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This bibliography lists books and videos available in the Michigan State University library collections. It is intended as a starting point for those who are interested in learning more about foundations, fundraising, proposal writing, nonprofit organizations, nonprofit organization administration, government funding, planned giving, prospect research, and voluntarism.

Want to find even more books on how to prepare grant proposals and related topics? Try searching the MSU Libraries Online Catalog.

Recommended subject headings include:
  • Arts fund raising
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
  • Promotion of special events
  • Charities
  • Proposal writing for grants
  • Church fund raising
  • Proposal writing in education
  • Corporations -- charitable contributions
  • Proposal writing in medicine
  • Direct mail fund raising
  • Proposal writing in research
  • Educational fund raising
  • Proposal writing in the social sciences
  • Endowments
  • Research grants
  • Fund raisers (persons)
  • Telephone fund raising
  • Fund raising
  • Voluntarism
  • Library fundraising
  • Volunteers
  • Also note that the various books and videos listed in this bibligraphy are assigned subject headings which you can try as well.

    What if you don't have access to the Michigan State University Main Library? Many of these same books and videos are available in other libraries around the country. If they are not available in your library, ask about interlibrary loan.

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    EARNING MORE FUNDS : EFFECTIVE, PROVEN FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES FOR EVERY NON-PROFIT GROUP. Chip and Ralfie Blasius. Fort Wayne, Indiana : B. C. Creations, 1995. 180pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9 .U5 B53 1995
    Provides techniques and strategies for managing all aspects of non-profit groups, developing effective marketing skills, discovering little known funding sources, and producing lucrative fundraising events and projects. Also includes 45 forms and worksheets
    [Fund raising]

    ECONOMICS FOR NONPROFIT MANAGERS. Dennis R. Young and Richard Steinberg. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, 1995. 268pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .Y676 1995
    A complete course in the economic issues faced by decision-makers at America's nonprofit organizations. Treating micro-economic analysis as an indispensable skill for nonprofit stewards, they introduce and explain concepts such as opportunity cost, analysis at the margin, market equilibrium, market failure, and cost-benefit analysis. The volume also focuses on issues of particular concern to nonprofits : the economics of fundraising and volunteer recruitment; regulatory environments; the special impact of competition on nonprofit performance; interactions among sources of revenue; and much more
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    EDUCATION GRANTSEEKER'S GUIDE TO FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE FUNDING. Jacqueline Ferguson. Alexandria, Va. : Capital Publications, Inc., 1995. 2nd edition, 223pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2825 .F452 1995
    A step-by-step guide to identifying potential funding sources, researching their interests and giving patterns, contacting their staff for information and advice, preparing and submitting proposals, and managing a private sector grant. Also includes 220 profiles of foundations and corporations that support elementary and secondary education nationally, regionally, and locally.
    Also listed under Fundraising for Educators
    [Educational fund raising]
    [Corporations -- United States -- charitable contributions]

    EDUCATIONAL FUND RAISING : PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE. Michael J. Worth, ed. Phoenix, Az. : Oryx Press, 1993. 464pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .E38
    Designed for staff of university, college and community college development offices; donor research offices; university foundations; sponsored research departments; and academic librarians. Consists of 36 articles by experts in fund-raising and university development. Topics addressed include the elements of a development program, donors, institutional planning, annual giving, capital campaigns, corporation and foundation support, and targeting special constituencies. Includes glossary and bibliography of further readings.
    Also listed under Academic Fundraising
    [Educational fund raising -- United States]

    see the book section of Religious Fundraising.

    EFFECTIVE CORPORATE FUNDRAISING. W. Grant Brownrigg. New York, N.Y. : American Council for the Arts, 1982. 161pp. Funding Center (1 East0 HG177 .B78 1982
    Describes in detail a practical and systematic approach to soliciting contributions from business firms. Focuses on arts fundraising.
    [Fund raising]

    EFFECTIVE EVALUATION: A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH FOR GRANTSEEKERS AND PROJECT MANAGERS. Alexandria, Va. : Capitol Publications, 1993. 94pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9 .U5 G47 1993
    This strategic approach to project evaluation focuses on four major aspects of project evaluation: conceptual, managerial, technical, and political. You'll see how to combine all four aspects into a practical, effective evaluation plan to impress funders and capture the information you need to strengthen your project.
    [Fund raising]
    [Proposal Writing in Human Services]

