as the homily and even Communion. There is no doubt that historically the Catholic Church has been one of the great engines of charity in history. But once a dollar is dropped in that basket, where does it go? How are weekly cash contributions that can amount to tens of thousands of dollars accounted for? Where does the money go when a diocese sells a church property for tens of millions of dollars? And what happens when hundreds of millions of dollars are turned over to officials at the highest ranks, no questions asked, for their discretionary use? The Roman Catholic Church is the largest organization in the world. The Vatican has never revealed its net worth, but the value of its works of art, great churches, property in Rome, and stocks held through its bank easily run into the tens of billions. Yet the Holy See as a sovereign state covers a mere 108 acres and has a small annual budget of about $280 million.
No major book has examined the church’s financial underpinnings and practices with such journalistic force. Today the church bears scrutiny by virtue of the vast amounts of money (nearly $2 billion in the United States alone) paid out to victims of clergy abuse. Amid mounting diocesan bankruptcies, bishops have been selling off whole pieces of the infrastructure—churches, schools, commercial properties—while the nephew of one of the Vatican’s most powerful cardinals engaged in a lucrative scheme to profiteer off the enormous downsizing of American church wealth.
Jay Baer defines “Youtility” as information and resources given away for free to build awareness and trust. Youtility creates awareness, customers, and loyalty over the long-term. Due to enormous shifts in technology and consumer behavior, customers want a new approach that cuts through the clutter: marketing that is truly, inherently useful.
The difference between helping and selling is just two letters, but embracing the former makes the latter much, much easier.
Meticulously researched, and filled with examples of accountants and accounting firms that have accelerated their business enormously by embracing the principle of Youtility marketing, this special ebook from best selling authors Jay Baer and Darren Root provides a groundbreaking plan for using information and helpfulness to transform the relationship between companies and customers.
Based on the New York Times best seller Youtility, this is the playbook for modern marketing effectiveness in the accounting industry.
Doc Hendley never set out to be a hero. In 2004, Hendley-a small- town bartender- launched a series of wine-tasting events to raise funds for clean-water projects and to bring awareness to the world's freshwater crisis. He planned to donate the proceeds through traditional channels, but instead found himself traveling to one of the world's most dangerous hot spots: Darfur, Sudan.
There, Doc witnessed a government-sponsored genocide where the number-one weapon wasn't bullets-it was water. The Janjaweed terrorists had figured out that shooting up a bladder containing 10,000 liters of water, or dumping rotting corpses into a primary water source is remarkably efficient for the purposes of mass extermination. With limited funds, Doc realized that he couldn't build new wells costing $10,000 a pop, but he could hire local workers to restore a damaged well for a mere $50 each. He'd found his mission. Today, Doc and Wine to Water continue to help stricken peoples repair and maintain water- containment systems in places like Darfur, Cambodia, Uganda, and Haiti.
Doc is a regular, rough-and-tumble guy who loves booze, music, and his Harley- but he also wanted to help. Wine to Water is a gripping story about braving tribal warfare and natural disasters and encountering fascinating characters in far-flung regions of the world. It is also an authoritative account of a global crisis and an inspirational tale that proves how ordinary people can improve the world.
