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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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    I'LL GRANT YOU THAT: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO FINDING FUNDS, DESIGNING WINNING PROJECTS, AND WRITING POWERFUL GRANT PROPOSALS, INCLUDING CD-ROM GUIDEBOOK. Jim Burke. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2000. 269pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .B868 2000; computer optical disk available in Softward CD-ROM Collection (4 West)
    The main part of the book is organized according to the sections of a proposal, and covers project planning as well as proposal development. Also explains how to write a letter of inquiry. Each chapter includes a checklist. The appendices contain a glossary and sample proposals.
    [Proposal writing for grants]
    [Fund raising]

    IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON FUNDRAISING. Dwight F. Burlingame, Michael J. Poston, eds. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999. 94pp. MFunding Center (1 East) HV41.2 .I47 1999
    New directions for philanthropic fundraising; no. 25.
    This issue explores how to harness powerful new information technologies--particularly the internet--to strengthen fundraising, and it examines the ethical issues raised by the extraordinary potential of these technologies.
    [Electronic fundraising]

    IMPROVING AND STRENGTHENING GRANT-MAKING ORGANIZATIONS. Joanne B. Scanlon, ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004. 110pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV25 .I477 2004
    The Fall 2004 issue, “Improving and Strengthening Grant-Making Organizations,” contains 9 nine articles related to foundations covering a wide variety of topics, including self-evaluation, knowledge management, grantee relations, ethics and donor intent.
    New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising, no. 45.
    [Fund raising]

    IMPROVING BOARD EFFECTIVENESS: PRACTICAL LESSONS FOR NONPROFIT HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS. Thomas P. Holland, Roger A. Ritvo, and Anthony R. Kovner. Chicago, Il. : American Hospital Pub., 1997. 107pp. Funding Center (1 East) RA971 .H57 1997
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Management]
    [Health Services administration]

    IMPROVING CORPORATE DONATIONS. Victor V. Murray. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1991. 182pp. Business Library HG4028 .C6 M87 1991
    Based on an in-depth study of corporate giving practices in the U.S. and Canada, showing how business can develop rational giving strategies and how fund raisers can better secure corporate contributions.
    [Corporations -- Charitable contributions]

    IMPROVING FUNDRAISING WITH TECHNOLOGY. James D. Miller, Deborah Strauss, eds. San Francisco, Ca. : JJossey-Bass Publishers, 1996. 120pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9 .U5 I4 1996
    Seven essays on the profits and pitfalls of using new information technologies. Contributions include a case study of a successful computer upgrade at Opera/Columbus in Ohio, a primer on online fund raising, a guide to finding the best fund-raising software, and advice on setting up databases. New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising, no. 11.
    [Fund raising -- United States -- technological innovations]
    [Fund raising -- United States -- computer network resources]

    IMPROVING QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE IN YOUR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION : AN INTRODUCTION TO CHANGE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. Gary M. Grobman. Harrisburg, Pa. : White Hat Communications, 1999. 155pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .G76 1999
    The 155-page book introduces to the non-profit sector quality management and improvement strategies that are prevalent in business circles. Among them are:
    (1) Total Quality Management (TQM)
    (2) Business Process Reengineering (BPR)
    (3) Benchmarking/Best Practices
    (4) Outcomes-Based Management (OBM)
    (5) Large Group Interventions (LGI)
    The book also includes easy-to-read, up-to-date, and practical applications of chaos theory and organization theory. It is designed to help non-profit organizations respond to uncertainty and organizational turbulence, reduce mistakes and infuse their staff with a quality ethic, rebuild their work processes from the ground up, and find and implement "best practices" of comparable organizations.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]
    [Corporations, nonprofit -- management]

    IN SEARCH OF AMERICA'S BEST NONPROFITS. Richard Steckel and Jennifer Lehman. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1997. 198pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV91 .S648 1997
    [Nonprofit organizations]

    IN SEARCH OF FUNDING. Denise Wallen. Albuquerque, N.M. : KNME-TV for UNM's Office of Research Administration, 1990. Videocassette, VHS, 30 minutes. Located in Funding Center Supervisor's Office.
    Covers tips for developing fundable projects, strategies to improve your chances of success, how to avoid common pitfalls, and how to find and deal with funding agencies.
    [Proposal writing for grants]
    [Research Grants]
    [Federal aid to research]

