Starting with great tips on how to write your case for support and recruit volunteer fundraisers, the book continues with chapters on such diverse topics as grant writing, event planning, and phone solicitation. Conducting a Successful Fundraising Program by Kent Dove — This book provides a comprehensive overview of how to run an annual campaign. This tome is thick.
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It provides detailed information on different aspects of the the annual campaign, within a broader framework of how the different elements are supposed to work together. Fundraising Basics: A Complete Guide by Barbara Ciconte and Jeanne Jacob — Fundraising basics gives some broad strokes of different kinds of fundraising that make up an annual campaign. Packed with useful charts and worksheets to help you develop your fundraising plans. Grant Writing for Dummies by Beverly Browning — This is the book that launched my career as a grant writer.
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It provides a comprehensive understanding for the grant writing process from grantor research to proposal writing and reporting. This book gives examples of poor grant writing and then demonstrates how to turn the mess into success.
This book will help you write your grants with greater clarity and cohesiveness, leading to more grant success. Storytelling for Grantseekers: A Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fundraising by Cheryl A Clarke — Written by the author of the excellent book, Grant Proposal Makeover, this book focuses on one particular and very important aspect of grant writing: telling your story in an interesting and compelling way. In essence, a grant budget tells the financial story of your grant application. This book explains best practices for creating a grant budget that works for funders and makes sense for your organization.
Newcomer, Harry P. Hatry, and Joseph S. This is where program evaluation strategies come into play. This book is a comprehensive resource for developing evaluation strategies that are effective and meaningful.
They are experts in the field of foundation funding and have provided a useful and well-written guide to creating a proposal that can get funded. His small book is easy to read with practical tips on how to get from zero to fundraising in as much time as you have. Rather than providing a systematic approach, Panas tells lots of stories that illustrate the principles of good major gift fundraising.
This book is fun to read and very inspiring. The Ask by Laura Fredricks — An excellent book by a seasoned professional fundraising consultant on the process of asking for big gifts.
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This book goes beyond asking for major gifts, and shows how the same process can be used to ask for investors, volunteers, or creative projects. Beyond Fundraising: New Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation and Investment by Kay Sprinkle Grace — Author Kay Sprinkle Grace is an established fundraiser and consultant and has pioneered a now very popular approach to fundraising that focuses on donors becoming investors in social good.
Her key insight is that fundraising is less about what the organization wants to accomplish and more about what the donor wants to accomplish. Developing Major Gifts: Turning Small Donors into Big Contribut o rs by Laura Fredericks — When I read this book, my eyes were opened to the glories of major gift fundraising and enlightened to a practical approach to major gift fundraising.
This book combines the philosophical background for major gifts fundraising with the practical approaches that actually bring in gifts. The book will give you step by step instructions on how to take your annual fund donors as the foundation for your major gift program. She gives practical advice that will take you from finding the right prospect, through the ask, to receiving the gift and stewarding the donor.
Walker — The text book on doing major gifts. This book provides a deep and comprehensive understanding of the entire major gifts process. Relationship Fundraising: A Donor Based Approach to t h e Business of Raising Money by Ken Burnett — Finding, cultivating, and stewarding major donors is fundamentally about building relationships with people. Ken Burnett is a nationally recognized expert in fundraising that focuses on long term relationships between an organization and its supporters. Train Your Board and Everyone Else to Raise Money by Andrea Kihlstedt and Andy Robinson — One of the most challenging parts of training volunteers and board members to participate in fundraising is getting them over their fear and helping them get comfortable making the ask.
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Filla and Helen Brown — Written by two expert prospect research consultants, this book contains a wealth of practical knowledge and wisdom on how to find useful and meaningful information for your front line fundraisers. Data Driven Nonprofits by Steve MacLaughlin — The computer age provides a whole new set of tools for managing your fundraising efforts. With years of using big data for fundraising with industry leader BlackBaud, the author shows how computer modeling and analytics can give you new insights into your donor base, as well as inform your strategies for cultivating and upgrading donors.
Birkholz — The author provides a detailed guide of how to use data analytics to improve your fundraising results. You can take the data that is warehoused in your donor database and turn it into actionable data that can improve your long term fundraising success. Dillon — If you are raising money for a personal ministry or misson, this book should be your starting point. It provides a practical and actionable system for finding the people who will support and sustain your ministry in the future. Barnett — This book has practical tips on fundraising, but focuses more on the inspirational and spiritual perspectives that will sustain you when you are fundraising.
It will teach you how to connect with your donors by writing interesting, inspiring, donor centered communications. His first book is as good as the second.
Learn how to communicate your mission to donors in a way that inspires them to give. How to Write Fundraising Materials That Raise More Money: The Art, the Science, the Secrets by Tom Ahern — Ahern is a master at the art of writing fundraising communications that capture the attention of his audience: people who should want to give to support his mission. So if you are looking for a strategic action plan that will reduce the time involved to raise funds and will leave you feeling hopeful and confident, People Raising is for you! Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published April 1st by Moody Publishers first published January 1st More Details Other Editions 3.
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Sep 27, Kevin Bogus rated it it was amazing. A great resource that all missionary should get and use to raise the funds needed. But more importantly raise people that understand and support the vision for Ministry that you have that you were given by God. This book is a great tool for any and all missionaries to raise support, support partners to assist and be a help as the gospel is shared around the world. Aug 30, Jonathan Brooker rated it liked it. There were definitely some very helpful thoughts and tips in here.
A bit repetitive, which really made it feel like the author was simply saying the same things a couple different ways just to fill up space. But the ending chapter which really was more like a foreword was one of the strongest endings I've read in a while, so it certainly won back some points there.
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People Raising is written methodically and walks the reader through a thorough and proven system. Anyone raising support should be required to read it. I, glad I was! Nov 28, Nicki rated it liked it Shelves: Very practical and hands on. I likes the tools and ideas he gives. Now I just have to put them into practice :. May 06, Ryan Boomershine rated it liked it Shelves: admin-arsenal. Good stuff.