You and Your Nonprofit: Practical Advice and Tips from the CharityChannel Professional Community has been written for those who want to learn more about the nonprofit sector or improve their knowledge and skills related to nonprofit leadership, management and fundraising. Peer-reviewed articles selected for inclusion in this book have been contributed by nationally known experts within the nonprofit sector.
You and Your Nonprofit:
- Explores planning issues that are often a challenge to nonprofit organizations.
- Provides models for improvement of management, governance and leadership.
- Presents best practices related to the science and art of fundraising.
- Addresses many of the day-to-day issues that confront nonprofit leaders and professionals.
- Provides practical and replicable problem-solving suggestions.
This is surely the book I wish I had decades ago.
—Bob Carter, Chair-elect, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Forty-three contributing authors at the top of their game share their hard-won expertise in this easy-to-read, down-to-earth book. In his foreword, Bob Carter, Chair-elect, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), writes, “This is surely the book I wish I had decades ago.” The contributing authors cover a variety of subjects. You will learn about planning issues relating to governance, fundraising, administration and marketing. You will learn about leadership, and other topics as well. The editors’ goal is for you to enjoy reading about nonprofit management, leadership and fundraising and in the process learn ways to add value to your own work as someone who is, or will be, engaged in the nonprofit sector.
Because the contributing authors are members of the CharityChannel professional community, you may connect with them via their respective CharityChannel pages, enabling you to ask questions, engage in a dialog, obtain more information, and tap into additional resources that will help you.
This book has been written for YOU!
Norman Olshansky is president of NFP Consulting Resources. His consulting practice focuses on planning and onsite counsel/direction for multi-organization collaborative capital campaigns for nonprofit organizations. He has over thirty years of professional and executive level leadership and consulting experience within both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. His clients have included both large and small service, health, cultural and faith-based organizations ranging from local and national health care companies, to military and law enforcement agencies. He has consulted for nonprofit entities throughout the U.S., Canada and Israel.
Norman has a master’s degree in social work, and has received national recognition for his work in human service and executive leadership. For many years he served in executive level positions with Jewish communal organizations. He is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and was named Social Worker of the Year by the Oakland County, Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. A frequent lecturer at universities, he has also published a syndicated column, is a national book reviewer and leader for CharityChannel, and is active as a volunteer in several civic, religious and professional organizations.
Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE, is graduate of Alvernia University and AFP’s Faculty Training Academy, receiving the designation Master Teacher for the latter. She is one of one hundred professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. Linda is the president of Linda Lysakowski, LLC, dedicated to inspiring creativity and philanthropy.
In her twenty plus years as a philanthropic consultant, Linda has managed capital campaigns, helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals, and trained more than 26,000 development professionals in Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Egypt, and most of the fifty United States.
Linda is the author of a number of titles published by CharityChannel Press, the publishing imprint of the CharityChannel professional community:
Fundraising is one of the hottest careers in the United States. So no, you are definitely NOT crazy! It is also probably one of the least understood careers, sometimes even by those who are in it. Fundraising as a Career: What, Are You Crazy? was written to enlighten anyone who wonders about a career in fundraising, wants to advance in their mid-stream fundraising career, or hire a development person onto staff. The book gives you an insider’s view that will equip you for success. It helps you examine the many possibilities in the field of development and assess whether you have the right skills, personality, and enthusiasm for the job.
Capital Campaigns: Everything You NEED to Know is a practical, down-to-earth guide that will take the “pain” out of your capital campaign. Is your organization considering a capital, endowment, or other major fundraising campaign? Do you work for or serve on the board of a nonprofit that is thinking about or ready to launch a capital campaign? Many organizations launch campaigns that disrupt the annual giving program, drain the staff, and fail to reach their goals for a number of reasons discussed by Linda in the book.
