Fundraising & Not for Profit

Fundraising & Not for Profit


  • Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits: A Step-by-Step Guide for Managers and Boards

    By Murray Dropkin

    Our Price: $44.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780787996031
    • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
    • Published: November 2007
    The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits This best-selling nuts-and-bolts workbook, now in its second edition, has become a must-have resource for nonprofit managers and boards who are required to work through the budget cycle. The book offers practical tools for completing each step of the budgeting process. Designed to be comprehensive and easy to use, the second edition of The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits provides everything budgeters and nonfinancial managers need to prepare, approve, and implement their own budgets. The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits addresses the importance of budgets and budgeting, discusses basic types of nonprofit budgets, and outlines budget implementation, tracking, and reporting. In addition to updating the broad range of material, this second edition contains new information on such timely topics as zero-based budgeting and capital budgeting. New to this edition is a CD containing the CMS Nonprofit Budget Builder Software as well as electronic versions of the worksheets and exhibits to guide you through all stages of building a solid budget. Praise for the First Edition -This is a book every nonprofit needs.- --Peter F. Drucker -Provides clarity, strategy, and utility to the financial and asset management of social-sector organizations.- --Frances Hesselbein -This book is clear, insightful, and required reading for all who are responsible for the success of not-for-profits. If you work for or run a not-for-profit agency, you should read this book.- --Peter Block, author, Flawless Consulting and The Empowered Manager -The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits is a definitive and practical guide to the art of budgeting. It is well-written and reliable, as well as easily understandable.- --Ronald J. Werthman, vice president, finance/treasurer and CFO, Johns Hopkins Health System, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Praise for the Second Edition -This book is the gold standard for providing executive managers with information essential to making the best decisions for their organizations, and will give the confidence in their fiscal systems needed in the competitive world of nonprofit management.- --Don Sykes, former director, the Office of Community Services for the Clinton Administration, and president, Community Development Solutions -Written in clear language easily understood by the layman, this book contains guidance on both proper procedures and the real-world challenges of getting the organization to adopt them. The worksheets and sample forms alone are worth the price.- --Elizabeth Rosen, retired chief financial and systems officer, The Morgan Library and Museum
  • Building Powerful Community Organizations: A Personal Guide to Creating Groups That Can Solve Problems and Change the World

    By Michael Jacoby Brown

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780977151806
    • Publisher: Long Haul Press
    • Published: January 2007
    The author distills his 30 years of community organizing experience into this "how-to" book for building (or strengthening) community organizations such as tenants associations or environmental justice advocacy groups. He provides advice on mission development, member recruitment, organizational structure, leadership development, meeting facilitation, finances, and organizational learning. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Building Strong Nonprofits: New Strategies for Growth and Sustainability

    By John C. Olberding

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780470587874
    • Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS
    • Published: April 2010
    Though every type of organization has struggled to survive the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009, nonprofits have faced the most devastating setbacks. In 'Building Strong Nonprofits,' the Skystone Ryan consulting team presents a collection of essays exploring how the philanthropic sector is evolving in areas such as social media, the global economy, social entrepreneurship, and cause-related marketing. This invaluable resource introduces interactions, institutions, and ways of giving that have the potential to bring the philanthropic community vitality, stability, and relevance in today's new economic climate.
  • The Business of Changing the World: How Billionaires, Tech Disrupters, and Social Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Aid Industry

    By Raj Kumar

    Our Price: $14.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780807059579
    • Publisher: Beacon Press
    • Published: April 2019
  • The Business of Changing the World: Twenty Great Leaders on Strategic Corporate Philanthropy

    By Marc Benioff

    Our Price: $42.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780071481519
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Inc
    • Published: September 2006
    Companies are increasingly realizing that through corporate philanthropy, they are not only making a tremendous difference in the lives of others but boosting the moral and performance of their employees. In 'Business of Changing the World,' Marc Benioff and 19 other leaders share their corporate philanthropy secrets and reveal how any company can start their own program and reap the benefits. This is a collection of testimonials that reveals the methods of these trailblazers and how their extraordinary examples changed the world.
  • Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement

