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The Board Member's Easier than You Think Guide to Nonprofit Finances

The Board Member's Easier Than You Think Guide to Nonprofit Finances
by Andy Robinson and Nancy Wasserman, 111 pp., $24.95. (Quantity Discounts Available)Buy NOW!

With the possible exception of “How do I avoid fundraising?” a board member’s most commonly unasked question is, “What do all these numbers mean – and what am I supposed to do with them?” Financial planning and budgeting combine all of our money taboos with that common disorder, math phobia. But with their new book, The Board Member’s Easier Than You Think Guide to Nonprofit Finances, authors Andy Robinson and Nancy Wasserman help trustees and their staff colleagues confront and address this fear – with wisdom, clarity, humor, and humility.

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How to make Your Board Dramatically More Effective

How to Make Your Board Dramatically More Effective, Starting Today
by Gayle L. Gifford, 114 pp., $24.95. (Quantity Discounts Available)Buy NOW!

This is a revised and expanded edition of How Are We Doing: A 1-Hour Guide to Evaluating Your Performance as a Nonprofit Board.

A high-performing, diligent board that takes its responsibilities seriously is the Holy Grail of nearly every nonprofit in the U.S. In her new book, Gayle Gifford shows you how a good board, or even an average one, can transform itself into a great board by answering a series of trenchant questions.

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Big Gifts for Small Groups

How to Raise $500 to $5000 From Almost Anyone
by Andy Robinson, 109 pp., $24.95. (Quantity Discounts Available)

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What size gift do most donors give? Poll the development offices of nonprofits throughout America and they’ll confirm it’s in the range of $500 to $5000. That’s philanthropy’s sweet spot - an amount one can feel comfortable giving without consulting a retinue of advisors. Focusing his attention here, Andy Robinson has produced the Everyman’s guide to asking - a proven, uncomplicated strategy for raising a substantial sum of money … fast.

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Fund Raising Realities Every Board Member Must Face

Fund Raising Realities Every Board Member Must Face - NEW EDITION
A 1-Hour Crash Course on Raising Major Gifts for Nonprofit Organizations Buy NOW!
by David Lansdowne, 110 pp., $24.95 (Quantity Discounts Available)

Without wasting a word, Lansdowne distills the essence of big-gifts fundraising into 44 “realities,” and explains each principle and technique in a way board members will grasp immediately.

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Asking

Asking
A 59-Minute Guide to Everything Board Members, Volunteers, and StaffBuy NOW!
Must Know to Secure the Gift

by Jerold Panas, 108 pp., $24.95 (Quantity Discounts Available)

Jerold Panas understands the art of asking. He knows what makes donors tick, he's intimately familiar with the anxieties of board members, and he fully understands the frustrations and demands of staff. He has harnessed all of this knowledge and experience and produced a landmark book. What Asking shows is that nearly everyone can become an effective fundraiser if they follow a few step-by-step guidelines.

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Fundraising Habits of Supremely Successful Boards

The Fundraising Habits of Supremely Successful Boards
A 59-Minute Guide to Assuring Your Organization's Future
Buy NOW!by Jerold Panas, 106 pp., $24.95 (Quantity Discounts Available)

Jerold Panas has observed more boards at work than perhaps anyone in America, all the while helping them to surpass campaign goals of $100,000 to $100 million. Funnel every ounce of that experience into a single book and what you have is The Fundraising Habits, the brilliant culmination of what Panas has learned firsthand about boards who excel at the task of resource development.

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Fundraising Mistakes that Bedevil All Boards

Fundraising Mistakes that Bedevil All Boards (And Staff Too)
A 1-Hour Guide to Identifying and Overcoming Obstacles to Your Success
Buy NOW!by Kay Sprinkel Grace, 109 pp., $24.95 (Quantity Discounts Available)

Fundraising mistakes are a thing of the past. Or, rather, there's no excuse for making a mistake anymore. And that goes for board members, staff, novice, or veteran. If you blunder from now on, it's simply evidence you haven't read Kay Sprinkel Grace's book, in which she exposes all of the costly errors - 44 in total - that thwart us time and again.

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Great Boards for Small Groups

Great Boards for Small Groups
A 1-Hour Guide to Governing a Growing Nonprofit
Buy NOW!by Andy Robinson, 110 pp., $24.95 (Quantity Discounts Available)

Yours is a good board, but you want it to be better. You want clearly defined objectives ... meetings with more focus ... broader participation in fundraising ... and more follow-through between meetings. You want these and a dozen other tangibles and intangibles that will propel your board from good to great. Say hello to your guide, Andy Robinson, who has a real knack for offering genuinely workable solutions.

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The Ultimate Board Member's Book

The Ultimate Board Member's Book
A 1-Hour Guide to Understanding and Fulfilling Your Role and Responsibilities
Buy NOW!by Kay Sprinkel Grace, 114 pp., $24.95 (Quantity Discounts Available)

After reading this perceptive work, your board members will have a solid command of just what they need to do to help your organization succeed. It's all here in 114 jargon-free pages: how boards work, what the job entails, the time commitment, the role of staff, fundraising responsibilities, conflicts of interest, effective recruiting, de-enlisting board members, and board self-evaluation.

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