    EFFECTIVE FUNDRAISING FOR NONPROFITS : REAL-WORLD STRATEGIES THAT WORK. Ilona Bray. Berkeley, CA : Nolo Press, 2005. 350pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177.5.U6 B73 2005
    This is a great book for the small nonprofit that does not know much about fundraising. This book explains how to do the following: 1. Work with individual donors
    2. Plan special events
    3. Solicit grants from foundations and corporations
    4. Get media coverage (publicity)
    5. Use the Internet to help in the fundraising process
    6. Create print marketing materials like brochures, newsletters, and annual reports
    All the above are important parts of a fundraising plan. One has to set goals, strategize how to attain the goals. Then attract individual donors and develop a rapport with those donors so they give more and more each year. Eventually those donors will become major donors, but that topic is best left for another book.
    [Nonprofit organizations--U.S.--Finance

    EFFECTIVE FUNDRAISING FOR NONPROFITS : REAL-WORLD STRATEGIES THAT WORK. Ilona Bray. Berkeley, CA : Nolo Press, 2016. 5th edition. ebook on order : Whether your nonprofit has just gotten tax-exempt status or has been operating for years, its success or failure depends on its ability to raise donations from individuals, companies, and institutions. The question you’re facing is, “How do we bring in the cash?” Here, you’ll find plain-English answers. Featuring advice and stories from over 50 experienced fundraisers, foundation staffers, journalists and more, this book explains how to:
    (1) make a fundraising plan
    (2) work with individual donors
    (3) keep givers giving
    (4) plan special events
    (5) solicit grants from foundations and corporations
    (6) get media coverage
    (7) use the Web and social media for fundraising
    (8) start a side business to raise funds
    (9)and much more
    Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits also provides creative grassroots strategies and dozens of real-life success stories. Best of all, it cuts out the jargon and “consultant speak” that’s all too common in nonprofit books. The 5th edition is completely updated with new stories and samples, the latest IRS rules and regulations, and social networking and crowdfunding guidance.

    EFFECTIVE FUND RAISING IN HIGHER EDUCATION : TEN SUCCESS STORIES. Margaret A. Duronio and Bruce A. Loessin. San Francisco, Cal. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1991. 251pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .D84 1991
    Presents detailed studies of successful fund-raising programs at ten diverse institutions and examines what specific factors have contributed to their success.
    Also listed under Academic Fundraising
    [Educational fund raising -- United States]

    EFFECTIVE FUND RAISING MANAGEMENT. Kathleeen S. Kelly. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1998. 663pp. Main Library Stacks HV41.9 .U5 K44 1998
    Also available electronically
    Designed as a textbook for courses on fund raising, this book provides information on techniques, ethics, laws, and other aspects of philanthropy, and explains the academic theories and research that influence the solicitation process.
    [Fund raising -- United States -- management]
    [Charities -- United States -- finance -- management]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- finance -- management]

    EFFECTIVE FUND RAISING : TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESS. Leslie Brody. Acton, Mass. : Copley Publishing Group, 1994. 157pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.2 .B7 1994
    Basic primer for executive directors, board members, and volunteers wishing to raise funds to maintain needed services or develop new programs. Covers mobilization, annual appeals, phonathons, corporate approaches, soliciting foundations, special events, and consultants. Includes an appendix of master forms for reproduction, and an acrostic.
    [Fund raising]

    EFFECTIVE GRANT OFFICE : STREAMLINING GRANTS DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT. Alexandria, Va. : Capitol Publications, Inc., 1994. 94pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG176.7 .F47 1994
    Describes how to create policies and procedures, build a grants team, coordinate funder research and proposal writing, stimulate interest in grants development within other areas of your institution, train others to handle grants tasks, oversee preparation and filing of reports, deal with common problems, and steamline your office.
    [Fund raising]

