Make It Better Guide to Fundraising

Fundraising—an activity consisting of equal parts of excitement and anxiety.

If you haven’t experienced it yet, you will. One day you’ll find yourself at your child’s PTA meeting, or a church group or women’s club, raising your hand when the call goes out for a fundraising chair. Before you know it, someone’s handed you this year’s “stretch goal” and you’re wondering how you’re ever going to pull it off.

No worries! We’re here to help. Our guide offers you great articles that will educate and inspire. We’ve also included a few resources and books as well. And if you’re interested in actual North Shore examples of fundraising in action, visit our Make A Difference section.


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The Good Giving Guide: A Supporter’s Guide to Charities and Campaigning
Annie Kelly

The Complete Guide to Fundraising Management (The AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series)
Stanley Weinstein

Fundraising When Money Is Tight: A Strategic and Practical Guide to Surviving Tough Times and Thriving in the Future (The Mal Warwick Fundraising Series)
Mal Warwick

Boards That Love Fundraising: A How-to Guide for Your Board
Robert Zimmerman