Recommended Books

Here’s a list of my top fundraising book recommendations.  For each area I’ve featured a book (or two) written by the top subject matter experts on that topic.  In each case I either personally know the author or have seen them speak.  They know their stuff … I promise!  And I’d rather send you straight to the source than simply repeat this information in a blog post.  So please, pick up a few and always keep learning (that’s one of the keys to fundraising success).

For when you’re just getting started …

Nonprofit Fundraising 101

On fundraising writing & appeal letters …

Fundraiser's Guide to Irresistible Communications

On fundraising evaluation …

FundRaising

On being productive (while fundraising) …

Work Simply
Getting Things Done

On networking and relationship building …

Never Eat Alone
Power Questions

On stewardship and donor retention …

On print newsletters …

Making Money with Donor Newletters

On fundraising events …

A higher Bid

On using social media to drive fundraising …

How to Build and Mobilize a Social Media Community for you Nonprofit in 90 Days

On writing a case for support …

Turning Doubters into Donors

On capital campaigns …

Capitol Campaigns Strategies that Work

On monthly giving programs …

Monthly Giving

On fundraising strategy and planning …

4 Pillars of the Donor Experience

On board fundraising engagement …

Transform Your Board
Guide to Nonprofit Leadership

On making the ask …

Making the Ask

On prospect research …

Prospect Research for Fundraisers

On corporate support and sponsorships …

Corporate Social Responsibility

For executive directors …