    EFFECTIVE GRANTWRITER [VIDEO] : PROGRAM 1--CONSTRUCT A WINNING PROPOSAL WITH A WORKABLE BUDGET. Lincoln, NE : Service Agency of the University of Nebraska Inc., 1992. video, 1 hour, 30 min. Funding Center Supervisor's Office HG177 .B37 1992 VIDEOCASSETTE 1
    With reduced government spending and the need to do more and more with less money, emphasis in the 1990s will be on efficiency and strong cost/benefit ratios. This videotape introduces the Project Planner as a tool used by the researcher and the model project director alike to negotiate budgets with federal government agencies and with state and local government entities, as well as with private funders. [Located in the Foundation Collection Supervisor's Office.]
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations]

    EFFECTIVE GRANTWRITER [VIDEO] : PROGRAM 2--HOW TO WRITE FOUNDATION AND CORPORATION PROPOSALS. Lincoln, NE : Service Agency of the University of Nebraska Inc., 1992. video, 1 hours, 25 min. Funding Center Supervisor's Office HG177 .B37 1992 VIDEOCASSETTE 2
    It is important that every grant seeker know where the money is in the "non-profit marketplace" and in what proportions. This video presents a self-test to drive home this necessity. [Located in the Foundation Collection Supervisor's Office.]
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations]

    Francis K.O. Yuen, Kenneth L. Terao, Anna Marie Schmidt.
    Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2009. 265pp.
    Funding Center (1 East) HV41.2 .Y838
    Yuen, Terao, and Schmidt's text offers human service professionals--program developers, managers, and evaluators, and agency administrators--and students the knowledge and skills for obtaining the funding to deliver quality services, and to demonstrate service results and accountability. Based on years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors, the authors describe four key components of grant-writing and program evaluation activities--community and target population, service providers, funding sources, and the craft of research and management evaluation. They examine how and why to write grant proposals and conduct program evaluation, and present exercises and successful real-life examples to aid readers in getting hands-on experience and gaining insiders' knowledge about into grant writing and program evaluation.
    [Proposal writing in human services]
    [Proposal writing for grants]

    EFFECTIVE NONPROFIT BOARD: RESPONSIBILITIES AND RECRUITMENT. Ann W. Lehman and Robert M. Zimmerman. San Francisco, Ca. : Zimmerman, Lehman, and Associates, 1998. 28pp. Funding Center (1 East0 HV41 .L43 1998
    Intended to educate board members on nonprofit organizations about their most important duties. All too often board members complain that they were never sure of their obligations, or express surprise when asked to contribute financially. The authors explain how board members should meet five responsibilities: planning and implementation policies, insuring good management, fund raising, complying with the law, and governing.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.]

    EFFECTIVE NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT : ESSENTIAL LESSONS FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS. Robert L. Lewis. Gaithersburg, Md. : Aspen Publishers, 2001. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .L494 2001
    Pragmatic wisdom for the person with the position of executive director of a nonprofit. Topics covered include relationship to the board, dealing with "founder's disease", vision and leadership, collaborations, tax compliance, and accounting. Illustrated with case studies, exhibits, and role-playing exercises.
    [Nonprofit organizations--management]

    THE EMERGING NONPROFIT SECTOR : AN OVERVIEW. Lester M. Salamon and Helmut K. Anheier. Johns Hopkins Nonprofit Sector Series, no. 1. New York, N.Y. : Manchester University Press, 1996. 168pp. Main Library Stacks HD2769.15 .S25 1997
    Provides a comparative analysis of the nonprofit sector in twelve countries: the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Brazil, Ghana, Egypt, Thailand, and India. Explores the global scale of the sector, its sources of revenue, and differences between the countries analyzed. Evaluates how well-equipped nonprofit organizations are to respond to the shift towards nonprofit action and away from government in many societies. Identifies the issues nonprofits need to address in the future.
    [Nonprofit organizations]

    EMPOWERING YOU TO HELP : RESOURCES FOR FAITH-BASED NONPROFITS. Jenai Morehead. Lincoln, NE : iUniverse Inc, 2003. 54pp. Main Library Stacks HV530 .M67 2003
    Basic fundraising and proposal writing guidance for leaders of faith-based organizations.
    [Proposal writing for grants]
    [Religious institutions -- research grants]
    [Federal aid to nonprofit organizations]


