The Generosity Network

Author: Jennifer McCrea
Publisher: Deepak Chopra
ISBN: 077043780X
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The Generosity Network is the essential guide to the art of activating resources of every kind behind any worthy cause. Philanthropist Jeff Walker and fund-raising expert Jennifer McCrea offer a fresh new perspective that can make the toughest challenges of nonprofit management and development less stressful, more rewarding—and even fun. Walker and McCrea show how traditional pre-scripted, money-centered, goal-oriented fund-raising techniques lead to anxiety and failure, while open-spirited, curiosity-driven, person-to-person connections lead to discovery, growth—and often amazing results. Through engrossing personal stories, a wealth of innovative suggestions, and inspiring examples, they show nonprofit leaders how to build a community of engaged partners who share a common passion and are eager to provide the resources needed to change the world—not just money, but also time, talents, personal networks, creative thinking, public support, and all the other forms of social capital that often seem scanty yet are really abundant, waiting to be uncovered and mobilized. Highly practical, motivating, and thought provoking, The Generosity Network is designed to energize and empower nonprofit leaders, managers, donors, board members, and other supporters. Whether you help run a multimillion-dollar global nonprofit or raise funds for a local scout troop, PTA, or other community organization, you’ll learn new approaches that will make your work more successful and enjoyable than ever. From the Hardcover edition.

The Generosity Network

Author: Jennifer McCrea
Publisher: Deepak Chopra
ISBN: 0770437796
Size: 72.23 MB
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Posits that traditional pre-scripted, money-centered, goal-oriented fund-raising techniques lead to anxiety and failure, while open-spirited, curiosity-driven, person-to-person connections lead to discovery and growth.

Successful Fundraising For Arts And Cultural Organizations

Author: Karen Brooks Hopkins
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573560290
Size: 74.88 MB
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Fundraising experts Karen Brooks Hopkins of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Carolyn Stolper Friedman of the Contemporary Museum of Art in Chicago offer important insights into today's best fundraising strategies for arts and cultural organizations of all sizes. New to this edition is an in-depth examination of corporate sponsorships, as well as a detailed chapter on endowment campaigns. All statistics, appendixes, and examples have been updated, and many helpful examples, including pledge forms, campaign statements, and sponsorship contracts, are also included.

Fired Up Fundraising

Author: Gail A. Perry, CPA
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470135905
Size: 70.89 MB
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Praise for Fired-Up Fundraising Turn Board Passion into Action "Fired-Up Fundraising is honest, realistic, practical, and inspiring. It transforms the whole concept of fundraising from obligation and drudgery into passion and fun. Every CEO, development director, development consultant, and board chair needs to have and use this book." -Charles F. (Chic) Dambach President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding Former Senior Consultant, BoardSource "A breakthrough! Fired-Up Fundraising takes the mystery out of engaging your board in the ongoing work of fundraising. In this well-organized little book, Gail Perry lays out a commonsense, four-step process that will fire up your board and help you meet your fundraising goals, year after year." -Mal Warwick author of How to Write Successful Fundraising Letters "Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion into Action is by far the best book I have ever read on how to involve board members in the entire process of fundraising, from identifying prospects, cultivating them, and finally making 'the ask.' Just as important, it is an invaluable guide on how to select, enlist, train and especially inspire board members so they take ownership of their institutions. Every nonprofit CEO and development officer should read this book." -Robert L. Gale President Emeritus, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges and founder of BoardSource (formerly known as the National Center for Nonprofit Boards) "This is the book for which EVERY nonprofit chief executive has been yearning since time immemorial. Every nonprofit needs money to survive and thrive, and every nonprofit has a board of trustees to help raise it, but few nonprofits come anywhere near using their boards to maximum benefit. Fired-Up Fundraising, a reader-friendly, realistic, and practical playbook written by a richly experienced, highly literate fundraiser turned consultant, takes readers by the hand and leads them step-by-step through eminently doable ways of inspiring the greatest possible engagement of-and return from-their trustees. It will instantly become the gold-standard guide for building successful boards." -Joel Fleishman Professor of Law and Public Policy and Director, The Foundation Research Program, Duke University

