Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits

Author: Ilona Bray
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413322989
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits

Author: Ilona Bray
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413322996
Release Date: 2016-08-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Getting tax-exempt status for your nonprofit organization is just the first step toward succeeding in your mission -- ultimately, your nonprofit's effectiveness depends entirely on your ability to raise money. Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits will show you how. Featuring advice and stories from over 40 experienced fundraisers, foundation staffers, journalists, and more, this edition of Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits offers strategies for raising donations from individuals, companies, and institutions, and covers the tools and staff you'll need to get the job done. Find out how to: work with individual donors analyze the donor base plan special events solicit grants from foundations and corporations get media coverage use the Web to further fundraising goals start a side business to raise funds Best of all, Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits contains expert advice written in plain English, cutting out the jargon and "consultant speak" that's all too common in many nonprofit books. This easy-to-read book combines the author’s legal and fundraising experience with advice and stories from over 50 experienced fundraisers. Offers practical guidance on all the forms of fundraising that a new or small to mid-size nonprofit will need, including working with individual donors, planning special events, soliciting grants from foundations and corporations, getting media coverage, using the Web and social media, and much more. Includes handy worksheets and sample letters.

Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits

Author: Ilona Bray
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413319248
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Getting tax exempt status for your nonprofit organization is just the first step toward succeeding in your mission ultimately, your nonprofit's effectiveness depends entirely on your ability to raise money. Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits will show you how. Featuring advice and stories from over 40 experienced fundraisers, foundation staffers, journalists, and more, this edition of Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits offers strategies for raising donations from individuals, companies, and institutions, and covers the tools and staff you'll need to get the job done. Find out how to: -work with individual donors -analyze the donor base -plan special events -solicit grants from foundations and corporations -get media coverage -use the Web to further fundraising goals -start a side business to raise funds Best of all, Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits contains expert advice written in plain English, cutting out the jargon and "consultant speak" that's all too common in many nonprofit books. The new edition covers the latest wisdom on online fundraising, including using social networking for fundraising and tips on dealing with the down economy. And you can read up on latest studies on who gives the most and why and the latest tips for "greening" your nonprofit's special events. Plus, you'll get the latest tax figures, guidelines for the new IRS Form 990, and updated resource recommendations and contact information.

199 Fun and Effective Fundraising Events for Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Justina Walford
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781601381484
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Fundraising When Money Is Tight

Author: Mal Warwick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470494735
Release Date: 2009-03-27
Genre: Business & Economics

A Nonprofit Survival Kit for Hard Times "This is a must-read for all of us in fundraising. Mal Warwick includes practical approaches for difficult economic times, from zero-based thinking about our programs to strategies for relating to our donors and making certain our fundraising programs are prepared to succeed not only now but when the economy recovers." —Eugene R. Tempel, president, Indiana University Foundation "Brilliant! No nonprofit organization can afford to ignore the insightful advice Mal Warwick offers in this concise and eminently readable book. It's practical, down-to-earth, and addresses the complex, real-world challenges of raising money in tough times." —Ben Jealous, president, NAACP "Fundraising When Money Is Tight is an important book in a difficult time for all. This is the right book for anyone who is committed to advancing the public good." —Jane Wales, founder, Global Philanthropy Forum, and vice president, Aspen Institute "This is a must-read book by any fundraising manager. It's timely, it's a good read, and the moment I put it down I made sure my managers got focused, got real, and got with the project today." —Mark Astarita, director of fundraising, British Red Cross "Mal Warwick will leave you with a focusing framework and dozens of practical, immediately actionable how-tos. It is hard to imagine anyone in the citizen sector who will not breathe easier after reading this book." —Bill Drayton, CEO, Ashoka, and chair, Youth Venture

Volunteers Guide to Fundraising The

Author: Ilona Bray
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413313321
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

"A comprehensive guide to raising money written for volunteers and staff who aren't necessarily professional fundraisers. Containing insights and stories from a team of nonprofit experts, this book covers both the practical and the fun, creative aspects of fundraising"--Provided by publisher.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Solution

Author: Laurence A. Pagnoni
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814432976
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Business & Economics

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 End of Fundraising

Author: Jason Saul
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118010078
Release Date: 2011-02-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Why does it cost nonprofits on average $20 to raise $100, while it costs companies only $4? Simply put: Nonprofits have no leverage. No one has to make a donation. And since most donors have no direct stake in the organizations they support, they make donations out of the goodness of their hearts. If donors feel like writing a check, they will. If they don't, they won't. The End of Fundraising turns fundraising on its head, teaching nonprofits how to stop begging for charity and start selling impact. For the first time, nonprofits have economic power. We live in a new era where consumers, businesses, investors, employees, and service providers attach real economic value to social outcomes. An era where yesterday's "feel good" issues—education, the environment, health care, the arts, and animal rights—now have direct economic consequences and opportunities. Nonprofits now have leverage. To use this leverage, nonprofits must learn how to "sell" their impact to a new set of stakeholders. Using his fifteen years of experience advising the world's leading nonprofits, foundations, and corporations, Jason Saul reveals the formula for how nonprofits transcend the paradigm of charitable fundraising and reach true financial sustainability. Specifically, this groundbreaking book offers nonprofit professionals a guide to Understand the role of social change in our economy Capture and communicate impact in simple, compelling terms Identify the new market stakeholders that value nonprofit outcomes Create powerful value propositions to increase leverage Improve the success of a nonprofit's pitches to funders The End of Fundraising includes the tools needed to effectively frame, market, and sell a nonprofit organization's impact, and contains step-by-step guidance for creating dynamic new opportunities with a variety of funders.

