Having a Book Club at Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We love what Melinda Billings at Peacehaven Community Farm came up with to bring key players in her organization together – a book club! Here are several significant outcomes of our book club: 1. What books would work for your book club? Melinda Billings.

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Book Review: “The Facebook Marketing Book”

Cause Related Marketing

That’s why I was so glad when the friendly folks at O’Reilly , the tech publishers (et al), sent me a review copy of The Facebook Marketing Book , by Dan Zarrella and Allison Zarrella. The Facebook Marketing Book is arranged almost as picture book with long captions.

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Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops {Book Review}

J Campbell Social Marketing

I have been a fan of Amy Eisenstein’s blog for a while, so when she offered me an advance copy of her new book I jumped at the chance. I had no formal fundraising training when I took my first job as a director of development – and I really wish that this book had been around to guide me!

Social Media Road Map—Book Giveaway

Getting Attention

Noland Hoshino, Zan McColloch-Lussier and Ash Shepherd teamed up to produce the Social Media Road Map , an all-you-need-but-not more mini-guide to help nonprofits like yours plan, implement and measure your social media engagement.

Book Review: The Non-Nonprofit

Wild Woman Fundraising

You’ll have to read the book for these). What I mainly got from this book is that there is no “paint-by-the-numbers” in social change. program works, how they help people hold down jobs and escape generational poverty, by all means, buy the book.

Call for Posts – What Book Changed Your (Professional) Life?

Getting Attention

I’m hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival this month, and would like to invite all bloggers to share your “one book&# recommendation. Please blog on: What single book (not blog, not conversation, not Facebook page) has changed your life as a nonprofit staffer, consultant or vendor?

No More Fundraising Thermometers – Free E-Book

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It may be too late for this year’s annual campaign, but I encourage you to take a hard look at your goals, to get inspired by the e-book, and to think about changes you can make in 2012. I’ve never liked fundraising thermometers.

The 5 Best Leadership Books for Nonprofit Leaders

Fundraising Coach

An executive coaching client recently asked me about my favorite 2 or 3 leadership books. This book shows you the way. Sir James Whitmore''s book Coaching for Performance was part of the curriculum for my certification as a Franklin Covey Coach.

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How to get great fundraising advice without reading an entire book


I often find myself ordering books from Amazon because I like the titles and I truly want to read the books. Here’s a trick I learned that helps me get great fundraising advice without reading an entire book: I go to Slideshare !

15 Books that Could Change Your (Professional) Life – What Book Changed Yours?

Getting Attention

When I asked nonprofit bloggers—and other members of the Getting Attention community—to share the single book that has most influenced their professional lives, I had no idea what I’d hear back. There’s still time to submit yours – please share the book that most changed your professional life here. I’ll publish all recommendations (some 60 already) in a free report — Books that Could Change Your (Nonprofit Professional) Life report.

The New Nonprofit Management 101 Book

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This book is a comprehensive, incredibly useful how-to manual and resource guide that features practical insights and tips, and provides easy to implement solutions for organizations seeking to meet mission and maximize impact.

Book Yourself an #NpCommFreeDay or Two

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I like this time of year. The air is cooling, and the kids are back in school. It just feels more calm. But before long, the holidays and year-end fundraising season will be upon us.

Reader Questions: What are the best fundraising blogs & books?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This question is from the marvelous Shuai in California, who will start a nonprofit one day, and wants to know ALL about fundraising, and also, specifically, about which fundraising blogs and books she should read! This is the book you should buy! You need to buy my book.

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Amazon is giving away my book for free today

Fundraising Coach

Amazon is promoting my newest book Nonprofit Social Media: A beginner’s guide to building donor relationships from your desk. This book is not written for techies or geeks. This book isn’t for people who “get” social media. The book is free today, July 18.

Clarify Your Complicated Communications with Metaphors [Free E-Book]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That’s why the e-book includes a simple five-step approach to working with metaphors, including a list of nearly 20 questions you can use to explore a metaphor more fully. Does your nonprofit deal with an issue that is not exactly easy to talk about?

The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising Book is Here!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I am so excited and proud to announce to you that my book, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising, is now available as a physical book! Worksheets for you to use as you go through, making this a truly interactive book. I just got back from the printers! So Happy!

Four Free E-Books with Nonprofit Marketing Advice

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Is your collection of Nonprofit Marketing Guide e-books complete? When you register for a free membership with our Learning Center , you can download all four of these e-books at no charge: 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report.

Your Boss Self and Your Worker Self [Book Review]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One of the books I’m working my way through is How to be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do (Amazon). ” From the book. The book goes on to explain more about how you separate the two and how to set up systems to reinforce the CORD method.

Pre-Order My Book Now – Attend a Free Webinar and Get Other Goodies

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New Books on Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

Theoretically based; pedagogically focused; transdisciplinary; innovative; and action oriented: this book is right. Books“This is it -- the comprehensive, brainy road map for tackling wicked social problems. It’s all right here: how to create and.

How to measure ROI of social media? Book Review: Measuring The Networked Nonprofit

Wild Woman Fundraising

All of the approved ways to read this book: ???? Beth Kanter and Katie Paine’s new book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, helps you answer that question. The first thing you should probably do is read Beth Kanter’s first book, The Networked Nonprofit.

