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If you’re a fundraiser or social entrepreneur keen to secure large gift for any kind of social cause you need to be able to ask the right people for the right money in the right way. But how do you do that? In this ground-breaking book, global experts Bernard Ross and Clare Segal share their approach - used by major fundraising organisations from UNHCR in the Middle East to MSF in the US and from UK’s Oxford University to MEF Museum in Argentina – which has been used to secure gifts up to $110m in a single ask. Whether you’re an experienced fundraiser looking for new ideas, a newbie keen to get to the right approach fast, or a board member anxious to help out, you’ll find the answers you’re looking for inside.
NEW RELEASE!This book is a practical step by step guide to help city governments and nonprofits in developing logic models and theories of change using what is called the "Progressive Outcomes Scale” logic model framework. The logic model and theory of change development concepts taught in this book can be helpful to identify what actions can be taken to address root causes of racial inequities. This book provides measurable problems and outcome examples that can be used to assess progress, communicate with stakeholders, or to identify areas of improvement. It could also be used to spark brainstorming discussions for other activities an organization might want to pursue. This guidebook is divided into 3 parts, which are all key to creating a logic model and theory of change with a racial equity focus.PART I: Define problems & interventions using a racial equity lensPART II: Identify intended outcomes for ongoing data collection & reportingPART III: Racial Equity Lens Logic Model & Theory of Change DevelopmentTestimonials...“Quisha helped us create our first theory of change and logic model, and to think through what we were really designed to do as a nonprofit serving individuals with developmental disabilities. The process created important breakthroughs and changed our program model for the better.” ~ Jennifer Roccanti, Executive Director, On My Own of Michigan, Troy, MI"I am always very impressed with Quisha’s style, depth and "to the point "logic model and theory of change presentations. I appreciate her passion for helping to educate nonprofits on how to develop effective logic models and theories of change in a relatable and easy to understand way." ~ Patricia Fernandez, MS, Goodwill Industries of SWFL, Fort Myers, FL"Quisha has the innate gifted ability to make what many nonprofits perceive to be hard; easy when it comes to the creation of action-oriented, results-based, data driven logic models and theories of change” ~ Olive Idehen, Nonprofit Consultant, Callive Consulting, Rockville, MDABOUT THE AUTHORQuisha Brown is the Co-founder of Humanistic Care and a national racial equity logic model and program design consultant whose national trainings can be accessed through the US Department of Housing & Urban Development - HUD Exchange Website and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition's Training Academy both based in Washington, DC. She has worked with nonprofits serving disadvantaged populations for over 17 years and is also the author of a widely used curriculum for at-risk youth entitled "Five Steps to Avoid the School to Prison Pipeline". She currently lives in Michigan with her husband and 2 youngest children.
“An anthology that’s lyrical, poetic and beautifully written …”Collecting Courage: Joy, Pain, Freedom, Love is a collection of stories documenting racism and survival by 14 accomplished Black fundraisers working in charities across North America. With searing and intimate detail, they write about their experiences with anti-Black racism—about coping with being last hired, first fired, overlooked for promotion to outright hostility in toxic workplaces. Their testimony chips away at the idea of the inherent goodness of the charitable sector.“First and foremost, this book is the start of a process to systematically document our experiences, so our voices are the ones that shape the narrative,” say the editors. “Secondly, for those whom our stories resonate, we hope they give you the courage to voice your own experience. “Finally, for those committed to being allies and accomplices in dismantling barriers and championing a sector culture of belonging and reciprocity, we hope the book illuminates a path to action.”In addition to the editors Nneka Allen, Camila Vital Nunes Pereira and Nicole Salmon, contributors to Collecting Courage include Birgit Burton, Christal Cherry, Kishshana Palmer, Heba Mahmoud, Mide Akerewusi, Naimah Bilal, Niambi Martin-John, Fatou Jammeh, Muthoni Kariuki, Sherrie James and Marva Wisdom.
You?re a high-performing leader. It?s time to shed the doubt. You?ve hit milestone after milestone in your career. You?ve achieved stellar highs. People look to you for direction as a model of success. So where is all this doubt and insecurity about how to lead coming from? And is it even possible to shake these feelings of uncertainty? In The Surprising Gift of Doubt, sought-after leadership and fundraising executive coach Marc A. Pitman not only shows you how to conquer your imposter syndrome, but actually harness thse uncomfortable feelings to develop a rare level of leadership mastery. In fact, that inner doubt you?re wrestling with is a signal that you are on the verge of greatness. Through the same assessments, exercises and self-management tools Pitman uses to help his executive clients achieve their leadership dreams, you?ll learn to: ? Identify your inherent and learned abilities, and apply them most effectively ? Use stories to amplify your natural leadership strengths ? Set career and life goals that fuel your leadership objectives ? Develop a unique style of leading to heighten your performance and the engagement of your team You will emerge from this leader?s journey of self-discovery more sure-footed, courageous, and self-assured. The challenges of leadership will remain, but you?ll be able to meet them with an unshakeable inner confidence that matches the image others have had of you all along.