A Radical Business Model for Professional Firms
"Ron Baker is the most prolific and best writer when it comes to pricing services. This is a must-read for executives and partners in small to large firms. Ron provides the basics, the advanced ideas, the workbooks, the case studies—everything. This is a must-have and a terrific book."—Reed K. Holden founder and CEO, Holden Advisors, Corp., Associate Professor, Columbia University www.holdenadvisors.com
"We've known through Ron Baker's earlier books that he's not just an extraordinary thinker and truly brilliant writer—he's a mover and a shaker on a mission. This is the End of Time! Brilliant."—Paul Dunn Chairman, B1G1® www.b1g1.com
"Implementing Value Pricing is a powerful blend of theory, strategy, and tactics. Ron Baker's most recent offering is ambitious in scope, exploring topics that include economic theory, customer orientation, value identification, service positioning, and pricing strategy. He weaves all of them together seamlessly, and includes numerous examples to illustrate his primary points. I have applied the knowledge I've gained from his body of work, and the benefits to me—and to my customers—have been immediate, significant, and ongoing."—Brent Uren Principal, Valuation & Business Modeling Ernst & Young® www.ey.com
"Ron Baker is a revolutionary. He is on a radical crusade to align the interests of service providers with those of their customers by having lawyers, accountants, and consultants charge based on the value they provide, rather than the effort it takes. Implementing Value Pricing is a manifesto that establishes a clear case for the revolution. It provides detailed guidance that includes not only strategies and tactics, but key predictive indicators for success. It is richly illustrated by the successes of firms that have embraced value-based pricing to make their services not only more cost-effective for their customers, but more profitable as well. The hallmark of a manifesto is an unyielding sense of purpose and a call to action. Let the revolution begin."—Robert G. Cross, Chairman and CEO, Revenue Analytics, Inc. Author, Revenue Management: Hard-Core Tactics for Market Domination
Mergers and Acquisitions Playbook provides the practicaltricks of the trade on how to get maximum value for a middle-marketbusiness. This book uniquely covers how to prepare for a sale, howto present the business most positively, and how to control thesale timetable.Written in a straight-talking styleProvides the tricks of the trade on how to get maximum valuefor a middle-market businessShows how the sellers can take capitalize their inherent"unfair advantages"Examines the differences between "value" and "currency"Explains how to handle bankruptcy and distress companysalesOffers tips on managing your lawyers in the documentationprocess
Filled with empirical examples of successful-andunsuccessful-techniques, this practical guide takes you throughevery step of the M&A process, from how to manageconfidentiality, how to create competition (or the impression ofcompetition), to what to do once the deal is closed.
Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Managementrepresents a comprehensive guide to doing and using research in public management and administration. It is impressively succinct but covering a wide variety of research strategies including among others: action research, hypotheses, sampling, case selection, questionnaires, interviewing, desk research, prescription and research ethics. This textbook does not bog the nascent researcher down in the theory but does provide numerous international examples and practical exercises to illuminate the research journey. Sandra Van Thiel guides us through the theory, operationalization and research design process before explaining the tools required to carry-out impactful research.
This concise textbook will be core reading for those studying research methods and/or carrying out research on public management and administration.
See Additional Notes for instructions to download the highly interactive PC software. Used in thousands of schools and colleges worldwide the software is designed to work as a traditional textbook on your PC screen. Comprising hundreds of menu selected colourful topics where the graphic images (from your eBook) are brought to life for every value change along with many additional learning software features.
Full colour printed is available for student handouts (using your values and selections) or images and text pasted to make student assignments.
Various additional software editors are included to enable your own calculations to be explored and evaluated from simple algebraic equations to complex formulae.
A combined eBook and educational software package at a tiny fraction of the previously published price.
Table of Contents (280 software topics) Introduction, Accounting, Accounting Tools, Financial Accounts, Ratio Analysis, Workforce performance and Production, Personal Finance, Mathematics, Number Systems, Number Conversion, Number Types, Roots, Percentages, Ratios, Fractions, Vectors, Laws, Algebra 0., Algebra 1., Algebra 2., Mathematical Rules, Powers and Indices, Simplifying, Linear Equations, Graphing, Data Analysis, Computing, Hardware Devices, Data Structures, Data Files, Computer Systems, Data Handling, System Development, Computer Programming, Binary Numbers, Binary Arithmetic, Additional Notes.
As a follow-up to their book Enterprising Nonprofits, the authorsof Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs provide a full set ofpractical tools for putting the lessons of businessentrepreneurship to work in your nonprofit. The book offershands-on guidance that helps social sector leaders hone theirentrepreneurial skills and carry out their social missions moreeffectively than ever before. This practical and easy-to-use bookis filled with examples, exercises, checklists, and action stepsthat bring the concepts, frameworks, and tools to life. Detailedexplanations of all the tools and techniques will help youpersonalize and apply them to your nonprofit organization-making itstronger, healthier, and better able to serve the needs of ourcommunities.
