Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Arguably one of the best books ever on what is increasingly becoming the science of persuasion. Whether you're a mere consumer or someone weaving the web of persuasion to urge others to buy or vote for your product, this is an essential book for understanding the psychological foundations of marketing.

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Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times

In this book, Kim Klein explores what it means for nonprofit organizations to operate in what most economists are calling "the new normal."

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Beth's Blog

Beth Kanter is a leading expert on nonprofit network building, social media, and relationship marketing best practices. Beth's blog is a place to capture and share ideas, experiment with and exchange links and resources about the adoption challenges, strategy, and ROI of nonprofits and social media.

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Next Generation of American Giving Infographic

This infographic presents information about charitable giving as it pertains to different age groups in an easy-to-digest format. You can download the full report if you feel inspired to dig deeper.

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M+R Annual Benchmarks Study

This annually updated report is an excellent examination of online nonprofit fundraising, advocacy, and organizing. It adds up to the story of what nonprofits achieved and experienced online in the past year.

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UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising

Based on surveys of more than 2,700 executive and development directors, this CompassPoint study reveals what many know first hand—that nonprofits frequently face high levels of turnover in development director positions and deeper issues that contribute to instability in the development director role. It cites key steps that executives, funders, and sector leaders should consider as they set out to address these challenges.

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The Missing Middle: Neglecting Middle Donors is Costing You Millions

Sea Change Strategies released this free e-book that profiles two highly effective mid-level giving programs, offers best practices from 27 experts and organizations, and provides a plan to jumpstart your organization's fundraising.

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Montana Nonprofit Association

The Montana Nonprofit Association is a membership organization that promotes a stronger nonprofit sector in Montana through public policy, affordable products and services, organizational development, research and information sharing, and network building. Its online research center offers a sample financial management plan, sample policies, and other guidance for organizational development.

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The Millennial Impact

Discover what triggers millennials to take action online and offline in this series of reports that investigate how the next generation of donors, activists, and volunteers use nonprofit websites, social media, mobile sites and email. In addition, Millennial Impact Benchmarks are offered to help provide a guide for nonprofits creating millennial engagement programs.

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Engaging Board Members in Fundraising

What are the most important things for a nonprofit organization to do when engaging board members in fundraising? Having a board level development committee, requesting board members to ask for financial support from their friends and business associates are two . See this 2012 report from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative for more and for ideas of how to apply the findings in your work.

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Digital Engagement Blog

This blog by Care2 provides guidance on donor recruitment, online fundraising, advocacy, and social media for nonprofits.

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Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This top-ranked blog is all about do-it-yourself nonprofit communications and marketing.

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Wilburforce Foundation

Wilburforce Foundation protects wildlife and targeted wildlands in Western North America by actively supporting organizations and leaders advancing conservation solutions. They support efforts to create a network of protected core reserves, corridors and buffer zones across Western North America that will support ecologically effective landscapes and viable wildlife populations.

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Public Support Test Memo

This memo provides details about the Public Support Test. Most grant recipients need to meet a "public support test" under United States tax law. Canadian grantseekers will need to complete this form every year in order to apply for funding from many American grantmakers.

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the No. 1 news source, in print and online, for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise. Some material is available only to subscribers.

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Social Venture Partners

SVP is a network of engaged donors, or Partners. With a partnership of over 420 local individuals, it contributes professional know-how, financial resources, and philanthropic passion to nonprofit organizations throughout King County. Volunteer experiences combined with SVP's philanthropic education curriculum enrich Partners and develop leaders. Through its Environment grantmaking area, SVP seeks to promote a healthy future for all life in the Pacific Northwest by fostering environmental stewardship that is ecologically based and economically sound.

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Selling Social Change (Without Selling Out)

In this book, fundraising expert, Andy Robinson demonstrates how to initiate and sustain successful earned income ventures that provide financial security and advance an organization's mission.

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Russell Family Foundation

The Russell Family Foundation is committed to improving protection of the environment in western Washington, with an emphasis on the waters of Puget Sound. The foundation focuses its grantmaking in this program on Puget Sound, Environmental Education, and Green Business.

