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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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    RAISE MORE MONEY FOR YOUR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION. Anne L. New. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, 1991. 51pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .N48 1991
    A guide for non-profit managers who wish to assess and improve the fund-raising capacity of their organizations. Consists of checklists to be used as part of such a "development audit". Intended to help nonprofits evaluate whether they are ready to begin fund raising and determine which fund-raising methods are appropriate. Sources and methods of support include board members, major and planned gifts, direct mail, corporations, government agencies, and special events.
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- finance]

    RAISE MORE MONEY: THE BEST OF THE GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING JOURNAL. Kim Klein. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, 2004. 200pp.
    Funding Center (1 East) HV41.2 .R35 2004
    Offers small nonprofit organizations tips, stragegies, and guidance on how to raise money from their communities, reduce their dependence on foundations or corporations, and develop long-term financial stability.
    [Fund raising]

    RAISING BIG BUCKS : THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PRODUCING PLEDGE-BASED SPECIAL EVENTS. Cindy R. Kaitcer. Chicago, Ill. : Bonus Books, 1996. 240pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9 .U5 K35 1996
    A step-by-step guide to planning, marketing, and holding walkathons, bikeathons, and other fund-raising events that involve participants' gathering pledges from numerous donors.
    [Fund raising -- management]
    [Walk-a-thons -- management]

    RAISING FUNDS FOR YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL. Cynthia Francis Gensheimer. New York, N.Y. : Walker and Company, 1993. 246pp. Funding Center (1 East) LC243 .A1 G39 1993
    Over sixty great ideas for parents and teachers.
    [Educational fund raising]

    RAISING FUNDS FROM AMERICA'S 2,000,000 OVERLOOKED CORPORATIONS. Aldo C. Podesta. Alexandria, Va. : National Society of Fund Raising Executives, 1984. 119pp. Funding Center (1 East) AS911 .A2 P6 1984
    Lists sources of corporate support and shows how to avoid pitfalls in seeking grants from companies. Focuses on smaller, lesser-known corporations.
    [Fund raising]

    RAISING FUNDS WITH FRIENDS GROUPS : A HOW-TO-DO-IT MANUAL FOR LIBRARIANS. Mark Y. Herring. New York : Neil-Schumann, 2004. Funding Center (1 East) Z683.2.U6 H47 2004
    Are friends groups really a viable way to raise significant funds? Yes, says Mark Herring, who offers step-by-step advice on how to form or restructure friends groups in academic and public libraries. He covers establishing and organizing a steering committee, marketing, communicating with your membership one-on-one and via newsletters, advocacy and support, event programming, publicity, affordable feasibility studies, perpetual programs, and more. A special section shows how to use the Friends Group's Web site to raise funds. This essential guide will help you revitalize existing relationships and create new opportunities.

    RAISING MONEY AND CULTIVATING DONORS THROUGH SPECIAL EVENTS. April L. Harris. Washington, D.C. : Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 1991. 57pp. Main Library Stacks LB2336 .H37 1991
    Shows fund raisers how to select a special event that matches their organization's needs and budget, how to determine costs and who will pay for them, how to train volunteers, how to publicize the event, and how to plan for the next time the same event is held.
    [Educational fund raising]
    [Promotion of special events]

    RAISING MONEY AND HAVING FUN (SORT OF) : A "HOW TO" BOOK FOR SMALL NON-PROFIT GROUPS. Charlene Horton. Cleveland, Ohio : May Dugan Center, 1991. 125pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9 .U5 H66 1991
    Are you a small organization that needs to raise money for your programs? Do you need to become better known for potential donors to support you? Do you find the competition for fun raising overwhelming? This book tells the story of small center that found some answers and raised $1.2 million in three years to support its activities.
    [Fund raising -- case studies]

    RAISING MONEY BY MAIL : STRATEGIES FOR GROWTH AND FINANCIAL STABILITY. Mal Warwick. Berkeley, Ca. : Strathmoor Press, 1994. 127pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9 .U5 W355 1994
    There are many books about how to write fundraising letters. This book is different. It places direct-mail in the context of a total, forward-looking fundraising strategy and shows how to use letter-writing to lay the foundation for your organization's continuing success.
    [Direct-mail fund raising -- United States
    [Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- Finance]
    [Social Service -- Finance]
    [Fund raising -- United States]

    RAISING MONEY FOR ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES : A HOW-TO-DO-IT MANUAL FOR LIBRARIANS. Barbara I. Dewey, ed. New York, N.Y. : Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 1991. 138pp. Funding Center (1 East) Z683 .R34 1991
    Provides practical and constructive advice for all types of academic and research libraries embarking on comprehensive library development public relations. A list of development personnel and resource lists round out this useful guide.
    [Library fund raising]
    [Academic libraries -- finance]
    [Research libraries -- finance]

    RAISING MONEY FOR THE ARTS. Karen Rudman. New York, N.Y. : American Council for the Arts, 1979. 42pp. Funding Center (1 East) NX705.5 .U6 R34
    [Fund raising]
    [Arts -- United States -- finance]

    RAISING MONEY IN LESS THAN 30 DAYS : A GUIDE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS. Susan Wright. Secaucus, N.J. : Citadel Press Book, 1993. 106pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .W75 1993
    An overview of how to go about getting the money you need--whether it be for a new business venture, to benefit a charity organization or professional association, or to finance an invention or a new project.
    [Fund raising]

    RAISING MONEY THROUGH BEQUESTS : HOW YOUR ORGANIZATION CAN PROFIT FROM THE BIGGEST INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSFER OF WEALTH IN HISTORY. David Valinsky and Melanie Boyd. Medfield, Mass. : Emerson & Church, 2007. 101pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV25 .V35 2007
    Members of the "Greatest Generation" are in their 80s and 90s, and as they pass away they're collectively leaving billions of dollars to charitable organizations throughout the United States. If at this very moment you're not marketing your bequest program with G force, you're missing what many are calling the greatest opportunity in the history of fundraising.
    [Charitable bequests]

    RAISING MONEY : VENTURE FUNDING AND HOW TO GET IT. Ronald E. Merrill and Gaylord E. Nichols. New York, N.Y. : American Management Association, 1990. 283pp. Gast Business Library HG4751 .M47 1990
    [Venture capital]

    RAISING MORE MONEY : A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUILDING LIFELONG DONORS. Terry Axelrod. Seattle, Wa. : Boylston Books, 2000. 252pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.2 .A94 2000
    Nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers who are passionate about the mission of their organization but tired of the old model of raising funds will be inspired by this incisive and practical manual. Fundraising veteran and Raising More Money founder Terry Axelrod shows how nonprofit organizations—regardless of size, location, or mission—can become financially self-sustaining. A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Lifelong Donors has been nominated by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management for its 11th Annual Terry McAdam Book Award for the most inspirational and useful new book published that makes a substantial contribution to nonprofit management, management consultancy, or the advancement of the nonprofit sector. The third edition of this fundraising guidebook expands on key aspects of the Raising More Money Model, including fresh material on: - How to customize the Cultivation Superhighway for each of your donors - How to design a cultivation/recognition system you can leave as a legacy - How to ask naturally, with a focus on donor readiness - How to manage relationships with existing donors online and convert newly acquired online donors to in-person donors
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations - management]

    RECRUITING AND RETAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF NONPROFIT SECTOR LEADERSHIP. Shelly Cryer. NYU Graduate School for Public Service, 2004. 80pp. Main Library HD62.6 .C78 2004
    A study of the (missed) connections among nonprofit organizations, college seniors, and offices of career services.

    RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS: A GUIDE FOR NON-PROFITS. Mary Ann Burke and Carl Liljenstolpe. Los Altos, Ca. : Crisp Publications, 1992. 90pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD8039.N65 B87 1992
    [Nonprofit organizations -- employees -- recruiting]
    [Volunteers -- recruiting]

    REENGINEERING YOUR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION : A GUIDE TO STRATEGIC TRANSFORMATION. Alceste Pappas. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley & Sons, 1996. 204pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .B37 1996
    "If you want your nonprofit organization to survive in today's increasingly competitive climate, your organization needs to take a cold, hard look at every aspect of its operations, from governance to human resource management. You must determine which structures, processes, and practices work—and which don't. You need to find out what other nonprofits are doing and compile a list of "best practices." And then, on the basis of what you learn, you must reshape, reorganize, and reallocate your resources. In short, you must reengineer your nonprofit organization." Note: Type in title on search form, conduct search, and then click on title for annotation.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]
    [Strategic planning]

    REINVENTING FUNDRAISING: REALIZING THE POTENTIAL OF WOMEN'S PHILANTHROPY, see Philanthropy : A Bibliography of Books Available in the MSU Libraries

    REINVENTING YOUR BOARD: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTING POLICY GOVERNANCE. John Carver and Miriam Mayhew Carver. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass, 1997. 232pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD2745 .C3727 1997
    John Carver’s revolutionary Policy Governance Model, introduced in his best-selling book, Boards that Make a Difference, is recognized as a highly effective, results-oriented approach to nonprofit board governance. With Reinventing Your Board, John Carver and Miriam Mayhew Carver show how to put the model in motion and take organizations to new levels of achievement. This hands-on, step-by-step guide serves as a practical manual for implementing the Policy Governance model and provides guidelines for staying on track. The authors illustrate effective board decision-making, show how to craft useful policies, and offer practical advice on such matters as setting the agenda, monitoring CEO performance, defining the board role, and more. Step-by-step Instructions, sample policies, illustrations, exercises, and other practical materials make this a valuable resource for boards wanting to improve the performance of organizations in the public and nonprofit sectors through effective board leadership.
    [Corporate governance]

    RELATIONSHIFT: REVOLUTIONARY FUNDRAISING. Michael Bassoff and Steve Chandler. San Francisco, Ca. : Robert D. Reed Publishers, 2001. 119pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .B368 2001
    Presents common myths that fundraisers labor under, and debunks them with new attitudes that the authors believe will help in the development effort.