    IN SEARCH OF THE NONPROFIT SECTOR. Peter Frumkin and Jonathan B. Imber, eds. New Brunswick: Transaction, 2004. 230pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD2769.2.U6 I5 2004
    At a time when boundaries between the nonprofit, business, and public sectors have grown increasingly confused and contested, this work on non-profit organizations offers frameworks for understanding the terrain that lies between the state and the market.
    [Nonprofit organizations]

    INDIVIDUAL'S GUIDE TO GRANTS. Judith B. Margolin. New York, N.Y. : Plenum Press, 1983. 195pp. Funding Center (1 East) AZ188 .U5 M57 1983
    The information on funding sources and proposal writing is standard, but the material on idea development, "quasi-affiliation" with organizations, finding sponsors for projects, and follow-up alternatives, is not readily available elsewhere. Also available in Main Library Stacks.
    [Research grants -- United States -- handbooks, manuals, etc.]

    INFORMATION FOR SEEKING FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE GRANTS. Jeri L. Fischer, ed. Grand Haven, Michigan : Council of Michigan Foundations, biennial. 8pp. Available on the Council of Michigan Foundations web site
    Contains tips on how to research and prepare a grant proposal and how to get more information on corporate and foundation grant makers.
    [Proposal writing for grants]

    INNOVATIVE FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR LEGAL SERVICES. Meredith McBurney, Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, Project to Expand Resources for Legal Services (PERLS). Chicago, Ill. : American Bar Association, 1998. 152pp. MSU College of Law Library KF336 .I56 2004
    1998 edition available in Gast Business Library.
    [Fund raising]
    [Legal services -- United States -- finance]
    [Legal assistance to the poor -- United States -- finance]

    INNOVATIVE GRASSROOTS FINANCING : A SMALL TOWN GUIDE TO RAISING FUNDS AND CUTTING COSTS. Washington, D.C. : National Association of Towns and Townships, National Center for Small Communities, 1990. 78pp. Funding Center (1 East) HJ9141 .I56 1990
    Includes creative, replicable techniques for financing and cost-cutting that have been successfully implemented in small towns. Also includes fundraising ideas.
    [Fundraising -- United States]
    [Local finance]
    [Municipal finance]

    INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP IN THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION: STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE. Miriam P. Kluger and William A. Baker. Washington, D.C. : Child Welfare League of America, 1994. 133pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .K55 1994
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    INSIDE AMERICAN PHILANTHROPY : THE DRAMAS OF DONORSHIP, see Philanthropy : A Bibliography of Books Available in the MSU Libraries

    AN INSIDE LOOK AT FOUNDATIONS AND UNITED WAYS. National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Washington, D.C. : The Committee, 1985. 128pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177.5.U6 I67 1985
    "A series of articles compiled by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy."
    [Fund raising -- United States]

    INSIDE THE NONPROFIT BOARDROOM: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR SATISFACTION AND SUCCESS. Charles William Golding, Craig Stewart, Tedrowe Watkins. Seattle, Wa. : Documentary Book Publishers, 1999. 79pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD2745 .G65 1999
    Many of the Americans who volunteer on nonprofit boards do not fully understand what is expected of them, and need help in order to be more effective.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]
    [Board of directors]

    THE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO GRANTMAKING: HOW FOUNDATIONS FIND, FUND, AND MANAGE EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS. Joel J. Orosz. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000. 303pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41 .O76 2000
    Charitable foundations dispense billions of dollars annually in grants to nonprofit organizations. These grants are considered and recommended for funding by program officers employed by the foundations. Clearly, program officers serve in many roles, all of them important: gatekeeper, investigator, advocate, and manager. There is no school that prepares people to serve as program officers, and no qualifying test for them to take. And, until recently, there was no single source for them to consult for guidance on how to perform this socially important job. Subjects covered in this book, written by a Kellogg Foundation program officer, include: how to build relationships with nonprofit applicants, how to review proposals, how to decline proposals, how to conduct site visits, how to write the funding document, how to present the funding document to the board of trustees, how to manage and evaluate the project, how to close the project, how to leverage impact and appropriately influence public policy, and how to manage grantmaking initiatives. Other topics covered include a brief history of foundation philanthropy, a consideration of philanthropic ethics, and some predictions about the future of foundations.
    Unlike many formal professions, foundation grantmaking is a calling with no training programs and little definitive literature on the latest and best practices. Written for program officers and of considerable value to grantseekers, this volume is the first and only practical guide to making foundation grants and developing essential skills for effective and ethical grantmaking. Author Joel J. Orosz not only introduces readers to the history, structure, and function of foundations in society but also explores the complex role that program officers play in their day-to-day activities. He provides real-world advice on a myriad of tasks--from meeting with applicants and reviewing their proposals to assisting the funded project and managing foundation initiatives. He also asks critical questions about this growing and evolving profession, such as "What kind of person should become a grantmaker?" and "How does one avoid the seven temptations of philanthropy?" Throughout the book, Orosz informs his lively, thoughtful discussions with his own considerable experience in grantmaking. The Insider's Guide to Grantmaking allows readers to observe the world of foundations closely. It provides a useful overview for those new to the field, helps more experienced program officers to think more deeply about their work, and shares rich insights for the thousands of nonprofit leaders who pursue foundation grants.
    [Nonprofit organizations--finance]

    AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO WRITING PROPOSALS FOR FEDERAL $$$$. Washington, D.C. : Government Information Services, 1990. 6pp. Funding Center (1 East) HJ275 .I57 1990
    Stresses the importance of knowing and following the unwritten rules of the game and making use of volunteers and advocates.
    [Proposal writing for grants]

    AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO WRITING PROPOSALS FOR FEDERAL DOLLARS. Washington, D.C. : Government Information Services, 1994. 45pp. Funding Center (1 East) HF5718.5 .I57 1993 [Proposal writing for business]
    [Grants-in-aid -- United States -- writing]

    INTERNATIONAL FUND RAISING FOR NOT-FOR-PROFITS : A COUNTRY BY COUNTRY PROFILE. Thomas Harris, ed. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley & Sons, 1999. 439pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.2 .I57 1999
    Assesses the potential for fundraising in 18 countries. Outlines legal and taxation issues in each nation. Authors from respective countries examine the state of philanthropy in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Each country's profile includes information on its philanthropic history and economic place in the world; its legal and tax systems; its corporate, foundation, and individual giving, providing statistics on the latter and rankings of the top grant-making institutions when available; and its commonly accepted fund-raising practices. Each chapter also contains a bibliography and addresses of organizations that are resources for fund raisers.
    [Fund raising - directories]
    [Nonprofit organizations - directories]

    INTERNATIONAL GRANTMAKING: A REPORT ON U.S. FOUNDATION TRENDS, see Philanthropy : A Bibliography of Books Available in the MSU Libraries

    INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ISSUES FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. Washington, D.C. : American Society of Association Executives, 1999. 240pp. Gast Business Library K656 .G58 1999
    [Nonprofit organizations--law and legislation]

    INTRODUCTION TO FUND RAISING BY TELEPHONE. J. Philip Helms. Long Beach, Cal. : Pacific Group, 1991. 38pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.2 .I5 1991
    Describes the relative merits of direct mail, personal solicitations, and telemarketing for various types of potential donors. Also discusses managing telemarketing efforts and using outside companies to help with such ventures.
    [Telephone fund raising]

    INTRODUCTION TO GRANT FUNDING. Sacramento, Cal. : Nonprofit Resource Center, 1993. Videocassette recording, VHS, 12 1/2 minutes. Funding Center Supervisor's Office
    Grants are an important component of a financially healthy organization's funding. However, they are not the answer to all funding problems. This introduction to grant funding realities will help staff, volunteers, board members, anyone interested in grant funding, understand who gives and who gets grants. [Located in Grant Specialist's Office.]
    [Proposal writing]

    Helps the novice understand the basic principles of planning giving; it does not pretend to give all of the technical and legal information required to operate a successful planning giving program. But it contains sufficient information for the reader to begin a planned giving program.
    [Fund raising -- United States]
    [Charities -- United States -- finance]


    INVESTING IN CAPACITY BUILDING : A GUIDE TO HIGH-IMPACT APPROACHES. Barbara Blumenthal. New York : Foundation Center, c2003. 268pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .B56 2003
    Author Barbara Blumenthal shows nonprofit administrators how to get more effective support. The book identifies which strategies help nonprofits achieve efficiency, stability and effectiveness as well as which strategies are ineffective.
    [Proposal writing for grants]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Management]

