Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know

In development circles, there is now widespread consensus that social entrepreneurs represent a far better mechanism to respond to needs than we have ever had before–a decentralized and emergent force that remains our best hope for solutions that can keep pace with our problems and create a more peaceful world. David Bornstein’s previous book on … Read More

Relationship Fundraising: A Donor Based Approach to the Business of Raising Money

Internationally acclaimed fund raising consultant, Ken Burnett has completely revised and updated his classic book „Relationship Fundraising“, to offer fundraising professionals an invaluable resource for learning the techniques of effective communication with donors in the twenty-first century. Filled with illustrative case histories, donor profiles, and more than two hundred action points, this groundbreaking book shows … Read More

Fundraising Strategy

The key to successful fundraising is rigorous strategic planning and this title, aimed at all serious fundraisers, provides a background to the whole „Fundraising“ series. The second edition draws on examples such as the NSPCC Full Stop campaign, to further clarify the principles and process of strategy and demonstrate its place in fundraising campaigns. The … Read More

A Spirituality of Fundraising

Have you ever raised funds for your church, another organization, or a mission trip? Maybe you felt uncomfortable about asking people to donate money. It’s time to change the way you view this important task. Henri Nouwen was born in Holland in 1932 and ordained a Catholic priest in 1957. He obtained his doctorandus in … Read More

Successful Fundraising and Sponsorship in a Week

Success in fundraising means much more than tugging at the heart strings. It takes a subtle balance of negotiation skills, business and financial planning, PR and marketing to convince funders that an appeal is a good investment. This guide is one in a series conveying basic business skills.

The End of Fundraising: Raise More Money by Selling Your Impact

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 … Read More

Don’t Just Applaud, Send Money: The Most Successful Strategies for Funding and Marketing the Arts

In Don’t Just Applaud, Send Money! noted arts management consultant Alvin H. Reiss details marketing and fund-raising strategies of enormous value to all arts organizations. Drawing on sources throughout the arts community (including orchestras, opera, dance and theatre companies, galleries, museums, arts councils, performing arts centers, and a zoo), Reiss has collected more than 100 … Read More

Social Media for Social Good: A How-to Guide for Nonprofits

Based on more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit communications and 15,000+ hours spent utilizing social and mobile media, Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits is a comprehensive 256-page hardcover book packed with more than 100 best practices covering Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0 nonprofit communications and fundraising. … Read More

Arts Money: Raising It, Saving It, and Earning It

A guide to fiscal solvency for nonprofit arts organizations. Stretched between the eternal verities of art and money, arts groups – especially small and medium-sized ones, and those run close to the heartbeat of the artists themselves – often resemble the runner-in-place, trying desperately to learn savvy management techniques only to find them outmoded, no … Read More