Below is a selection of books published this year available at all five Foundation Center Libraries, listed by subject.
To generate your own list (including reports, articles, and other items) use the Advanced Search feature in the Catalog of Nonprofit Literature, and put "2013" in the date range, along with any keywords or subjects that interest you.
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The Charity Event Planning Guide: Having Fun While Raising Funds by David Mirisch and Godfrey Harris.
This practical guide for planning fundraising events is intended for nonprofits of any size. It includes a listing of event activities, planning calendars, sponsorship advice, sample budgets, event checklists, contingency considerations. The authors also discusses special event goals and evaluation. Call number: 760 MIR
Winning Grants Step By Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing, and Writing Successful Proposals, 4th ed. by Tori O'Neal-McElrath.
This book contains instructions to help with proposal development for foundation and corporate funding. It covers idea development, writing problem statements, defining goals and objectives, preparing the evaluation component, budgeting, writing the summary, and sustaining funder relationships. The author also provides a number of sample proposal documents and worksheets. Call number: 770 CAR 2013
Content Marketing for Nonprofits: a Communications Map for Engaging Your Community, Becoming a Favorite Cause, and Raising More Money by Kivi Leroux Miller.
The author explains how to design and implement a content marketing strategy. The final section covers multichannel marketing and describes how to use websites, blogs, email, newsletters, social media, and mobile devices to attract and retain supporters. Call number: 680 LER CON
Social Change Anytime, Everywhere: How to Implement Online Multichannel Strategies to Spark Advocacy, Raise Money, and Engage Your Community by Allyson Kapin and Amy Sample Ward.
This guidebook is intended for nonprofit communications, marketing, fundraising, and social media staff who would like to integrate mobile and social media into their efforts. It provides an overview of multichannel technology, explains how to plan and implement strategies and campaign ideas, and offers three case studies to illustrate concepts. Call number: 676 KAP
Do Good Well: Your Guide to Leadership, Action, and Social Innovation by Nina Vasan and Jennifer Przybylo.
The authors provide a practical methodology on turning socially innovative visions into reality. They discuss how to create, fund, and market social action programs; explain how to develop meaningful relationships with like-minded endeavors; and outline what is required to sustain success. Call number: 604 VAS
Non-Profit Turnaround: How to Rescue a Failing Organization by Craig Copland.
This book explains how to turnaround a struggling nonprofit, and making it successful and effective once again by following these five steps: changing thinking, figuring out what went wrong, cutting costs, generating immediate cash, and fixing things to start growing again. Also describes various fundraising techniques. Call Number: 604 COP
Practical Project Management for Agile Nonprofits: Approaches and Templates to Help You Manage With Limited Resources by Karen R. J. White.
This book provides project management tactics for nonprofits that have been proven effective in the for-profit sector, especially in achieving key business objectives. Sections cover best practices, using technology, managing volunteers, and the board's role. Call number: 604 WHI
Global Fundraising: How the World is Changing the Rules of Philanthropy by Penelope Cagney and Bernard Ross.
This book examines recent developments, trends, and histories of institutional and individual giving in China, Japan, Latin America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. It also looks at major donors, the impact of social media on global fundraising, and "charity giants" that have large international operations. Call number: 340 CAG (I also discussed this book in a previous post)
Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being by Zoltán J. Ács.
This book takes an in-depth look at American philanthropy as a force in capitalism, looks at its influence on the free-market system, and shows how it could serve as a model for the reinvestment of wealth in other countries. The author also argues that philanthropy achieves three critical outcomes: it deals with the question of what to do with wealth, complements government in creating public goods, and has a positive effect on economic growth and productivity. Call number: 400 ACS
The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises are Teaming Up to Solve Society’s Toughest Problems by William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan.
The authors outline the new "solution economy," which is being fueled by socially-conscious business models, disruptive technologies, and "wavemakers" that are changing conventional practices. They explain how all these pieces come together through problem-solving ecosystems, and offer six strategies that can be used to join this movement. Call number: 733 EGG
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