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.

The Generosity Network

Author: Jennifer McCrea
Publisher: Deepak Chopra
ISBN: 9780770437794
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Money for the Cause

Author: Rudolph A. Rosen
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603447522
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Social Science

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.

Successful Fundraising for Arts and Cultural Organizations

Author: Karen Brooks Hopkins
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 1573560294
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Art

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: 9780470135907
Release Date: 2007-06-15
Genre: Business & Economics

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

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.

The Art of Fund Raising

Author: Gary Phillips
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1480044644
Release Date: 2013-03-19
Genre: Business & Economics

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: 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 Ask

Author: Laura Fredricks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470572876
Release Date: 2009-12-30
Genre: Business & Economics

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: 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.

Fundraising as a Career

Author: Linda Lysakowski
Publisher: Charitychannel LLC
ISBN: 0984158006
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

A philanthropic consultant since 1993, Lysakowski has managed capital campaigns, helped dozens of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals, and trained more than 16,000 professionals in all aspects of development. She offers an authoritative guide to developing a career as a fundraiser.

Fundraising

Author: Michael J. Worth
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483393599
Release Date: 2015-07-21
Genre: Political Science

Fundraising: Principles and Practice provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to fundraising. Taking a balanced perspective, bestselling author Michael J. Worth offers insights on the practical application of relevant theory. The text is designed to engage readers in thinking critically about issues in fundraising and philanthropy to prepare them for careers in the nonprofit sector. Worth explores donor motivations and fundraising techniques for annual giving programs, major gift programs, planned giving, and corporate and foundation giving and campaigns. Traditional methods, including direct mail and personal solicitations, are discussed as well as new tools and practices, including online fundraising, crowd-funding and social networks, analytics, and predictive modeling. Written specifically for nonprofit career-oriented individuals, this book helps readers become successful fundraisers.

The Purpose Economy

Author: Aaron Hurst
Publisher: Elevate Publishing
ISBN: 9781937498450
Release Date: 2014-04-02
Genre: Business & Economics

A series of shifts are happening in our economy: Millennials are trading in conventional career paths to launch tech start-ups, start small businesses that are rooted in local communities, or freelance their expertise. We are sharing everything, from bikes and cars, to extra rooms in our homes. We now create, buy and sell handcrafted products in our local communities with ease. Globally recognized entrepreneur, founder of Taproot Foundation and CEO of Imperative, Aaron Hurst, argues in his latest book that while these developments seem unrelated at first, taken together they reveal a powerful pattern that points to purpose as the new driver of the American economy. Like the Information Economy, which has driven innovation and economic growth until now, Hurst argues that our new economic era is driven by connecting people to their purpose. It's an economy where value lies in establishing purpose for employees and customers through serving needs greater than their own, enabling personal growth and building community. Based on interviews with thousands of entrepreneurs, Hurst shows this new era is already fueling demand for a whole host of products and services and transforming how millennials view their careers. A new breed of startups like Etsy, Zaarly, Tough Mudder, Kickstarter, and Airbnb are finding new ways to create value by connecting us with our local communities. At the same time, companies like Tesla and Whole Foods are making the march from just appealing to affluent buyers to becoming mainstream brands. Hurst calls these companies, along with the pioneering entrepreneurs who founded them, the Purpose Economy's taste-makers. This book is at once a personal memoir of Aaron Hurst’s own awakening as a purpose driven entrepreneur, when he left a well-paying tech job in 2001 to launch Taproot, creating a pathway for millions of professionals and Fortune 500 companies to volunteer for nonprofits. It's also a blueprint for a new economic era that is transforming companies, markets and our careers to better serve people and the world.

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"--