Praise for Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs
"I search constantly for resources that can help provide insightand guidance to take Teach For America to a higher level; StrategicTools for Social Entrepreneurs does this and more. The book takesthe best practices of for-profits and social enterprises and adaptsthem to the needs of entrepreneurial, mission-driven nonprofits.Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs is a tremendouscontribution to social entrepreneurs and to the nonprofitsector-many thanks to the authors for identifying this need andfilling it!"
Founder and President, Teach For America
All of the royalties from this book will be used by the EwingMarion Kauffman Foundation to support continuing work on socialentrepreneurship.
In this book, Yunus shows how social business has gone from being a theory to an inspiring practice, adopted by leading corporations, entrepreneurs, and social activists across Asia, South America, Europe and the US. He demonstrates how social business transforms lives; offers practical guidance for those who want to create social businesses of their own; explains how public and corporate policies must adapt to make room for the social business model; and shows why social business holds the potential to redeem the failed promise of free-market enterprise.
Intermediate accounting courses are required for studentsseeking bachelor's degrees in accounting and often for degrees infinance, business administration, and management. IntermediateAccounting For Dummies provides you with a deeper and broaderlevel of accounting theory, serving as an excellent coursesupplement and study guide to help you master the concepts of thischallenging program.
With easy-to-understand explanations and realworld examples,Intermediate Accounting For Dummies covers all the topics you'llencounter in an intermediate accounting course: the conceptualframework of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP),International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), financial ratioanalysis, equity accounting, investment strategies, financialstatement preparation, and moreTracks to a typical intermediate accounting curriculumExpert information and real-world examplesOther titles from Loughran: Financial Accounting ForDummies and Auditing For Dummies
With the help of Intermediate Accounting For Dummies,you'll discover the fast and easy way to take the confusion out ofthe complex theories and methods associated with a typicalintermediate accounting course.
To really "make it" these days, according to Reilly, you need to break the old corporate mold, ignore the "rules," and create your own opportunities. The true game changers are the men and women starting their own businesses, inventing jobs that didn't previously exist, and committing themselves fully to attaining astonishing success, however individually defined.
Shake the World reveals the meteoric rise (and the occasional stumbles) of a new generation of business leaders. Reilly brings their stories to life and, along the way, offers clear lessons that you can apply to your own pursuits. For example, you'll learn firsthand how:
The role models in Shake the World define themselves not by money and title but by fulfillment and happiness. This book will light your path to greatness if you too want to shake the world. This is not just a book about finding a job. It's a book about creating an inspired life.
"Austin has uncovered the common elements and key strategiesthat make for effective collaborations.... In The CollaborationChallenge, he illuminates these key lessons for all leaders,and makes it possible for each of us to meet the collaborationchallenge."
—Frances Hesselbein, chairman of the board ofgovernors, The Drucker Foundation, and John C. Whitehead, founder,The John C. Whitehead Fund for Not-for-Profit Management, HarvardBusiness School
"Austin has performed a valuable service for nonprofitorganizations and their corporate partners by illuminating thedynamics of successful relationships. His useful book deserves tobe widely read by leaders in both sectors concerned aboutincreasing the effectiveness of their social action agenda."
—Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, authorof World Class and Rosabeth Moss Kanter on the Frontiers ofManagement
"The entire nonprofit sector has been searching for theexpertise and tools this book provides. Nothing else like itexists."
—Bill Shore, executive director of Share-Our-Strengthand author of The Cathedral Within and Revolution of theHeart
In these complex times, when no organization can succeed alone,nonprofits and businesses are embracing collaboration for mutualbenefits. Nonprofits are partnering with businesses to furthertheir missions, develop resources, strengthen programs, and thrivein the competitive world. Companies are also discovering thatalliances with nonprofits generate significant rewards: increasedcustomer preference, improved employee morale, greater brandidentity, stronger corporate culture, and higher innovation.
In this timely and insightful book, James E. Austin provides apractical framework for understanding how traditional philanthropicrelationships can be transformed into powerful strategic alliances.He offers advice and lessons drawn from the experiences of numerouscollaborations, including Timberland and City Year; Starbucks andCARE; Georgia-Pacific and The Nature Conservancy; MCI WorldCom andThe National Geographic Society; Reebok and Amnesty International;and Hewlett-Packard and the National Science Resource Center.