Experts from a variety of disciplines reveal how the role women have played in the nonprofit sector has evolved from the early days in our nation's history.
Describes the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of professional managers to effectively involve volunteers in the work of organizations. Offers thorough guidance on how to perform key tasks such as staffing, recruitment, motivation, program evaluation, and managing relationships between paid staff and volunteers.
Answers specific questions for volunteer fund raisers concerning annual and capital-funds campaigns, fund-raising trends, guidelines for mail requests, gift tables, and fair practice codes
Completely revised and expanded, the ultimate guide to starting?and keeping?an active and effective volunteer program Drawing on the experience and expertise of recognized authorities on nonprofit organizations, The Volunteer Management Handbook, Second Edition is the only guide you need for establishing and maintaining an active and effective volunteer program. Written by nonprofit leader Tracy Connors, this handy reference offers practical guidance on such essential issues as motivating people to volunteer their time and services, recruitment, and more. Up-to-date and practical, this is the essential guide to managing your nonprofit's most important resource: its volunteers. Now covers volunteer demographics, volunteer program leaders and managers, policy making and implementation, planning and staff analysis, recruiting, interviewing and screening volunteers, orienting and training volunteers, and much more Up-to-date, practical guidance for the major areas of volunteer leadership and management Explores volunteers and the law: liabilities, immunities, and responsibilities Designed to help nonprofit organizations survive and thrive, The Volunteer Management Handbook, Second Edition is an indispensable reference that is unsurpassed in both the breadth and depth of its coverage.
This book describes the way in which governments can involve citizen volunteers in providing a diverse range of public services - from neighbourhood crime watch to mental health assistance. It elaborates methods to plan and organize a volunteer programme, and strengthen accountability, and increase the quality and impact of government services with volunteers. It also details procedures for evaluating and improving cost-effectiveness of volunteer-based services.
With its unique ability to fulfill personal and professional goals, social needs and corporate objectives, volunteering is much more than its own reward. But just how much more depends on the thought and planning that go into the process. That's why, as more and more nonprofits and for-profits pool their resources in volunteering partnerships, the development of an effective approach to the design and management of these programs is essential. This comprehensive book/disk set provides not-for-profit leaders, for-profit business executives, individual volunteers, community leaders, and others with the systematic, hands-on guidance they need to maximize the benefits of volunteering for everyone involved, from front-line volunteers to community members. Focusing on the crucial concept of "return value," the workbook offers solid practical advice on recruiting, training, and retaining today's volunteers. It examines volunteer program planning and implementation for both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. And, most importantly, it ex-plores how these entities can forge strategic alliances that match the nonprofit need for motivated, business-wise volunteers to the corporate desire to boost staff teamwork, time management, and other key skills. The workbook comes complete with easy-to-follow procedures and checklists, plus worksheets and sample documents that are also included on the IBM-compatible disk. Simple to use and ready to implement, The Universal Benefits of Volunteering is an invaluable how-to tool for tackling a full range of volunteering challenges. "A practical, well-designed publication that can help to increase volunteering and philanthropy through educating individuals on both the joy of serving others and the significant personal value that can be derived from the experience." ?Patricia F. Lewis, ACFRE President and Chief Executive Officer National Society of Fund Raising Executives "The Points of Light Foundation applauds the work set forth in The Universal Benefits of Volunteering. It is a valuable tool to help people connect through volunteer service." ?Robert K. Goodwin President and Chief Executive Officer The Points of Light Foundation "A practical publication that can assist individuals, not-for-profit leaders and business executives to increase volunteer participation through enhancing the full value of the experience." ?R. William Taylor, CAE President American Society of Association Executives The Universal Benefits of Volunteering offers a practical approach to designing, managing, and participating in today's volunteer programs. From recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers to establishing meaningful nonprofit and corporate volunteering partnerships, this comprehensive book/disk package contains essential hands-on guidance for not-for-profit leaders, corporate executives, and others who are working to make a difference through the field of volunteering.