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How to Make Your Board Dramatically More Effective

Fundraising Realities Every Board Member Must Face - NEW EDITION
A 1-Hour Crash Course on Raising Major Gifts for Nonprofit Organizations
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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How to Make Your Board Dramatically More Effective

The Fundraiser's Guide to Irresistible Communications
Real-World, Field-Tested Strategies for Raising More Money
by Jeff Brooks, 143 pp., $24.95. (Quantity Discounts Available)

Drawing from decades of in-the-trenches fundraising experience, Jeff Brooks, one of America's top fundraising writers, takes you on a step-by-step tour of the unique strategies, writing style, and design techniques of irresistible fundraising messages.

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How to Make Your Board Dramatically More Effective

The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Winning Foundation Grants
A Foundation CEO Reveals the Secrets You Need to Know
by Martin Teitel, 188 pp., $24.95. (Quantity Discounts Available)

This is a revised and expanded edition of Thank You for Submitting Your Proposal.

Reading The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Winning Foundation Grants is like peeking at someone’s secret diary or personal email.  You feel guilty. This is privileged information. Only in this case Martin Teitel WANTS to reveal everything to you. A long-time foundation CEO, he’s fed up with the smoke and mirrors of grant seeking and is committed to leveling the playing field.

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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)

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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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)

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 Raise $500 to $5000 From Almost Anyone

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

Now geared to organizations of any size, How to Raise Gifts of $500 to $5000 from Almost Anyone is a revised and expanded edition of Big Gifts for Small Groups.

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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