Money For The Cause

Author: Rudolph A. Rosen
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603446931
Size: 15.98 MB
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There has never been a greater need for raising the funds necessary to promote the causes that will help build a sustainable future. In Money for the Cause: A Complete Guide to Event Fundraising, veteran nonprofit executive director Rudolph A. Rosen lays out field-tested approaches that have been among those that helped him and the teams of volunteers and professionals he has worked with raise more than $3 billion for environmental conservation. As Rosen explains, fundraising events can range from elite, black-tie affairs in large cities to basement banquets and backyard barbeques in small-town America. Money for the Cause runs the gamut, demonstrating methods adaptable to most situations and illustrating both basic and advanced techniques that can be duplicated by everyone from novice volunteers to experienced event planners. Each chapter begins with a pertinent, real-life anecdote and focuses on major areas of event fundraising: business plans and budgets, raffles and auctions, tax and liability matters, contract negotiation, games and prizes, site selection, food service, entertainment, publicity, mission promotion, food and drink service, and effective team building and use of volunteers. The author applies each topic to the widest possible range of events, providing practical detail and giving multiple examples to cover the differences in types of organizations and their fundraising activities. Whatever the funding objective may be, Money for the Cause: A Complete Guide to Event Fundraising is both a textbook and a practical reference that will be indispensable to anyone involved in mission-driven organizations, whether as a volunteer, a professional, a student, or an educator. To learn more about The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, sponsors of this book's series, please click here.

199 Fun And Effective Fundraising Events For Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Justina Walford
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601381484
Size: 68.42 MB
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Suggests one hundred ninety-nine events to raise money for nonprofit organizations, including 50/50 raffles, cakewalks, dunk tanks, money trees, rummage sales, ballroom dance lessons, walking billboards, and bachelor auctions.

The Art Of Fund Raising

Author: Gary Phillips
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781480044647
Size: 31.98 MB
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This book highlights for non-profit professionals and volunteers often overlooked techniques and strategies for successful fundraising--techniques and strategies designed to avoid costly mistakes resulting from missed opportunities, under-utilized leadership, and squandered budgets. It's not necessary to read this book from beginning to end. Each concise chapter stands alone, spurring new ideas and encouraging the reader to reexamine customary fundraising approaches. From capital campaigning to leadership development, from evaluating fundraising cost-effectiveness to raising endowment, Gary offers helpful tips for strengthening a charitable organization's fundraising appeals, motivating its leadership, and implementing effective major gift strategies. Developed and tested over 40 years of Gary's management consulting experience throughout the philanthropic sector, his insights and sound advice have inspired others in their dedicated support of our nation's charitable organizations and enterprises.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Solution

Author: Laurence Pagnoni
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814432972
Size: 76.21 MB
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The nonprofit sector is facing major fundraising challenges. Government cutbacks, shrinking endowments, and business belt-tightening mean revenue shortfalls that could prevent organizations from fulfilling their missions. To survive and ultimately thrive, a nonprofit needs forceful revenue strategies and an organizational culture that champions them. Bridging the gap between theory and practical methods, The Nonprofit Fundraising Solution shows readers how to: * Ensure that executive leadership and board dynamics fully support fundraising initiatives * Build a broad constituency of donors aligned to the mission * Determine the right level of funding diversification * Use tactics such as challenge drives, stretch gifts, and corporate matching; parlor gatherings; leadership councils; year-end drives; corporate partnerships; and major campaigns to power revenue, increase access to wealthy donors, and raise their community profile * Proactively encourage planned giving * Avoid revenue plateaus Full of real-life stories and "casebooks" of the strategies-in-action, this book reveals how any nonprofit can implement advanced fundraising methods and secure the funds they need to excel.

The Ask

Author: Laura Fredricks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470572870
Size: 38.97 MB
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A completely revised edition of the must-have resource for increasing your nonprofit's bottom line This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the best-selling book The Ask is filled with suggestions, guidelines, and down-to-earth advice that will give you the confidence to ask anyone for any size gift, for any purpose. Written in winning language, filled with sample dialogues, and offering a wealth of tips and tools, this book addresses common mistakes made when asking and shows how to correct each mistake, providing guidance and direction on how to make a great ask. Offers step-by-step guidance for learning personal solicitation skills Filled with real-world tools and techniques for raising money or support Contains advice for overcoming situations such as hesitating to ask for money and following through on the ask Written for fundraisers from any size organization Includes information on how to apply asking skills to a fundraiser's personal and professional pursuits. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Effective Fundraising For Nonprofits

Author: Ilona Bray
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413322980
Size: 72.81 MB
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A comprehensive book that fundraising professionals like to keep handy, packed with practical and legal information covering every aspect of getting financial support for a charitable organization.