    IS YOUR MUSEUM GRANT READY? : ASSESSING YOUR ORGANIZATION'S POTENTIAL FOR FUNDING. Sarah S. Brophy. Lanham : AltaMira Press, c2005. 191pp. Funding Center (1 East) AM122 .B76 2005
    "If your organization does not yet have a successful grant program, this is a must read book for directors and trustees. It illuminates why foundations give, what they expect from their investment in non-profit organizations, and how they build relationships with institutions. Brophy clearly articulates the steps it takes to get to the point where you can write a successful grant application and backs up her findings with specific case studies from museums across the United States and abroad. I recommend this book not only to museums but to any non-profit (cultural, educational, or social service) that needs to grow to the next level of professionalism in program design and grant writing."
    [Museum finance -- United States]
    [Museums -- United States -- Management]
    [Endowments -- United States]

    IT'S A GREAT DAY TO FUND-RAISE! A VETERAN CAMPAIGNER REVEALS THE DEVELOPMENT TIPS AND TECHNIQUES THAT WILL WORK FOR YOU. Tony Poderis. Willoughby Hills, Ohio: FundAmerica Press, 1996. 116pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177.5 .U6 P63 1996
    A concise guide that covers most aspects of fundraising. Contains chapters on planning; prospecting for donors; evaluating prospects; annual, endowment, capital, and underwriting campaigns; developing, preparing, and managing a campaign; and developing the fundraising team. Book Review by Author.
    [Fundraising -- United States -- handbooks, manuals, etc.]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- United States - finance]

    IT'S KNOWING WHERE TO LOOK : A FUND RAISING GUIDE FOR GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY-BASED YOUTH GROUPS. Frank Slobig. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Corporation for National Service, 1996. 24pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.2 .S56 1996

    JAPANESE CORPORATE CONNECTION : A GUIDE FOR FUNDRAISERS. Seattle, Wash. : Corporate Philanthropy Report, 1991. 316pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9 .U5 J37 1991
    Provides American non-profits with a better understanding of the giving motivations and practices of japanese companies. It outlines 5 basic steps for non-profits to follow in developing relations with Japanese corporate givers and shows how to tailor feasibility studies, internal planning, prospect research, developing networks, and donor cultivation specifically to Japanese philanthropists.
    [Fund raising]
    [Corporations, Japanese -- charitable contributions]

    JAPANESE RESOURCES : A GUIDE TO INFORMATION ON JAPANESE BUSINESS AND GRANTMAKING ACTIVITIES. Gordon Jay Frost. Rockville, Md. : The Taft Group, 1992. 66pp. Funding Center (1 East) HF5415.12 .J3 J37 1992
    [Fund raising]
    [Corporations, Japanese -- charitable contributions]

    JOBS AND CAREERS WITH NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. Ron and Caryl Krannich. Manassas Park, VA : Impact Publications, c1999. 2nd edition, 259pp. Main Library Stacks HD2769.2.U6 K7 1999
    The authors begin with a quiz to measure one's nonprofit success level quotient intended to help the reader gauge whether or not a job at a charitable organization is a good career fit. Also provides advice on starting a job search. Profiles 200 non-profit groups.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- employees]

    JOINT VENTURES INVOLVING TAX-EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS. Michael I. Sanders. New York, N.Y. : Wiley, 2000. 2nd ed., 595pp. Gast Business Library KF1388 .S257 2000
    [Nonprofit organizations -- law and legislation -- United States]

    Contents: The basics of strategic communication -- Understanding the importance of messengers and timing -- Navigating the news media -- Designing a communications plan -- Targeting audiences, conducting research, and developing messages -- Producing effective graphics and printed materials -- Making the most of your resources -- Earning good media coverage -- Selecting and training spokespeople -- Capitalizing on the power of partnerships -- Making paid advertising and public service announcements work -- Responding to a crisis and managing backlash -- Evaluating your results.
    [Nonprofit corporations -- Management]
    [Corporations -- Public relations]

    THE JOY OF FUNDRAISING. Terry Axelrod. Benevon Publications, 2006. 112pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .A94 2006
    The Joy of Fundraising will teach you to shift your thinking, focus, and actions to an abundance-based approach that attracts long-term donors who are passionate about your mission. Challenging long-held assumptions of scarcity-based fundraising, The Joy of Fundraising gives you a simple, powerful recipe for long-term fundraising success. Author Terry Axelrod, fundraising expert and founder of Benevon (formerly Raising More Money), condenses her years of teaching into powerful gems of fundraising advice that can benefit anyone with a cause to support. Rather than suffering on the annual fundraising treadmill, you will learn the true joy of fundraising allowing your donors to contribute to a cause they believe in and generate sustainable funding.
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Finance]

