What Others Are Saying

“What do you get when eight big deal specialists set out to produce a standard reference especially for small nonprofits? This wonderful, urgently needed book. It’s a step-by-step manual of everything small shops really need to make fundraising work for them, flush with checklists, guidelines, and fill in the blank forms! Consider it a cure for false steps.”
Tom Ahern | Ahern Donor Communications

“Reading the book was literally like having an up close and personal conversation with the very best experts in fundraising for the small shop! The advice was not only sound, but presented in such a practical manner that every fundraiser and small NPO executive can put it right to use.”
Jay Love | CEO & Co-Founder, Bloomerang.co

“I suspect the actual life of any small charity is very far from the din of advice fundraisers read online or hear at conferences. The Essential Fundraising Handbook leaves all that noise behind and just attends to the basics. These experts draw from their experiences in nonprofits similar to yours. They’ve been there, they know what it takes to make the wheels go around year after year for successful, small nonprofits. If you are a fundraiser in a small charity, I suggest you ignore the noise and go back to the basics. Start with this book.”
Joanne Fritz, Ph.D. | Guide to Nonprofits, www.nonprofit.about.com

The Essential Fundraising Handbook for Small Nonprofits is packed with practical, tried-and-true ideas. It feels as if you’re part of a friendly chat that’s guiding you on what to do and where you can best spend your time. The book will spark your enthusiasm for fundraising, and is useful to both staff and volunteers running small organizations. Enjoy and share it!
Renee McGivern | Host, Nonprofit Spark Radio Show

“As someone who primarily works with small shops, I can tell you that this is a wonderful primer on many key aspects of fund development. You don’t need to look much further than the list of contributing authors to know this is worth a read!”
Tina Cincotti | Owner, www.FundingChangeConsulting.com

I am really enjoying the book, had to get a highlighter so much awesome information…I am making the transition from corporate world to non profit world but I have 20+ years of experience with non profit fundraising and running events. Your book is the best one I have come across and it is a godsend that you provide all these helpful worksheets and templates, it always helps to have something to start with instead of inventing the wheel again.”
Chris Radentz | Development Director, Palm Beach, FL

linebreakJoanne Fritz10 Things That Make Your Nonprofit “Giving-Worthy”

by Joanne Fritz

Why would people be willing to give your nonprofit the money to do the work that you do?

That’s a question that Gayle Gifford asks in one of the chapters of The Essential Fundraising Handbook for Small Nonprofits.

It’s not the fact that you have the best social media program around or that the mayor is on your board of directors. It’s about the fact that your work makes a difference in people’s lives, and that your organization is trustworthy. Read more here.