Friday, July 25, 2014

New Newsletter Format + G&FC Book List 7-2014

Everyone who has signed up to receive the G&FC News e-mail should have received a copy in its new e-blast form this week.  
Please E-mail me here if you did not receive it or have any questions or comments about the new format or its . contents, including these books added to the collection this summer:

    Nonprofit Guide to Social Enterprise: Show Me the (Unrestricted) Money! by Jean Block and Niki Nicastro McCuistion, CharityChannel Press, 2014. Helpful detailed general instructions, worksheets & examples  of 1) considerations for establishing a for-profit social enterprise OR 2) developing a nonprofit’s  earned income assets and opportunities into an unrestricted revenue stream for sustainability. Includes clarifying concepts and specific instructions on marketing research, creating a sales plan based on pricing, financing and costs, as part of an organizational business plan. For founders, leaders and board members.  Request it Here                                                            
  •         Doctors Without Borders:  humanitarian quests, impossible dreams of Medicins Sans Frontiers by Renee C. Fox, Johns Hopkins U Press, 2014. Gives an ethnographic account of the organization throughout its 20+ year political history, along with the evolution of its founding concepts and practices.       Request It Here    
  •       "How to" Grants Manual, 7th ed. by David G. Bauer, American Council on Education, 2011.  Most recent update of this popular basic standard in the field.    Request It Here
  •          Prospect Research for Fundraisers, the essential handbook, by Jennifer J. Filla and Helen Brown, part of AFP Fund Development Series, Wiley, 2013. Offers comprehensive definitions, how-to’s, discussion of handling big data, privacy & ethics issues; outlines beginning and advanced APRA skill sets, trends and opportunities.     Request It here  
  •            Donor-Centered Fundraising: how to hold on to your donors and raise much more money by Penelope Burk, Cygnus Applied Research, 2013. Long-time fundraiser Burk, who presented at an AFP-STL extended session this past spring,  summarizes some new methodology based on her donor relations research.   Request It here