    RELATIONSHIP FUNDRAISING : A DONOR-BASED APPROACH TO THE BUSINESS OF RAISING MONEY. Ken Burnett. London: White Lion in association with the International Fund Raising Group, 1992. 332pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .B87 1992
    With all the hype about the "information superhighway", it's easy to forget that fundraising is all about people, not technology. Everything you do should make donors feel important, valued and considered. It's your only route to generating more funds per donor in the long term. The ideas in this book have been put into action in 26 countries. You can use the case histories, donor profiles, and action points to quickly and conveniently convert theory into practical relationship fundraising. You'll learn

  • What relationship fundraising can do
  • A deeper understanding of your donors
  • What donors will allow
  • How to avoid errors and pitfalls
  • How to find new donors
  • How to build a relationship database
  • A better way to communicate with donors
  • New opportunities
  • and lots more.
    [Fund raising -- Great Britain]

    RELATIONSHIP FUNDRAISING : A DONOR-BASED APPROACH TO THE BUSINESS OF RAISING MONEY. Ken Burnett. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass, 2002. 2nd ed., 350pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .B874 2002
    A guidebook that presents a donor-based approach to fundraising. Discusses prospect research, donor attitudes, marketing, donor relations, bequests, common mistakes, and new challenges. Chapters end with a list of "action points" that help readers apply key concepts. With glossary, bibliographical references, and index.
    [Fund raising]

    RELENTLESSLY PRACTICAL GUIDE TO RAISING SERIOUS MONEY. David Lansdowne. Medfield, Ma. : Emerson and Church, 1996. 264pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .L357 1997
    Concentrates on the actual practice of raising money, what you specifically need to do, and how to employ each fundraising method in order to raise the maximum amount of capital. Covers major gifts, fund-raising leadership, personal solicitation, gift clubs, donor cultivation, prospect research, direct mail, special events, telemarketing, writing grant proposals, attracting corporate support, planned giving, and more.
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- finance]

    REPRISING TIMELESS TOPICS. Lilya Wagner, ed. San Francisco : Jossey Bass, 2005. 148pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.2 .N48 no.47
    This issue assembles relevant chapters from previous issues that deserve revisiting and continued thought. Topics discussed include the motivation behind major donors, new roles of volunteers in development, teambuilding with trustees and staff, public and private personas of philanthropy, philanthropic fundraising and claims of accountability, campaigns as organizational transformation, inclusiveness in nonprofits, and more. For topics such as these, this issue demonstrates that we need not only to maintain but also to improve our knowledge base.
    New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising, 47.

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL : A GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE RFP DEVELOPMENT. Bud Porter-Roth. Boston : Addison-Wesley, c2002. 307pp. Gast Business Library HD3860 .P67 2002
    Any organization that outsources development projects, buys package solutions, or contracts for other services will find "Request for Proposal" valuable. Filling a significant void in the literature, this book provides a wealth of practical guidance to help buyers describe their needs clearly and completely. In turn, these descriptions enable prospective vendors to prepare comprehensive and meaningful responses that will let a buyer get the best solution for its money. The book emphasizes writing RFPs for software-related projects, but the principles and practices apply to any acquisition activity.
    The book addresses the process of developing RFPs and evaluating proposals. It also describes in detail the sections of a well-constructed RFP and offers guidance as to how to prepare each section. Instead of presenting a simplistic prescription, the book addresses both sides of issues that are not clear cut, such as whether to include the details of the proposal evaluation criteria in the RFP. These discussions help readers understand the various points of view so they can select for themselves the appropriate course to take in each situation. The book includes many checklists, forms, examples, and practical tips. It is clearly written, easy to read, and comprehensive.
    [Requests for proposals (Public contracts)]

    Both public and private organizations spend millions of dollars each year developing requests for proposal (RFPs). Too often, these requests are poorly written, incomplete'and ineffective. The Request for Proposal Handbook is today;s only comprehensive source of information on writing effective RFPs. Updated and greatly expanded to provide current laws, regulations, and examples of effective RFPs, it now also includes two disks to give readers easy access to more than 600 pages of actual reference documents.
    [Requests for proposals (Public contracts) -- handbooks, manuals, etc.]

    RESEARCH DESIGN AND PROPOSAL WRITING IN SPATIAL SCIENCE. Jay D. Gatrell, Gregory D. Bierly, Ryan R. Jensen. Berlin : Springer, 2005. 216pp. Main Library Stacks G73 .G38 2005
    The complex interactions between human and physical systems confronting geographers pose unique conceptual, methodological, and practical complications when ‘doing research’. Graduate students in a broad range of related fields need to learn how to tackle the discipline-specific issues of space, place, and scale as they propose and perform research in spatial sciences. This practical textbook and overview blends plenty of concrete examples of geographic research and case studies to familiarize readers with the research process as it demystifies and exemplifies how to really do it. The appendix contains both completed and in-progress proposals (some including advisor feedback) for MA and PhD theses and dissertations. Emphasizing research as a learning and experiential process while providing students with the encouragement and skills needed for success in proposal writing, "Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science" can serve as a textbook for graduate-level research-design courses, as well as for undergraduate-level project-based spatial science courses.
    [Geography -- Research]
    [Proposal writing in research]

    RESEARCH FUNDING GUIDEBOOK: GETTING IT, MANAGING IT, AND RENEWING IT. Joanne B. Ries. Thousand Oaks, Cal. : Sage Publications, 1998. 254pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .R533 1998
    Although the landscape of research funding is continually changing, over the past several years one feature has remained constant: People who are young in their careers are expected to take on not only the responsibility of applying for external funding but are also requried to get it, manage it, and renew it in order to keep their research programs, projects, and careers viable. This guidebook begins a the point many grant seekers can identify with--rejection. Part I emphasizes how to resubmit unfunded applications to make them more competititve. The material contained in this section is invaluable, especially since funding sources are now limiting the number of times the same application can be resubmitted. Part II goes on to highlight the practical issues of a project after funding has been obtained. Here, the authors provide a map of the people and places that must become part of a researcher's daily and weekly routines. The guidance provided includes a checklist that can be used to aid the newly funded investigator's progress. Time management, an essential but often overlooked feature of research funding, is also dealt with. The subjects of other sections include the "small business" aspects of maintaining funding for a project and the process of targeting continued funding by determining the next fundable step of a project. This is a hands-on guide that will never be far from the reach of those using it. Topics like what to include in a project proposal, tips for competitive writing, and how to select funding sources are easily accessed. In addition, helpful checklists and samples are provided along the way.
    [Proposal writing for grants]
    [Research grants]

    RESEARCH PROJECTS AND RESEARCH PROPOSALS : A GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS SEEKING FUNDING. Paul G. Chapin ; with a foreword by Alan I. Leshner. Cambridge, U. K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004. 154pp. Funding Center (1 East) Q180.55.G7 C44 2004
    Paul Chapin's guide to writing proposals for scientific research can be used by scientists in any discipline who submit papers to funding agencies to gain support for their research projects. A longtime program officer at the National Science Foundation, Chapin treats the proposal as one part of a larger process of planning a research project, which makes it easier to write and more likely to be effective. The book differs from other guides by treating proposal writing in the larger context of project planning from an insider's perspective.
    [Science--research grants--handbooks, manuals, etc.]

    RESEARCH PROPOSALS : A GUIDE TO SUCCESS. Thomas E. Ogden. New York, N.Y. : Raven Press, 1991. 397pp. Funding Center (1 East) R853 .P75 O35 1991
    Focuses on the National Institutes of Health, the primary source of funding for non-directed research in the life sciences. Sections include :(1) Basic Grantsmanship: a how-to-guide for the novice and unsuccessful applicant; (2) Advanced grantsmanship -- for experienced investigators applying for institutional grant; and (3) Advice for new scientists. Also describes the categorical programs of each NIH Institute.
    [Proposal writing in medicine]
    [Medicine -- research grants]

    RESEARCH PROPOSALS : A GUIDE TO SUCCESS. Thomas E. Ogden and Israel A. Goldberg. New York, N.Y. : Raven Press, 1995. 2nd edition, 448pp. Funding Center (1 East) R853 .P75 O35 1995
    The book focuses on applications to the National Institutes of Health, with a detailed presentation of the RO1 application (the traditional research grant application), its methods of review, and many of the avoidable reasons for rejection. It also contains practical advice on how to proceed with the preparation of each section of the submission, which will save new grant seekers much time. Contents: Beginning grantsmanship -- Sources of research support -- Strong proposal -- Proposal review -- R01 research grant -- Budget -- Budget justification -- Biographical sketch, other support resources and environment -- Abstract and specific aims -- Background and significance -- Progress report and preliminary studies -- Experimental design and methods -- Human subjects -- Animals -- Consultants, collaborators, consortiums and contracts -- Literature cited and appendixes -- Competing renewals -- Submission and supplementary materials -- Resubmission and rebuttal. Advanced grantsmanship -- Site visit -- Small business innovation research (SBIR) and small business technology transfer (STTR) -- Construction grants -- Center grants -- Training grants -- Instrumentation grants -- Program project grants -- National Science Foundation -- Advice for new scientists -- New faculty development -- Information sources at the NIH -- Categorical programs of the institutes -- Sample pink sheets -- Sample illustrations -- Human subject regulations -- References and grantsmanship.
    [Proposal writing in medicine]
    [Medicine -- research grants]

    RESEARCH PROPOSALS : A GUIDE TO SUCCESS. Thomas E. Ogden and Israel A. Goldberg. San Diego, Calif. : Academic Press, c2002. 3rd edition, 368pp. Funding Center (1 East) R853.P75 O35 2002
    This third edition of the classic "how-to" guide incorporates recent changes in policies and procedures of the NIH, with particular emphasis on the role of the Internet in the research proposal process. Completely revised and updated, it reveals the secrets of success used by seasoned investigators, and directs the reader through the maze of NIH bureaucracies. In addition to providing a detailed overview of the entire review process, the book also includes hundreds of tips on how to enhance proposals, excerpts from real proposals, and extensive Internet references. This book is essential to all scientists involved in the grant writing process.
    [Medicine--research grants--United States]
    [Proposal writing in medicine

    RESILIENT SECTOR: THE STATE OF NONPROFIT AMERICA. Lester M. Salamon. Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, 2003. 113pp. Main Library Stacks HD2769.2.U6 S246 2003
    An updated summary of The State of Nonprofit America, published in December 2002 (both versions are co-published by the Brookings Institution and the Aspen Institute). Mr. Salamon, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, in Baltimore, writes that the nonprofit world has shown itself to be "surprisingly robust" in the face of such challenges as the economic downturn, greater competition with for-profit companies for clients and government financing, and grant makers' increased demand that charities demonstrate effectiveness. He writes that nonprofit groups have responded to these challenges by, among other things, developing more-sophisticated fund-raising techniques and collaborating with companies. Mr. Salamon warns that those approaches might have unintended consequences, such as organizations losing sight of their missions in the pursuit of revenue. He also asserts that small groups might be placed at a disadvantage if they cannot acquire new technology.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- United States]

    RESOLVING CONFLICT IN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS : THE LEADER'S GUIDE TO FINDING CONSTRUCTIVE SOLUTIONS. Marion Peters Angelica. St. Paul, Minn. : Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 1999. 176pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD42 .A527 1999
    Offers eight steps designed to help officials at nonprofit groups channel conflict into productivity.
    [Conflict management]
    [Non-governmental organizations]

    RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT : A HANDBOOK ON FUNDRAISING FOR MUTUAL ASSISTANCE ASSOCIATIONS. Washington, D.C. : Indochina Resource Center, 1989. Various pagings, looseleaf. Oversize Collection, Basement HV41.9 .U5 R4 1989
    Designed specifically for refugee organizations, better known as Mutual Assistance Associations, many of which have been dependent on funding from the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement. It suggests ways to diversify funding sources. Chapters include : strategic planning, public relations, resource development workplan, proposals, public sector funding : institutions, private sector funding : individuals, public sector funding : government, and working together.
    [Fund raising]

    RESOURCE RAISING : THE ROLE OF NON-CASH ASSISTANCE IN CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY. Alex J. Plinio. Washington, D.C. : Independent Sector, 1986. 56pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV95 .P54 1986
    Provides information on how nonprofits can obtain equipment and products, services, and volunteer help from companies.
    [Corporations -- Charitable contributions -- United States]

    REVIEWING APPLICATIONS FOR DISCRETIONARY GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS : A WORKBOOK FOR APPLICATION REVIEWERS. Horace Mann Learning Center, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Government Printing Office, 1991. 100pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2825 .R48 1991
    Application review is the most important part of the Department of Education's funding process and is designed to ensure that projects are worthwhile and that awards are fair and impartial. This workbook provides a comprehensive orientation to the application review process.
    [Peer review of research grant proposals -- United States]

    REVITALIZING YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS: A QUESTION AND ANSWER GUIDE TO GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR NONPROFIT BOARD. James M. Hardy. Medfield, MA: Emerson & Church Publishers, 1996. 127pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .H363 1996
    This book is intended for chief executives, board chairs, and board and staff members of nonprofit organizations that are looking to improve their managing boards. Provides answers to 64 questions that were posed by charity officials and staff members to the author, the president of a management-consulting and training firm. Questions are organized under six topics: recruiting members, staying effective, problem board members, board and staff relations, board operations, and fund raising.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    A guide to direct-mail fund raising for staff, board members, and donors of non-profit organizations, as well as for managers of political campaigns. Examples of successful direct-mail efforts are examined, including Mr. Warwick's work on Jesse Jackson's 1988 campaign for the Presidency.
    [Social service -- Finance]
    [Fund raising]

    RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR WRITE PROPOSALS. Nancy Mitiguy. Amherst, Mass. : University of Massachusetts, Citizen Involvement Training Digest, 1978. 147pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .M57
    Designed to help citizens understand the funding process and contains a number of examples, exercises, and role-playing activities.
    [Fund raising -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.]

    RIGHTS AND REMEDIES UNDER FEDERAL GRANTS. Richard B. Cappali. Washington, D.C. : Bureau of National Affairs, 1979. 400pp. Gast Business Library KF6733 .C33

    A ROADMAP TO FEDERAL FUNDING. Richard Byerly, John Morrow, and Philip Langerman. Wheaton, Ill. : Ireland Educational Corporation, 1976. 251pp. Remote Storage B LB2825 .B9
    An introduction for the small or two person (one development officer, one secretary) office on how to gear up for federal funding.
    [Fund raising]

    ROBIN HOOD WAS RIGHT : A GUIDE TO GIVING YOUR MONEY FOR SOCIAL CHANGE. Chuck Collins. New York, N.Y. : W. W. Norton & Co., 2000. 286pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV25 .V36 2000
    A guide to social movements and how the wealthy and the not-so-wealthy can participate in change. Includes a discussion of progressive foundations, direct iving, donor-advised accounts, and establishing one's own foundation.

    ROI FOR NONPROFITS : THE NEW KEY TO SUSTAINABILITY. Tom Ralser. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2007. 152pp. Funding Center HG4028.C4 R35 2007
    Explore the methods and processes to help nonprofits raise money in an environment that increasingly demands accountability, transparency, and results. The realities of today's economic environment have required that nonprofits, and those that raise money for them, make their case for support as strongly as possible. Warm and fuzzy appeals that tug at the heart strings have met with limited success. Assuming that funding targets intuitively know the value of the good work being done is unrealistic. The Key to Nonprofit Sustainability offers an abundance of pragmatic tips, tools, case studies, and techniques to make the process easy to understand and implement.
    [Capital investments -- evaluation]
    [Nonprofit organizations]

    THE ROLE OF THE PLANNED GIVING PROFESSIONAL. Gordon D. Chavers, ed. San Francisco, Ca.: Jossey-Bass Publishers, Nov. 2001. 120pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177.5.U6 R65 2001
    New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising, #30.
    This issue provides great insight on the growing and important role of the planned giving professional. Authors discuss the importance of these professionals accepting and asserting leadership roles in the complex gift planning process, thereby educating advisors in the process. They emphasize that the planned giving professional must expand from estate planning to "life and legacy planning" and become well versed in both technical information and skills needed to maximize the donor's interest as well as be able to build healthy relationships with donors and potential donors. The proposed IRS regulations on required minimum distributions are thoroughly discussed as well as the special challenges involved in retirement benefits. For individuals planning major charitable gifts, this issue helps define which assets can produce substantial tax savings. Authors also examine the beneficial role of consultants. as well as present an overview of where future planned giving professionals will come from and what skills they will need in order to succeed.

    ROSSO ON FUND RAISING : LESSONS FROM A MASTER'S LIFETIME EXPERIENCE. Henry A. Rosso. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1996. 185pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG 177 .R674 1996
    Henry Rosso is recognized as the person who has most shaped present fund raising practice and theory. In this book he explores a variety of topics including development, growth, and leadership. Rosso identifies the five essential steps in fund raising -- analysis, planning, execution, control, and evaluation -- and illustrates how each works in real life. Using numerous examples and case studies, he offers advice on crisis planning, evaluating fund raising programs, the language of fund raising, and more. Contents: Setting realistic expectations -- Growing a successful fund raising program -- Developing leadership for fund raising -- The art of asking with composure -- It's all about being friends-- Diversifying funding sources -- Classic mistakes and their lessons -- Evaluating fund raising programs and capabilities -- Our heritage -- A blend of art and science -- Language and the gentle art of persuasion -- My start in fund raising -- Stewardship in giving and receiving -- Recollections by one who was there -- A call to service.
    [Fund raising]

    RUNNING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS : FIFTEEN ESSENTIAL STEPS AND CONCEPTS FOR BOARD MEMBERS AND MANAGERS. Herbert Heaton. Putnam Valley, New York: Cogent Pub., 2000. 128pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .H438 2000
    Includes special forword on starting your own nonprofit.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    see the foreward to FUNDING SOURCES FOR K-12 EDUCATION. Phoenix, Az. : Oryx Press, 1999. 2nd edition, 710pp. Funding Center (1 East) LC243 .A1 F85 1999
    [Grants proposals]

    SAMPLE PRIVATE FOUNDATION, COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, AND CORPORATE GIVING PROGRAM GRANT PROPOSALS. Council of Michigan Foundations. Grand Haven, Mich. : The Council, 1986. Looseleaf notebook. Funding Center (1 East) HV98 .M5 S34 1986
    [Grants proposals -- Michigan -- collected works]

    Covers numerous concepts such as budgeting and tracking of expenses; investing and planning; wise purchasing practices; protecting the organization from lawsuits; personnel and benefits costs; occupancy and equipment costs.
    [Nonprofit organizations--cost control]

    SCHOLARLY ARGUMENTS : STRATEGIES FOR WRITING PERSUASIVE PROPOSALS IN THE HUMANITIES. Christina M. Gillis. Berkeley, CA : Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of California, Berkeley, 1993. 56pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177.5 .U6 G55 1993 Also contains a list of centers, institutes, and organizations that offer postdoctoral funding for humanities and humanities-related projects.
    [Proposal writing for grants]
    [Humanities -- research grants]

    SCHOOL FOUNDATION WORKBOOK : A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO DEVELOPING NEW FUNDING SOURCES. K.B. Rasmussen. Alexandria, Va. : Capitol Publications, 1993. Looseleaf. Funding Center (1 East) LC243 .A1 R3 1993
    [Educational fund raising]
    [Education -- United States -- finance]

    SECOND LEGAL ANSWER BOOK FOR FUND-RAISERS. Bruce R. Hopkins. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley & Sons, 2000. 274pp. Gast Business Library KF1389.5.Z9 H662 2000
    [Fund raising -- law and legislation -- United States]
    [Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States]

    SECOND LEGAL ANSWER BOOK FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. Bruce R. Hopkins. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley & Sons, 1999. 303pp. Gast Business Library KF1388 .Z9 H67 1999
    Tax lawyer Bruce Hopkins shares his views and advice on topics ranging from "intermediate sanctions" to the rules governing private foundations.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Miscellanea]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Taxation -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Miscellanea.]

    SECRETS OF MAJOR GIFT FUND RAISING. Charles F. Mai. Washington, D.C. : Taft Group, 1987. 170pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .M35 1987
    Mai lucidly relays the lessons he's learned in his quarter century of securing major gifts for the American Cancer Society, the Kansas City Art Institute, the Boy Scouts, and others. Addresses how "cultivation" really works and how to plan your call; how to tell when it's time to ask for the gift; how to use mail to "surface" big prospects; when to pull out the deferred gift idea and when not to; how to get real estate into the picture, and more. Includes sample letters, forms and action plans.
    [Fund raising]

    SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING: THE BEST FROM THE NON-PROFIT PROS. Carol Weisman, ed. St. Louis, Mo. : F. E. Robbins & Sons Press, 2000. 352pp. Lost : try interlibrary loan
    In Secrets for Successful Fundraising, experts with years of experience raising money for nonprofit causes share their secrets and suggestions for developing a fund-raising strategy guaranteed to yield results. You’ll explore: (1) Where to Start – Methods on how to get more comfortable with fund-raising, recognizing its important role, and diversifying revenue; (2) Fund-Raising Favorites – Options available to fund-raisers including special events, direct mail, planned giving, and grants; (3) The Cutting Edge – Insight into the growing influence of cause-related marketing, internet fund-raising, and social entrepreneurism; (4) Tools and Techniques – Discover some of the tricks of the trade such as making strategic use of newsletters, accounting concepts, strategic alliances, and donor recognition.
    [Fund raising]
    [Non-profit organizations -- finance]

    SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL GRANTSMANSHIP : A GUERRILLA GUIDE TO RAISING MONEY. Susan L. Golden. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1997. 165pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .G65 1997
    Competition for grants has escalated dramtically, bringing with it a barrge of how-to instruction manuals discussing the fine points of proposal writing. In this book, the author argues that grantseekers need to go well beyond strong ideas and beautifully written proposals. People, not proposals, secure grants. Contents:
    (1) What They Don't Tell You in Grantsmanship Workshops
    (2) Know Your Territory: The Basic Principles of Guerilla Grantsmanship
    (3) Where the Money Is: Conducting Effective Prospect Research
    (4) Opening the Right Doors
    (5) Making Your First Conversation Count
    (6) Send Me Something in Writing: Documents That Get Results
    (7) Planning for a Successful Meeting (Before Submitting Your Proposal)
    (8) Preparing and Submitting Your Grant Proposal
    (9) Successful Meetings (After Submitting Your Proposal)
    (10) The Critical 25%: Giving Your Request a Competitive Edge
    (11) The Guerrilla Grantseeker: Focused, Disciplined, Persistent
    (12) The Foundation Center Directory of Free Funding Information Centers
    (13) Budget Preparation Guidelines
    [Proposal writing for grants]

    SECRETS OF WINNING GRANTS FROM CORPORATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS. Washington, D.C. : Government Information Services, 1993. 45pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177.5 .U6 S42 1993
    Designed to help both novice and experienced grantseekers gain that competitive edge in seeking private funding.
    [Proposal writing for grants]
    [Corporations -- United States -- Charitable contributions]

    SECURING GRANT SUPPORT : EFFECTIVE PLANNING AND PREPARATION. William T. Alderson. Nashville, Tenn. : American Association for State and Local History, 1972. 12pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .A74 1972
    [Research grants]

    SECURING YOUR ORGANIZATION'S FUTURE : A COMPLETE GUIDE TO FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES. Michael Seitzer. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, 1987. 514pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9 .U5 S45 1987
    A handbook and reference work offering a stp-by-step approach to creating and sustaining a "network of support" for nonprofit organizations. Identifies major organizational tasks to address before applying for funding; a comprehensive overview of the world of money available to nonprofits; how to secure funding support from individuals, foundations, businesses, and corporations; new, emerging funding opportunities from religious groups and other organizations; a blueprint for designing and implementing fundraising strategies; and how to capitalize on the uniqueness of your organization to secure funding. Includes case studies, worksheets, and a bibliography.
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    SECURING YOUR ORGANIZATION'S FUTURE : A COMPLETE GUIDE TO FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES. Michael Seitzer. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, 2001. Edition Rev. and expanded ed. 695pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9.U5 S45 2001
    A handbook and reference work offering a stp-by-step approach to creating and sustaining a "network of support" for nonprofit organizations. Identifies major organizational tasks to address before applying for funding; a comprehensive overview of the world of money available to nonprofits; how to secure funding support from individuals, foundations, businesses, and corporations; new, emerging funding opportunities from religious groups and other organizations; a blueprint for designing and implementing fundraising strategies; and how to capitalize on the uniqueness of your organization to secure funding. Includes case studies, worksheets, and a bibliography.
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    As Tom Ahern makes clear in his new book, Seeing through a Donor s Eyes, a case isn't some fancy argument you only develop for capital campaigns, when you're chasing millions. Successful donor newsletters, websites, annual reports, donor acquisition programs, email, direct mail, advertising, planned giving programs, and, yes, capital campaigns, too all have one thing in common: behind each stands a well-reasoned, emotionally satisfying case for support. Donors are sure to have questions. Your case gives you great answers.
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations--finance]

    SELF-SUSTAINING NONPROFIT : PLANNING FOR SUCESS. E. Jane Rutter. Columbia, Mo. : Grants Link, 1997. 177pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .R88 1997
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    SELLING GOODNESS: THE GUERRILLA P.R. GUIDE TO PROMOTING YOUR CHARITY, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, OR FUND-RAISING EVENT. Michael Levine. Los Angeles, Ca. : Renaissance Books, 1998. 288pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV42 .L48 1998
    Too many non-profit organizations become casualties of their reluctance to draw attention to themselves, according to the author. He covers what charities must do to assert themselves in the newspapers, over the radio waves, and on television, and he explores public speaking, fund raising, and crisis management. He delineates how to organize a list of contacts in the news media, write press releases and op-ed articles, be relaxed and effective on the air, produce videotapes, and tap into receptive audiences when soliciting funds.
    [Fund raising]
    [Special events]
    [Nonprofit organizations]

    SELLING SOCIAL CHANGE (WITHOUT SELLING OUT): EARNED INCOME STRATEGIES FOR NONPROFITS. Andy Robinson. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass, 2002. 200pp. Gast Business Library HG4027.65 .R63 2002
    Learn how your organization can earn money by selling products and services that also advance your mission. Fundraising trainer and author Andy Robinson shows you how to create successful earned income ventures that can help you expand and diversify your organization's funding. Robinson takes you through the step-by-step process of organizing a team, selecting a venture, drafting a business plan and securing start-up funding. Packed with case studies, tips and action steps, this book will help you put your venture in real-world context.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Finance]
    [Charities -- Finance]
    [Voluntarism -- Finance]
    [Social service -- Finance]
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- Finance -- Case studies]
    [Charities -- United States -- Finance -- Case studies]

    SEMILLAS DE PROSPERIDAD, OR HOW TO CULTIVATE RESOURCES FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR. Carol Guzman. Albuquerque, New Mexico : Neighborhood Housing Services of Albuquerque, Inc., 1982. 90pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41 .G98 1982
    An excellent overview of the grantmanship process, including the process of private funding, researching funding sources, and proposal writing, plus a bibliography.
    [Fund raising]

    THE SENIOR VOLUNTEER: WHERE AND HOW RETIRED AMERICANS CAN GIVE BACK. Charles C. Sharpe. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2005. 205pp. Funding Center (1 East) HN90.V64 S43 2005
    This book encourages volunteerism among retired and older people. It documents the physical and psychosocial benefits, and the personal rewards. The book also discusses volunteerism in the context of changing concepts of aging and retirement in America, and presents a listing of up-to-date opportunities.

    SERVING MANY MASTERS : THE CHALLENGES OF CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, 2003. 132pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG4028.C6 S47 2003
    Today's environment poses challenges for all businesses. Grantmakers need to know their mission and their purpose to make informed and effective decisions. This new book addresses a host of key issues affecting corporate philanthropy now, including corporate philanthropy as competitive advantage, strategic philanthropy, transition planning, global giving, employee programs and tax and legal issues. You'll read thought-provoking views about the role corporate philanthropy can play in corporate citizenship, how to define the measures of success, the changing landscape of grantor/grantee relations, building deeper relationships through partnership and the double-edged sword of publicity.

    SERVING THE PUBLIC TRUST: INSIGHTS INTO FUNDRAISING RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, VOL. I. Paul P. Pribbenow. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000. 120pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.2 .S47 1999 v.1
    New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising #27
    During the past forty years, fundraising has evolved into a profession that is characterized by increasingly sophisticated methods and purposes, defining much of how philanthropy is practiced in the United States. This evolution of fundraising has resulted in many new issues relating to how institutions, individual citizens, and the government perceive the current practice of philanthropy and where professional fundraisers fit into common life. This issue presents four papers that were originally commissioned for the 1999 Think-Tank on Fund-Raising Research and two responses to these papers. The information presented shows the ways in which trust and policy are grounded in our common history and experience and illustrates how working together will forge a stronger link between public trust and policy. This issue offers insightful glimpses into questions society must consider as it seeks a healthier understanding about philanthropy and philanthropic fundraising, seeking to strengthen the role of philanthropy.
    [Nonprofit organizations]
    [Corporations -- Charitable contributions]

    SERVING THE PUBLIC TRUST: INSIGHTS INTO FUNDRAISING RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, VOL. II. Paul P. Pribbenow. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000. 113pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.2 .S47 1999 v.2
    New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising #27
    This issue presents four papers from the 1999 Think-Tank on Fundraising Research. Chapters focus on the language, assumptions, and concepts used in understanding nonprofit enterprise, new research that promises to increase the level of accountability for nonprofit organizations, public accountablity, and the importance of trends in religious giving. Table of contents:
    (1) Law, politics, and charities in the post-liberal era Peter Dobkin Hall
    (2) Nonprofit accountability in the Information Age Janet S. Greenlee, Richard F. Larkin
    (3) Public accountability James M. Greenfield, Richard F. Larkin
    (4) The 800-pund canary in philanthropy's coal mine: Trends in religious giving John Ronsvalle, Sylvia Ronsvalle
    [Nonprofit organizations]
    [Corporations -- Charitable contributions]

    see the book section of Religious Fundraising.

    SEVEN FACES OF PHILANTHROPY: A NEW APPROACH TO CULTIVATING MAJOR DONORS, see Philanthropy : A Bibliography of Books Available in the MSU Libraries

    SHAKING THE MONEY TREE : HOW TO GET GRANTS AND DONATIONS FOR FILM AND TELEVISION. Morrie Warshawski. Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, 2003. 2nd edition, 167pp. Funding Center (1 East) PN1993.5 .U6 W33 2003
    1994 edition also available.
    Dazed and confused by the frustrating world of grants and donations? This classic text, now completely revised, demystifies the entire maze of grant hustling with easy-to-follow guidelines. Find out how to: Prepare Yourself for Fundraising; Prepare Your Project for Raising Money; Conduct Effective Research; Make a Personal Ask; Write the Perfect Grant Proposal; and more.
    [Motion pictures -- United States -- Finance]
    [Video recordings -- United States -- Finance]

    SHAKING THE MONEY TREE : THE ART OF GETTING GRANTS AND DONATIONS FOR FILM AND VIDEO PROJECTS Morrie Warshawski. Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, c2010. 3rd edition, 171pp. Funding Center (1 East) PN1993.5.U6 W33 2010
    Completely demystifies the art of fundraising for independent film and video projects for students, emerging, and seasoned media makers

    SHOULD I BECOME A BOARD MEMBER? A GUIDE FOR PEOPLE THINGING OF JOINING A NONPROFIT BOARD. Dorian Dodson. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Adolfo St. Publications, 1993. 64pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .D63 1993
    With nonprofits always in need of good board members, most community-minded citizens will be asked, at least once, to join a nonprofit board. This book will help them decide whether being a member is right for them. To order, call 1-800-526-2010.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    THE SHUT UP AND SHOOT DOCUMENTARY GUIDE : A DOWN AND DIRTY DV PRODUCTION Anthony G. Artis. Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2008. 269pp. Main Library PN1995.9.D6 A78 2008; DVD located in DMC
    So you want to make a documentary, but think you don't have a lot of time, money, or experience? It's time to get down and dirty! Down and dirty is a filmmaking mindset. It's the mentality that forces you to be creative with your resources. It's about doing more with less. Get started NOW with this book and DVD set, a one-stop shop written by a guerrilla filmmaker, for guerrilla filmmakers. You will learn how to make your project better, faster, and cheaper. The pages are crammed with 500 full-color pictures, tips from the pros, resources, checklists and charts, making it easy to find what you need fast. Also includes DVD with additional resources.

    SIMPLIFIED GRANTWRITING. Mary Ann Burke. Thousand Oaks : Corwin/Sage, 2002. 123pp. Funding Center (1 East) LC241 .B87 2002
    Teachers and administrators can feel overwhelmed by the grant application process—researching the proper resources, developing the proposals from scratch, and writing well-constructed and effective grants. This step-by-step guidebook will give educators at all levels the practical tools they need to take control of the grantwriting process and succeed, including time-tested ways to:
    (1) Create a simplified process for managing grantwriting activities
    (2) Identify an effective marketing strategy
    (3) Consider various options for collaborating with diverse stakeholders
    (4) Effectively organize and time-manage the grant development process
    (5) Understand the integral components of a grant proposal’s needs
    (6) Design a clearly articulated grant proposal template that addresses all of the funder’s requirements
    (7) Modify program proposals that meet the diverse funders’ needs
    (8) Establish a "program sustainability plan" that ensures continuous funding and community support
    Field-tested and refined for more than a decade, these strategies can create a new level of understanding for all practitioners and bring effective grant development to your school and district.
    Also listed under Fundraising for educators
    [Educational fundraising]
    [Proposal writing in Education]

    SO, YOU'RE GOING TO RAISE FUNDS. National Publicity Council for Health and Welfare Services, c1957. 55pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41 .C5
    [Fund raising]

    SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SOURCEBOOK : PROFILES OF SOCIAL PURPOSE BUSINESSES OPERATED BY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. Jerr Boschee. Minneapolis, MN. : Northland Institute, 2001. Funding Center (1 East) HF5386 .B67 2001
    Jerr Boschee's most recent book contains journalistic profiles of 14 nonprofits that have successfully started business ventures.
    [Nonprofit organizations]

    SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THE ART OF MISSION-BASED VENTURE DEVELOPMENT. Peter C. Brinckerhoff. New York, N.Y.: John Wiley & Sons, 2000. 238pp. Gast Business Library HD59.5 .B75 2000
    According to the author, nonprofits are mission-based businesses, not charities. He defines social entrepreneurs as "people who take risks on behalf of the people their organization serves", and in this book he seeks to teach business development skills in order to facilitate successful risk-taking ability. Since planning is an essential first step in the process, details are provided for developing a business plan, including financial projections, for a nonprofit. Numerous worksheets, charts, and examples are provided.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]


    SOMETHING VENTURED, SOMETHING GAINED : A BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GUIDE FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. Laura Landy. New York, N.Y. : American Council for the Arts, 1989. 141pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.5 .L36 1989
    Offers non-profits interested in starting money-making projects a step-by-step outline of how to design a business plan. Suggests ways to evaluate the potential that projects have to make money and discusses the risks, financing options, marketing fundamentals, and tax implications involved in setting up a business.
    [Nonprofit organizations - finance]

    SPECIAL EVENTS : PLANNING FOR SUCCESS. April L. Harris. Washington, D.C. : Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 1988. 75pp. Funding Center (1 East) HM263 .H313 1988
    Partial contents include : finding a place to hold the event, publicizing the event, arranging for food, drink, and entertainment; how to behave during the event, and what to do after the event. The last chapter, entitled "Check and Double-Check", contains sample checklists : a budget planning checklist, a planning timeline, room set-up, program, and program participants, and VIP checklists.
    [Special events -- United States -- marketing]
    [Public relations]

    SPECIAL EVENTS : PLANNING FOR SUCCESS. April L. Harris. Washington, D.C. : Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 1998. 2nd edition, 53pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2342.8 .H37 1998
    [Special events -- United States -- marketing]
    [Public relations]

    SPECIAL EVENTS: PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR NONPROFIT FUND RAISING. Alan L. Wendroff. New York, N.Y. : Wiley, 1999. 214pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9.U5 W47 1999; Computer disk available in DMC/VVL.
    "If carefully planned, special events can be a monetary and marketing bonanza for nonprofits; however, many organizations end up running into the red because of poor budget planning, insufficient volunteers, mediocre media attention, badly negotiated service contracts with caterers and hotels, or careless oversight of other essential elements. In this practical and comprehensive guide, Alan L. Wendroff, CFRE, shows you how to sidestep potential mistakes by covering the do's—and don'ts—of running a successful special event."
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- finance]
    [Promotion of special events]
    [Special events -- marketing]

    SPECIAL EVENTS: PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR NONPROFIT FUND RAISING. Alan L. Wendroff. New York, N.Y. : Wiley, 2004. 2nd edition, xxiii, 244pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9.U5 W47 2004; accompaning cd-rom available in DMC/VVL.
    Holding a special event can help a charity educate the public about its mission, recruit volunteers, and allow for face-to-face solicitations for donations, writes Alan L. Wendroff, a consultant in San Francisco. His book offers advice on planning award receptions, sports tournaments, auctions, and other fund-raising events. The author describes how organizations can create what he calls a "master event timetable" to help keep track of what should be accomplished in the weeks leading up to an event. He provides a sample timeline for a dinner, including when to write press releases, enter into contracts with caterers, and send out invitations. Another chapter focuses on finances. The author describes how to determine admission prices, estimate attendance, and calculate expenses. A CD-ROM accompanying the book contains files to help organizations set up spreadsheets for budgets.The book also gives advice on recruiting volunteers, setting up receptions, and writing thank-you letters following the event. This revised version of the 1999 text also includes a chapter on using the Internet to help in event planning.
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- finance]
    [Promotion of special events]
    [Special events -- marketing]

    SPLENDID LEGACY : THE GUIDE TO CREATING YOUR FAMILY FOUNDATION, see Philanthropy : A Bibliography of Books Available in the MSU Libraries

    SPONSORED RESEARCH : HELP FOR LAUNCHING AN EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROGRAM. James W. Dearing. E. Lansing, Mi : MSU Office of Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, 2001. 18pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .D43 2001
    Articles include: Sponsored research -- Organizing to write a proposal -- Conceptualizing your proposal -- Proposal writing style -- Budgeting -- Dilemmas of evaluation research -- Networked grant sites -- Dealing with unsolicited requests for proposals -- And the grantee is ... not me!
    [Research grants]
    [Fund raising]
    [Proposal writing for grants]
    [Proposal writing in research]

    SPONSORSHIP AND THE ARTS : A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP OF THE PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS. Ron Bergin. Evanston, Ill. : Entertainment Resource Group, 1990. 183pp. Funding Center (1 East) PN2293 .E35 B47 1990
    Provides information on how to solicit and secure corporate sponsors successfully as well as provide insight into the mentality of corporate sponsors, demystifying what corporate sponsorship is all about, and help make it available to all arts organizations. Covers the general principles of sponsorship, the evolution of sponsorship, a survey of contemporary sponsorship applications, pertinent case studies and examples of sponsorship and the arts, the process of sponsorship, legal considerations, and answers to the most commonly asked questions about sponsorship.
    [Performing arts -- United States -- finance]

    SPREAD THE WORD : HOW TO PROMOTE NONPROFIT GROUPS WITH A NETWORK OF SPEAKERS. Terri Horvath. Indianapolis, Ind. : Pub. Resources, 1995. Funding Center (1 East) PN4192.N66 H6 1995
    Your own speakers bureau can help you raise money and public awareness Spread the word is devoted to those areas necessary in developing a speakers bureau for nonprofit organizations. You will learn: Who will serve as your speakers and what it takes to keep them motivated What works for an effective administration of the bureau When the appropriate times are for promoting your efforts Where to find your audience Why the face-to-face method broadens your communication efforts How to select your speech topics.
    [Nonprofit organizations]