    HV41.2 .S28 2011 Online
    Why does it cost nonprofits on average $20 to raise $100, while it costs companies only $4? Simply put: Nonprofits have no leverage. No one has to make a donation. And since most donors have no direct stake in the organizations they support, they make donations out of the goodness of their hearts. If donors feel like writing a check, they will. If they don't, they won't....The End of Fundraising turns fundraising on its head, teaching nonprofits how to stop begging for charity and start selling impact....For the first time, nonprofits have economic power. We live in a new era where consumers, businesses, investors, employees, and service providers attach real economic value to social outcomes. An era where yesterday's "feel good" issues—education, the environment, health care, the arts, and animal rights—now have direct economic consequences and opportunities. Nonprofits now have leverage. To use this leverage, nonprofits must learn how to "sell" their impact to a new set of stakeholders....Using his fifteen years of experience advising the world's leading nonprofits, foundations, and corporations, Jason Saul reveals the formula for how nonprofits transcend the paradigm of charitable fundraising and reach true financial sustainability. Specifically, this groundbreaking book offers nonprofit professionals a guide to (1) Understand the role of social change in our economy, (2) Capture and communicate impact in simple, compelling terms, (3) Identify the new market stakeholders that value nonprofit outcomes, (4) Create powerful value propositions to increase leverage, (5) Improve the success of a nonprofit's pitches to funders. The End of Fundraising includes the tools needed to effectively frame, market, and sell a nonprofit organization's impact, and contains step-by-step guidance for creating dynamic new opportunities with a variety of funders.
    [Fund raising]

    ENHANCING THE VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE: NEW INSIGHTS ON STRENGTHENING VOLUNTEER PARTICIPATION. Paul J. Ilsley. San Francisco, Ca.: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1990. 170pp. Funding Center (1 East) HN90 .V64 I47 1990.

    see the book section of Religious Fundraising.

    ENTERPRISE (FOR-PROFIT) ENDEAVORS, LEADERSHIP SERIES. Jill Muehrcke, ed. Madison, WI : Society for Nonprofit Organizations, 1993. 127pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG62.5 .S632 1990
    A collection of articles from Nonprofit World magazine on such issues as how to pick a profit-making venture; retaining tax-exempt status while engaging in business activities; creating for-profit subsidiaries; pricing, marketing, and distributing goods; and figuring out how much to pay people who run money-making projects.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- finance]

    ENTERPRISE IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR. James C. Crimmins and Mary Keil. Washington, D.C. : Partners for Liveable Spaces, 1983. 141pp. Funding Center (1 East) and Gast Business Library HD62.6 .C74
    Explains why "profit" and "non-profits" don't have to be mutually exclusive.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    ENTERPRISING NONPROFITS : A TOOLKIT FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS. J. Gregory Dees, Peter Economy, and Jed Emerson. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley, 2001. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .D44 2001
    Offers a starting point for comprehending and applying the basic concepts of social entrepreneurship. "Entrepreneurs are innovative, opportunity-oriented, resourceful, value-creating change agents; social entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs with a social mission in mind." Deals with defining the mission, creating a business plan, managing risks, dealing effectively with customers, and finances. Illustrated throughout with brief case studies. A Web site, http://www.enterprisingnonprofits.org supplements and updates the content of the book. Indexed.br> [Nonprofit organizations - management]

    ENTREPRENEUR'S GUIDE TO PREPARING A WINNING BUSINESS PLAN AND RAISING VENTURE CAPITAL. W. Keith Schilit. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 1990. 287pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG4027.6 .S35 1990
    Offers guidelines for preparing a business plan, and explains the process of seeking and obtaining venture capital funding.
    [Small business -- Finance -- Planning]

    ENTRUSTED : THE MORAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF TRUSTEESHIP. David H. Smith. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1995. 124pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV97.A3 S63 1995
    [Trusts and trustees -- United States]
    [Endowments -- United States]
    [Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- United States]

    ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES FOR FUNDRAISING SUCCESS : AN ANSWER MANUAL FOR THE EVERYDAY CHALLENGES OF RAISING MONEY. G. Douglass Alexander and Kristina J. Carlson. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2005. 190pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .A37 2005
    Essential Principles for Fundraising Success is a single-source, easy-access guide that offers answers to the most commonly asked questions posed by professional fundraisers and volunteers. Organized in a clear, easy-to-use question and answer format, Essential Principles for Fundraising Success takes on the challenges that arise daily in the ongoing, high-pressured business of raising money. In this book, G. Douglass Alexander and Kristina Carlson (the founders of the successful Internet-based, fundraising consulting firm FundraisingINFO) offer insight from their combined forty-six years of experience working with thousands of nonprofit organizations. Based on the enduring principles of fundraising, this important resource shows how to master the three mainstays of fundraising : developing a case statement, creating a campaign strategy, and securing big gifts. Essential Principles for Fundraising Success also offers creative, out-of-the-box solutions for convincing reluctant board members and other stakeholders to follow proven, effective fundraising strategies.
    [Fund raising -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Finance -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.]
    [Proposal writing for grants -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.]
    [Fund raising -- Computer programs -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.]

    ESTABLISHING A CHARITABLE FOUNDATION IN MICHIGAN, see Philanthropy: A Bibliography of Books Available in the MSU Libraries

    ESTABLISHING A UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION. Donald L. Lemish. Washington, D.C.: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, c1989. 39pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336.L4 E8 1989
    Also listed under Academic fundraising.
    [State universities and colleges -- Finance -- United States]
    [Educational fund raising -- United States]
    [Endowments -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.]

    ETHICAL DECISION MAKING IN FUND RAISING. Marilyn Fischer. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley, 2000. 251pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.2 .F57 2000
    "Still reeling from recent fund-raising scandals, nonprofit organizations are facing greater scrutiny of their actions. Ethical Decision Making in Fund Raising helps charitable organizations steer clear of dubious practices in their fund-raising endeavors. A tested ethical decision-making model demonstrates how to assess alternative courses of action. Forms, checklists, examples, and in-depth coverage of the ethics of several important fund-raising topics—including diversity, money from for-profit corporations, preparing financial information for foundations, and board and volunteer participation—allow readers to better understand and embrace this philosophy in their organization. Marilyn Fischer, PhD (Dayton, OH), is an expert on the subject and has written more than twenty articles for trade and scholarly journals."
    [Fund raising -- moral and ethical aspects]

    ETHICAL FUNDRAISING: A GUIDE FOR NONPROFIT BOARDS AND FUNDRAISERS. Janice Gow Pettey, ed. New York, NY : John Wiley, 2008. 339pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .E83 2008
    This book appears to have been written to become the key reference work for experienced fundraisers and a key textbook for educating the less experienced. It will probably become required reading for those seeking their Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. However, despite the subtitle, the majority of the chapters refer to professional fundraisers as “us,” “our” and “we,” and that group appears to be its primary or sole audience.
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- finance]

    ETHICS FOR FUNDRAISERS. Albert Anderson. Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, c1996. 150pp. Funding Center (1 East0 HV41.2 .A53 1996
    Also available electronically
    Also available electronically.
    [Fund raising -- Moral and ethical aspects]
    [Fund raisers (Persons) -- Professional ethics]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Finance]
    [Charities -- Finance]

    ETHICS IN FUNDRAISING : PUTTING VALUES INTO PRACTICE. Marianne G. Briscoe, ed. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1994. 134pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9 .U5 E8 1994
    New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising no. 6.
    This groundbreaking sourcebook takes a major step toward developing a code of professional ethics for fundraisers. The examination of the fundraising profession in the moral life of a civil society is the topic of the first three chapters. These chapters are meant to give fundraisers a better and more elevated view of their work as much as to help their donors, bosses, and friends understand that fundraising may be difficult work, but it is certainly not dirty work. The remaining five chapters deal with ethics and the practical issues of fundraising, such as personal and professional decision making, the nonprofit board of directors, compensation methods, research, and fundraising management. Articles include:
    (1) "Fundraising as an Ethical Act"
    (2) "The Philanthropic Community as a Gift Economy"
    (3) "Fundraising as Public Service : Renewing the Moral Meaning of the Profession"
    (4) "Decision Making in Ethics"
    (5) "Ethics and the Nonprofit Board of Directors"
    (6) "Ethical Dilemmas of Retained Search for Nonprofit Organizations"
    (7) "Ethics in the Research Office"
    (8) "Ethics and Fundraising Management"
    [Fund raising -- United States -- moral and ethical aspects]