Readers will learn how to:Find and connect with high-potential partnersEnsure strategic fit with the partner's mission and valuesGenerate greater value for each partner and societyManage the partnering relationship effectively
This hands-on workbook gets you up to speed with the basics ofbusiness accounting, including reading financial reports,establishing budgets, controlling cash flow, and making wisefinancial decisions. The question and answer sections encourage youto find your own solutions to challenging accounting problems - andthere's plenty of space to scribble your workings out!Accounting Workbook For Dummies is the only book that makestruly light work of the financial fundamentals that manybusinesspeople try to bluff their way through every day.
Accounting Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers:
Part I: Business Accounting Basics
Chapter 1: Elements of Business Accounting
Chapter 2: Financial Effects of Transactions
Chapter 3: Getting Started in the Bookkeeping Cycle
Chapter 4: The Bookkeeping Cycle: Adjusting and ClosingEntries
Part II: Preparing Financial Statements
Chapter 5: The Effects and Reporting of Profit
Chapter 6: Reporting Financial Condition in the BalanceSheet
Chapter 7: Coupling the Profit & Loss Statement and BalanceSheet
Chapter 8: Reporting Cash Flows and Changes in Owners'Equity
Chapter 9: Choosing Accounting Methods
Part III: Managerial, Manufacturing, and CapitalAccounting
Chapter 10: Analysing Profit Behavior
Chapter 11: Manufacturing Cost Accounting
Chapter 12: Figuring Out Interest and Return onInvestment
Part IV: The Part of Tens
Chapter 13: Ten Things You Should Know About BusinessFinancial Statements
Chapter 14: A Ten-Point Checklist for ManagementAccountants
Main changes in the UK edition include:UK Accounting practiceCurrencyUK institutions - Inland Revenue and Customs and ExciseetcNational Insurance, PAYEUK taxation and VATPartnerships and Limited company informationUK legal practiceUK specific formsUK specific case studies
As a nonprofit manager, you have to be more effective and moreefficient than ever to win funding and support to ensure yourorganization pursues its mission, meets community needs, andmaintains its budget, while juggling the demands of funders,clientele, boards, staff, and community. This Third Edition ofMission-Based Management provides comprehensive, hands-onguidance that addresses your unique concerns as a nonprofit managerand policy-maker
More than ever before, as a nonprofit manager, you want and needpractical guidance on how to do your job and run your organizationmore effectively and efficiently. And more than ever before,Mission-Based Management, Third Edition provides thedefinitive answer.
• Communication between managerial parties • Sharing powers and responsibilities • Fund-raising • Financial oversight and boundaries • Planning programs • Hiring and firing • Developing partnerships •Assessing business practices * Building productive working relationships * And much more
Whether you are an executive director, a board member, or someone contemplating either important role, Effective Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations is an excellent resource for understanding the dynamics of nonprofits and creating a strong organization.
This book focuses on 'Driver-Based' budgeting (ie using external and internal non-financial drivers to predict live item expenses). The book shows the benefits that Driver-Based Budgeting brings and as such is a 'tool kit for change'. Case studies and worked examples are used throughout to ensure understanding, as well as checklists on implementation issues.
• Transform the process of implementing new budgeting software with Driver-Based Budgeting
• Shows how organizations can slash the time and cost involved in preparing their annual budget
• Accountants learn how to manage uncertainty and quickly assess the impact of both internal and external changes
Anheier covers the full range of nonprofit organizations – service providers, membership organizations, foundations, community groups – in different fields, such as arts and culture, social services and education. He introduces central terms such as philanthropy, charity, community, social entrepreneurship, social investment, public good and civil society, whilst explaining how the field spills over from public management, through nonprofit management and public administration.
The previous edition won the Best Book Award at the American Academy of Management in 2006. Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management, Policy is an ideal resource for students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in both Europe and North America.
Unless you're one of those rare "numbers people," the thought of accounting and bookkeeping probably make your head spin. While these pragmatic and confusing practices may not be fun for the rest of us, mastering them is absolutely essential in order to run and maintain a successful business. Thankfully, Bookkeeping & Accounting All-in-One For Dummies, UK Edition, is here to take the intimidation out of crunching numbers and offers easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on keeping your business' finances in order with information specific to a business in the United Kingdom.
