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Deal Terms - The Finer Points of Venture Capital Deal Structures, Valuations, Term Sheets, Stock Options and Getting VC Deals Done (Inside the Minds)
Alex Wilmerding
1587622084
January 1, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Deal Terms is the first ever in-depth look at valuations, preferred stock, stock options and other variables that affect deal structure, written by Alex Wilmerding (a venture capitalist at Boston Capital Ventures and best selling author of Term Sheets & Valuations). Written from a venture capital perspective, however applicable for all types of financings, Deal Terms includes actual term sheets, valuation methodology and analysis, assessment of stock option programs and their impact on valuations and capital structures and other real world documents used by leading venture capitalists and lawyers analyzed from multiple perspectives. A must have book for any executive, entrepreneur, or financial professional, this timeless classic is an unprecedented resource that will help you avoid costly mistakes, understand various...


Quixtar Price Is Right
Bill Quain
1891279122
September 2003
Paperback
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Grant Writing for Dummies
Beverly A. Browning
0764584162
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Inside tips from a pro who's won $80 million in grants

The best up-to-date advice on getting funding from governments, corporations, and foundations

Whether you're a first-time grant writer or a veteran fundraiser, putting together a grant proposal can be a daunting task. Thankfully, this up-to-date insider's guide shows you step-by-step how to research your options, deal with application forms, give prospective funding sources the specifics they're looking for — and get the money you need.

Discover how to Get the scoop on government grants Go for the gold with multiple grant requests Make the case for your grant request Use words that make funders say "yes" Recycle a rejected proposal

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Free Money. from the Federal Government for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
Laurie Blum
0471130095
Jan 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
A completely revised, updated edition of the bestselling guide to the millions of dollars available for free from the federal government

Even in the best of times, starting and running a small business can be an uphill battle. To help make life easier, Free Money(r) guru Laurie Blum shows you how to successfully tap into the hundreds of millions of dollars in government funding available free to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Grants range from $5,000 to some in the six figures, and best of all, absolutely none of them ever have to be paid back.

1,500 grants available from 52 government agencies Complete addresses, phone and fax numbers, and contact names Easy-to-use format with grants grouped by state and according to business category (agricultural, real estate, minorities, general business,...



Persuasive Business Proposals: Writing to Win More Customers, Clients, and Contracts
Tom Sant
0814471536
March 2003
Paperback
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Dalls, TX Morning News February 2004
"It's a sturdy little book crammed full of suggestions, tips and templates." Mr. Sant lays it out step by step.

Writing That Works
"..this book contains valuable advice for writers who have to sell either their organization's or their department's products and services.

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Term Sheets and Valuations: A Line by Line Look at the Intricacies of Term Sheets and Valuations
Alex Wilmerding
1587620685
September 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Term Sheets & Valuations is the first ever in-depth look at the nuts and buts of terms sheets and valuations. The book, written by leading venture capitalist Alexander Wilmerding of Boston Capital Ventures, covers topics such What is a Term Sheet, How to Examine a Term Sheet, A Section-by-Section View of a Term Sheet, Valuations, What Every Entrepreneur & Executive Needs to Know About Term Sheets, Valuation Parameters, and East Coast Versus West Coast Rules. In addition, the book includes an actual term sheet from a leading law firm with line by line descriptions of each clause, what can/should be negotiated, and the important points to pay attention to. A must have book for any executive, entrepreneur, or financial professional. Praise for Term Sheets & Valuations: "This primer should be required reading for every...


How to Write Successful Fundraising Letters
Mal Warwick
078795652X
January 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
According to this practical handbook, a "fundraising letter is like a personal visit." Writing from extensive experience in guiding companies and organizations through fund-raising efforts, Warwick offers detailed advice and analysis along with copious examples and instructive case studies. Warwick, who is both personal and hard-hitting, suggesting a cross between a preacher and a salesman, views fund-raising by mail as a three-stage process. "First, donors are acquired....Then, they are converted into repeat donors...finally donors may be upgraded into higher levels of generosity and commitment." The well-organized instructions include the planning of whole campaigns, the phrasing of appeals, composition and punctuation, information packets, and follow-up. In a time when fund-raising is perquisite to nearly all...


