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Delve into some of Tanja Sarett's and Synergies in Philanthropy Consulting’s favorite print and online resources on organizational development, fundraising, design thinking, facilitation and philanthropy.

READING

Many remarkable and insightful publications are on the market covering the nonprofit world and beyond. To list all of them would be an impossible task. The following books are examples on our bookshelves - books which have guided and inspired us, and which we want to share with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fundraising

Penelope Burk, "Donor-Centered Fundraising. How To Hold On To Your Donors And Raise Much More Money", 2018

Mim Carlson and Margaret Donohoe, “The Executive Director’s Survival Guide: Thriving As A Nonprofit Leader”, 2nd edition, 2010

 

Bill Connors, “Fundraising With The Raiser’s Edge: A Non-Technical Guide”, 2010

 

G. Douglass Alexander and Kristina Carlson, “Essential Principles For Fundraising Success: An Answer Manual For The Everyday Challenges Of Raising Money”, 2005

 

Kent E. Dove and Jeffrey A. Lindauer, “Conducting A Successful Annual Giving Program: A Comprehensive Guide And Resource”, 2001

 

Jennifer F. Filla and Helen Brown, "Prospect Research for Fundraisers: The Essential Handbook", 2013

 

Laura Fredricks, “Developing Major Gifts: Turning Small Donors Into Big Contributions”, 2001

 

Laura Fredricks, “The Ask: How To Ask For Support For Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project, or Business Venture”, 2010

 

Ted Hart and James M. Greenfield, “Major Donors: Finding Big Gifts In Your Database and Online”, 2006

Larry C. Johnson, "The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising. Transforming Fundraising Anxiety Into The Opportunity Of A Lifetime", 2011

 

Ellen Karsh and Arlen Sue Fox, "The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need", 2014

 

Andrea Kihlstedt, “Capital Campaigns: Strategies That Work”, 2017

Jason Lewis. "The War For Fundraising Talent And How Small Shops Can Win", 2019

 

Michael Seltzer, “Securing Your Organization’s Future: A Complete Guide To Fundraising Strategies”, 2003

 

Mal Warwick, “Revolution In The Mailbox: Your Guide To Successful Direct Mail Fundraising”, 2004

Lynne M. Wester, "The 4 Pillars Of The Donor Experience", 2019

Global Fundraising & Cross-Border Giving

CAF, "Cross-Border Giving. A Legal and Practical Guide", 2019

Pamala Wiepking and Femida Handy, "The Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy", 2015

 

Philanthropy

Charles Bronfman and Jeffrey Solomon, “The Art Of Giving: Where The Soul Meets A Business Plan”, 2010

 

Charles Bronfman and Jeffrey Solomon, “The Art Of Doing Good: Where Passion Meets Action”. 2012

 

David Callahan, “The Givers: Wealth, Power, And Philanthropy In A New Gilded Age”, 2017

 

Lewis B. Cullman, “Can’t Take It With You: The Art Of Making And Giving Money”, 2004

 

Peter Frumkin, “Strategic Giving: The Art And Science Of Philanthropy”, 2006

 

Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody, “Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving”, 2017

 


Design Thinking

Tim Brown, “Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations And Inspires Innovation”, 2009

 

Jeanne Liedtka and Kevin Bennett, “Solving Problems With Design Thinking: Ten Stories Of What Works”, 2013

 

Michael Lewrick and Patrick Link, “The Design Thinking Playbook: Mindful Digital Transformation Of Teams, Products, Services, Businesses And Ecosystems”, 2018

 

Tom Kelley and David Kelley, “Creative Confidence: Unleashing The Creative Potential Within Us All”, 2015

 

Tom Kelley, “The Art Of Innovation”, 2001

 

Facilitation

Dave Gray and Sunni Brown, “Gamestorming: A Playbook For Innovators, Rulebreakers, And Changemakers”, 2010

 

Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless, “The Surprising Power Of Liberating Structures: Simple Rules To Unleash A Culture of Innovation”, 2014

 

Bill Staples, “Transformational Strategy: Facilitation Of ToP Participatory Planning”, 2013

 

Priscilla H. Wilson, “The Facilitative Way: Leadership That Makes The Difference”, 2003

 

Organizational Development & Leadership

Samuel Bachrach, “The Agenda Mover: When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough”, 2016

 

Ken Blanchard, “The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams”, 2009

 

Misha Galperin, “Reimagining Leadership In Jewish Organizations: Ten Practical Lessons To Help You Implement Change and Achieve Your Goals”, 2012

 

Victoria Humphrey, “Clueless Emperors: How to Overcome Problem People And Not Be One Yourself”, 2013

 

Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith, “The Wisdom Of Teams: Creating The High-Performance organization”, 2003

 

John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber, “That’s Not How We Do It Here: A Story About How Organizations Rise and Fall - and Can Rise Again”, 2016

 

Patrick Lencioni, "The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team: A Leadership Fable”, 2011

 

Patrick Lencioni, “The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Businesses”, 2012

 

Patrick Lencioni, “The Ideal Team Player: How To Recognize And Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues”, 2016

 

Frederic Laloux, “Reinventing Organizations: An illustrated Invitation To Join The Conversation On Next-Stage Organizations”, 2016

 

Jonathan D. Schick, “The Nonprofit Secret: The Six Principles Of Successful Board/CEO Partnerships”, 2009

 

Peter M. Senge, “The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice Of The Learning Organization”, 2006

 

Robert Simons, “Control In The Age Of Empowerment”, 1995

 

Liz Wiseman, “Multipliers. How The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter”, 2017

 

Other

Erica Brown, “Take Your Soul To Work: 365 Meditations On Every Day leadership”, 2015

 

Avraham Infeld, “A Passion For a People: Lessons From The Life Of A Jewish Educators”, 2017

PUBLICATIONS BY TANJA SARETT, CFRE

Recent articles on fundraising and philanthropy. 

Fundraiser Magazin (4/2019):
Fördermittel aus den USA (US Foundations and Grants)

Inside Philanthropy.com (July 2019): 
About that Visa: Why Global Grantmakers Need to Study up on Immigration Law
- An important read for overseas nonprofit professionals coming to the USA - 

Inside Philanthropy.com (July 2019): 
Harold Grinspoon: A Hands-on Philanthropist Still Going Strong at Age 90​

Synergies in Philanthropy (September 2019)

Ein Plädoyer für Fundraising und private Spendeneinnahmen. 5 Faktoren– keine Abhängigkeit von öffentlichen Fördermitteln

ONLINE

The American Philanthropy sector is well represented online. Our selection of websites includes Professional and Nonprofit Associations as well as links to Fundraising and Nonprofit sites.