The quest for funding is a high-pressure, never-ending process for nonprofit organizations large and small. Authors G. Douglass Alexander and Kristina J. Carlson break the process down into manageable pieces while covering each major avenue that fundraising professionals travel in the search for financial support. The authors use a question and answer format to explain and illustrate the premise outlined at the beginning of every chapter. Packed with useful, applicable information from cover to cover, this book deals with a range of topics including the basic principles of fundraising, annual and capital campaigns, special events, major gifts, foundation funding and stewardship. Such a comprehensive, well-organized analysis of any one subject is rare. getAbstract.com strongly recommends this book as a primer for any individual or group seeking guidance for a strategic approach to raising funds.
In this summary, you will learn
- What the nine enduring principles of fundraising are;
- Why they matter;
- How and where to focus your fundraising efforts;
- What tools and techniques professional fundraisers use to solicit donations; and
- Which key fundraising programs your organization needs to raise a steady stream of support year after year.
About the Authors
G. Douglass Alexander is president of an Atlanta-based consultancy. He has directed major capital and endowment campaigns for national nonprofit clients. He chairs a prospect research firm and FundraisingINFO.com, an Internet-based consultancy, where Kristina J. Carlson, CFRE, is president and manages the day-to-day operations.