    KEEP THE MONEY COMING : A STEP-BY-STEP STRATEGIC GUIDE TO ANNUAL FUNDRAISING. Christine Graham. Sarasota, FL : Pineapple Press, 1992. 1st edition, 127pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9 .U5 G72 1992
    An excellent guide for the beginning non-profit or grassroots organization to learn the art of and difference between annual and membership campaigns. Vermont's Christine Graham offers insight especially tailored to the local organization and the perspective of community-based strategies.
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations]


    THE KRC DESK BOOK FOR FUND RAISERS : WITH MODEL FORMS AND RECORDS. Lisa Pulling. KRC Development Council. New Canaan, Conn. : The Council, 1980. 184pp. Main Library Stacks HV41 .P8
    A desktop working assistant for the development executive who must be able to organize and manage any type of funding raising campaign -- whether it be annual giving, capital gifts, special events, direct mail, or corporate, foundation, and government grants.
    [Fund raising]

    KRC HANDBOOK OF FUND RAISING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES : WITH SAMPLE FORMS AND RECORDS. New Canaan, Conn. : KRC Development Council, c1982. 118pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .K7 1982
    [Fund raising -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.}


    LAW OF FUND-RAISING. Bruce R. Hopkins. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley and Sons, 2002. 3rd edition, 507pp. Main Library Stacks and Gast Business Library KF1389.5 .H66 2002
    1996 edition also available in Gast Business Library
    Covers all aspects of state and federal nonprofit fundraising law, including the evolution of government regulation, comrehensive summaries of each state's charitable solicitation acts, a comparative analysis of these acts, legal issues in state regulation of fundraising, federal regulations, proposals and issues of perspective federal reguations, and overviews and commentaries.
    [Fund-raising -- law and legislation]

    THE LAW OF TAX-EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley & Sons, 2003. 8th edition, 1106pp. MSU College of Law Library KF6449 .H6 2003
    1998 or 7th edition available in Gast Business Library.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- taxation]
    [Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Taxation -- United States.]

    LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS : A GUIDE FOR VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATORS. James C. fisher and Kathleen M. Cole. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1993. 208pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV35 .F57 1993
    Describes the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of professional managers to effectively involve volunteers in the work of organizations. Offers thorough guidance on how to perform key tasks such as staffing, recruitment, motivation, program evaluation, and managing relationships between paid staff and volunteers.
    [Volunteers -- management]

    LEADING WITHOUT POWER : FINDING HOPE IN SERVING COMMUNITY. Max De Pree. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1997. 192pp. Funding Center (1 East) HN90 .V64 D4 1997
    Simple yet profound, Max De Pree’s observations are often quoted by America’s top CEOs, educators, and opinion makers. The best-selling author of Leadership Is an Art and Leadership Jazz, he has done no less than revolutionize leadership thinking and practice. Now, in Leading Without Power, De Pree finds that the most successful organizations of the Information Age operate not as controlled collections of human resources, but as dynamic communities of free people. And in order to mobilize these communities, leaders must know how to lead without power, because free people follow willingly -- or not at all. De Pree holds up nonprofits as mirrors of our greatest aspirations -- places where people work for the opportunity to contribute to the common good, and for the chance to realize their full human potential. He calls such organizations movements and challenges others to follow their example. Movements, De Pree maintains, transcend the deceptive simplicity of a single bottom line and set standards for leadership and service all organizations should reach for. They lead not with the power of the paycheck or with bureaucratic carrots-and-sticks, but with the promise of meaningful work and lives fulfilled. For that reason, nonprofit or otherwise, they are the most successful organizations of all. Brimming with rich, warm, and wise advice, Leading Without Power takes an enlightened look at the forces that drive selfless accomplishment. It offers encouragement and hope for creating organizations that inspire the very best in people. And it provides leaders at every level with a new context for effecting positive change.
    [Nonprofit organizations]
    [Community Development]

    LEGAL COMPENDIUM FOR COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS. Christopher R. Hoyt. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, 1996. 246pp. Gast Business Library KF1389.Z9 H69 1996
    Identify the legal issues that affect your community foundastion with this detailed summary and interpretation of federal tax laws. Examines estate tax, deferred gifts, donor income tax benefits, and much more.
    [Community leadership]
    [Community development--law and legislation]

