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The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising: Raise Money for Your School, Team, Library or Community Group
     

The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising: Raise Money for Your School, Team, Library or Community Group

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by Ilona Bray
 

Raise money for your cause with this guide, full of efficient and effective practical tips

If you volunteer for a nonprofit, parent-teacher association, or virtually any other community group, you've probably noticed that not even your hard work can keep the organization completely afloat — to do that, you need cash. But when your small group is

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Raise money for your cause with this guide, full of efficient and effective practical tips

If you volunteer for a nonprofit, parent-teacher association, or virtually any other community group, you've probably noticed that not even your hard work can keep the organization completely afloat — to do that, you need cash. But when your small group is competing for donations with larger organizations who can afford to retain professional fundraisers, this task can seem impossible.

Enter The Volunteer's Guide to Fundraising . This comprehensive guide shows volunteers and nonprofit staffers both the practical and the fun aspects of fundraising. Plus, you'll find unique insights from a team of nonprofit experts, including executive directors, accountants, event planners, lawyers, and group leaders. Get the lowdown on these fundraising methods, and more:

  • sponsorships and donations from businesses
  • selling goods and services
  • member donations
  • special events and auctions
  • dinners and other food events
  • benefit concerts, lectures, and shows


Whether you're raising money for your PTA, helping out your child's sports team or music group, or trying to keep the local library afloat amid budget cutbacks, use The Volunteer's Guide to Fundraising to help you legally raise and handle money without running afoul of IRS rules, prepare grant proposals, and come up with a winning fundraising strategy. Use this book to make the most of your group's resources, no matter what size it is.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Volunteers’ Guide to Fundraising is an all-in-one resource that should be of considerable value to both directors of volunteer programs at nonprofit organizations and the volunteers who serve them." Foreword Review, reviewed by Barry Silverstein, June 29, 2011
https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/the-volunteers-guide-to-fundraising/

"The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising is an invaluable resource that covers just about every detail imaginable regarding the nuts and bolts of fundraising. Volunteers will especially appreciate the personal stories and tips from real-life fundraisers." Sydney Goldstein, founding executive director or City Arts and Lectures, INC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413313321
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,409,515
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Ilona Bray, J.D. is an award-winning author and legal editor at Nolo, specializing in real estate, immigration law, workplace wellness and nonprofit fundraising. Many of her books are consistent Nolo bestsellers, among them Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits, U.S. Immigration Made Easy and Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home. Her latest book is entitled The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising. She particularly enjoys interviewing people and weaving their stories into her books.

Bray's working background includes solo practice, nonprofit, and corporate stints, as well as long periods of volunteering, including an internship at Amnesty International's main legal office in London. She received her law degree and a Master's degree in East Asian (Chinese) Studies from the University of Washington. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, going to open houses and gardening.

Bray also blogs on ideas for raising money for your nonprofit at Nolo's Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits and provides tips for anyone buying or selling a home at Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers and Sellers — winner of the 2012 "Best Blog" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE). She is also an author on a popular Immigration Law Site and writes Nolo's Immigration Law Blog. Ilona Bray's Profile on Google +

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The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising: Raise Money for Your School, Team, Library or Community Group 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ctfranklin28 More than 1 year ago
Pros: Great guide to variety of options withing fundraising. Great & really helpful examples Sample forms included on CD. Cons: Doesn't provide an overall comprehensive plan to tie it all together "The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising: Raise Money for Your School, Team, Library, or Community Group" is an excellent "pick and choose" book for nonprofits and similar groups who are looking for ways to get money while serving their community. It begins with a basic overview of fundraising and preparation for fundraising, then delves into the different strategies you can, ranging from auctions to scrip to special events. The strategies is where you will find the real " meat" in the text because the author provides ample examples of simple and concrete situations faced by groups that are the most likely to need this book. That is very helpful! If you need a fundraising idea, this is your book. The only downside is that the book doesn't provide an overall fundraising plan. A fundraising plan is started in the beginning of the book, but it is not fully complete. This is understandable since there are so many options and so situations that a fundraising group can face. Still, it would have been nice for the author to attempt. Still, a great book for any nonprofit's bookshelf. You could spend a whole lifetime using the examples and strategies for your nonprofit or group.