Raise More Money from Your Business Community: A Practical Guide to Tapping into Corporate Charitable Giving is based on research and practical experience that will enable you to raise more money from your business community. It will help you:
- Identify the types of businesses likely to give
- Communicate with business leaders in a more compelling manner
- Involve volunteers from the business world in your fundraising activities
- Understand why businesses support their local communities and why some organizations are successful in their approaches to businesses and others are not.
- Reach beyond event sponsorship as a way to involve the business community.
- Understand the corporate/foundation relations fallacy and why it often does not work.
- Learn the secrets used by successful nonprofits when asking for money from businesses.
- Involve your board members in developing their business network for your organization.
- Plan an annual business appeal.
Even some of the finest fund development programs have leaks—pockets of inefficiency that, left unaddressed, will continue to reduce the support the nonprofit organization receives from its fundraising program. The Leaky Bucket: What’s Wrong with Your Fundraising and How You Can Fix, coauthored with Ellen Bristol, is a groundbreaking book that shows you how to find the leaks and plug them quickly and effectively. This book is a must-read for every nonprofit fundraiser, senior executive, and board member. Raising money is truly mission critical. The authors detail every area where your agency can improve results, not just for today but for year after year after year.
In YOU and Your Nonprofit Board: Advice and Practical Tips from the Field’s Top Practitioners, Researchers, and Provocateurs, Linda joins a star-studded cast of collaborators assembled from the CharityChannel professional community by editor Terrie Temkin. This remarkable board volume that delivers the wisdom of the nonprofit world’s leading practitioners, researchers, and provocateurs. This easily-digestible book is a must for board directors and anyone who is interested in effective nonprofit leadership. The focused, short essay format makes it easy for the reader to absorb the authors’ thinking on a variety of topics: some traditional—such as board member roles and responsibilities, recruitment, meeting management, and evaluation—and others not so much. For instance, you’ll find articles on coaching for directors, the value of conversation, and several new structures for governance.
Linda served as the coeditor, along with Norman Olshansky, and contributing author of You and Your Nonprofit: Practical Advice and Tips from the CharityChannel Professional Community. It was written for those who want to learn more about the nonprofit sector or improve their knowledge and skills related to nonprofit leadership, management and fundraising. Peer-reviewed articles selected for inclusion in this book have been contributed by nationally known experts within the nonprofit sector.
Linda and Susan Schaefer, both successful nonprofit-sector consultants in their own right, coedited The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook: Winning Strategies from 25 Leaders in the Field, a first-of-its-kind insight into the everyday lives of consultants to the nonprofit sector. This collection of firsthand contributions from some of the most respected consultants in the nonprofit sector takes the reader on a journey that spans a consultant’s professional life—from the decisions that formed the business to a detailed set of options for winding it down.
Linda is also the author of the first book written for For the GENIUS Press, also an imprint of CharityChannel. Whether you are a “newbie” to fundraising, an experienced fundraiser concerned about shrinking funding sources, or want to become a fundraising “superstar,” Fundraising for the GENIUS will give you the answers you need to succeed. Learn how to develop an integrated fundraising program that allows you to leverage your human and financial resources to create a strong organization. Why do we call this book a GENIUS book? Thomas Edison famously said:
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Reading this For the GENIUS book shows that you have the inspiration to master the art and science of fundraising. Linda helps you with the perspiration part by showing you how to dramatically increase your fundraising results by employing tried-and-true methods used by the most successful nonprofits and institutions.
In additional, Linda is author of: Recruiting and Training Fundraising Volunteers, The Development Plan, and The Matriarch (a novel). She is a contributing author to The Fundraising Feasibility Study—It’s Not About the Money, and coauthor of The Essential Nonprofit Fundraising Handbook, and Your New Donor.
You’ll know an In the Trenches book not just by its cover, but by the author’s fun, upbeat writing style. But don’t be fooled by its down-to-earth approach and ample use of sidebars. In the Trenches books are authoritative and cover what a beginner should know to get started and progress rapidly, and what a more experienced nonprofit-sector practitioner needs to move forward in the subject.
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