    By Kari Dunn Saratovsky

    Our Price: $37.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781118348260
    • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
    • Published: March 2013
    A nonprofit leader's guide for engaging millennials in all aspects of a nonprofit organization Written by Millennials about Millennials, Cause for Change examines strategies for engaging Millennials as constituents, volunteers, and donors, and focuses on how organizations can realign themselves to better respond to this group of 80 million strong. At the heart of this research-based guide is the Millennial Development Platform, an action-based rubric developed by the authors and included in each chapter to help organizations create the infrastructure for a long-term millennial engagement strategy. Examines how Millennials communicate, volunteer, take action, influence their peers, and choose to give their time and moneyExplains how Millennials view their role in the workplace, and how their approach is re-shaping nonprofit culture from within Cause for Change profiles Millennials who have emerged as dynamic leaders to create and manage movements in their communities.
  • Change Philanthropy: Candid Stories of Foundations Maximizing Results Through Social Justice

    By Alicia E. Korten

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780470435168
    • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
    • Published: September 2009
    The economic crisis of 2008 brings with it rises in homelessness, the uninsured, many other challenges; therefore, many nonprofits and foundations are looking for new approaches to enact needed social change. 'Change Philanthropy,' written specifically for grantmakers, is a guide for developing effective long-term strategies that address the causes of critical social problems. It provides an insider's view of what works and what doesn't, and presents real-life stories of successful grantmakers and foundation executives. 'Change Philanthropy' is filled with advice, tips, and ideas to help establish a working social justice agenda.
  • Charismatic Organization: 8 Ways to Grow a Nonprofit

    By Shirley Sagawa

    Our Price: $17.47
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780470195468
    • Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS
    • Published: October 2008
    Nonprofit organizations are successful for the same reasons individuals are. Therefore, charisma is one of the necessary but often-overlooked components of all nonprofits. In 'The Charismatic Organization,' renowned experts Shirley Sagawa and Deborah Jospin show nonprofits of all types how to restructure their organizations, internally and externally, to become more charismatic, and more effective. This invaluabel resource offers a guide to reframing nonprofit work so that organizations can expand their resource base and sphere of influence to further their missions and achieve greater impact.
  • Collaboration Challenge

    By James E. Austin

    Our Price: $38.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780787952204
    • Published: April 2000
    Strategic alliances of business & nonprofit organizations.
  • The Complete Book of Grant Writing: Learn to Write Grants Like a Professional

    By Nancy Smith

    Our Price: $21.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781402267291
    • Publisher: Sourcebooks
    • Published: June 2012
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  • Complete Guide to Fundraising Management

    By Stanley Weinstein

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780471200192
    • Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS
    • Published: February 2002
    Weinstein draws on more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector to write this practical guide for not-for-profit executive directors, fundraising professionals, board leaders, and volunteers. Coverage includes fundraising principles and practices, the resource development function, prospect ratings and evaluations, grantsmanship, and capital and endowment campaigns. Includes a CD-ROM with sample fundraising reports, time management and board nominating grids, and various essential forms. Specific changes from the first edition (1998) are not stated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Complete Guide to Fundraising Management

    By Stanley Weinstein

    Our Price: $71.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780470375068
    • Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS
    • Published: March 2009
    To survive & thrive in today's highly competitive philanthropic environment, your nonprofit needs to make the most of its monetary & staffing resources. But doing so is a complicated business that demands the right approach. This book offers an accessible & time-tested plan for fundraising success. It presents incisive explanations of basic fundraising principles & practices & thoroughly covers the fundamentals of strategic management. The book provides all the tools & techniques you need to oversee a comprehensive resource development program that focuses on planning, self-assessment, & continued improvement.
  • Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy: The Next Generation

    By Alison Goldberg

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781933368092
    • Publisher: SOFT SKULL PRESS
    • Published: January 2007
    Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy explains how privilege works in our society, and how young people can use it to better society. Based on the authors’ experiences with Resource Generation, a national nonprofit working with wealthy young progressives, the book makes the case for addressing urgent social and economic needs financially. It frames controversial topics from power dynamics to grants payout in an accessible way, offering next-generation readers the tools they need to transform their funds. Drawing on over 40 interviews, this is an essential guide for both young philanthropists and anyone working with wealthy families interested in ethical giving.
  • Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets: The Deliberate Evolution

