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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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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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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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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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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