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The Accidental Fundraiser: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Money for Your Cause / Edition 1
     

The Accidental Fundraiser: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Money for Your Cause / Edition 1

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by Stephanie Roth, Mimi Ho, Kim Klein
 

ISBN-10: 0787978051

ISBN-13: 9780787978051

Pub. Date: 09/05/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Are you a volunteer with an organization, school, or project that needs to raise money? The Accidental Fundraiser is a how-to resource that guides you through the process of raising money from your community. The book presents eleven proven fundraising strategies that are easy to carry out and don’t require significant funds, large numbers of people,

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Are you a volunteer with an organization, school, or project that needs to raise money? The Accidental Fundraiser is a how-to resource that guides you through the process of raising money from your community. The book presents eleven proven fundraising strategies that are easy to carry out and don’t require significant funds, large numbers of people, or extensive knowledge of fundraising. The authors, Stephanie Roth and Mimi Ho, show how to choose the right fundraising strategy (from house parties to bowl-a-thons) and include step-by-step instructions for carrying out all of the activities. In addition, The Accidental Fundraiser contains a wealth of worksheets and practical tips.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787978051
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/05/2005
Series:
Kim Klein's Fundraising Series , #20
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.69(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

How to Get the Most from This Book.

PART ONE: Fundraising ABCs.

One You Can Ask for Money.

Two Building Your Fundraising Team.

Three The Importance of “Thank-You”.

Four Beyond One-Time Fundraising.

PART TWO: Fundraising Strategies.

Asking People.

Five The Personal Ask.

Six Phonebanks.

Seven Door-to-Door Fundraising.

Social Gatherings.

Eight House Parties.

Nine Community Dinners.

Ten Bowlathons and Other Pledge-Raising Events.

Eleven Auctions.

Selling.

Twelve Ad Books.

Thirteen Car Washes.

Fourteen Raffles.

Fifteen Garage Sales.

Conclusion.

Resources.

A. Volunteer Recruitment Form.

B. Who Can You Ask?

C. Tips on Asking Individuals for Money.

D. Tips for Making a Pitch at an Event.

E. Volunteer Tracking Sheet.

F. For More Information.

G. Blank Worksheets,Workplans, and Scripts.

The Authors.

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The Accidental Fundraiser: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Money for Your Cause 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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When it comes to being recruited for charitable fundraising, your instinct might be to back slowly out of the room. But if a charitable project touches your idealistic hot buttons, and you're brave enough to volunteer to take a leadership role, even if you lack fundraising experience, don't start without this realistic manual for successful philanthropy. Stephanie Roth and Mimi Ho target fundraisers who need to raise less than $5,000, so this is not for national professional fundraising assaults. But if your favorite nonprofit needs moderate funding, this well-organized manual offers terrific training. The book is split into three main sections: fundraising basics, successful strategies and resources. Each section offers insightful discussions of a specific sample project and its strategy. The authors provide concrete help, including excellent scripts, fundraising tips, organizational charts, work plans and tracking sheets. Their only omission is that they don't tell you how to appeal to philanthropists, grant makers and giant charities for rapid funding. We recommend this guide for its practical, workable ideas.