If you’re a small nonprofit, here’s your how-to guide for fundraising.
A few months ago, my co-authors and I sat down to think about what type of book would be most useful to the market. It didn’t take us long to realize that there was a lack of material comprehensively dealing with the specific challenges of running a nonprofit on a small budget.
Many books target leaders of nonprofits with larger budgets. Yet we recognized that smaller nonprofits need to be scrappy. You can’t do everything, so you need to know what to do first and how to do it right the first time.
Voila! Let me introduce The Essential Fundraising Handbook for Small Nonprofits.
In this jam-packed little gem, you’ll find eight experts (myself and seven of my savvy peers) lending their expertise. In each chapter, you learn from an expert teaching you …
- how to make juicy direct asks
- how to work with your Board
- how to nail grant writing
- how to engage donors
- how to run your silent auction right (that’s my chapter!)
- and so forth
Each chapter solves another problem that has left you puzzled. You’ll learn through case studies, worksheets, and examples.
When I read what my colleagues had written, I was pretty darn impressed. Honestly, I wasn’t sure how this project would turn out. Though I believed in the expertise of all my co-authors, not everyone is able to articulate their knowledge into print.
I shouldn’t have been concerned! I’m proud of the finished product and know you’ll love it, too.
When we launched the book, some of us co-authors participated in a fun virtual roundtable hosted by Margaret Battistelli Gardner, Editor-in-Chief Fundraising Success Magazine. I thought you’d enjoy hearing the questions and answers from that session, so I posted the discussion here: