Praise for Nonprofit Essentials: The Development Plan
"Linda provides a very practical outlook on how to succeed indeveloping and implementing a fundraising plan for a nonprofitorganization. The importance of the various players and theirroles—staff, board, and volunteers—is critical for anynonprofit organization, and the information in NonprofitEssentials: The Development Plan could effectively be used byany size organization to organize and execute an effectivedevelopment strategy."—Diane Hartz Warsoff, Executive Director Utah NonprofitsAssociation
"An excellent road map for creating a development plan andbuilding the necessary staff and volunteer ownership of the plan,Nonprofit Essentials: The Development Plan is a valuableresource for every nonprofit that wants to raise increased fundsmore effectively and efficiently. Its tips and real-world scenariosections help to make the case that organizations must take thetime to plan adequately if they want to be successful."—Barbara L. Ciconte, CFRE, Senior Vice President DonorStrategies, Inc.
"Linda Lysakowski's Nonprofit Essentials: The DevelopmentPlan provides the resources, tools, guidance, and step-by-stepprocesses for any organization to successfully create and manage adevelopment plan. Her inclusion of tips and techniques, real-worldstories, and her focus on organization-wide involvement make thisessential reading not only for development officers, but for seniorstaff and board members."—Eugene A. Scanlan, PhD, CFRE, President eScanlanCompanyOne of the most significant factors in the success of anyfundraising program is the ability and willingness of theorganization to take the time to develop an integrated developmentplan with realistic budgets, timelines, and areas ofresponsibility.
Part of the AFP/ Wiley Fund Development Series,Nonprofit Essentials: The Development Plan takes the readerthrough the development planning process and helps both novicedevelopment officers and seasoned professionals to create a planthat contributes to an organization's realization of its mission.Exhorting readers to ensure their plan is a living instrument andnot just a document sitting on a shelf, nonprofit expert LindaLysakowski includes examples of typical development plan formats aswell as timelines for the planning process to help users identifythe level of detail that will be required.
Whether large or small, your organization will benefit fromNonprofit Essentials: The Development Plan. Thisprofessional guide's nuts-and-bolts presentation equips yourorganization to create a dynamic development plan that fostersenthusiasm, cultivates a sense of confidence, and helps tracksuccess.
About the Author
LINDA LYSAKOWSKI is the President/CEO of Capital Venture, a consulting and training firm specializing in capital and endowment campaigns and other fundraising services. She is one of only sixty-seven people worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive designation. She has been a speaker at local, regional, and national fundraising conferences for more than ten years. She has authored two booklets in the AFP Ready Reference Series as well as articles for other nonprofit publications.
Table of Contents
1 Why a Development Plan.
2 Who Needs to Be Involved in the Planning Process?
3 Planning to Plan.
4 The Process.
5 The Product.
6 Implementing the Plan.
7 Evaluating Success.
8 The Next Step.