Books for nonprofits

Make your Board dramatically more effective, starting today

Cover of book Make your Board Dramatically more effective. by Gayle L. Gifford, ACFRE

Can you put your average or good board on the road to greatness? Indeed you can, says Gayle Gifford in How to Make Your Board Dramatically More Effective, Starting Today. And you’re closer than you think. Gifford’s approach is ingenious. She doesn’t lecture, doesn’t scold, doesn’t harangue. Instead she challenges your board to transform itself by answering a series of straightforward but provocative questions.

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The Essential Fundraising Handbook for Small Nonprofits

Photo of book cover The Essential Fundraising Handbook for Small Nonprofits“Just because you work for a small nonprofit doesn’t mean you have to raise small dollars.”

So many fundraising books focus on organizations with big budgets, leaving smaller nonprofits to figure out how to make those formulas work for them.

With seven of my fabulous colleagues who also do a lot of work with small organizations, we’ve pulled together this guide to share the techniques and strategies that have guided some of the most successful nonprofits, large and small.

You’ll find chapters on:

  • Clarifying your vision and turning it into a powerful case for support, by Sandy Rees
  • Turning reluctant board members into great advocates for your cause, by Gayle Gifford (that’s my chapter!)
  • Keeping your donors through strong donor stewardship, by Pamela Grow
  • Storytelling that powerfully communicates your mission, by Lori Jacobwith
  • Winning foundation grants, by Betsy Baker
  • Using communications, including social media, to create awareness, by Kirsten Bullock
  • Running successful special events, by Sandy Rees
  • Making your silent auction raise more money, by Sherry Truhlar
  • Raising major gifts, by Marc Pitman

Don’t wait. Get your copy today! You’ll be glad you did.

The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook

Book coverWhat if you could sit down with 25 successful nonprofit consultants and ask them what makes their businesses tick?

This editors have compiled a first-of-its-kind insight into the everyday lives of consultants to the nonprofit sector. This collection of firsthand articles takes the reader on a journey that spans a consultant’s professional life—from the decisions that formed the business to a detailed set of options for winding it down.

The contributing authors cover a variety of subjects. You will learn about planning issues relating to governance, fundraising, administration and marketing. You will learn about leadership, and other topics as well. The editors’ goal is for you to enjoy reading about nonprofit management, leadership and fundraising and in the process learn ways to add value to your own work as someone who is, or will be, engaged in the nonprofit sector.

Look for Gayle’s contribution, “The Work We Do for Love” which describes how she gives back, balancing her volunteer service and our paid work for nonprofits.

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You and Your Nonprofit. Practical advice and tips from the CharityChannel professional community

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Forty-three contributing authors at the top of their game (Gayle among them) share their hard-won expertise in this easy-to-read, down-to-earth book. In his foreword, Bob Carter, Chair-elect, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), writes, “This is surely the book I wish I had decades ago.”The contributing authors cover a variety of subjects. You will learn about planning issues relating to governance, fundraising, administration and marketing. You will learn about leadership, and other topics as well. The editors’ goal is for you to enjoy reading about nonprofit management, leadership and fundraising and in the process learn ways to add value to your own work as someone who is, or will be, engaged in the nonprofit sector .Buy Now

Bringing a Development Director on Board

Purple Booklet coverby Susan E. Geary, CFRE and Gayle L. Gifford, ACFRE This handy guide will help you and your organization find and attract just the right candidate to the critical job of managing and growing your philanthropic revenues. Gayle and a colleague wrote this handy guide pro-bono for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.This book is available online for free. Bringing a Development Director on Board.

 

 

 

 

 

Meaningful Participation, A Citizens Guide to Collaborative Policy-making

Book coverby Gayle L. Gifford, ACFRE Business and government use collaborative processes to avoid drawn-out battles with citizen activists. When should citizens agree to collaborate and how can they be sure their needs will really be part of the solution? This handbook for citizens is a long-needed addition to a literature of public participation dominated by powerful organizations. Download for free.