Every organization deserves a good board and effective board members. And every board member deserves a chance to be an effective board member. But too often, things aren’t working. Board members aren’t effective – and staff aren’t helping them to be effective. Or, staff are doing all that is possible – but the board member is causing too many problems. This book tells you how to fix the situation.
Whether you are a “newbie” to fundraising or an experienced fundraiser concerned about shrinking funding sources, Fundraising for the GENIUS will guide you every step of the way toward fundraising success.
Help! They Want Me to Fundraise! A Nonprofit Fundraising Manual for Beginners is for anyone new to fundraising. Perhaps you serve as a board member or other volunteer of a nonprofit that needs to raise money. Or maybe you’re employed as the new development director or even as the executive director. It’s even possible that you worked with another organization in the past that raised money but you weren’t the one in charge. Now someone has asked you to step up to the plate and you’re not sure what this is going to require—or even if your organization is ready.
In Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops: How to Leverage Your Annual Fund in Only Five Hours per Week, Amy Eisenstein guides you, in only five hours a week, to safely and surely meet the challenges of getting your organization ready for major gift fundraising, all the way up to that all-important ask—and beyond.
Reid Zimmerman shows how to address each of the errant leadership practices and management tactics revealed by the utterance of the seven deadly sayings. He expertly shows you how to prevent these oft-fatal mistakes and how to lessen the negative impact to your organization when they occur.