BRYCE ON NEW “HOW TO” BOOK
– It doesn’t require rocket science.
According to Bryce, “This is my fifteenth book, the purpose of which is to act as a guide to effectively run a nonprofit organization, be it a charitable, fraternal, religious, amateur sports, civic, social, veteran, political, professional trade, or homeowner/condominium association.” According to Bryce, he often hears from officers of such organizations, all complaining of the same problems, be it related to leadership, organization, membership, attendance, finances, records management, excessive politics, or whatever. He contends most of this is unnecessary and can be avoided with a little patience, common sense, and some good old-fashioned management.
There are obviously distinguishable nuances for each type of group, but this primarily resides in their mission statement. Otherwise, they are all fundamentally the same in terms of their operations and challenges.
Even worse, the press frequently writes horror stories of embezzlement, adversarial relationships with management companies, problems with lawyers, and primitive or nonexistent records management. True, these are fast-paced times in terms of changing technology, but it has always been so. However, Tim contends if you pay attention to the basics of management and have an eye for detail, you should be fine.
Bryce argues, “Let’s put our cards on the table; the biggest problem with most nonprofits is they are run by nice people, who mean well, but haven’t a clue as to what they are doing. This book is for anyone involved with a nonprofit, be it a new person, or someone about to assume an officer position. As such, it is a GREAT GIFT IDEA.”
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Over the last 45 years, Tim has served on well over fifty Board of Directors for a multitude of nonprofits, serving in a variety of capacities, everything from President to Historian, Secretary, Finance Chairman, Division Director, Communications Chairman, and just a simple helper. As such, he hopes to describe the lessons he learned over the years. By profession, Bryce is also a management consultant who has taught planning, systems design, and project management to a wide variety of companies around the world.
This book is organized into the following sections:
CHAPTER 1 – A NONPROFIT IS A BUSINESS – some legalities to consider.
CHAPTER 2 – THE HUMAN SPIRIT – being sensitive to people.
CHAPTER 3 – MEETINGS – how to conduct properly.
CHAPTER 4 – MANAGING RECORDS & FINANCES – describing administrative details, including “checks and balances.”
CHAPTER 5 – COMMUNICATIONS – how to effectively communicate with the outside world.
CHAPTER 6 – BRYCE’S PLANNING SEMINAR – a special seminar to determine a nonprofit’s purpose and objectives.
CHAPTER 7 – PROJECT MANAGEMENT – how to plan, estimate, schedule, report and control projects.
CHAPTER 8 – ANOMALIES – describing difficult situations we often face in nonprofits, such as “Dealing with Deadbeats,” “Dealing with Politics,” “Management Companies,” handling “Vacancies in the Board,” “Improving membership and attendance,” “Feasibility Studies & Bids,” and much more.
Details on the Book:
Price: $15 for printed version; $7.50 for Kindle e-Book (ASIN: B07VNT61CM) or PDF versions.
Published through Amazon, printed in the United States.
Where to place order; click HERE.
Mr. Bryce is available for lectures, book-signings, interviews, and after-dinner talks. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep the Faith!
P.S. – Also do not forget my other new book, “Tim’s Senior Moments” now available in Printed and eBook form.
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