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Stir It Up

Author : Rinku Sen
ISBN : 0787971405
Genre : Business & Economics
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Stir It Up--written by renowned activist and trainer RinkuSen--identifies the key priorities and strategies that can helpadvance the mission of any social change group. This groundbreakingbook addresses the unique challenges and opportunities the newglobal economy poses for activist groups and provides concreteguidance for community organizations of all orientations. Sponsored by the Ms. Foundation, Stir It Up draws onlessons learned from Sen's groundbreaking work with women's groupsorganizing for economic justice. Throughout the book, Sen walksreaders through the steps of building and mobilizing a constituencyand implementing key strategies that can effect social change. Thebook is filled with illustrative case studies that highlight bestorganizing practices in action and each chapter contains tools thatcan help groups tailor Sen's model for their own organizationalneeds. Stir It Up will show your organization how to: Design and conduct actions that further campaign goals Develop effective leaders Build strong alliances and networks Generate and use solid research Design an effective media strategy Put in place a plan for internal political education andconsciousness-raising With the information, tools, and suggestions outlined in thisbook your organization can use your "good idea" to change theworld.

Women Philanthropy And Social Change

Author : Elayne Clift
ISBN : 1584654929
Genre : Social Science
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The definitive book on women and philanthropy--essential reading for scholars, students, donors, grantees, and philanthropists.

Fundraising In Times Of Crisis

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ISBN : 0787977020
Genre : Business & Economics
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In today's uncertain environment, where nonprofits find themselvesgrappling with the continued dowturn in the economy, the ongoingwar on terrorism, government's cutbacks in social services, and awave of organizational scandals--groups everywhere are straining tokeep up with the increased demand for their services whilestruggling to generate funding. Fundraising in Times of Crisis draws on renownedconsultant Kim Klein's more than twenty-five years of fundraisingexperience. This much-needed resource shows troubled groups how toidentify what is really going on and how to assess the damage.Fundraising in Times of Crisis helps executive directors anddevelopment professionals of nonprofit organizations plan for boththe short and long term and explains how to evaluate the success oftheir efforts. Checklists, tips, action steps and a wealth ofexamples walk you through the process of self-assessment and mapout a road to recovery. No matter what your particular crisis--thesudden loss of an executive director, a public scandal, a majordonor attrition, or a daunting increase in the demand forservices--this book will show you how to survive and thrive intough times.

Fundraising For Social Change

Author : Kim Klein
ISBN : 0787984558
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 68. 48 MB
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Since it was first published in 1988, "Fundraising for Social Change" has become one of the most widely used books on fundraising in the United States. Fundraising practitioners and activists rely on it for hands-on, specific, and accessible fundraising techniques, and it has become a required text in dozens of college courses around the country. This "fifth edition" offers the information that has made the book a classic: proven know-how on asking for money, planning and conducting major gifts campaigns, using direct mail effectively, and much more. The book has been significantly changed to include new technology--e-mail, online giving, and blogs--and contains expanded chapters on capital and endowment campaigns, how to feel comfortable asking for money, how to recruit a team of people to help with fundraising, and how to build meaningful relationships with donors. In addition, this essential resource contains new information on such timely topics as ethics, working across cultural lines, and how to create opportunities for fundraising more systematically and strategically. "Kim is a legend and pioneer in fundraising for nonprofits of all sizes and types. She provides practical and timeless advice on myriad topics. Her book should be on the shelf of every development director." --Pam Williams, director of development, The Marin Humane Society "This is my grassroots fundraising 'bible.' I refer to it when preparing for a new fundraising campaign and tell others to read it when they're feeling overwhelmed. I know I would be lost if I didn't have this book in my fundraising library." --Rona Fernandez, development director, Californians for Justice "Fundraising for Social Change brings Kim into the nonprofit organizations on a daily basis with the principles and practical tools needed for a successful long-term fundraising program." --Lorraine Sato Tamaribuchi, foundation officer for Maui County, Hawai'i Community Foundation

Selling Social Change Without Selling Out

Author : Andy Robinson
ISBN : 0787965200
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 65. 40 MB
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In Selling Social Change (Without Selling Out) expert fundraising trainer and consultant Andy Robinson shows nonprofit professionals how to initiate and sustain successful earned income ventures that provide financial security and advance an organization's mission. Step by step, this invaluable resource shows how to organize a team, select a venture, draft a business plan, find start-up funding, and successfully market goods and services. Robinson includes critical information on the tax implications of earned income and the pros and cons of corporate partnerships. The book also addresses when to consider outsourcing, collaborating with competitors, and raising additional funds to expand the business.

Community Organizing And Development

Author : Herbert J. Rubin
ISBN : 0205408133
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 76. 16 MB
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This revised edition of a well-known and widely used text in community organizing and development fully examines the broad and changing political and social settings that influence actions; while portraying the infra-structure of social change -- the knowledge, personnel, and organizations -- that enable such work to be successfully accomplished. The text brings together the practicalities of organizing and development -- fund raising, working out news releases, running an organization, orchestrating political actions, academic knowledge -- and explains why various approaches work; as well as the values and ideologies that guide what is to be done. It provides the foundations of organizing and development work and then describes how activists -- through following either a social confrontation model or an economic and social production approach -- can respond to economic and social problems.

Grassroots Grants

Author : Andy Robinson
ISBN : 096202225X
Genre : Proposal writing for grants
File Size : 50. 89 MB
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A guide to grant proposal writing for grassroots social activist organizations.

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