Boards That Love Fundraising: A How-To Guide For Your Board
How others evaluate "Boards That Love Fundraising":
Chronicle of Philanthropy Consultant's Guide review - October 13,
Amazon Review - November 10, 2008 by Amber C. Holen (REAL NAME)
The Extreme Fundraising Ezine, a blog about "powerful, simple ideas on asking for money that you can put into practice today", reviewed Boards That Love Fundraising in its resource spotlight. "One of the cooler things I get to do is participate in Charity Channel's WebReview as a volunteer book reviewer. The book I'm currently reading for review is Boards That Love Fundraising by Robert M. Zimmerman and Ann W. Lehman. This book is simply great. If you're a paid development person, it's everything you wish your board members understood about fundraising. If you're a board member, it's everything you wish you'd been trained to do when you were recruited for the board. This book is incredibly readable and packed with a terrific overview of fundraising, as well as dozens of exercises to do as a board. Whether you're a seasoned professional fundraiser or brand-new to this role, Boards That Love Fundraising will help you improve your ability to raise money! To your extreme fundraising success!" More...
Nonprofit Resource Center, in Sacramento, CA wrote "This book distills more than 20 years experience into helpful and easy exercises and tips that everyone in the nonprofit can use to raise more money." More...
Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, Inc. ("NEW"), a nonprofit organization located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, said "Inspirational stories are accompanied by practical advice and many interactive exercises for boards based on the authors' extensive experience in training and working with boards of directors of all sizes." More...
and Lehman have more than two decades of hands-on experience helping
board members know how to do their job. This workbook distills their
knowledge into helpful and easy exercises and tips that everyone
in the nonprofit can use to raise more money."
and Lehman have written an encouraging and practical guide sure
to help diffuse the fear and loathing with which most nonprofit
board members face in fund development. Straight talk about board
responsibilities sets the stage. Short easy exercises suitable for
board meetings demonstrate fundraising skills and techniques. Boards
That Love Fundraising provides the script for board presidents
and staff to share the practice and the joy of successful resource
development within any nonprofit."
wisdom in Boards That Love Fundraising: An Educational Workbook
helped our Board of Directors and I deal with some of our most challenging
issues. In this day and age, fundraising by board members is critical
to the success of any non-profit organization, including ours. Zimmerman
Lehman will help your board get
than a workbook for board members, this book is a great tool for development
staff to inventory all the possibilities for successfully advancing
MUST read for raising funds...An easily digestible, comprehensive
HOW TO guide for volunteers and staff, complete with helpful and effective
step-by-step guidelines, this book is a 'must have' for those engaged
and Ann's book is so readable yet filled with knowledge and wonderful
exercises. It is sure to be a hit with any current or future Board
only fundraising book you will ever need! The authors challenge traditional
attitudes, and fears, about fundraising by arguing that we should
view the activity not as "tin-cup begging" but as providing a way
for people to invest positively in their communities. The authors
break new ground by focusing on benefits that *donors* derive from
philanthropic giving and strategies to enhance these benefits. With
exercises entitled "What Moves People to Give," the book offers ample
opportunity for readers to apply this refreshing approach to their
specific circumstances. I recommend this easy-to-read and comprehensive
guide to anyone who serves on a board, especially those of you who
have been afraid of fundraising. You won't be able to put it down!"
That Love Fundraising: A How-To Guide for Your Board by Robert M.
Zimmerman and Ann W. Lehman deals honestly and creatively with helping
board members overcome the fear of asking for donations. The authors
explain how "begging for money" is actually an opportunity to educate
potential donors on different causes and how they can influence them.
There are many fine books on fundraising, but few delineate the board
member's role with such clarity."