The NSFRE Fund-Raising Dictionary (The AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series)

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Unlike many other areas of no-for-profit management, fund raising has no direct corollary in the for-profit sector. While it draws upon the strategies and techniques of the business world, it invariably applies them in significantly different ways because it draws its impetus from philanthropy, public service, and donors’ charitable intent. Consequently, over the years, fund raising has developed a distinct vocabulary all its own. Among the thousands of terms common to the fund-raising vocabulary are those drawn from regulatory agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, Financial Account-ing Standards Board, Congress, and other legal bodies. Others come from various segments of the corporate community, including finance, banking, estate planning, organizational management, marketing, public relations, and sales. In many cases, these terms have been altered to fit the unique requirements and goals of charitable fund raising. Until now, no reference source provided fund-raising professionals with access to widely accepted, consistent meanings of key terms and concepts common to the philanthropic setting. The NSFRE Fund-Raising Dictionary does just that. The only complete reference of its kind, The NSFRE Fund-Raising Dictionary offers instant access to nearly 1,400 essential fund-raising and not-for-profit terms. It is fully cross-referenced and includes terms used by fund-raising professionals throughout the English-speaking world. The definitive culmination of a project that began twenty-five years ago by members, staff, and consultants from the National Society of Fund Raising Executives and other professional associations, this concise, comprehensive guide reflects the latest trends in this rapidly expanding field. It is the only dictionary that provides definitions exclusively from the fund-raising perspective. The NSFRE Fund-Raising Dictionary is an indispensable tool for all fund-raising and not-for-profit professionals. It provides fund raisers, not-for-profit executives, board members, and consultants from diverse backgrounds with a standardized, shared vocabulary. The only comprehensive professional reference guide that presents definitions exclusively from the fund-raising perspective, The NSFRE Fund-Raising Dictionary has evolved and been refined over the past twenty-five years by experts from the National Society of Fund Raising Executives. An indispensable tool for fund-raising professionals, it provides quick access to complete, in-depth definitions of such key terms as centralized fund raising, donative intent, gift-tax exclusion, growth endowment, multiple ask, sleeper, solicitor, temporarily restricted gift, and hundreds of others. The NSFRE Fund-Raising Dictionary: Defines nearly 1,400 fund-raising terms and concepts Provides complete cross-referencing for all entries Covers terms used by fund-raising professionals throughout the English-speaking world Includes terms from accounting and finance, marketing and public relations, banking, law, tax and estate planning, and more Thoroughly reviewed by colleagues in related organizations, including the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC), and the National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG) “A primary reason for developing The NSFRE Fund-Raising Dictionary is to demystify fund raising so that donors feel great trust and the public better understands the process. . . . An additional reason is to begin to identify a set of terms this very diversified field can use commonly.” ?From the Foreword by Patricia F. Lewis, President and CEO, National Society of Fund Raising Executives

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Unlike many other areas of no-for-profit management, fund raising has no direct corollary in the for-profit sector. While it draws upon the strategies and techniques of the business world, it invariably applies them in significantly different ways because it draws its impetus from philanthropy, public service, and donors’ charitable intent. Consequently, over the years, fund raising has developed a distinct vocabulary all its own. Among the thousands of terms common to the fund-raising vocabulary are those drawn from regulatory agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, Financial Account-ing Standards Board, Congress, and other legal bodies. Others come from various segments of the corporate community, including finance, banking, estate planning, organizational management, marketing, public relations, and sales. In many cases, these terms have been altered to fit the unique requirements and goals of charitable fund raising. Until now, no reference source provided fund-raising professionals with access to widely accepted, consistent meanings of key terms and concepts common to the philanthropic setting. The NSFRE Fund-Raising Dictionary does just that. The only complete reference of its kind, The NSFRE Fund-Raising Dictionary offers instant access to nearly 1,400 essential fund-raising and not-for-profit terms. It is fully cross-referenced and includes terms used by fund-raising professionals throughout the English-speaking world. The definitive culmination of a project that began twenty-five years ago by members, staff, and consultants from the National Society of Fund Raising Executives and other professional associations, this concise, comprehensive guide reflects the latest trends in this rapidly expanding field. It is the only dictionary that provides definitions exclusively from the fund-raising perspective. The NSFRE Fund-Raising Dictionary is an indispensable tool for all fund-raising and not-for-profit professionals. It provides fund raisers, not-for-profit executives, board members, and consultants from diverse backgrounds with a standardized, shared vocabulary. The only comprehensive professional reference guide that presents definitions exclusively from the fund-raising perspective, The NSFRE Fund-Raising Dictionary has evolved and been refined over the past twenty-five years by experts from the National Society of Fund Raising Executives. An indispensable tool for fund-raising professionals, it provides quick access to complete, in-depth definitions of such key terms as centralized fund raising, donative intent, gift-tax exclusion, growth endowment, multiple ask, sleeper, solicitor, temporarily restricted gift, and hundreds of others. The NSFRE Fund-Raising Dictionary: Defines nearly 1,400 fund-raising terms and concepts Provides complete cross-referencing for all entries Covers terms used by fund-raising professionals throughout the English-speaking world Includes terms from accounting and finance, marketing and public relations, banking, law, tax and estate planning, and more Thoroughly reviewed by colleagues in related organizations, including the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC), and the National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG) “A primary reason for developing The NSFRE Fund-Raising Dictionary is to demystify fund raising so that donors feel great trust and the public better understands the process. . . . An additional reason is to begin to identify a set of terms this very diversified field can use commonly.” ?From the Foreword by Patricia F. Lewis, President and CEO, National Society of Fund Raising Executives

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