Boards That Love Fundraising: A How-To Guide For Your Board
by Robert Zimmerman and Ann Lehman
128 pages, February 2004, Jossey-Bass
also available at Jossey-Bass ($28.99)
Table of Contents
About the Authors
Excerpt from Chapter 1: Boards That Love Fundraising: Specific Responsibilities
Excerpt from Chapter 2: Getting People to Ask for $$
What people are saying aboutBoards That Love Fundraising
"[Board]Members were very receptive to the book, it is short, sweet, and easy to follow. It is filled with training guides, examples, and exercises you can do with board members to prepare them for making an ask."
"If an organization is not receiving sufficient donations, it often is because "the board and staff members don't ask for money effectively, they don't ask often enough, and sometimes they don't ask - period."
"The book provides tips to help board members overcome the fear of rejection and feel more comfortable asking for support -- they should not view fund raising as begging, for example, but as 'creating opportunities' for people to 'invest in successful enterprises.'"
"He (Bob Zimmerman) makes it (fundraising) seem very doable, very easy... he makes it seem easy. He takes the mystery out of it."
"The fund-raiser is not lightening the donor's wallet but rather is extending a hand. He is less interested in scoring a gift than in creating opportunities for the giver and receiver to achieve something together."
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