    STAFF SCREENING TOOL KIT : BUILDING A STRONG FOUNDATION THROUGH CAREFUL STAFFING. John Patterson. Washington, DC: Nonprofit Risk Management Center. 1998. 2nd edition, 135 pp. Funding Center (1 East) HF5549.5.E429 P37 1998
    Provides detailed instructions for human resources staff for establishing screening processes for paid or volunteer positions. Explains the risks that nonprofits incur for avoiding enacting such a plan, but also stresses the need to act within legal boundaries. Includes numerous worksheets, including recommended questions to ask applicants and references. Explains how to go about record checks of government databases (FBI files, state criminal history repositories, sex offender registries, for example) and how to evaluate the data. Other screening mechanisms are described, such as physical examinations, drug or alcohol testing, and personality questionnaires. Appendices list resources within each state.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- employees]

    STALKING THE LARGE GREEN GIANT : A FUND RAISING MANUAL FOR YOUTH SERVICE AGENCIES. Ingrid Utech. Washington, D.C. : National Youth Alternatives Project, 1976. 72pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41 .U8
    [Fund raising]

    START AND GROW YOUR FAITH-BASED NONPROFIT : ANSWERING YOUR CALL IN THE SERVICE OF OTHERS. Jill C. Esau ; foreword by Stanley W. Carlson-Thies. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2005. 236pp. Gast Business Library HD62.6 .E858 2005
    Offers clear guidance on how to fund and manage a faith-based social ministry. If you have been called by God to fulfill a mission through a nonprofit organization, this is the book for you. Written specifically for grassroots faith-based groups, this important book is a tool for the thousands of individuals and churches that heal emotional, physical, and spiritual wounds through faith-based social service programming. In this much-needed resource, Jill C. Esau, founder of We Care Northwest--a nonprofit designed to build capacity in and advocate on behalf of faith-based organizations, provides professional step-by-step guidance. Start and Grow Your Faith-Based Nonprofit addresses vital issues such as church sponsorship, volunteer management, the grant making process, observing government regulations and certification, fiscal responsibilities, partnering with complementary programs, and much more.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Management]
    [New business enterprises -- Management]

    START AT SQUARE ONE: STARTING AND MANAGING THE PLANNED GIFT PROGRAM. Lynda S. Moerschbaecher. Chicago, Il. : Bonus Books, 1998. 230pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9.U5 M64 1998
    Effectively demonstrates that the road to long-term success depends on a sophisticated strategy, a thorough business plan, defined roles, effective marketing, and more.
    [Deferred giving]
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations]

    START-TO-FINISH FUND RAISING : HOW A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZES AND CONDUCTS A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN. William R. Cumerford. Chicago, Ill. : Precept Press, 1993. 340pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9 .U5 C88 1993
    Start-to-Finish is a high voltage crash course for professional fund raisers from an acknowledged leader in the field. It covers in depth every detail of a successful fund-raising program. Leave nothing to chance. Have the fund raising textbook at your elbow during your next campaign. Remember, people give to promising programs - not needy institutions. Follow the guidelines in this manual and reach your philanthropic goals.
    [Fund raising]

    STARTING A NONPROFIT AT YOUR CHURCH. Joy Skjegstad. Alban Press, 2002. 203pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .S55 2002
    A large and growing number of congregations are setting up church-based nonprofit organizations in order to operate community development or educational programs. Once formed, the nonprofit structure allows for new opportunities for accessing additional funding and drawing new collaborative partners and volunteers into the ministry. Joy Skjegstad outlines the step-by-step procedures for setting up a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization connected to a congregation using simple, easy-to-understand terminology and plenty of examples from churches that have already taken on this task. In addition to accessible and specific information on the legal aspects of a church-based nonprofit, topics include: (1) Why set up a nonprofit?; (2) Advantages and disadvantages to setting up a nonprofit; (3) Assessing readiness for the challenge; (4) Defining the nonprofit’s mission and niche; (5) Accountability and control; (6)Establishing a board structure and defining board roles; (7) Maintaining a positive relationship with the congregation; (8) Personnel issues; (9) Developing a fundraising plan; (10)Ongoing evaluation. Whether a congregation is setting up new program or has an established nonprofit that needs to be restructured or redefined, congregations will find helpful guidance in this practical, experience-based book. Foreword by Mary Nelson, President, Bethel New Life, Inc., Chicago.
    [Nonprofit organizations --law and legislation]

    STARTING A PRIVATE FOUNDATION. Washington, D.C. : Council on Foundations, 1984. Funding Center (1 East) HG174 .S752 1984
    [Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States]

    STARTING A PRIVATE FOUNDATION: CARRYING OUT THE DONOR'S INTENT. Philanthropy Roundtable. 49pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV91 .R49 1997
    Discusses in non-technical language types of charitable giving in general, and then focuses on the benefits and drawbacks of establishing a private foundation. Explains how to plan and create the organization, how to begin operations, and howw to adhere to the mission.
    [Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States]

    STARTING AND MANAGING A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION : A LEGAL GUIDE. Bruce R. Hopkins. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley & Sons, 2001. 344pp. Gast Business Library KF1388 .H66 2001
    Also available electronically.
    [Nonprofit organizations --law and legislation]
    2005 edition available at the MSU College of Law Library.

    STARTING AND RUNNING A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION. Joan M. Hummel. Minneapolis, Mn. : University of Minnesota Press, 1996. 2nd ed., 152pp. Gast Business Library HD62.6 .H85 1996
    Designed for people who want to convert a grassroots organization to tax-exempt status, reconfigure an existing nonprofit organization, or better manage a fledgling one. Focuses on small nonprofit groups. Covers bylaws, registration requirements, accounting procedures, strategic planning, fund raising, public relations, and assembling a board of directors
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    THE STATE OF NONPROFIT AMERICA. Lester M. Salamon, ed. Brookings Institution Press, 2002. 400 pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .S734 2002
    The thousands of organizations that comprise America's private nonprofit sector represent a national treasure. Yet serious pressures are altering the playing field on which nonprofits operate, and many are responding in ways that may undermine their popular support.
    Despite the significance of these developments, little has been done to analyze and interpret them in a clear and understandable way. Lester M. Salamon, a leading authority on the nonprofit sector, has joined forces with more than a dozen other experts and the Aspen Institute to produce The Resilient Sector, an integrated, authoritative assessment of the state of nonprofit America and the key trends affecting its evolution.
    The book is organized into three sections. The first summarizes critical trends and issues; the second examines each of the sector's major subsectors (e.g., health, education, social services, arts and culture, international assistance, advocacy); the third focuses on major cross-cutting trends and issues (commercialization, changing government policy, accountability, and demographic and technological imperatives).
    The State of Nonprofit America will be updated every two years. It provides a basic sourcebook for sector leaders, the press, public officials, and citizens concerned about the future of America's nonprofit sector and eager to understand the forces affecting it.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- United States]

    STORYTELLING FOR GRANTSEEKERS: THE GUIDE TO CREATIVE NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING. Cheryl A. Clarke. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass, 2001. 121pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.2 .C53 2001
    Grantwriters, it turns out, have plenty in common with fiction and nonfiction storytellers. Like these other writers, says Cheryl A. Clarke in Storytelling for Grantseekers, grantseekers need to "transport readers to another location and teach them about people they may know nothing about." Grantwriting is often a tedious experience. Make it creative, says Clarke. To better capture the imagination (and wallet) of your audience, observe your agency in action as would a reporter, then craft what you see into a narrative as would a novelist. Your nonprofit agency is your hero; your story is about "people being helped, and their lives possibly being changed forever" because of the services provided by your agency. This is a passionate, clear, knowledgeable guidebook, sure to "put the joy and creativity back into the grantseeking process." With additional chapters on finding and cultivating appropriate grantmakers, forming a budget, and packaging your proposal.
    [Fund raising]
    [Proposal writing for grants]

    STORYTELLING FOR GRANTSEEKERS: THE GUIDE TO CREATIVE NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING. Cheryl A. Clarke ; foreword by Frances N. Phillips. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2009] 2nd edition, 192pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.2 .C53 2009
    Grantwriters often have little or no training in the practical task of grantseeking. Many feel intimidated by the act of writing, and some don't enjoy writing. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, Second Edition, Cheryl Clarke presents an organic approach to grantseeking, one that views the process through the lens of the pleasures and rewards of crafting a good story. Grantseekers who approach the process as one in which they are connecting with an audience (grantmakers) and writing a narrative (complete with settings, characters, antagonists and resolutions) find greater success with funders. The writing process becomes a rewarding way to tell the organization's tale, rather than a chore, and their passion and creativity lead to winning proposals. This book walks readers through all the main phases of the proposal, highlighting the creative elements that link components to each other and unify the entire proposal. The book contains resources on crafting an effective synopsis, overcoming grantwriter's block, packaging the story, and the best ways to approach the "short stories" (inquiry and cover letters) that support the larger proposal. Clarke also stresses the need to see proposal-writing as part of a larger grantseeking effort, one that emphasizes preparation, working with the entire development staff, and maintaining good relations with funders. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, new and experienced grantseekers alike will discover how to write and support successful proposals with humor and passion.
    [Fund raising]
    [Proposal writing for grants]

    STRATEGIC BOARD : THE STEP BY STEP BUIDE TO HIGH-IMPACT GOVERNANCE. Mark Light. Somerset, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2001. 245pp. Gast Business Library HD30.28 .L52 2001
    Boards face at least one, but sometimes several, of the following problems: limited time to accomplish tasks, uneven knowledge of the organization, uncertainty about proper board size and composition, lack of accountability for board performance, inability to provide consistent leadership because of changing membership, and the need to work with inexperienced executive directors.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLANNING: SECURING A FUTURE FOR THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION. Miriam P. Kluger, William A. Baker, and Howard S. Garval. Washington, D.C. : CWLA Press, 1998. 132pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .K553 1998
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS : SEVEN STEPS TO CREATING A SUCCESSFUL PLAN. Janel M. Radtke. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley & Sons, 1998. 234pp. Gast Business Library HF5415 .R239 1998
    Stresses the importance of informing people of a nonprofit group's activities. The seven steps of the title refer to clarifying the organization's mission, identifying an audience, developing effective messages, choosing strategies, building a plan, implementing that plan, and evvaluating the plan's effects. Includes worksheets and case studies. Includes omputer diskette
    [Nonprofit organizations -- Marketing -- Planning]

