Political Typology Quiz

Where do you fit in the political typology?

Are you a Faith and Flag Conservative? Progressive Left? Or somewhere in between?

Take our quiz to find out which one of our nine political typology groups is your best match, compared with a nationally representative survey of more than 10,000 U.S. adults by the Pew Research Center. You may find some of these questions are difficult to answer. That’s OK. In those cases, pick the answer that comes closest to your view, even if it isn’t exactly right.

Political Typology Quiz | Pew Research Center

Reference Material

Roberts Rules of Order

Robert's Rules of Order is the recognized guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings. This 12th edition is the only current manual to have been maintained and updated since 1876 under the continuing program established by General Henry M. Robert himself. As indispensable now as the original edition was more than a century ago, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised is the acknowledged "gold standard" for meeting rules.

New and enhanced features of this edition include:

  • Section-based paragraph numbering to facilitate cross-references and e-book compatibility
  • Expanded appendix of charts, tables, and lists
  • Sample rules for electronic meetings
  • Helpful summary explanations about postponing a motion, reconsidering a vote, making and enforcing points of order and appeals, and newly expanded procedures for filling in blanks
  • New provisions regarding the debate on nominations, reopening nominations, and completing an election after its scheduled time
  • Dozens more clarifications, additions, and refinements to improve the presentation of existing rules, incorporate new interpretations, and address common inquiries.

Coinciding with the publication of the 12th edition, the authors of this manual have once again published an updated (3rd) edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, a simple and concise introductory guide cross-referenced to it.

Roberts Rules for Dummies

All in favor of improving meeting procedures, say Aye!

Trying to keep your in-person and virtual meetings on track and running smoothly? You need Robert's Rules of Order! These rules for conducting meetings have stood the test of time as the gold standard for practical and effective procedures in group settings like corporate and nonprofit boards, councils, and more. And there's no better way to learn the latest version of the rules than with Robert's Rules For Dummies.

This handy guide demystifies the Rules and offers readers a practical roadmap to applying efficient procedures to everything from conducting online and in-person meetings to voting by email. It also:

  • Contains brand-new, updated content on the latest 12th Edition of Robert’s Rules
  • Offers sample meeting agendas, minutes, scripts, and other material to show you how the pros keep meeting records
  • Walks you through the basic—and not-so-basic—ways to nominate and elect officers and directors in organizations

Ideal for board members, convention delegates, business owners, nonprofit executives, and anyone else trying to maintain an orderly flow of business—online or in person—Robert’s Rules For Dummies is a need-to-read resource that will make you wonder how you ever survived without it.


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Nonprofit Kit for Dummies

Helping you successfully start a nonprofit organization the right way or strengthening the governing, financial, and capacity-building framework of your existing nonprofit organization!

Ready to do some good? Ready to give back to the community? You better be! Because in Nonprofit Kit For Dummies, you’ll find the tools and strategies you need to organize and shift your nonprofit into high gear. Buckle up and hit the gas as you master the latest techniques in nonprofit startups, recruiting the right board members, identifying collaborative stakeholders, grant writing, online fundraising, and marketing. You’ll learn to improve your management practices, raise more money, give more effectively, and plan more creatively.

This book’s supplementary online resources include expertly written organization plans, financial procedure outlines and guides, and event planning tools you can implement immediately to help your nonprofit help more people. It also walks you through how to:

  • Find up-to-date info on the latest web-based campaign tools, like Kickstarter, Kiva, and others
  • Use templates, checklists, and plans to organize your nonprofit’s finances, employee relations, and legal structure
  • Survive and thrive during challenging times, like those caused by pandemics and natural disasters

Starting and running a nonprofit organization takes heart, courage, and know-how. You’ve got the first two taken care of. Let Nonprofit Kit For Dummies help you with the knowledge as you lift your nonprofit to new heights.

Nonprofit Law & Governance for Dummies

As the number and size of nonprofit organizations continue to grow, NFPs are coming under ever-increasing government scrutiny. Soon Congress will require that nonprofits comply with rigorous accounting and governance standards very similar to those set forth for for-profits in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

If you work for a nonprofit and are concerned about meeting impending changes to tax and finance standards governing NFPs, this book is for you. In simple, straightforward language, this guide demystifies the often perplexing world of nonprofit governance in the age of Sarbanes-Oxley. Author Jill Gilbert Welytok, an attorney who heads the Sarbanes-Oxley division of a major Midwest law firm, walks you step-by-step through the process of evaluating your governance structures. She arms you with tips and strategies for adopting uniform standards under current governance and tax laws while preparing you for any upcoming changes. She shows you how to protect your tax status and reassure donors and volunteers while staying true to your organization’s mission. And she fills you in on what you need to know to:

  • Comply with state laws and regulations.
  • Get and keep tax-exempt status.
  • Avoid lawsuits and other legal landmines.
  • Handle the media
  • Anticipate future trends
  • Make sense of the Sarbanes–Oxley Act

Including sample nonprofit bylaws and a complete audit committee report, Nonprofit Law & Governance for Dummies, Second Edition is an indispensable survival tool for 21st-century nonprofits.

Nonprofit Bookkeeping and Accounting for Dummies

Your hands-on guide to keeping great records and keeping your nonprofit running smoothly

Need to get your nonprofit books in order? This practical guide has everything you need to know to operate your nonprofit according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) ― from documenting transactions and budgeting to filing taxes, preparing financial statements, and much more. You’ll see how to stay organized, keep records, and be prepared for an audit.

  • Begin with the basics ― understand common financial terms, choose your accounting methods, and work with financial statements
    • Balance your nonprofit books ― set up a chart of accounts, record transactions, plan your budget, and balance your cash flow
    • Get the 4-1-1 on federal grants ― find grants and apply for them, track and account for federal dollars, and prepare for a grant audit
    • Stay in good standing with Uncle Sam ― set up payroll accounts for employees, calculate taxes and deductions, and complete tax forms
    • Close out your books ― prepare the necessary financial statements, know which accounts to close, and prepare for the next accounting cycle
    • Know what to do if you get audited ― form an internal audit committee, follow IRS rules of engagement, and keep an immaculate paper trail

    Open the book and find:

    • The difference between bookkeeping and accounting
      • How to maintain a manual or computer record-keeping system
      • Ten vital things to know when keeping the books
      • Do’s and don’ts of managing federal grant money
      • How to prepare for an audit of your financial statements
      • IRS Form 990 good practices
      • The most common errors found during nonprofit audits
      • How to figure out employee payroll deductions and taxes