Getting Funded: The Complete Guide to Writing Grant Proposals
Mary S. Hall, Susan Howlett
0876780710
July 2003
Paperback
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Martha Golensky, Professor, Grand Valley State University
"I have always found Getting Funded to be the most complete resource in its field."

Peter F. Donnelly, President and CEO, Corporate Council for the Arts/ArtsFund
"This book needs to be on every grantwriter's desk."

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The Complete Guide to Getting a Grant
Laurie Blum
047115508X
Oct 1996
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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From Library Journal
Blum is a professional fund-raiser and the author of 15 books on fund-raising in the "Free Money" series (e.g., Free Money for Heart Disease and Cancer Care , LJ 6/1/92). This guide is a solid, basic overview of the grant-writing process, from assessing needs and researching a match to proposal writing and follow-up. The guide is aimed at individuals who wish to fund projects, either with or without nonprofit affiliations; however, it would be a useful primer for any novice grant seeker. Blum attempts to balance sensible advice with upbeat encouragement. She even supplies advice on self-motivation and efficient working procedures. Recommended for libraries with clients who need a do-it-yourself introduction to grants.- Ruth M. Ross, Olympic Coll. Lib., Bremerton, Wash.Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information,...


Family Wealth--Keeping It in the Family: How Family Members and Their Advisers Preserve Human, Intellectual, and Financial Assets for Generations
James E. Hughes
157660151X
June 2004
Hardcover
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H. Peter Karoff, Founder and Chairman, The Philanthropic Initiative, Inc.
"Brilliant case statement for the importance of the nurturing of character, of self-confidence, and of respect forthe value of work."

Lee Hausner, Ph.D., Author of Children of Paradise: Successful Parenting for Prosperous Families
"Invaluable direction… an essential guide for the creation of legacy families."

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Venture Capital: The Definitive Guide for Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Practitioners
Joel Cardis, et al
0471398136
September 14, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
How to attract the venture capital needed to grow any business
Venture Capital teaches entrepreneurs and small business owners everything they need to know about finding the venture capital they need to grow their businesses. Based, in large part, upon in-depth interviews with major players in the venture capital arena--including money managers as well as entrepreneurs who have dealt with them successfully--it provides powerful pointers on how to make a business attractive to venture capitalists, how to protect yourself in negotiating an agreement, how to manage a relationship with venture capitalists once a deal is signed, and much more. Perhaps most importantly, the reader learns what makes venture capitalists tick and sees things through a venture capitalist's eyes.
Joel Cardis, Esq. (Blue Bell, PA),...


Getting Yours
Matthew Lesko
0140467602
Jan 1987
Paperback
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Proposal Writing
Soraya M. Coley
0761919600
March 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Review
Armand Lauffer : "Coley and Scheinberg have taken their outstanding guide to proposal writing, a volume popular with both students and practitioners and made it even better." 

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"Coley and Scheinberg have taken their outstanding guide to proposal writing, a volume popular with both students and practitioners and made it even better." 

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The Ernst & Young Guide to the IPO Value Journey
Stephen C. Blowers, et al
0471352330
October 8, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
A practical guide to taking your company public—successfully This updated version of the Ernst & Young Guide to Taking Your Company Public looks at the IPO as a milestone in a larger process called The Value Journeysm, the basis for the work of the Ernst & Young Center for Strategic Transactions®, a business advisory resource for CEOs. This practical book is designed to help you determine whether an IPO is the right move for your company and addresses the major leadership challenges that CEOs face. It describes how to plan your IPO journey and chart your business strategy, focusing on the steps you must take to succeed during and after the IPO event and fulfill the critical need to continuously innovate and renew your company.