    STRATEGIC FUND DEVELOPMENT : BUILDING PROFITABLE RELATIONSHIPS THAT LAST. Simone P. Joyaux. Gaithersburg, Md. : Aspen Publishers, 1997. 192pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .J69 1997
    Discover a unique new relationship strategy for successful fundraising and how to implement it using specific methods. Learn to conduct strategic planning, market to donors, develop a constituency and empower volunteers to be effective fundraisers. Charts, case studies and expected results help guide the way. This is an essential book for anyone looking for a new, comprehensive approach to fundraising in nonprofit organizations.
    [Fund raising]

    STRATEGIC FUND DEVELOPMENT : BUILDING PROFITABLE RELATIONSHIPS THAT LAST. Simone P. Joyaux. Gaithersburg, Md. : Aspen Publishers, 2001. 2nd edition, 230pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177 .J69 2001
    This book explores the four relationships that are critical to effective and productive fund development, and will explain why they are more important than ever before. Contents: Positioning Your Organization to Survive: The Four Relationships That Are Critical to Effective and Productive Fund Development -- The First Relationship: Within Your Organization -- The Second Relationship: With Your Community -- The Third Relationship: With Your Constituents -- The Fourth Relationship: With Your Volunteers.
    [Fund raising]

    STRATEGIC GIVING: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PHILANTHROPY. Peter Frumkin. Chicago: UNIV OF CHICAGO PRESS, 2006. Funding Center (1 East) HD2769.2.U6 F78 2006
    The philanthropic landscape is changing dramatically as a new generation of wealthy donors seeks to leave its mark on the public sphere. Peter Frumkin reveals in Strategic Giving why these donors could benefit from having a comprehensive plan to guide their giving. And with this thoughtful and timely book, he provides the much-needed framework to understand and develop this kind of philanthropic strategy. After listening for years to scores of individual and institutional funders discuss the challenges of giving wisely, Frumkin argues here that contemporary philanthropy requires a thorough rethinking of its underlying logic. Philanthropy should be seen, he contends, as both a powerful way to meet public needs and a meaningful way to express private beliefs and commitments. He demonstrates that finding a way to simultaneously fulfill both of these functions is crucial to the survival of philanthropy and its potential to support pluralism in society. And he goes on to identify the five essential elements donors must consider when developing a philanthropic strategy—the vehicle through which giving will flow, the way impact will be achieved, the level of engagement and profile sought, the time frame for giving, and the underlying purpose of the gift. Frumkin’s point is that donors must understand strategic giving as the integration of these five critical dimensions to giving. Essential reading for donors, researchers, and anyone involved with the world of philanthropy, Strategic Giving provides a new basis for understanding philanthropic effectiveness and a promising new way for philanthropy to achieve the legitimacy that has at times eluded it.

    [Proposal writing for grants]
    [Neurosciences -- research grants]

    STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT FOR VOLUNTARY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. Roger Courtney. London: Routledge, 2002. 240pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .C686 2002
    Roger obviously knows his stuff and has had a range of real sector experience, unlike many comparable authors, alongside serious management studies. Not a book to delve into to find quick solutions to problems, but its 300 odd pages should provoke valuable thought. It is part of a series which is "for students ... as well as the the thinking manager", and is quite academic in tone with comprehension questions as well as learning objectives for each chapter. Over two chapters, he puts up and knocks down a whole raft of strategic management approaches, ending up suggesting that 'new pragmatism' is the way forward and intune with sector values. There are some good tools and examples in the latter half of the book, although we haven't got round to ploughing through this fully yet! We were disappointed that the case studies are mainly from large charities.
    [Nonprofit organizations--management]

    STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS : MANAGING PUBLIC CONCERNS IN AN ERA OF LIMITS. Jack Koteen. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997. 343pp. Gast Business Library HD30.28 .K67 1997
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    STRATEGIC MARKETING FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. Philip Kotler and Alan R. Andreasen. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 1996. 5th edition, 632pp. Funding Center (1 East) HF5415 .C2854 1996
    Discussess conceptual and practial foundations for marketing in nonprofit organizations. Coverage includes developing a customer orientation, strategic planning and organization, developing and organizing resources, designing the marketing mix, and controlling marketing strategies.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- marketing]

    STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR FUND RAISING : HOW TO BRING IN MORE MONEY USING STRATEGIC RESOURCE ALLOCATION. Wesley E. Lindahl. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1992. 132pp. Gast Business Library HG177 .L56 1992
    [Fund raising]
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. Binghamton, N.Y. : Haworth Press, 1995. 200pp. Gast Business Library HD62.6 .S765 1995
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS : A GUIDE FOR STRENGTHENING AND SUSTAINING ORGANIZATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT. John M. Bryson. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass, 2004. 34d edition, 430pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD30.28 .B79 2004
    Since John M. Bryson's widely acclaimed Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations was first published in 1988, it has been reprinted nine times and has become the standard book in the field. This thoroughly revised and expanded second edition sets the pace and combines information on leadership, strategic planning, and tools that can help leaders and followers enhance organizational achievement. Bryson shows how leaders and managers of public and nonprofit organizations can use strategic planning to strengthen their organizations. In this expanded edition, the author includes many new examples of successful and unsuccessful strategic planning practices. In addition, this volume offers entirely new chapters that address the implementation of strategic planning, reassess strategies and the strategic planning process, and outline the key leadership roles that must be undertaken if strategic planning is to be effective. This book outlines the reasons public and nonprofit organizations should embrace strategic planning as a way of improving their performance and presents an effective planning process -- Strategy Change Cycle -- that has been successfully implemented by a large number of public and nonprofit organizations. Bryson offers detailed guidance on applying the process, describing specific tools and techniques that will prove invaluable. The author discusses the major roles that must be played by individuals and groups for strategic planning to be successful and gives specific guidance on how this can be accomplished. And he clarifies the method by which strategic planning can be institutionalized so that strategic thought and action will be encouraged and embraced within the entire organization. Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations will be an invaluable resource for leaders, managers, policymakers, and planners in public agencies (such as state and local governments) and in nonprofit organizations (including hospitals and educational institutions). The book is also a valuable tool for scholars of public affairs and administration.
    1995 edition also available in the Gast Business Library.
    1995 electronic edition also available to Michigan residents.
    1988 edition also available in the Gast Business Library.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKBOOK FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. Bryan Barry. Saint Paul, Minn. : Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, c1997. 144pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .B37 1997
    This time-tested workbook gives you practical step-by-step guidance, real-life examples, one nonprofit's complete strategic plan, and easy-to-use worksheets.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- planning]
    [Strategic planning]

    STRATEGIC RESTRUCTURING FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS : MERGERS, INTEGRATIONS, AND ALLIANCES. Amelia Kohm and David La Piana. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003. 153pp. Main Library Stacks HD62.6 .K64 2003
    Drawing on the findings of the most ambitious national study to date on nonprofit strategic restructuring, the authors provide nonprofit managers, board members, consultants, and foundation executives with research-based information to use in making tough decisions about whether and how to pursue a range of organizational partnerships--from jointly managed programs and consolidated administrative functions to full-scale mergers.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- Management]

    STRATEGIC TOOLS FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS : ENHANCING THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR ENTERPRISING NONPROFIT. J. Gregory Dees. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley, 2002. 326pp. Funding Center (1 East) HB615 .D435 2002
    As a follow-up to their book Enterprising Nonprofits, the authors of Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs provide a full set of practical tools for putting the lessons of business entrepreneurship to work in your nonprofit. The book offers hands-on guidance that helps social sector leaders hone their entrepreneurial skills and carry out their social missions more effectively than ever before. This practical and easy-to-use book is filled with examples, exercises, checklists, and action steps that bring the concepts, frameworks, and tools to life. Detailed explanations of all the tools and techniques will help you personalize and apply them to your nonprofit organization–making it stronger, healthier, and better able to serve the needs of our communities.
    [Nonprofit organizations--management]

    STREETSMART FINANCIAL BASICS FOR NONPROFIT MANAGERS. Thomas A. Mclaughlin. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley & Sons, 2002. 2nd edition, 241pp. Gast Business Library Stacks HG4027.65 .M35 2002 ; CD-ROM also available
    Designed to show nonprofit leaders who do not have a financial background how to use readily available data and information to make management decisions. Diskette available in Software Collection.
    1995 edition also available.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- finance]

    This handbook for non-profit management covers the basic organizational issues related to the success of non-profit operations. Legal and tax matters, employees and volunteer relations, fundraising, and budgeting are all discussed in practical terms and with a great deal of detail. The difference between non- profit operations and business management is emphasized throughout. Riddle has worked as a nonprofit fundraising manager and a management consultant.
    [Nonprofit organizations--management]

    STRENGTHENING NONPROFIT PERFORMANCE : A FUNDER'S GUIDE TO CQPACITY BUILDING. Paul Connolly and Carole Lukas. St. Paul, Minn.: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 2002. 163pp. Gast Business Library HD62.6 .C664 2002
    Funders who want to maximize their grantmaking are turning to capacity building—funding core activities that help their grantee's organizations function well. This practical guide synthesize the most recent capacity building practice and research into a collection of strategies, steps, and examples that funders can use to get started on or improve their funding to strengthen nonprofits.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    STRUGGLING THROUGH TIGHT TIMES : A HANDBOOK FOR WOMEN'S AND OTHER NONPROFITS. Sara K. Gould. New York, N.Y. : Women's Action Alliance, Inc., Economic Development Project, 1984. 28pp. Main Library Stacks HV1445 .G68 1984
    Handbook for reassessing the strengths and developmental needs of a nonprofit organization. Offers pointers on how to go about increasing organizational self-sufficiency by generating income and how to determine if pursuing these income raising ideas are even appropriate for you organization.
    [Charities -- United States -- planning]
    [Women -- services for -- United States -- planning]

    SUBSTANCE ABUSE FUNDING : A LOOK AT GRANT-WINNING PROPOSALS. Pam Moore, ed. Alexandria, Va. : Capitol Publications Inc., 1992. 365pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9 .U5 S8 1992
    [Proposal writing for grants]

