How to Raise $500 to $5000 From Almost Anyone
A 1-Hour Guide for Board Members, Volunteers and Staff
by Andy Robinson, 109 pp.
You need money, you have a board - what's the quickest way to improve your bottom line? Hint: You go where the easier money is.
As Andy Robinson shows in How to Raise $500 to $5000 from Almost Anyone:
These gifts don't require intensive research
Donor cultivation is minimized
Soliciting is simple and straightforward
Your campaign can be launched, and concluded, in a span of weeks or months
In essence, Robinson has produced the Everyman's guide to asking - a proven, uncomplicated strategy for raising a substantial sum of money efficiently and in a hurry.
Written for board members, Robinson's book takes only an hour to read. Fact is, he doesn't need any longer to prepare your board and volunteers for a roll up your sleeves, down and dirty, "Hey, we just went over goal!" campaign.
About the Author
Andy Robinson, also the author of What Every Board Member Should Know, Do, and Avoid, Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money(with Andrea Kihlstedt) and The Board Member's Easier Than You Think Guide to Nonprofit Finances (with Nancy Wasserman), has been raising money for social change since 1980. As a trainer and consultant, he has assisted nonprofits in 40 states and Canada, leading workshops on fundraising, grantseeking, board development, strategic planning, marketing, leadership development, and earned income strategies.
He specializes in the needs of organizations promoting human rights, social justice, and environmental conservation. In addition to hundreds of local and regional groups, his clients include the American Friends Service Committee, National Wildlife Federation, Neighborhood Reinvestment, National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the New England Grassroots Environment Fund, where he served as training and outreach director.