    ETHICS IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT: A COLLECTION OF CASES. Kenneth G. Koziol, ed. San Francisco, Cal. : Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management, College of Professional Studies, University of San Francisco, 1998. 2nd ed. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .E87 1998
    The Institute has published a collection of teaching cases dealing with ethical challenges facing nonprofit managers. The cases, which have been widely used in college and university settings and by nonprofit organization staff and boards, illustrate ethical dilemmas concerning personnel decisions, board relations, fundraising, marketing, and financial management.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Management]

    EVALUATING THE NONPROFIT CEO: A GUIDE FOR CHIEF EXECUTIVES AND BOARD MEMBERS. Frederick, Md. : Aspen Publishers, 1996. 104, 66pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD38.2 .E83 1996
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    EVALUATION ESSENTIALS FOR SMALL PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS. Alfred L. Castle. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, 1991. 15pp. Funding Center (1 East0 HV97.A3 C37 1991
    [Endowments -- United States -- evaluation]

    EVALUATION FOR FOUNDATIONS : CONCEPTS, CASES, GUIDELINES, AND RESOURCES, see Philanthropy: A Bibliography of Books Available in the MSU Libraries

    EVALUATION WITH POWER: A NEW APPROACH TO ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, EMPOWERMENT, AND EXCELLENCE. Sandra Trice Gray. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1997. 256pp. Funding Center (1 East0 HD58.9 .G724 1998
    Thoughtful, meaningful evaluation is a vital tool that can help any organization progress in ways that lead to greater achievement of its mission. As an ongoing process to achieve organizational effectiveness, evaluation can be a source of power and a force for change. However people in nonprofit organizations too often see evaluation as something that is done to them rather than something they can dot themselves to strenghten their performance. Until now, they lacked the support and guidance they needed to make evaluation part of their everyday work. Evaluation With Power provides that support and guidance. Building on Independent Sector's ongoing research on evaluation, it is a practical, comprehensive handbook for transforming the organization, its management, programs, process, and organizational evaluation into a positive learning experience that connects performance to mission. The book focuses on the needs of the nonprofit and reveals the sort of evaluation that is most appropriate to and helpful for nonprofits. Sandra Trice Gray has brought together leading experts from a wide range of fields to show how to use the power of evaluation in key organizational areas, including program design, human resource management, information systems, volunteers, fund raising and more. Evaluation With Power shows that true evaluation is a process of asking good questions, gathering information to answer them, and making decisions based on those answers. Evaluation With Power provides members of nonprofit sector organizations at all levels with the information and guidance they need to make evaluation work. It explains how evaluation relates to board and staff concerns and shows how it can help create an environment for learning and renewal. It provides the how of an ongoing process of evaluation and will help organizations make the most of limited resources and ensure its viability and health in a changing environment.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Evaluation]

    A textbook about special events from planning, budgeting, timing, location selection and requirements, menu planning, and considerations for guests, such as transportation. The appendix contains sample worksheets for different types of events.
    [Special events -- planning]

    EVERYDAY MUTINIES: FUNDING LESBIAN ACTIVISM. Nanette K. Gartrell, Esther D. Rothblum, eds. New York, N.Y. : Harrington Park Press, 2001. 193pp. Funding Center (1 East) HQ75.6.U5 E84 2001
    Who are the women who struggled to form lesbian communities--and how did they fund their activism? Gartrell and Rothblum get two dozen lesbian women--including well-known activists such as Martina Navratilova, Alison Bechdel, Dee Mosbacher and Jewelle Gomez--to tell their stories of social activism with an emphasis on how they support themselves and fund their political activities. This insightful book shares amazing success stories of women surviving, thriving and making a difference and presents the strategies of scientists, political strategists, artists, writers, fundraisers, and community organizers for funding studies, liberating corporate resources, getting paid for lesbian causes, and financing lesbian media.
    [Fund raising]

    [Electronic fund raising]
    [Fund raising -- Computer network resources]
    [Educational fund raising]
    [Electronic mail messages]