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Instant Cashflow
Bradley J. Sugars
0071466592
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Discover 282 marketing and sales strategies proven to make more money for you! A self-made multimillionaire and business development expert,Brad Sugars helps you identify your company's hidden goldmines, dramatically boost your bottom line, and get on the fasttrack to big profits. And best of all, these crystal-clear, bite-sizedlessons can be put to work in your business immediately! Discover how to: Generate hundreds of promising new leads Increase your conversion rate of leads to sales Maximize the value of your average sale Measure your results and fine-tune your best strategies Get real results right now when you discover all that Instant Success has to offer! Instant Advertising * Instant Leads * Instant Profit * Instant Promotions * Instant Referrals * Instant Repeat Business * Instant Sales * Instant...


Relationship Fundraising: A Donor Based Approach to the Business of Raising Money
Ken Burnett
0787960896
June 15, 2002
Hardcover
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Review
"This is an excellent book for those of you new to the field of fundraising and the nonprofit world in general." (CharityChannel.com, December 20, 2002)

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"Experienced volunteers and skilled practitioners realize that fundraising isn't about money, it is about relationships. Ken Burnett's observations, insights, and practical tips for building and sustaining relationships are superb. Highly readable, this book is a solid mix of sound theory and pragmatic application." —Kay Sprinkel Grace, author, Beyond Fund Raising; coauthor High Impact Philanthropy

"Ken Burnett is one of the world's leading practitioners of the art of raising money by mail. Many of us in the fundraising field speak about "building relationships with donors," but Ken has systematically developed the...



The SBA Loan Book: Features the Latest Resources and Forms
Charles H. Green
1593372892
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The SBA Loan Book, 2nd Edition provides you with step-by-step instructions on how to maneuver through the complex maze of eligibility, qualification, and approval needed to get SBA financing. This edition includes the most up-to-date information on policy changes including Revision E, the 504 program, the SBA Express program. The SBA Loan Book, 2nd Edition give you answers to your most important questions, including how to: Increase your chances of getting a loan Fill out a loan application Present yourself to lenders Consider your options for SBA-guaranteed loans Close your loan fast In addition, you'll learn how to appeal a lender's denial, as well as how to approach a loan request if you've previously filed bankruptcy. The SBA Loan Book, 2nd Edition also includes the latest resources and forms.


Grantseeker's Toolkit
Cheryl New
0471193038
Sept 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR Grantseeker's Toolkit.

"For most worthy nonprofits to fulfill their missions, passion and dedication are simply not enough. Securing financial resources requires that 'the case' for support be made in a clear and persuasive fashion. Beyond their skill in winning grants, New and Quick also know how to effectively coach others, in a conversational, step-by-step manner, to do the same!"—Dr. Janice B. Yost President Mary Black Foundation, Inc.

"Grantseeker's Toolkit is an outstanding and comprehensive reference document for the grantseeker and writer. Cheryl and James have created a valuable resource for both the novice and the experienced grantseeker/writer."—Marlene L. Ritter Unit Head, Leadership Development Office of Quality Educators Louisiana Department of Education. ...



No B.S. Wealth Attraction for Entrepreneurs
Dan Kennedy
193253167X
January 23, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The ultimate guide to really getting rich Bestselling author Dan Kennedy presents breakthrough strategies for using business ownership to rapidly create personal wealth. This book teaches you the wealth surge experience --effecting just a few changes to magnetically, automatically attract much greater wealth--fast. An audio CD of the Wealth Attraction Seminar is included with the book.

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BECOME A MONEY MAGNET Read this book and in just a few months make more money than you have in years. Sound unbelievable? That’s Dan Kennedy’s specialty. Dan "Millionaire Maker" Kennedy has helped many thousands of entrepreneurs create "the wealth surge experience." By making a few calculated changes, you’ll attract more opportunity and money than you...


Nonprofit Internet Strategies
Ted Hart
0471691887
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Nonprofit Internet Strategies offers every charitable organization the opportunity to analyze their options and select the appropriate strategy to integrate traditional marketing, communications, and fundraising practices with their online efforts.

It is an excellent how-to guide--a practical manual for nonprofit staff written in non-technical language--prepared by experts in the field based on real-life experiences and case studies.

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Nonprofit Internet Strategies offers every charitable organization the opportunity to analyze their options and select the appropriate strategy to integrate traditional marketing, communications, and fundraising practices with their online efforts.

It is an excellent how-to...


