Selected Bibliography

The resources for nonprofit fundraising abound, both in print and online. The following list has been selected from various sources and is reflective of the international interest in professional fundraising.

However, it is important to note that there are many free resources, available by reviewing the websites of organizations listed in Step 1. The information on those websites will guide any organization in its process of developing a fundraising plan, writing a proposal and following-up with impact assessment.

Author Title
Bray, Illona Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits: Real-World Strategies That Work
Cagney, Penelope, Bernard Ross Global Fundraising: How the World is Changing the Rules of Philanthropy
Clarke, Cheryl A., Susan P. Fox Grant Proposal Makeover: Transform Your Request from No to Yes
Deville, Daniel Fundraising Made Simple: A Guide to Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
Garecht, Joe How to Hold Great Fundraising Events: A Step-by-Step Guide
Genn, Adina The Everything Guide to Fundraising Book: From Grassroots Campaigns to Corporate Sponsorships – All You Need to Support Your Cause, Capital Campaigns/Online Fundraising/Cause Marketing/Special Events
Johnson, Victoria Grant Writing 101: Everything You Need to Start Raising Funds Today
Kachinske, Timothy 90 Days to Success in Fundraising
Karsh, Ellen The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need
Kern, Rose Marie Fundraising Events! A Step by Step Guide for Small to Medium Non-Profit Organizations
Klein, Kim Fundraising in Times of Crisis
Klein, Kim Fundraising for Social Change
Klein, Kim Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times: What Good Causes Need to Know to Survive and Thrive
Koch, Deborah S. How to Say It: Grantwriting: Write Proposals That Grantmakers Want to Fund
Levy, Reynold Yours for the Asking: An Indispensable Guide to Fundraising and Management 
McLeish, Barry J. Successful Marketing Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations: Winning in the Age of the Elusive Donor
O'Neal-McElrath, Tori Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing and Writing Successful Proposals
Olberlding, John and Lisa Barnwell Williams Building Strong Nonprofits: New Strategies for Growth and Sustainability 
Pagnoni, Laurence A., Michael Solomon The Nonprofit Fundraising Solution: Powerful Revenue Strategies to Take You to the Next Level
Ross, Bernard and Clare Segal The Influential Fundraiser: Using the Psychology of Persuasion to Achieve Outstanding Results
Sand, Michael A. How to Manage an Effective Nonprofit Organization From Writing and Managing Grants to Fundraising, Board Development and Strategic Planning
Smith, Nancy, E. Works The Complete Book of Grant Writing: Learn to Write Grants Like a Professional
Spruce, Dee So, You’re in Charge of Fundraising!
Von Kotzebue, Alexander On Collective Goods, Voluntary Contributions and Fundraising
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