Featuring numerous updates and revisions, U.S. and Latin American Relations, 2nd Edition offers in-depth theoretical and historical analyses to explore the complex dynamic between the United States and the countries that comprise Latin America. Presents a theoretical framework that allows readers to view U.S.-Latin American relations from both a regional and global context Reviews the history of U.S.-Latin American relations from the 19th century to the present, including in-depth coverage of the ways political events in Cuba have shaped policy Examines former issues of conflict that are now areas of cooperation, such as debt and trade, immigration, human rights, illegal drugs, and terrorism Incorporates primary documents to place issues within historical context
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Why commercial-style branding doesn't work for nonprofits—and what does Taking its cue from for-profit corporations, the nonprofit world has increasingly turned to commercial-style branding to raise profiles and encourage giving. But it hasn't worked. Written by a longtime industry insider, this book argues that branding strategies borrowed from for-profit companies hasn't just failed, but has actually discouraged giving. But why does branding—a well-developed discipline with a history of commercial success—fail when applied to nonprofits? The Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand + Website argues that commercial-style branding is the wrong tool applied in the wrong way to the wrong industry. Offers a real-world fundraising strategies that work in the nonprofit world Disabuses readers of the dangerous notion that commercial-style marketing works in the fundamentally different nonprofit world Written by an industry insider with 25 years of experience raising funds for many of the most successful nonprofits in the world Nonprofit fundraising is a fundamentally different world—financially, emotionally, and practically—than commercial marketing. Here, the author explains why commercial marketing strategies don't work and provides practical, experience-based alternatives that do.
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The definitive guide to compliance for nonprofit joint ventures Joint Ventures Involving Tax-Exempt Organizations explores the laws, rules, and policies surrounding increasing collaborations between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Comprehensive, authoritative, and focused on the practical, this resource has been fully updated to reflect the latest rulings and regulatory changes pertaining to tax-exempt organizations. Countless footnotes, numerous citations to case law, Internal Revenue Code sections, and other relevant authority are provided, along with a host of useful sample forms. In an era of challenging economic forces, budgetary constraints and potential tax legislation, nonprofits and for-profits are partnering in creative arrangements to achieve mutual financial and tax-exempt goals. Improper structuring and inadequate safeguards can jeopardize an organization's tax-exempt status; careful planning is critical. Thorough examination of relevant laws and rulings guides practitioners and participants so that both the non-profit and for-profit partners will understand the requirements for maintaining tax-exemption: Analyze the various joint venture configurations that will protect tax-exempt status, including the new partnership audit rules Propose solutions to common challenges such as debt restructuring, use of tax credit financing, and asset protection issues Identify the structures best suited to achieve various goals based on applicable legal factors Partnering with for-profit businesses has brought both successes and unforeseen challenges to universities, research institutions, hospitals, low-income housing developments, and many more. As the charitable funding environment continues to face stresses, alternative avenues to generate revenue, such as joint ventures, will only become more prevalent. Joint Ventures Involving Tax-Exempt Organizations provides an invaluable resource for lawyers and nonprofits alike, putting the critical information you need at your fingertips.
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