    LEGAL OBLIGATIONS OF NONPROFIT BOARDS : A GUIDEBOOK FOR BOARD MEMBERS. Jacqueline C. Leifer and Michael B. Glomb. Washington, D.C. : National Center for Nonprofit Boards, 1997. 2nd edition, 38pp. Gast Business Library KF1388.7.Z9 L45 1997
    This revised edition includes new sections on the Lobbying Disclosure Act, the Volunteer Protection Act, private inurement, intermediate sanctions, and changes to the Internal Revenue Code that increase the obligation of tax-exempt organization to publicly disclose federal tax returns. In addition, the booklet outlines how to avoid personal liability, how to structure contracts with outside parties, standards of conduct for board members and more.
    [Directors of corporations -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- United States]

    LEGISLATIVE LABYRINTH : A MAP FOR NOT-FOR-PROFITS. Walter Pidgeon, ed. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley & Sons, 2001. Funding Center (1 East) JK1118 .L44 2001; accompaning optical disk available in Software CD-ROM collection (4 West)
    [Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- political activity]

    LESKO'S 10-STEP PROGRAM FOR WRITING A WINNING GRANT PROPOSAL. Matthew Lesko and Sarah Priestman. Kensington, MD : Information USA, c2003. 1st ed. 32pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177.5.U6 L47 2003
    [Economic assistance, Domestic -- United States -- Directories]
    [Administrative agencies -- United States -- Directories]
    [Grants-in-aid -- United States -- Directories]
    [Finance, Personal -- United States -- Directories]

    LESSONS FROM ABROAD : FRESH IDEAS FROM FUND-RAISING EXPERTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. Judith E. Nichols, editor. Chicago, Ill. : Bonus Books, 1997. 298pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177.5 .G7 L47 1997
    The United States is the most advanced economic power in the world -- and fund raising is no exception. Fund raisers outside of our country often assume they are not as advanced as their colleagues in the United States. But hold on one second -- is that true? The British take a slightly different view of charitable giving than we do in America, and there is much to be learned from their styles. Unfortunately, distance and expense often mean we only learn from those in our geographic area. In Lessons from Abroad, Dr. Judith Nichols explores the best of British fund raising and brings home lessons and fresh ideas that all U.S. nonprofit can use.
    [Fund raising -- Great Britain]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Great Britain]

    LEVEL BEST : HOW SMALL AND GRASSROOTS NONPROFITS CAN TACKLE EVALUATION AND TALK RESULTS. Marcia Festen and Marianne Philbin. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons, 2006. 136pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .F475 2007
    Level Best offers guidance that demystifies evaluation and takes into account the unique challenges and realities of grassroots nonprofit organizations. It provides a new framework for thinking about evaluation and tools for measuring and sharing results in ways that are practical, efficient, and meaningful.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Evaluation]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Management]

    LEVERAGING GOOD WILL : STRENGTHENING NONPROFITS BY ENGAGING BUSINESS. Alice Korngold. Wiley, 2005. 215pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .K667 2005
    Shows how nonprofits can access the resources of businesses and how for-profits can benefit from partnerships with nonprofits. Stronger relationships betweeen the two groups will strengthen both, as well as the community.
    [Nonprofit organizations--U.S.--Management]

    LIBRARIAN'S HANDBOOK FOR SEEKING, WRITING, AND MANAGING GRANTS. Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis ... [et al.] Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2011. 313pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD69.P75 L533 2011
    As times get tougher, grants become increasingly important to librarians seeking to maintain and expand facilities, programs, and resources. Unfortunately, tough times also mean tighter money and more hands reaching for the grants that do exist. Fortunately, there are things that can be done to enhance your institution's chances of getting the funds it needs....A comprehensive book that covers the full spectrum of the grant process, Librarian's Handbook for Seeking, Writing, and Managing Grants is designed to provide all the information necessary for librarians and educators to become effective members of grant-development and management teams. Written in an easy-to-understand, succinct format, it will be invaluable even for those with little or no background knowledge and regardless of the size or type of library or information center....Recognizing that grants are developed through a sequential process, the volume focuses on the fundamental components of grant planning, grant writing, and grant management. Readers will learn to identify potential federal and state funding sources, organize and manage the proposal development process, do research, and establish and encourage participation on local development teams. They will also learn about specific aspects of grant management, such as budget and finance monitoring; hiring; research compliance and policies; sub-agreements and partnership forms; and reporting requirements.

    LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT : A FUTURE IMPERATIVE. Dwight Burlingame, ed. New York, N.Y. : Haworth Press, 1990. 152pp. Funding Center (1 East) Z683 .L55 1990
    Collection of essays offering a blend of the theory and practice of library fundraising. Covers the history of fundraising, the role of public relations, special events, finding and researching major donor prospects, annual funds, capital campaigns, endowments, and planned giving.
    [Library fund raising]
    [Library finance]

    LIBRARY FUNDRAISING : MODELS FOR SUCCESS. Dwight F. Burlingame, ed. Chicago, Ill. : ALA, 1995. 95pp. Funding Center (1 East) Z683.2 .U6 L53 1995
    Michigan residents can also access an electronic version.
    Contains seven case studies of successful development projects. They range from raising matching funds for a challenge grant at a major university to a capital campaign for a new public library. The role of special collections librarians in fundraising, raising endowed book funds in a small college library, and establishing a foundation in a public library are among the topics covered.
    [Library fund raising]

    LIBRARY FUND-RAISING : VITAL MARGIN FOR EXCELLENCE. Sul H. Lee. Ann Arbor, Mich. : The Pierian Press, 1984. 72pp. Funding Center (1 East) Z683 .L56 1984
    [Library fund raising}

    What do your donors need? How can you win their support? For the nonprofit seeking to improve programs and increase fundraising, this book provides a step-by-step guide to listening to the needs of your donors through effective survey research. Bruce Campbell draws from over fifteen years of professional experience and real-life examples to provide many of the research tools that a nonprofit needs. He explains how to design questionnaires, select sample populations, create focus groups, analyze survey results, and much more. Throughout the book, there are tables, action steps, and sample questionnaires to help tailor your donor research to the organization's mission and goals. With the right approach, your nonprofit can not only build donor relations but also expand its resources. Listening to Your Donors is an essential tool for nonprofit executives involved with fundraising, communications, marketing, or public relations. Contents: Understanding the many different ways to listen to your donors -- An overview of the survey process -- Designing survey research -- Designing the questionnaire -- Designing individual questions -- Putting it all together -- Administering the survey -- Analyzing the survey results -- Preparing an effective survey report.
    [Fund raising]

    LITERATURE OF THE NONPROFIT SECTOR, see Philanthropy : A Bibliography of Books Available in the MSU Libraries

    LOBBYING ADVOCACY AND NONPROFIT BOARDS. John D. Sparks. Washington, D.C. : National Center for Nonprofit Boards, 1997. 24pp. Gast Business Library KF4989 .S736 1997
    Lobbying or political advocacy is essential to the construction of good public policy — and participation from nonprofit board members is especially important. Written by the director of government relations for the American Symphony Orchestra League, this booklet: (1) Defines advocacy and clarifies why board members can and should be involved in shaping public policy; (2) Debunks assumptions that 501(c)(3) organizations are prohibited or severely restricted from lobbying; (3) Describes techniques for advocating effectively, including how to determine which legislators to target and how to compile appropriate information to make your case; and (4) Defines important terms associated with the legislative process.
    This booklet provides the basic information necessary for nonprofit chief executives and board members involved in the legislative process.
    [Nonprofit organizations--management]
    [Lobbying--law and legislation--United States]

    THE LOCAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION: A NEW WAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR SCHOOLS. George Neill. National Association of Secondary School Principles. Reston, Va. : The Association, 1983. 18pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2825 .N44 1983
    [Educational fund raising]

    LOOKING GOOD AND DOING GOOD: CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY AND CORPORATE POWER, see Philanthropy : A Bibliography of Books Available in the MSU Libraries

    LOSING YOUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WITHOUT LOSING YOUR WAY : THE NONPROFIT'S GUIDE TO EXECUTIVE TURNOVER. Carol Weisman, Richard I. Goldbaum. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004. 176pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .W46 2004
    A practical guide for board members and executives who must guide their nonprofits through the difficult transition of replacing the key member of their organization and shows how to make this transition a positive event. The authors Carol Weisman and Richard I. Goldbaum — acclaimed experts on the topic of governance — explain how boards can bridge the gap between executive directors and learn to use the transition period as a strategic opportunity. Using this invaluable resource, board chairs and members will learn what they need to know to recruit and train the new executive director and help the ED take charge of the organization.

    see the book section of Religious Fundraising.

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