On this page, you will find a number of online and print resources that may be useful for you as you start or grow your nonprofit organization.
Books at the Library
The Roanoke Public Library has a number of books that will be helpful for anyone interested in starting or growing a nonprofit. Below is just a small sample of books that are available - we have many more on the shelves! Unless otherwise noted, any of the below books are available in the nonfiction section at the Main Library:
Starting & building a nonprofit : a practical guide by Peri Pakroo, 658.048 PAKR. Available on the new book shelf at Main.
Navigating the nonprofit rapids : strategies & tactics for running a nonprofit company by Ted Edlich, 658.048 EDLI
Start your own nonprofit organization : your step-by-step guide to success by Cheryl Kimball, 658.1148 KIMB
Effective fundraising for nonprofits : real-world strategies that work - by Ilona M. Bray, 658.15 BRAY - Available at the Jackson Park Branch
Grant writing for dummies by Beverly A. Browning, 658.1522 BROW - Also available at the Gainsboro and Melrose Branches
The only grant-writing book you'll ever need - by Ellen Karsh, 658.1522 KARS
The complete idiot's guide to grant writing - by Waddy Thompson, 658.152 T379C
See below for resources on government requirements for nonprofits, including 501(c)3 status