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Strategic Fund Development. Building Profitable Relationships That Last + WebSite. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 2241045
  • Book
  • April 2011
  • 432 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for

Strategic FUND Development


"Simone Joyaux′s Strategic Fund Development is a well–worn book in my professional library. I consult it often and frequently refer it to colleagues, both those experienced and those new to the field."

Angela G. Powers, Senior Vice President of Development, Stewartship & Donor Services, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

"It takes moxie to call out professional and organizational indifference, courage to question the role and use of power in fundraising, and wisdom to identify what makes a good fundraiser exceptional. Simone′s is a powerful voice in our field, and we must listen."

Sharilyn Hale, MA, CFRE, Chair, CFRE International

"I admire this book. It′s not just about raising money, it′s about building strong organizations. And without strong organizations, you can′t raise money. If you′re an executive director or CEO looking to better understand fund development, this is an excellent resource. The chapter on strategic planning and how to enable your board members to help with fundraising will prove valuable on its own. A great contribution to the sector."

E.H. Guy Mallabone, MA, CFRE, President and CEO, Global Philanthropic Canada

"In asking the reader to question everything, Simone continually reminds us of the connection between leadership, mission and meaning."

Gary A. Kelsey, EdD, Program Director and Professor, Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Development, Saint Mary′s University of Minnesota

Strategic Fund Development became an instant classic the day the first edition was released. Now in this expanded Third Edition, it has been revised cover–to–cover with relevant, new information and useful, new tools and resources.

Take a look inside the Third Edition for new discussions of:

  • Leadership
  • Positioning your organization to survive
  • Building an effective board
  • Fund development planning
  • Strategic plans, surveys, and more

Filled with practical tips, useful examples, and helpful resources, Strategic Fund Development affirms you in your important work while presenting fresh and creative ways to approach your responsibilities.

Read Strategic Fund Development, Third Edition, put its proven advice into action, and watch your nonprofit GROW.

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Preface: Do You Need this Book?


About the Author.

Chapter 1: Let′s Start Here: An Important Introduction.

Appendix A–1: The Myth of More Visibility and Greater Community Awareness .

Chapter 2: Positioning Your Organization to Survive: The Four Relationships That Are Critical to Effective and Productive Fund Development (and Healthy Organizations).

Chapter 3: The First Relationship Within Your Organization: Creating the Infrastructure That Produces a Healthy Organization.

Appendix 3–A: Questions for Building an Effective Board.

Appendix 3–B: Consensus Decision Making.

Chapter 4: The Fund Development Professional: Choosing Your Road Organizational Development Specialist or Just another Fundraising Technician.

Appendix 4–A: Job Description for Chief Development Officer.

Chapter 5: The Art of Leadership: A Critical Component of the First Relationship.

Chapter 6: The Second Relationship With Your Community: Ensuring Your Organization′s Relevance through Strategic Planning.

Appendix 6–A: Governance Self–Assessment.

Appendix6–B: Focus Group and Key Informant Questions for the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and the Steel Yard.

Appendix 6–C: Sample retreat formats.

Appendix 6–D: Strategic Planning Retreat Agenda for the Steel Yard.

Appendix 6–E: Strategic Plan for the Audubon Society of Rhode Island.

Chapter 7: The Third Relationship With Your Constituents: Nurturing Relationships to Build Loyalty.

Appendix 7–A: Cultivation Ideas.

Chapter 8: The Fourth Relationship With Your Volunteers: Enabling Them to Take Meaningful Action on Behalf of Your Organization.

Appendix 8–A: Passionate Board Member Running Wild: A Real–Life Story with an Enabling Response.

Appendix 8–B: Assess Your Performance as an Enabler.

Entr acte: Bridging the Gap.

Chapter 9: Creating the Most Effective Fund Development Plan for Your Organization: A Plan That Produces Ownership and Results.

Appendix 9–A: Creating an effective fund development program.

Appendix 9–B: Job description of the Fund Development Committee.

Appendix 9–C: Strategy Analysis grid (with measures) for the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Appendix 9–D: Fund Development Plan for the Women s Fund of Rhode Island.

Chapter 10: Going Back to the Beginning:  In Conclusion.

List of Appendices on the Companion Website.



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