    SUCCEEDING AT SOCIAL ENTERPRISE : HARD-WON LESSONS FOR NONPRFOITS AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS. Social Enterprise Alliance. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2010. 260pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .S83 2010 : This practical guide is filled with the best practices, tools, guidance, models and successful cases for leaders (and future leaders) of social ventures and enterprises. A groundbreaking work, it brings together the knowledge and experience of social enterprise pioneers in the field and some of today's most successful social entrepreneurs to show what it takes to implement and run an effective social venture or organization. Succeeding at Social Enterprise focuses on real life examples, lessons learned and the core competencies that are needed to run a social venture in a nonprofit, highlighting such skills as managing and leading, business planning, marketing and sales, and accounting.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    SUCCEEDING WITH CONSULTANTS : SELF-ASSESSMENT FOR THE CHANGING NONPROFIT. Barbara Kibbe and Fred Setterberg. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, 1992. 79pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .K53 1992
    "A good consultant will offer you advice, perspective, tools, inspiration, skills, and time you don't have to help you solve your own problems." The book covers six different areas in which a nonprofit organization might benefit from the advice of a consultant : governance, planning, fund development, financial management, public relations and marketing, and quality assurance.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- management]

    SUCCESSFUL CAPITAL CAMPAIGN : FROM PLANNING TO VICTORY CELEBRATION. Gerald Quigg, ed. Washington, D.C. : Council for the Advancement of Education, 1986. 188pp. Main Library Stacks LB2336 .S85 1986
    Contains 21 essays by fundraising consultants with experience running capital campaigns. The essays address such issues as the management of trustees and volunteers, the creation of a case statement, and the administration of a campaign. Designed for campaign managers, the book may also be used by executive directors, trustees, and volunteers.
    [Educational fund raising]

    see the book section of Religious Fundraising.

    SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE FUND RAISING : EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR TODAY'S NONPROFITS. K. Scott Sheldonb. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley & Sons, 2000. 190pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9.U5 S535 2000
    Corporate giving currently accounts for nearly 10 percent of all charitable donations nationwide, and most experts agree that the flow of corporate resources earmarked for nonprofit programs is on the rise. Yet, many fund raisers are held back from tapping this gold mine by the fear they don’t know how to "play the system" correctly. When it comes to soliciting corporate funds, even old hands at private fund raising find themselves stymied by the lack of clear-cut answers to such critical questions as: "How do I find out which companies give and how do I obtain information about them?" "Who are the funding decision makers, and how do I appeal to them and cultivate relationships with them?" "What hidden strings and pitfalls should I be aware of when soliciting corporate funds?"
    [Fund raising]
    [Corporations -- charitable contributions]

    SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING : A COMPLETE HANDBOOK FOR VOLUNTEERS AND PROFESSIONALS. Joan Flanagan. Lincolnwood, Ill. : Contemporary Books, 2000. 2nd edition, 324pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177.5.U6 F58 2000
    A guide to soliciting that provides examples of successful Internet appeals, such as those on the World Wildlife Fund Canada's Web site (http://www.wwf.ca). She praises the group for giving prospective donors several options when contributing on line. The bulk of Ms. Flanagan's book examines more-traditional fund-raising methods. Chapters cover special events, direct mailings, prospect research, major gifts, planned gifts, corporate and foundation grants, and partnerships with businesses. She provides a guide to books and publications of interest to fund raisers, and offers tools such as a worksheet that individuals can use to plot fund-raising efforts.
    1991 edition also available.
    [Fund raising]

    SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING : A HANDBOOK OF PROVEN STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES. William K. Grasty and Kenneth G. Sheinkopf. New York, N.Y. : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1982. 318pp. Gast Business Library and Funding Center (1 East) HG277 .G72
    A primer and practical guide for individuals and groups involved in the gamut of fundraising activities.
    [Fund raising]

    SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS. Karen Brooks Hopkins and Carolyn Stolper Friedman. Phoenix, Az. : Oryx Press, 1997. 2nd edition, 259pp. Funding Center (1 East) NX765 .S78 1997
    The second edition of this popular guide offers experts advice on today's best fundraising strategies for arts and cultural organizations. Through a series of practical steps, the authors detail the mechanics of a successful fundraising campaign, including defining the roles of senior staff, volunteers, and board members; approaching businesses, foundations, individuals, and government agencies for support; and planning and directing special fundraising events. Also included are new chapters on conducting endowment campaigns and securing corporate sponsorships.
    1989 edition also available in Fine Arts Library.
    [Arts fund raising]
    [Arts publicity]

    SUCCESSFUL FUND RAISING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION : THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING. Frank H. T. Thodes. Phoenix, Az. : Oryx Press, 1997. 182pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .S86 1997
    Contains ten case studies for higher education institutions and one boarding school. The contributors, a mix of presidents and development officials, share the tactics employed in their respective campaigns and also define the responsibilities of a fund drive's overseers.
    [Educational fund raising]

    SUCCESSFUL GRANT WRITING FOR SCHOOL LEADERS : 10 EASY STEPS. / Kenneth T. Henson. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Education, c2012. 250pp. Funding Center (1 East) LC243.A1 H46 2012 : This book breaks grant-writing down into 10 easy steps so school leaders learn how to sharpen their own skills and help others write highly-competitive grants. Stripping away the mystery of grant-writing, Successful Grant Writing for School Leaders: 10 Easy Steps provides a straightforward template for securing more grants for your school and district. Drawing on author Kenneth Henson's considerable success in this arena, the book outlines a series of steps that involve understanding the funder, identifying the funder's needs, and crafting proposals to capitalize on each opportunity. Filled with real examples, the book explains the parts of a grant, provides good grant sources, and details ways to ensure a grant gets funded again and again.
    [Educational fund raising]

    SUCCESSFUL GRANT WRITING : STRATEGIES FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE PROFESSIONALS. Laura N. Gitlin and Kevin J. Lyons. New York, N.Y. : Springer Publishing Company, 1996. 243pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.2 .G58 1996
    Tailored for both academics and direct-service providers, this book provides a general overview of grantsmanship for inexperienced grant seekers and those who are looking to sharpen or brush up on their skills.
    [Proposal writing for grants]
    [Proposal writing in human services]
    [Medical care -- research grants]
    [Public health -- research grants]

    SUCCESSFUL GRANT WRITING : STRATEGIES FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE PROFESSIONALS. Laura N. Gitlin and Kevin J. Lyons. New York, N.Y. : Springer Publishing Company, c2004. 2nd edition, 305pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.2 .G58 2004
    Designed for health and human service professionals in academic and practice settings, this book will assist inexperienced grant writers as well as those who have been successful but would like to expand their knowledge of grantmanship. The authors provide a framework for understanding the funding world and offer a range of effective strategies and work models for success in obtaining external support. The appendixes contain a selection of common questions and their answers and a list of key acronyms. New second edition topics include:
    (1) A Research Career Trajectory
    (2) Pilot Research Programs
    (3) What Ideas are Hot and What are Not
    (4) The NIH Modular Format
    (5) Elements of a Concept Paper
    (6) Managing the Grant Award
    [Proposal writing in human services]
    [Medical care -- Research grants]
    [Public health -- Research grants] [Proposal writing for grants]

    SUCCESSFUL GRANT WRITING TIPS - THE MANUAL. Beverly A. Browning. Burton, MI. : Grantsline Inc., 1991. 91pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9 .U5 B78 1991
    Provides an excellent overview with lots of examples.
    [Fund raising]
    [Proposal writing for grants]

    SUCCESSFUL GRANTS PROGRAM MANAGEMENT. David G. Bauer. San Francisco, Ca. : Jossey-Bass, 2000. Revised edition, 264pp. Funding Center (1 East) LC243.A1 B38 2000
    1994 edition also available.
    Written specifically for educators, this provides the basics of initiating, administering, and evaluating a grantseeking strategy. Techniques and examples relate to both private and federal grants. Explains how to move from the idea stage to a project plan, then how to develop a proposal that will win the funding. Includes examples of a letter proposal.
    [Educational fund raising]

    SUCCESSFUL MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. Barry L. McLeish. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley & Sons, 1995. 294pp. Gast Business Library HF5415 .M385 1995
    Explains how marketing can be used to enhance fund-raising, get the word out about a new service and increase the nonprofit's visibility in the community. Discusses basic marketing concepts and demonstrates how to apply them to situations facing all types of nonprofit organizations. Packed with authentic anecdotes and examples of what does and does not work in the nonprofit world.
    [Nonprofit organizations -- marketing]

    An online presentation by Melanie Swith, CharityNet USA
    (Last checked 12/30/10


    SUCCESSFUL PROPOSAL STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES : WINNING GOVERNMENT, PRIVATE SECTOR, AND INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS. Robert S. Frey. Boston, Ma. : Artech House, 1999. 2nd edition, 472pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177.5.U6 F74 1999; cd available in Software Collection
    electronic edition also available to Michigan residents.
    [Proposal writing for grants]
    [Small business -- United States -- finance]

    SUCCESSFUL SPECIAL EVENTS : PLANNING, HOSTING, AND EVALUATING. Barbara R. Levy and Barbara H. Marion. Gaithersburg, Md. : Aspen Publishers, 1997. 233pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41.9 .U5 L49 1997
    Conventional fund-raising wisdom has it that special events cost at least 50 percent of any income generated and that they only raise significant dollars in half of all cases. The authors maintain that a special event -- provided it is well planned and creative -- can shower money and praise on a non-profit group. The book discusses how to set goals, settle on a theme, budget expenses, attract volunteers, invite the approriate guests, draw news media coverage, and comply with laws and insurance requirements. Includes diagrams, checklists, budgets, thank you notes, and a sample evaluation report.
    [Fund raising]
    [Promotion of special events]

    SURVIVAL PLANNING FOR THE '80S : FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES FOR GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS. Tim Sweeney and Michael Seltzer. Washington, D.C. : Community Careers Resource Center, 1982. 17pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV41 .S96 1982
    A three-part series of articles offering principles and planning tools that staff, boards, and members can use in developing a fundraising strategy and give an insider's tour to some of the more creative fundraising approaches underway around the country.
    [Fund raising]

    SUSTAINING NONPROFIT PERFORMANCE : THE CASE FOR CAPACITY BUILDING AND THE EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT IT. Paul C. Light. Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2004. 211pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD62.6 .L545 2004
    [Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- Management]

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