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One Book That Could Change Your Work Life

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When Nancy Schwartz asked me what one book had changed my professional life, I scanned my book shelf thinking I’d find something bought and read long ago. I’m still reading the book.

5 Surprising Fundraising Books for Your Summer Reading

Fundraising Coach

One of the best ways I’ve found to doing that is reading good books. Here are five fundraising “must-have” books that you should consider reading this summer. 5 Book Reading List for Nonprofit Fundraising. In my own book Ask Without Fear!

Book Review of "Cause Marketing for Dummies" by Waters and MacDonald

Cause Related Marketing

And in the process they and other pioneers of cause marketing have changed the way companies think about and communicate the ways that they benefit society, and that’s all for the good in my book. I’ll bet I’ve read 90% of the books written about cause marketing.

Cause Marketing for Dummies Book Tour Begins Today!

Selfish Giving

Stops in the book tour include: August 11 – Vivanista.com , Webinar. Cause Marketing for Dummies Info book tour cause marketing cause marketing for dummiesThe excitement is growing for Cause Marketing for Dummies! Okay, so these people are in line to meet Sarah Palin.

Training Your Board to Raise Money – a book for your new year

Fundraising Coach

The new book Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money is just that. The authors, Andrea Kihlstedt and Andy Robinson, call this book a "cookbook of easy-to-Use fundraising exercises." I highly recommend this book.

Books I Recommend — 10 Favorites I Read Last Year

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I read a lot of non-fiction books outside the world of nonprofits and marketing. I’ve read lots of personal productivity books, but this was the most helpful to me personally, by far.

The Book that Changed My Life: Free E-Guide

Getting Attention

When I recently asked you and other nonprofit leaders to share the one book that has most influenced your professional lives, I had no idea what I’d hear back. BONUS: Free E-Guide.

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62 Books to put on Your Nonprofit Leaders Summer Reading List

Fundraising Coach

As you're looking to go, consider taking a book with you. And since you're a nonprofit leader, I'd suggest you make that book one on fundraising. A list of 20 top books selected by TopNonprofits.com. A list of 5 surprising books first posted on this blog in 2013.

Book Review: The Future of Nonprofits

Selfish Giving

All great advice books have a certain agelessness. This book examines how the future of innovation, internal entrepreneurship, fundraising and social media communications that will radically change nonprofits in five years.

Get Your Hands On My New Book Starting Today!

Get Fully Funded

It’s Launch Day for my new book Get Fully Funded: How to Raise the Money of Your Dreams! I’ve been working on this book for a couple of years and I’m so happy to have it finished and available for you to read and use. What I LOVE about this book is that it flows in a step-by-step way through everything you need to put in place to be uber successful in fundraising. Woohoo!

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Ep181: Omni Hotels Books Meals for Needy with "Say Goodnight to Hunger"

Selfish Giving

This action-triggered donation program feeds a family of four dinner for an entire week whenever guests book a stay directly at OmniHotels.com.

The Book that Changed My Life – Download to find yours

Getting Attention

When I recently asked nonprofit experts in a range of fields and functions—from public health to fundraising to advocacy—to share the one book that has most influenced their professional lives, I had no idea what I’d learn. Free E-Guide.

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Too Much to Do? These Two Books Can Help

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I recently finished two books that I found helpful, and I think busy nonprofit marketers can learn from them too. I’m not going to summarize the books for you — you can read other reviews that do that. Other time management books focus on how to get it all done.

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Wild Woman Fundraising Book Reading June 6th at Bookwoman in Austin!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ll be signing books, talking about how to fundraise for your cause, and answering any questions you might have about the nonprofit job search, nonprofit fundraising, or nonprofit management. Do you live in or around Austin, TX?

Buy Roger’s Book … Or Else!

The Agitator

Roger has written a book on donor retention. I’ve read the book four times now in its various draft iterations. Think of Roger’s book as Stefan Edberg talking to Roger Federer … Boris Becker talking to Novak Djokovic … you get the point.

Book Giveaway: Cause Marketing for Dummies by Joe Waters and Joanna MacDonald

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ll be honest, before I picked up this book my interest in Cause marketing was pretty much zero. But this book got me excited, thinking about possibilities for some organizations I’m currently doing work for. I have gotten so much out of this book.

Why go to Amazon when you can get it here for free?


Each year my amazing staff grab the best, most popular blog posts from the prior year to create a book for our readers. . At last, the digest is ready to ship and you can get it for FREE by simply going here.

Read the Book: On Social Marketing and Social Change

Social Marketing and Social Change

This book is another format to introduce and reacquaint some of you with this journey. What I have done in putting this book together is to refer to my web analytics and selected from the most popular pages for many of these posts. You can purchase the book for $19.95

Be One of the 100 Nonprofits Featured in My New Book

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m writing the follow-up to my first book, The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause (Amazon) this year, and my goal is to include the nonprofit communications stories of 100 different nonprofits. Get all of our webinars and e-books for one price with the All-Access Pass! Nonprofit Communications The BookHave you shared your nonprofit communications story with me yet?