Fundraising Books

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" 'But I don't have time to read a book on fundraising!' If that phrase could have come from your lips, you're not alone. I've worked in some of the hardest-to-fund nonprofits around, and fully appreciate that you may be reading this while simultaneously gulping down lunch and photocopying a grant proposal. But you probably know in your heart..."

Includes: "Developing Your Fundraising Plan, Attracting Individual Supporters, How to Keep the Givers Giving..." and much more to make your fundraising efforts a success! (Place cursor over book for current price.)

 

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"The mission of your organization isn't merely important - it's everything. It describes your noble objectives and the way you touch lives of those you serve - in a way unlike any other organization."

"Your mission fuels motivation and ignites the passion. It provides the why that inspires every how. It is the roadmap, the signpost of your organizatio's direction and destination."

Includes: "It Starts with Integrity, Mission is everything, Why People Give, Wear Your Business Hat..." to make your board as effective as it can be. (Place cursor over book for current price.)

 

"Thank you!" to Susan Vittitow, Statistics Librarian at the Wyoming State Library for recommending this book:

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"You don't have to know much about the nonprofit sector and the practice of fund raising to be able to write fund-raising materials. But background always helps, and it's interesting to see the wacky things people will do for a good cause."

 

Includes: "Writing The Perfect Proposal, The Writer's Craft..."
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"Thank you!" to Susan Vittitow, Statistics Librarian at the Wyoming State Library for recommending this book:

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"I find that the really difficult part in fundraising isn't getting people to give. That's actually easy. The tough part for amny volunteers is asking."

Includes: "The Joy Of Asking!, Successful People Do What Others Never Get Around To..."

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"Fundraising folks have an old saying: "People don't give to causes. People give to people with causes." This saying means that, in essence, you're the important part. Your inspiration, your perspiration, your passion. So that brings us to the Big Question..."

"What are you passionate about?"

Includes: "Finding - and Winning Over - Donors, Assembling Your Fundraising Toolkit, Leveraging The Internet, On the Fundraising Campaign Trail, Ten Great Opening Lines..." Another great guide by the publisher of the 'Dummies' series! (Place cursor over book for current price.)

 

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"Which would you rather have, if you could only choose from these two options:Someone who reads your stuff but never responds? Or someone who doesn't read your stuff but sends you a gift? Obviously you'd choose the latter, as would anyone with a dollar goal to make. It's not ideal, but it pays the bills. I bring up the distinction between reading and acting for an important reason having to do with your workload: to release you from the burden of worrying so much about writing newsletter articles, white papers, and other longer prose pieces."

Includes: "Why your fundraising communications fail to get the results you want; On the delicate subject of committee &board approvals..." This guide gets into the nitty gritty about anything communications related. Not just great for fundraising letters, but also for refining your group's mission. (Place cursor over book for current price.)

 

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"The word philantrophy comes from two Greek words meaning "love of people." In modern times this goodwill, or humanitarianism, is often expressed in donations of property, money, or volunteer time to worthy causes. Similarily, the word charity comes from a Latin word meaning "love" in the sense of uncoditional loving, kindness, compassion, and seeking to do good. The roots of these words remind us of the fundamental reasons for the work of most nonprofit organizations."

Includes: "Matching Fundraising Strategies With Financial Needs, When Everyone is a Volunteer, Launching Major Gift Campaigns..." This is a comprehensive guide that covers all aspects fundraising. Worth every penney! (Place cursor over book for current price.)

 

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"Many organizations are finding it more difficult than ever to get excellent board members..."

"Therefore, a board should establish a Board Development Committee as a standing board committee. This committee would assume all the roles played by the Nominating Committee. It would have as its responsibility not only obtaining quality board members, but also keeping them."

Includes: "Writing Grants and Getting them Funded, Managing Grants Once You Get Them, Establishing an Outstanging Volunteer Program..." All the basics you need to know about keeping your nonprofit running smoothly. (Place cursor over book for current price.)

 

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"Designing and producing an event - whether it be a meeting, corporate event, fund-raising gala, conference, convention, incentive or other special event - has been compared to directing a movie but is actually more like a live stage production. It is a high-wire act without the safety nects. Once your event starts there are no second chances. it's done in one take and there are no dress rehearsals. You can't yell "cut" and reshoot the scene. You are simply not able to predict the putcome - as you can from a movie script - of how your guests and suppliers will interact and react..."

Includes: "The First Steps: Initial Planning & Budgeting, Organization and Timing, Location Location Location..." Excellent advice on every aspect of planning and running an event. (Place cursor over book for current price.)

 

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"Grant writing is one of those topics that seems very technical and esoteric, yet you probably already know more about it than you think you do. But before I go any further, let's be clear about just what grant writing is and isn't. Grant writing is the skill or practice of asking for money in the form of a grant from a foundation, corporation, or government agency by crafting a well-considered document (the proposal) that outlines how the money will be used, what receiving the money will accomplish and..."

Includes: "The Practice of Grant Writing, ABCs of Grants, Foundation Primer, Corporation Primer, Government Primer, Individual Donor Primer..." The ins and outs of what a grant is and how to write one to get it funded. (Place cursor over book for current price.)

 

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