Written in plain English and packed with loads of helpful instruction, this approachable and all-encompassing guide arms you with everything you need to get up and running on all the latest accounting practices and bookkeeping software. Inside, you'll find out how to prepare financial statements, balance your books, keep the tax inspector off your back, and so much more.Gives you access to supplemental online samples of bookkeeping forms, accounting templates, and spreadsheetsIncludes many practical bookkeeping and accounting exercises and templatesSimplifies every aspect of accounting and record-keepingShows you how to run your business "by the books"
If you're a small business owner or employee who is confused and intimidated by managing your accounts and books, this comprehensive guide empowers you to take charge of those pesky figures to keep your business afloat.
Learn about the functions that work together to automate many of the processes involved in Management Reporting. See how to take advantage of the many new features of Excel 2007 and 2010. Find out how to build validation structures into your spreadsheet reports. Discover how to identify missing or new codes, either in the creation process or in the day-to-day running of the reports. Do it all with Advanced Excel Reporting for Management Accountants.Explore the structures that simplify the report creation process and make the reports more maintainableLearn techniques to "cleanse" data so that it is ready for use in Pivot Tables and formula-based reportsFind out the tips and tricks that can make the creation process quicker and easierDiscover all you need to know about Excel's summing functions and how versatile they can be
Written in a hands-on style that works towards the completion of two reporting case studies, Advanced Excel Reporting for Management Accountants explains and demonstrates techniques so that Management Accountants can learn how to automate many aspects of the reporting process.
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Single Point of Failure: The 10 Essential Laws of SupplyChain Risk Management uses analogies and dozens of casehistories to describe the risk parasite that infectsall supply chains while revealing methods to neutralize thatparasite. The book addresses the questions: What are the "singlepoints of failure"? How exposed are customers, investors, otherstakeholders and ultimately the organization? What is themeasurable impact (i.e. brand, financial, strategic, andnon-compliance)? Who establishes the "risk paradigm"? How does theorganization efficiently and effectively allocate preciousresources - time, people, management attention, and capital? How issuccess measured? This book is both technically powerful andeffectively realistic, based on today's complex global economy.
mySAP FI Fieldbook offers information technology professionals an in-depth look at the Financial (FI) module of this high-powered software. Author Thomas H. Spitters discusses a number of topics that will keep any company's SAP system running optimally, including strategies to guarantee: High availability High performance Data security
mySAP FI Fieldbook is ideal for the new project team member, financial manager or controller, or any staff member in need of some immediate orientation with SAP's FI module. Discover everything you need to know about the powerful mySAP FI accounting function within this wide-reaching computing environment!
This book shows you how to implement time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC), an easier and more powerful way to implement ABC. You can now estimate directly the resource demands imposed by each business transaction, product, or customer. The payoff? You spend less time and money obtaining and maintaining TDABC data—and more time addressing problems that TDABC reveals, such as inefficient processes, unprofitable products and customers, and excess capacity. The authors also show how to use TDABC to link strategic planning to operational budgeting, to enhance the due diligence process for mergers and acquisitions, and to support continuous improvement activities such as lean management and benchmarking.
In presenting their model, the authors define the two questions required to build TDABC:
1) How much does it cost per time unit to supply resource capacity for each business process?
2) How much resource capacity (time) is required to perform work for a company’s many transactions, products, and customers?
The book demonstrates how to develop simple, valid answers to these two questions.
Kaplan and Anderson illustrate the TDABC approach with a wealth of case studies, in diverse settings, based on actual implementations.
In short, pointedly-written chapters, Stoesz covers: Helping Directors Understand Their Governance Role A Plan to Fulfill the Purpose Reporting Back to the Members Planning Effective Meetings Great Boards Have a Good Fight (occasionally) Working Your Way Through a Crisis Great Boards Celebrate Leaving Right "Discussion/Action Questions" conclude many of the chapters. In addition, Stoesz offers a "Board Evaluation Form," a "Director's Self-Evaluation Form," and an Outline for the "Executive Director Annual Review."
