Being a Happy, Healthy Nonprofit isn’t just about your physical health, it is also about enriching your knowledge and professional development. What better way than to read a book that gives you the best practical information about an important nonprofit area – fundraising.
My colleague, Darian Heyman, will publish his second book, Nonprofit Fundraising 101: A Practical Guide with Easy to Implement Tips and Ideas from Industry Experts, next week. I’m honored to be one of the “industry experts” interviewed for this book, along with many stellar colleagues like Farra Trompeter, Steve MacLaughlin, Kim Klein, Kay Sprinkel Grace, Mal Warwick, Caryn D. Stein, Kivi Leroux Miller, John Haydon, David Hessekiel, and many more.
To celebrate the launch of Darian’s new book, I’m giving away a copy. Just leave a comment in this blog post about why you want the book. I’ll pick a winner at random next week.
Here’s the description.
Based on expert advice and insights from a variety of respected industry experts, Nonprofit Fundraising 101 is an essential text for nonprofit professionals, volunteers, activists, and social entrepreneurs who want to leverage best practices to promote their cause.
Built upon the success of the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101, this easy to digest book provides practical, comprehensive guidance for nonprofit fundraising around the globe. With tips and tools, expert advice, and real-world insights from almost fifty industry leaders, this robust resource addresses the entire spectrum of fundraising for nonprofits, including:
Planning, hiring, and tracking progress
Individual donors, major gifts, events, and direct mail
Board and volunteer engagement
Foundation and government grants
Online and email fundraising
Social media and mobile crowdfunding
Earned income and social enterprise
Written by and for front line practitioners and geared towards a global audience of emerging and established leaders, this field guide offers step-by-step formulas for success. Nonprofit Fundraising 101 features a foreword by fundraising guru and Soul of Money author Lynne Twist, insights from notable non-profit professionals such as CNN’s Van Jones, and an afterword by Kiva.org Co-Founder & President Premal Shah.
This book also provides indispensible ideas and diverse case studies ranging from grassroots efforts to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and advice for organizations of all sizes and focus. Chapters are brief and easily digestible, featuring extensive resources for additional learning, concrete best practices, and pitfalls to avoid. Enjoy this must-read manual to learn tried and true ways to raise more money for your cause, nonprofit, or charity.
If your New Year’s resolution is to do a better job at fundraising, Nonprofit Fundraising 101 should be high on your reading list for 2016!