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A business organization where the income or profit of the corporation is not distributed to corporation members, directors or officers.

 

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A Guide for Volunteer Organizations to Assess Risk

WC414/AEC753by Matt BengeApril 1, 2022Volunteer organizations help communities in a variety of ways, and volunteers serve in various capacities relating to projects, goals, and tasks. With these varying roles, there are possible risks that volunteers, clients, and the organization can encounter. Risk management is a tool that many volunteer organizations and volunteer leaders should consider when thinking of the safety and protection of their organization and its volunteers. This new 4-page publication of the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication provides a brief guide to the risk management model. Written by Matt Benge.

Action Research: A Methodology for Organizational Change

4H424/4H424by Dale Pracht, Andrew Toelle, and Brent BroaddusFebruary 28, 2022Change is inevitable. When working within an organization, figuring out what needs to change can be a big issue. Having quality information available for use can make the decision process clearer and more effective. Action research is a methodology that can be used by people internal to an organization to identify what changes need to be made. This new 3-page publication of the UF/IFAS Florida 4-H Youth Development Program was written by Dale Pracht, Andrew Toelle, and Brent Broaddus.

Conducting a Process Evaluation in Nonprofit and Governmental Programs

FY1509/FCS3370by Marlen Barajas Espinosa, Micayla Richardson, Chelsea DeMasters, Jennifer A. Jones, and Kimberly WileyMay 10, 2022The purpose of a program evaluation is to assess a program’s performance. This article explains how to (1) identify which type of failure nonprofit organizations may be facing, (2) choose the right evaluation tool in order to determine the specific problem, (3) interpret process evaluation results, and (4) use the evaluation findings for continuous program improvement. Written by Marlen Barajas Espinosa, Micayla Richardson, Chelsea DeMasters, Jennifer A. Jones, and Kimberly Wiley, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, May 2022.

Developing a Strong and Diverse Nonprofit Board

FY1508/FCS3369by Micayla Richardson, Marlen Barajas Espinosa, Jennifer A. Jones, and Kimberly WileyMay 9, 2022This publication aims to provide strategic direction to nonprofit leaders who want to develop their board of directors. It defines and describes board diversity, then explains how to recruit and maintain a diverse board. Written by Micayla Richardson, Marlen Barajas Espinosa, Jennifer A. Jones, and Kimberly Wiley, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, May 2022.

Establishing a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization: An Overview

FY1481/FCS3350 by Jacqueline Phillips, Jorge Ruiz-Menjivar, Jennifer A. Jones, and Julianne ShoupMarch 4, 2024A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet. Published by Family Resource Management

Five Motivations to Volunteer: Tips for Volunteer Managers

FY1524/FCS3385by Kimberly Wiley, Chelsea DeMasters, Colin Dobbins, and Caroline CasolaMay 15, 2023Understanding volunteer motives is especially important today. This article describes five unique motivations to volunteer. Written by Kimberly Wiley, Chelsea DeMasters, Colin Dobbins, and Caroline Casola, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, May 2023.

Nonprofit Revenue Generation

FY1510/FCS3371by Micayla Richardson, Marlen Barajas Espinosa, Jennifer Jones, and Kimberly WileyMay 11, 2022This publication was designed to help nonprofit organizations develop a strategic revenue generation plan that aligns with their mission and organizational capacity. The publication discusses steps in choosing a revenue strategy, as well as common mistakes to avoid. Written by Micayla Richardson, Marlen Barajas Espinosa, Jennifer Jones, and Kimberly Wiley, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, May 2022.

Recruiting and Retaining Members in Agricultural Organizations

WC300/AEC637 by Ricky Telg, Shelby Thomas, and Olivia DoyleDecember 6, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Farm Economics, entrepreneurship, and management

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