    EVERYTHING FUNDRAISING BOOK: CREATE A STRATEGY, PLAN EVENTS, INCREASE VISABILITY, AND RAISE THE MONEY YOU NEED. Rich Mintzer with Sam Friedman. Avon, MA : Adams Media, c2003. 289pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .M56 2003
    This book makes fundraising easy with step-by-step instruction and advice from the experts. Whether you are a community volunteer or a professional fundraiser, this clear and practical guide shows you exactly how to set goals, create a plan, and tap into a financial goldmine of corporate and government endowments. Features timely information on how to:
    (1) Budget your fundraiser and cover expenses
    (2) Attract and work with volunteers
    (3) Choose and organize campaigns and events
    (4) Use corporate fundraisers to increase visibility
    (5) Pitch to reluctant donors and sponsors

    EVERYTHING GRANT WRITING BOOK: CREATE THE PERFECT PROPOSAL TO RAISE THE FUNDS YOU NEED. Judy Termore and Nancy Burke Smith. Adams Media Corporation, 2003. 304pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177.5.U6 T73 2003
    Have you ever dreamed about making money as a freelance grant writer? Or are you applying for a grant and anticipate fierce competition? The Everything® Grant Writing Book helps you confront this competitive market with detailed, insider information on getting through the gatekeepers to obtain the funds you need. This detailed book shows you exactly how create the perfect grant proposal—no matter how daunting the specifications are for the project. Includes advice on: (1) applying for government and foundation grants; (2) fnding the money needed; (3) building community collaborations and partnerships; (4) writing a statement of need; (5) developing a budget and budget narrative; and (6) filling out appropriate paperwork.
    [Proposal writing for grants]
    [Fund raising]

    Thousands of nonprofit organizations, charities, political campaigns, causes, and groups rely on fundraising dollars to succeed. But competition for donations is stronger than ever. This guide teaches you how to set goals, create a plan, and tap into a financial goldmine of corporate and government endowments. It features timely information on how to: attract and work with volunteers; choose and organize campaigns and events; use corporate fundraisers to increase visibility; pitch to reluctant donors and sponsors; and more! This edition also includes completely new material on: Intranet sites to communicate with team members; cause marketing; social networking fundraising; and giving circles.
    [Fund rasing]>br? [Proposal Writing for Grants]


    EXCEL! Jerold Panas. Chicago, Il. : Precept Press, 1997. 84pp. Special Collections BF637 .S8 P325 1997
    A collection of motivational essays for nonprofit board members.
    [Success -- psychological aspects]

    DEVELOPING YOUR CASE FOR SUPPORT. Timothy L. Seiler. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2001. 172pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG4027.65 .S45 2001
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Finance]
    [Fund raising]

    PREPARING YOUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN. Marilyn Bancel. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2000. 131pp. Funding Center (1 East0 HG177 .B36 2000
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Finance]

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S SURVIVAL GUIDE: THRIVING AS A NONPROFIT LEADER. Mim Carlson. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2003. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .C266 2003
    Executive directors must oversee the daily operations of nonprofit organizations while helping them better fulfill their missions, write Mim Carlson and Margaret Donohoe, leadership- development consultants in San Francisco. This book offers advice to help executives accomplish these tasks without succumbing to burnout, a problem that affects many nonprofit directors. The authors provide suggestions for tackling duties like fund raising and creating a budget, as well as for seeking the support of coaches and mentors. Scattered throughout the book are brief descriptions of real-life situations that demonstrate how executives have handled various challenges. One section focuses on the importance of developing strong relationships with staff members, board members, and volunteers. The authors give advice on how to deal with board members who want to exert too much control over the daily operations of a nonprofit group, and describe a situation in which a director successfully remedied such a situation.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Management]

    EXEMPLARY GRANTMAKING PRACTICES MANUAL. Ellen Furnari. San Diego, Ca. : National Network of Grantmakers, 1997. 73pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .E936 1997
    The best tool of its kind for finding answers about how the funding process works. Designed primarily for funders, this book will be helpful to the many activists who serve in advisory or board capacities for foundations and for anyone interested in understanding how foundations can be agents of positive social change. Highlights successful practices employed by progressive foundations and grantmakers.
    [Foundations; Endowments]
    [Grants-in-aid -- United States -- handbooks, manuals, etc.]

