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!
Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE
Linda is one of fewer than one hundred professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. In her twenty years as a philanthropic consultant, she has managed capital campaigns, helped dozens of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals, and trained more than 25,000 professionals in Mexico, Canada, Egypt, Bermuda, and most of the fifty United States, in all aspects of development.
Linda is an AFP Certified Master Trainer and serves on the board of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. She has received two AFP research grants. She is also a prolific writer and is always working on another book (or two, or three). Linda has received the Outstanding Fundraising Executive award from both the Eastern Pennsylvania and the Las Vegas chapters of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) and in 2006 was recognized internationally in Atlanta, Georgia with the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Service to AFP. Linda is also a graduate of the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Program, Diocese of Las Vegas and is active in her church in Boulder City, Nevada.
Norman 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.
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.