Doing Good Even Better is practical, ready-to-go material for board members who are stiffly new or wearily veteran. Author Edgar Stoesz writes crisply from his wise and seasoned board experience.
This comprehensive guide walks you through every aspect ofsetting up and using Sage 50 Accounts, from installing the softwareto running VAT returns and producing monthly and yearly accounts.Inside you′ll discover the quickest way to complete tasks andhow to customise Sage to suit your specific business needs. Packedwith step-by-step instructions and fully illustrated withscreenshots, this book is the easiest way to get the most from Sage50 Accounts and take control of your business finances.Completely up-to-date for the 2014 edition of Sage 50softwareSet up and start using Sage 50 Accounts with minimum fussFully illustrated with the latest screenshots to help you everystep of the wayGuidance on going mobile - with the new Sage 50 appDetails on the new Sage Quicksearch feature
For today's super-wired, always-on, live-life-in-public youngAmericans, the causes they support define who they are. Societalaspirations have so permeated the "net native" population thatcauses have become like musical tastes. CauseWiredillustrates wired causes in action, bringing real-world stories toreaders.Tracks the massive societal impact on causes of online socialnetworks-from blogs, to video, to the rise of social networksReveals the extraordinary influence of online socialnetworks-in raising money for charity, in changing the politicalclimate and electing candidates, and in raising consciousness forcauses
From Facebook causes and campaigns on MySpace, to a raft of newstartups and innovative projects like Kiva, Change.org andDonorsChoose, this immensely relevant book delivers actionableresearch and recommendations to help readers launch their ownsuccessful wired social campaigns.
Many of us donate to charitable causes, and millions more work or volunteer for non-profit organizations. Yet virtually none of us have been taught what it means to succeed at doing good, let alone how to do so. In short, we’ve never been encouraged to treat charity with the seriousness and rigor it deserves.
How to be Great at Doing Good is a complacency-shattering guidebook for anyone who wants to actually change the world, whether as a donor, a volunteer, or a non-profit staffer. Drawing on eye-opening studies in psychology and human behavior, surprising interviews with philanthropy professionals, and the author’s fifteen years of experience founding and managing top-rated non-profits, this book is an essential read for anyone who wants to do more good with their time and money.Find out how Bill Gates and a team of MIT grads are saving thousands of lives by applying business principles to charity work – and how we can tooPeer inside our brains as we donate, and discover how the same chemical forces that make us crave junk food and sex can steer us toward bad charity decisionsSee why following our passion and doing what we’re good at can actually doom our efforts to improve the worldLearn how two seemingly identical charities can have jaw-dropping differences in impact, and find out how to pick the best one when donating
Sure to generate controversy among non-profits and philanthropists who prefer business as usual, How to be Great at Doing Good reveals that a more calculated, effective approach to charity work isn’t just possible – it’s absolutely necessary for those who want to succeed at changing the world.
"For a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read guide to fixing thoseall-too-common shortcomings in your accounting department, look nofurther than this excellent book. Steve Bragg provides hundreds offixes, many of them requiring surprisingly little time or costwhile providing a handy guide to common implementation pitfalls. .. . I would recommend this invaluable book to anyone who is lookingto enhance their existing processes, whether due to growth in theirbusiness, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, or just as part of theirongoing improvement process."
—Martyn Webster, CPA, Director of Finance, XenoPort,Inc.
"This book is critical to running an efficient and accurateaccounting department. The use of RFID technology to trackdocuments is one of many valuable tools in this latest edition. Arequired read for the demanding accounting manager's role."
—Jason Charet, CPA
"I've used Steve Bragg's Accounting Best Practices booksfor years as a source of ideas for improvement. Like previouseditions, this edition has a number of new, actionable bestpractices as well as refinements of those ideas reported inprevious editions. The books are broad enough in their perspectiveso that nearly any organization could find ideas that could payback the cost of the book many times over."
—John Temmerman, Controller, Evangelical LutheranChurch in America
"What a great resource! I have been in the accounting field forover twenty years, and I was still able to gain insight intoimproving processes within my office. Thanks for putting it all inone book!"
—Tina M. Thomas, CPA, CTP, Controller, Goodman &Company, LLP