Nonprofit Fundraising 101

Author: Darian Rodriguez Heyman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119100461
Release Date: 2016-01-19
Genre: Business & Economics

"Nonprofit Fundraising 101 is a practical guide for nonprofit professionals and decision makers that helps them take their cause mobile. Building on the success of the author's previous title, Nonprofit Management 101, Nonprofit Fundraising 101 takes readers deep into the specific applications of mobile technology -- one of the hottest topics for nonprofits. This this new book provides readers with practical tips and tools, as well as expert advice and insights from a variety of well-recognized industry experts, comprehensively addressing all areas a nonprofit can utilize mobile technology. It expertly addresses how to use mobile to build and retain audiences, manage and promote content, recruit and utilize volunteers, fundraise more efficiently and effectively, and monitor organizations' goals and key performance indicators, as well as offers specific mobile tools and applications that will meet each nonprofits needs. Readers of this book get a comprehensive look at a critical and emerging set of tools and practices, all designed to empower and enable them to use mobile technology to run their nonprofits more effectively and efficiently. Also features a toolkit of resources, best practices, and practical tips to establish and maintain a robust mobile presence for their nonprofit. Nonprofit Fundraising 101 addresses the entire spectrum of mobile technology use for nonprofits, including information on topics ranging from organizational effectiveness, audience building and communications strategies, volunteer recruitment and management, as well as an overall guide to existing tools and applications"--

The Generosity Network

Author: Jennifer McCrea
Publisher: Deepak Chopra
ISBN: 9780770437800
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Starting Building a Nonprofit

Author: Peri Pakroo
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323580
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Business & Economics

During hard economic times, nonprofits are more important than ever. Here, learn how to create and nurture a nonprofit that will serve your vital mission, whether supporting the arts, rescuing a school library, protecting the environment, or making a difference in another important way. With practical advice, legal information, tips and step-by-step instructions, this essential guide will help you get your nonprofit up and running—and keep it going! Starting & Building a Nonprofit explains how to: develop a strategic plan and budget recruit and manage board members, employees and volunteers market your organization to your target audience raise money online through crowdfunding and other sites build a website and use social media and networking sites adopt policies that are legally sound and much more. Whether you are dreaming of starting a nonprofit or are already in the trenches, Starting & Building a Nonprofit will help your organization make a real difference in the world.

Nonprofit Management

Author: Chastity Weese
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781601382467
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

Book & CD-ROM. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are over 1.4 million registered non-profit organisations in the United States alone. While the areas of focus may differ, one thing applies to each and every organisation: The challenges of running a non-profit are far reaching and unique. This book teaches you the basics, including how to: create a plan, fund a mission, recruit and keep volunteers, create and follow a budget, perform SWOT analysis, and more. You will also learn about performance measurement tools, taxes, management theories, accounting, public and government relations, insurance, fundraising, educational programs, sponsorship programs, legal requirements, consultants, lobbying, and ethics. Also included are strategies for working with the board of directors, managing conflicts of interest, hiring or firing, and other management issues. This book shows you how to overcome common obstacles, such as founder's syndrome, poor meeting attendance, and rapid staff turnover. You are also provided with real world examples and case studies that demonstrate both effective and ineffective management strategies. The companion CD-ROM contains worksheets, checklists, and tables to aid in your non-profit management strategy.

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation National Edition

Author: Anthony Mancuso
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323894
Release Date: 2017-06-26
Genre: Business & Economics

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation breaks down what can be the complicated process of forming a nonprofit corporation into simple steps that anyone can follow. Whether you want to form an arts group, a social service agency, or an environmental organization, this book will give you the guidance you need to form a nonprofit corporation in your state and obtain federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS.

Nolo s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

Author: Ilona Bray
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323450
Release Date: 2016-12-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Get insights from real estate professionals to help you determine when is the best time for you to buy a house. The authors show you how to research the market, decide what you want-- and what you can afford-- and ways to protect yourself with inspections and insurance.

The Little Book of Gold

Author: Erik Hanberg
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 147520521X
Release Date: 2011-06-26
Genre: Business & Economics

The Little Book of Gold is dedicated to helping small (and very small) non-profits unlock their fundraising potential. Avoid common pitfalls and get tips on proven methods that work. This short guide helps new Executive Directors, active board chairs, and other key staff in charge of fundraising to learn the basics of professional and sustainable fundraising. Geared specifically for non-profits with small and very small budgets (a few hundred thousand dollars a year down to the smallest budgets). Revised and expanded in 2011! "It was a perfect primer for me as I prepare for a new role in my agency." -- Anne Maack, Child Start, Wichita, Kansas "A valuable contribution to our colleagues in the nonprofit world--especially those of us in smaller organizations that do not have dedicated fund development staff."-- Jose Martinez, Executive Director, Food Bank of Yolo County, Yolo County, California