    By Lucy Bernholz

    Our Price: $73.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780471448525
    • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    • Published: February 2004
    Every year, individuals and families in America give more than $200 billion to support nonprofit activity-ranging from tithing to their churches to multimillion-dollar endowments. The strength of American philanthropy is its diversity and personal nature. Its weakness is its dispersed size and diminishing value in the face of ever-widening gaps in wealth and public revenue shortfalls. Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets presents strategies for reimagining philanthropy. It suggests that the resources of individual philanthropic players-people and institutions-can have a far greater impact, provide far more satisfaction, and contribute to a far better world, if the system of philanthropy as a whole is redesigned. This volume's broad perspective draws from a variety of works on organizational change in philanthropy that pulls together ongoing but disconnected efforts within philanthropy to demonstrate a singular approach to enact change in the industry. Through a coherent framework for pursuing such far-ranging changes, this easy-to-understand book addresses new ways for individuals and organizations to invest grant funds, approach regulatory structures that guide giving, and define their goals, activities, outcomes, and achievements. Many of the ideas presented here are currently practiced in small or in limited ways. The author brings together more than a decade's worth of real-life insight as a program officer or consultant to many foundations, and applies basic principles of industrial theory and evolution to examine, with a trained scholar's eye, how individual organizations, associations, and the philanthropic infrastructure can work more effectively. Complete with many informative tables and graphs, Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets is an enlightening and inspiring volume for everyone working in philanthropy: professional advisors, tax attorneys, financial planners, financial service firms, and estate planners and accountants who serve high-net-worth individuals.
  • Critical Issues In Fund Raising

    By Dwight F. Burlingame

    Our Price: $70.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780471174653
    • Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS
    • Published: February 1997
    What can national organizations such as NSFRE do to assure that fund raisers are informed about public policies with which they must comply? Is it appropriate to require our members to take certain courses or pass certain tests in order to maintain their membership? Is there anything we can do to ensure that fund raisers who are not members of our association stay informed and act in compliance with relevant laws and regulations? Can the profession adequately regulate itself? Is licensing of fund raisers a good idea? If so, what group should be responsible for licensing--a governmental entity, a quasi-governmental entity, an elected or appointed body of practitioners? ..".there is a very real need for comprehensive education and training programs that will help develop basic understandings and a common language with which fund raisers can communicate with each other--and with donors, policymakers, and the public. All who work as employees or volunteers in the not-for-profit sector should understand the rationale for the sector and have a basic knowledge of its history as well as current laws and regulations that effect the sector. There should be commonly known and accepted standards of ethical professional practice. And there should be a common understanding of the meaning of the terms that define our practice." --from the Foreword by Patricia F. Lewis President and CEO National Society of Fund Raising Executives As the nexus between the nonprofit community and the donors who support it, the fund-raising profession has a tremendous impact on how the nonprofit sector is perceived by the public and how it fares in an atmosphere of decreasing government support and increasing competition for donor dollars. But fund-raising professionals must cope with a growing list of important issues, including resource management, increased regulation at all levels of government, ethical scrutiny, donor diversity, and the establishment of professional standards. In the face of all these pressures, it is not surprising that little attention has been given to the premises that underlie many of the decisions fund raisers make in their daily professional lives. In Critical Issues in Fund Raising, highly respected practitioners and researchers address these issues and premises head-on. These contributors bring their vision, insight, study findings, and hard-won wisdom to bear in answering pivotal questions about the profession's future and revisiting some of its ongoing dilemmas. They examine hard data and reach well-founded, often surprising conclusions on controversial topics such as formula versus nonformula fund raising, fund-raising cost ratios as a measure of efficacy, and the perceived scarcity of minority donors. They explore myriad topics of both immediate and long-term concern to the profession, including: * Fundamentals--donor motivation, demographics, innovative fund-raising strategies, and marketing versus public relations * Advanced practices--cost effectiveness, regulation, law, and financial management * Challenges in fundraising--ethics, diversity, and accountability * International perspectives--fund raising in western Europe. Based on a Think Tank sponsored by the NSFRE in collaboration with the Counsel for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, and the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, Critical Issues in Fund Raising offers up-to-date research on important issues, numerous ideas for improving and expanding fund-raising operations, and a generous portion of food for thought. It is must reading for fund-raising professionals, nonprofit executives, nonprofit board members and trustees, and fund-raising consultants.