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The Little Book of Gold: Fundraising for Small (and Very Small) Nonprofits

ISBN: 9781475205213
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2011-06-26
Number of pages: 122
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A practical step-by-step guide to fundraising that has helped thousands of small nonprofits around the country. The Little Book of Gold is dedicated to helping small (and very small) non-profits unlock their fundraising potential. Avoid common pitfalls and get tips on proven methods that work. This short guide helps new Executive Directors, active board chairs, and other key staff in charge of fundraising to learn the basics of professional and sustainable fundraising. Geared specifically for non-profits with small and very small budgets (a few hundred thousand dollars a year down to the smallest budgets).

Revised and expanded in 2011!
Major Topics in The Little Book of Gold
Learn how to:

Board GivingApproach a Board of Directors about board giving and "ask without asking"Deal with different kinds of board members -- those who don't want to give, who see themselves as "rebels," those who are already good givers, new board members, and more.Set up monthly giving for board membersIncrease board giving a year laterAsking Outside the BoardAsk without sounding desperateBuild more monthly donationsGet "loose change" donationsSet up online givingThank donors so they want to give againFundraising EventsAvoid events that suck your time for not-enough moneyGet more money out of events you currently throwSet up one of the most lucrative fundraising events that no one ever thinks ofNew GrantsBe your best selfFind new grant opportunities easilyGet your foot in the doorThinking BigBuild your donors from the year beforeSet up donor levels without giving away too muchStay friends with donorsThinking BiggerEvaluate whether your non-profit can handle a capital campaignMake your organization open for planned givingOnline Features
More than a book, The Little Book of Gold is like a special weekend conference in condensed form. In addition to the material covered below, purchase of the book will unlock special password-protected features online! Resources include:
2 sample direct mail asks (.doc files)Customizable event budgets and checklists (.xls)Table Captain Guide for eventsEvent Sponsorships Strategy GuideOnline Giving after ObamaOverview of recommendations for churches and schoolsDealing with Appointed Board MembersManagement Focus: Thinking Outside the BoxTimeline of a "Normal" Capital CampaignRaising Money for a Specific Project

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