Team-based Fundraising Step by Step

Team-based Fundraising Step by Step

A Practical Guide to Improving Results Through Teamwork

Book - 2000 | 1st ed
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"Although nonprofits have adopted a team approach in programdelivery and even management, many nonprofits have not used thissame successful approach in fundraising. This friendly guide arguesfor creating a fundraising team that involves board members,executive staff, line staff, and volunteers and gives examples ofhow such teams can operate effectively. Along the way, the authormakes fundraising seem less mysterious and intimidating, and leadthe reader to feel confident and enthusiastic about creating asuccessful fundraising team--no small achievement."--Jan Masaoka,executive director, CompassPoint Services

Many nonprofits rely on a lone staff member or volunteer to raisethe money they need to sustain or grow their programs. In thisinsightful resource, leading fundraiser Mim Carlson presents apractical approach to involving the entire organization infundraising. In doing so, she helps board members, executivedirectors, and development directors turn their staff andvolunteers into a cohesive team with clearly defined goals,specific roles, joint accountability, diverse talents and skills,and strong leadership.

In Team-Based Fundraising Step by Step, Carlson draws on popularteam-building theory and successful techniques--as well as on heryears of fundraising experience--to offer a fresh framework forhelping teams become more unified in their fund developmentactivities. She argues that individuals who act alone cannot makethe most of fundraising strategies and instead advises readers toinclude the board of directors, the executive director, staff, andother volunteers in strategic planning and development.

This practical, step-by-step guide shows readers how to develop andimplement a whole-organization approach. Providing both a rationalefor this novel approach and illustrations of how it has producedsuccessful results, Carlson offers important tools for effectivecollaboration:
* Detailed implementation strategies
* Sample forms
* Checklists
* Worksheets
* Summaries of roles and responsibilities

At last, nonprofit managers, board members, developmentprofessionals, and fundraisers at all levels of experience have adynamic guide to making the most of fundraising opportunitiesthrough effective collaboration.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780787943677
Call Number: 658.15224 C284t 2000
Characteristics: xix, 119 p. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Clarke, Cheryl 1955-


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