Peter L. Bernstein Classics Boxed Set: Capital Ideas, Against the Gods, The Power of Gold
Peter L. Bernstein
0471736252
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
One of the foremost financial writers of his generation, Peter Bernstein has the unique ability to synthesize intellectual history and economics with the theory and practice of investment management. Now, with this one-of-a-kind boxed set, you will be able to enjoy three of the most important and critically acclaimed books by this engaging investment writer -- Capital Ideas, Against the Gods, and The Power of Gold.

Read Capital Ideasand trace the origins of modern Wall Street. Read the bestseller Against the Gods and learn how risk taking propelled the progress of science and enterprise into the modern world. Read The Power of Gold for the story of historys most coveted, celebrated, and inglorious asset. Order the set today.



Fundraising for Dummies
John Mutz
0764598473
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Find out how to cultivate donors and solicit donations online

Covers new changes in tax and philanthropy law

Whether you're a small outfit or a big organization, you're competing for donors' dollars and time. This hands-on, vital guide shows you how to take full advantage of the strategies and resources available and advises you how to promote your cause, research potential donors, organize events, write winning grant proposals, and utilize the latest technology.

Discover how to Define your group?s focus Create a viable plan Organize your board of directors Find and train volunteers Market via print and online Promote yourself with the media

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A straightforward and detailed guide to the basics...



Prospect Research: A Primer for Growing Nonprofits
Cecilia Hogan
0763725803
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Guide for nonprofits in identifying new major gift donors. Offers the plans and tools needed to start a research component; provides step-by-step instructions to identify new donors, track progress, locate the best information resources, and implement a successful research strategy. Includes sample forms, analytical techniques, and screening ideas. Softcover.

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Guide for nonprofits in identifying new major gift donors. Offers the plans and tools needed to start a research component; provides step-by-step instructions to identify new donors, track progress, locate the best information resources, and implement a successful research strategy. Includes sample forms, analytical techniques, and screening ideas. Softcover.


Building Reputational Capital: Strategies for Integrity and Fair Play That Improve the Bottom Line
Kevin T. Jackson
0195161386
January 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
In the aftermath of scandals such as those at Enron and WorldCom, there is a growing suspicion of the corporate world. For this reason it is more important than ever for firms to maintain a good reputation. In Building Reputational Capital, Kevin T. Jackson offers a practical guide to taking
the high road--the only path that leads to lasting success.
Based on extensive research and real-world experience, Building Reputational Capital reveals basic principles of integrity and fairness with which firms can build an enduring reputation. More than image, a firm's reputation is a form of capital often neglected in the boardroom and overlooked in
conventional analyses of financial statements. Speaking directly to the work experience of real people in practical business settings, Jackson couples each principle...


Free Money for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
Laurie Blum
047110387X
Jan 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Recommended by the L.A. Times, Nation’s Business, Women’s Enterprise, D & B Reports, Small Business Opportunities, and Income Opportunities "Blum’s book offers valuable tips and navigates fund-seekers through the foundation application and proposal process." —Entrepreneur Laurie Blum knows her way around free money. Her books and fund-raising company have helped thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs raise sweet capital at little or no cost to themselves. Now, with this Fourth Edition of her bestselling guide, she helps you make the most of the recovering economy by finding the money you need to expand your business, launch a new venture, or buy that new equipment you’ve been waiting for. Nearly one-third of the entries are new with this edition, and all other listings...


Hank Rosso's Achieving Excellence in Fund Raising (Jossey Bass Nonprofit & Public Management Series)
Eugene R. Tempel (Editor)
0787962562
March 6, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic book in the field provides a conceptual foundation for the fund raising profession. Hank Rosso's Achieving Excellence in Fund Raising examines the profession's principles, strategies, and methods and is filled with practical examples. Guided by the enduring philosophy of fund raising master Henry A. Rosso, contributors explain the reasoning behind the planning and selection of strategies for all fund raising activities, including building your case for support, approaching donors, managing campaigns, and demonstrating stewardship.

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This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic book in the field provides a conceptual foundation for the fund raising profession. Hank Rosso's Achieving...

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