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A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members (AFP Fund Development Series) Format: Hardcover

Julia Ingraham Walker (New Orleans)

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Title: A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board ...

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

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Everything you need to know as a nonprofit board member to raisemore money and help your organization succeed in meeting itsgoals

Engaging and informative, this practical guide to fundraisingcontains valuable insights that nonprofit boards need to succeed inraising money in today's dynamic economic environment. Whilewritten expressly for board members, this useful handbook alsoprovides advice to executive directors and advancement staff on howto partner with your board to build an unstoppable fundraisingteam.

A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members shows youhow to raise more money by building board leadership and skills infundraising. This book covers it all—the board's leadershiprole in fundraising; how to organize and train your board to raisefunds; building a team with board and staff; raising funds foroperations, major gifts and capital campaigns; how to ask forgifts; plus a guide for conducting a board retreat that will leadto fundraising success.

  • Demystifies the ask by providing a straightforward guide on howto ask for, and close, gifts
  • Features case studies, real life examples, and checklists in aneasy to reference format
  • Offers sample materials for a board retreat on building thesuccessful fundraising team
  • Also by Julia Ingraham Walker: Nonprofit Essentials:Jump-Starting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign

Entertaining, practical, and easy to use, this book will becomea must-read for all board members, executive directors, and staffwho want to build an effective fundraising team.

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A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members

Raising money in today's increasingly competitive environmentrequires tapping the energy and enthusiasm of every one of yournonprofit board members. For your mission to succeed, you need toroll up your sleeves and be a part of the fundraising process.Destined to become the standard in the field, A Fundraising Guidefor Nonprofit Board Members helps you transform yourself from apassive board member into an active member of the fundraising teamwho is ready and able to tap into all the philanthropic resourcesavailable.

Channeling author Julia Ingraham Walker's more than twenty-fiveyears of fundraising and consulting experience to help nonprofitboard members and their CEOs maximize donations, A FundraisingGuide for Nonprofit Board Members shows you how to cultivate yourown personal fundraising skills to experience greater fundraisingactivity, improve donor satisfaction, and achieve higherfundraising goals. You'll learn how to ask for donations at theboard level, train board members to raise funds, hire a chiefadvancement officer, review the ins and outs of fundraising galas,prepare for a successful call, and so much more.

Complemented by a companion website that augments materialcovered in the book, A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit BoardMembers arms board members and chief decision makers with newstrategies and techniques that have been proven effective withother boards and their executive directors, including:

  • Building an active fundraising board

  • How the board's fiduciary role has transitioned in recentyears

  • Preparing for playing an expanded fundraising role on theboard

  • Strategic planning to identify organizational needs

  • Recommended roles for board and staff to build a strongfundraising team

  • Training options to improve board fundraising skills

  • How to find transformational gifts of $5 million and more

  • A step-by-step guide to make a successful solicitation call fora major gift

  • Fundraising campaigns: preparing for them, setting realisticgoals, and volunteer structure

  • Corporate and foundation giving

  • How to develop and maintain relationships with donors over thelong term

Board members can no longer sit back and idly expect donationsto roll in. It's time for you and your fellow board members to playa leadership role in securing a greater share of the billions ofresource dollars available to nonprofits, with the skills andguidance found in A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit BoardMembers.

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