The Fundraising Habits of Supremely Successful Boards: A 59-minute Guide to Assuring Your Organization's Future

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Emerson & Church, Publishers, 2006 - Business & Economics - 108 pages
Offering a wealth of practical fundraising advice, this concise guide for members of nonprofit boards can be read in about an hour. Drawing upon extensive professional experience working with a variety of boards, Panas (a columnist for Contributions magazine) shares what he has observed about boards that excel at the task of resource development. Twenty-five essential fundraising habits are explored in chapters of 2-3 pages each. Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

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Quick read. Good Advice. Gives good examples of what a board should be doing to raise funds and support the organization. Good topics for a board retreat. Author shares experiences with boards of all shapes and sizes (and funding needs). Good punch for board involvement and making that personal and financial commitment. No excuse for 'no time to read'. 

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At least one section of this book contains false information that I know of personally and in my opinion the remainder is not worth the price of the book.


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About the author (2006)

Jerold Panas is among a small handful of the grandmasters of American fundraisers. This is his 10th book. Jerry is considered one of the top writers in the field and a number of his books, including Asking and Mega Gifts, have achieved classic status. Hailed by Newsweek as the Robert Schuller of fundraising, Jerry is a popular columnist for Contributions magazine and a favorite speaker at conferences and workshops throughout the nation. He is executive director of one of the premier firms in America and is co-founder of the Institute for Charitable Giving. The very term philanthropy would mean less without Jerrys influence. He lives with his wife, Felicity, in a 1710 farmhouse in northwest Connecticut.

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