Here are excerpts from Philanthropy News Digest's Off the Shelf book reviews:
Best Practices in Grant Seeking: Beyond the Proposal.
Saadia Faruqi (Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2010)
"...Faruqi's approach encompasses not just the grant writer or development professional, but the executive director, board members, program and public relations staff, volunteers, and even clients..." More
How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist: 330 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Home, Community, and World - at No Cost!
Nicole Bouchard Boles (Workman Publishing Company, 2009)
"...A self-described "expert in no- and low-cost philanthropy," Boles' message is that you don't need to be Bill Gates or Warren Buffet to make a difference in the world; you just need dedication, a little time, and some know-how..." More
The Power of Legacy and Planned Gifts: How Nonprofits and Donors Work Together to Change the World.
Kevin Johnson (Jossey-Bass, 2010)
"...Johnson presents stories from the field along with practical knowledge, tactics, and strategies designed to help small and mid-size nonprofits create a gift-planning program sure to bring success..." More
Nonprofit Guide to Going Green.
Ted Hart, Adrienne D. Capps, and Matthew Bauer (John Wiley, 2009)
"...the authors...make it clear that 'green' is an opportunity for nonprofits to further their mission of making the world a better place — environmentally as well as by directing savings into core programs — while also bolstering their fundraising efforts..." More
Designing for the Greater Good: The Best in Cause-Related Marketing and Nonprofit Design.
Peleg Top and Jonathan Cleveland (Collins Design/Harper Collins, 2010)
"...a handsome book and a good reference tool for graphic designers looking for inspiration and/or new ideas from the world of cause-related design..." More
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