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Patagonia

Patagonia's Environmental Grants Program gives at the grassroots level to innovative groups overlooked or rejected by other corporate donors. They fund activists who take radical and strategic steps to protect habitat, wilderness, and biodiversity.

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The David and Lucille Packard Foundation

The Conservation and Science Program of the Packard Foundation is focused on ocean and land conservation, climate change mitigation, and scientific research. We invest in action and ideas that conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being. We support public policy reforms, changes in private sector practices, and scientific activities to develop essential knowledge and tools for addressing current and future priorities.

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Northwest Fund for the Environment

Grants by the Northwest Fund are from an endowment designated to be spent promoting change in the uses of natural resources which will increase their protection and preservation in the State of Washington. Special emphasis is placed on the protection of wild fish, native wildlife, natural forests, wetlands, and shorelines, and the preservation of pure and free-flowing waters.

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Mead Foundation

The Mead Foundation supports organizations dedicated to preserving and improving the environment, the advancement of medical science, and other important social needs. Environmental support is primarily in the western United States with emphasis on Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.

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Lazar Foundation

The Lazar Foundation is dedicated to funding innovative and strategic projects that protect the environment in the Pacific Northwest: Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, and Idaho.

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Laird Norton Family Foundation

Supporting watershed stewardship in Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho, as well as policy work supporting the Western Climate Initiative and improving energy efficiency in Washington and Oregon.

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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The goals of the Hewlett Foundation's Environment Program include protecting the great ecosystems of the North American West and slowing global climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Harder Foundation

The Harder Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of an American quality of life that includes clean air and drinking water, unpolluted lakes and rivers, and healthy forests, parks, and wildlands. They have a special concern for the protection of wildlife populations and the habitats on which they depend. Projects funded by The Harder Foundation typically involve efforts to achieve long-term protection of specific public forests and wildlands, rivers, near shore marine ecosystems, and estuaries.

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Grassroots Grants: An Activist's Guide to Grantseeking

In this bestselling guide to grantseeking, author and activist Andy Robinson walks you through the challenges of incorporating grants into a complete fundraising program, using grant proposals as organizing plans, designing fundable projects, building proposals piece by piece, and fostering effective communication with funders who support the activist community.

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Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training

Published every other month for more than 20 years, the Grassroots Fundraising Journal produces much-needed information on how to build successful organizations. Each issue offers practical, how-to instruction on fundraising strategies such as direct mail, special events, major gift campaigns, and online fundraising.

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Fund for Wild Nature

The Fund for Wild Nature provides small grants to small groups who get things done. They fund only project-oriented expenses supporting action for wildlife, rivers, wilderness, anf the places that support the interdependent life that sustains our planet.

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Foundation Center

This nonprofit clearinghouse of information is designed to assist both grant seekers and grantmakers with funding resources. The Foundation Center offers workshops, an online library, links to over 1,000 grantmaker websites, and a database of over 10,000 of the nation's largest foundations.

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Conservation Alliance

The Conservation Alliance's mission is to engage outdoor businesses to help protect and conserve threatened wild places for their habitat and recreation values.

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Campion Foundation

The Campion Foundation's wilderness funding seeks to secure permanent protection for the remaining wild lands of western North America.

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Bullitt Foundation

The Bullitt Foundation's mission is to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest. The Foundation's geographic focus is the Emerald Corridor: the region bounded by Vancouver, B.C. to the north, Portland, Oregon, to the south, and the Cascade range to the east. Within that geographic range, work is targeted to specific sub-regions generally associated with the three major population centers and more rural areas experiencing significant growth pressures.

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Bella Vista Foundation

The Bella Vista Foundation's Ecosystem Restoration program focuses on protecting, restoring, and revitalizing five watershed ecosystems in California and Oregon. Within these key watersheds, the foundation's priorities are promoting the sustainable management of forest and agricultural land, revitalizing streams, restoring riparian areas, and protecting biodiversity, with the goal of enhancing and maintaining self-sustaining watershed ecosystems.

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