    EXPANDING THE ROLE OF PHILANTHROPY IN HEALTH CARE. William C. McGinly, Kathy Renzetti, editors ; Cathlene Williams, Lilya Wagner, coeditors-in-chief. Hoboken, NJ : Jossey-Bass, 2005. 154pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9.U5 E968 2004
    New directions for philanthropic fundraising ; no. 49, Fall 2005. Contents : Maximizing fundraising's strategic contribution / Stephen C. Falk -- Integrating fundraising into finance / Nick G. Costa -- Successful strategies for effective stewardship / L. Alayne Metrick -- The fundraising CEO / Frank R. Hall -- Physician fundraising : evolution not revolution / Mara Hook, Jerry Mapp -- Hardwiring for maximum fundraising return on investment / James M. Greenfield -- Don't fill a position : recruit talent / Gail L. Freeman -- Attracting top talent and retaining stars / Claudia A. Looney, James K. Looney -- Performance benchmarking : lessons on using performance benchmarks to maximize fundraising results / Stuart R. Smith -- Identifying points of conflict / Terry Upshaw Morgan -- Sudden scrutiny of hospital billing and collections : managing the oppositional crisis / Mary Anne Chern.
    [Fund raising -- United States]
    [Charities, Medical -- United States]
    [Health facilities -- Finance]

    EXPLORING MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION EFFORTS IN FUNDRAISING. Mark A. Hager, editor. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2003. 99pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9.U5 E96 2003
    New directions for philanthropic fundraising ; no. 41, Fall 2003
    Contents : Effects of watchdog organizations on the social capital market / Jordan E. Silvergleid -- Workplace giving : a case study of the Combined Federal Campaign / Woods Bowman -- Current practices in allocation of fundraising expenditures / Mark A. Hager -- Using prices to help obtain human-improvement results / Terrence R. Colvin -- Charitable fundraising for fun and profit : a satire / Bill Levis -- Cost effectiveness of nonprofit telemarketing campaigns / Elizabeth K. Keating, Linda M. Parsons, Andrea Alston Roberts.
    [Fund raising -- United States -- Evaluation]

    EXPOSING THE ELEPHANTS: CREATING EXCEPTIONAL NONPROFITS. Pamela J. Wilcox. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, 2006. 318pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .W55 2006
    Straightforward in tone and brims with optimism for the future of the nonprofit industry. This stirring guide confronts the brutal facts of daily existence in the nonprofit setting, and equips you with a new and pragmatic framework to propel your organization to embrace innovation, new venture risk, and lasting mission achievements. Required reading for nonprofit managers, board members, and volunteers, Exposing the Elephants takes an honest look at the fundamental obstacles facing the nonprofit sector, with topics including: *The Wide Reach of Nonprofits
    *The Role of Nonprofits
    *Myths That Surround Nonprofits
    *Rating Nonprofit Performance
    *The Five Elephants of the Nonprofit Industry
    _"Live Lessons" and "At the Salt Mines" : mini-dramas demonstrating the challenging situations that arise within a nonprofit and the tools and techniques to bring about real change
    Divided into three parts, Part I of Exposing the Elephants introduces the nonprofit industry and explores the public perception of nonprofits. Part II tackles the "what" and "why" of the five nonprofit "elephants," with each elephant representing an uncomfortable truth that volunteer and staff leaders recognize, but refuse to acknowledge. Finally, Part III explores the revolutionary ideas and practices—elephant solutions—that can tame and transform unruly pachyderms into well-behaved friends. Successful tools and techniques are sprinkled throughout the chapters.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    EXTRAORDINARY BOARD LEADERSHIP : THE SEVEN KEYS TO HIGH-IMPACT GOVERNANCE. Doug C. Eadie. Gaithersburg, Md. : Aspen, 2000. 256pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD2745 .E17 2001
    Despite the best intentions, many nonprofit never take full advantage of board members' wisdom, talent, clout, and contacts. In Eadie's "high-impact governance model," the board plays a proactive role in adding value to the organization, creates a productive partnership with the CEO, capitalizes on the assets of board members, designs its mission and structure, accepts the leadership role in producing innovation, takes part in budget and operational planning, and develops external relations using board connections.
    [Boards of directors]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Management]

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