Synopses & Reviews
Praise for BUILDING STRONG NONPROFITS
When I review a new book on nonprofit management I look for three things: Does it contribute new knowledge? Is it based on solid research? Is it practical? This book gets a thumbs-up on all three. Building Strong Nonprofits is full of research stats, case studies, pithy quotes, and practical ideas from experienced and knowledgeable professionals. You need to read this book!"Cathlene Williams, PhD, CAE, Principal, Cathlene Williams LLC; former Vice President, Education and Research, Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsAt last, a book that breaks away from the pack and looks at the current state of the art and what the future may hold for the nonprofit sector. This book addresses key areas such as the new economy, partnerships, new philanthropic models, technology, professionalism, diversity, new ways to do business, and international philanthropy. The authors also provide specific steps, tips, and ideas that your nonprofit and you can take to strengthen your organization and better fulfill its mission."Eugene A. Scanlan, PhD, author of Fundraising Consultants: A Guide for Nonprofit Organizations and other publications; retired senior consultant and educator
Building Strong Nonprofits provides practical advice and techniques to help nonprofit organizations big and small, old and new, to embrace innovation and creativity; at the same time, it reminds us that our strength as a sector is rooted in our missions to promote the public good."Eugene R. Tempel, President and CEO, Indiana University Foundation; Professor of Philanthropy Studies and Higher Education
Discover the proven strategies to get your nonprofit growing!
It's timetime for your nonprofit to energize its advocates and benefactors, to set and surpass challenging financial goals, and to realize its greatness.
Whether you are a nonprofit leader, executive director, board member, or development director, Building Strong Nonprofits is your must-read, featuring the expertise and contributions of the renowned Skystone Ryan team of fundraising consultants, including John Olberding, Lisa Barnwell Williams, Charles Ansbach, Eugenia Colón, Paul Ghiz, Martin Novom, James Tyson, Daniel Yoffe, Laura Zylstra, and Donna Leigh King.
Discover revealing strategies for the coming generation of philanthropy. Build the path to your nonprofit community's future. Watch your nonprofit grow. Do it all with the professional guidance found in Building Strong Nonprofits.
Building Strong Nonprofits: New Strategies for Growth and Sustainability is for nonprofit leaders, executive directors, board members, development directors, and others are acutely aware that new organizational strategies are called for if the same old donors are not supportive in the same old ways. The Skystone Ryan consulting team--a group of astute, highly educated individuals who have led and counseled nonprofit organization for decades--is uniquely equipped to guide readers through the maze of opportunities and challenges. The book will comprise approximately eight to twelve essays, each by a different Skystone Ryan consultant with particular experience, insight, and expertise in the area. The essays will look primarily at new kinds of interactions, institutions and new ways of giving that have the potential to give the nonprofit and philanthropic communities new vitality, stability, and relevance in today's new economic climate.
A proven, strategic plan to help your nonprofit emerge from the 2008-2009 economic storm
Utilizing the extensive expertise of leading fundraising consulting firm Skystone Ryan's executive leadership team and managing consultants to explore and illuminate the most timely issues facing the philanthropic community, Building Strong Nonprofits: New Strategies for Growth and Sustainability identifies new opportunities to define the future of philanthropy.
- Includes notable contributors from the Skystone Ryan leadership team
- Analyzes the most potent trends and developments and interpret their implications for the future of philanthropy
- Offers eight to twelve essays, each by a different Skystone Ryan consultant with particular experience, insight, and expertise in the area
Building Strong Nonprofits: New Strategies for Growth and Sustainability is you, whether you are a nonprofit leader, executive director, board member, or development director, and are becoming aware that new organizational strategies are called for if the same old donors are not supportive in the same old ways.
BUILDING STRONG NONPROFITS
New Strategies for Growth and Sustainability
Every organization has struggled through the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009, but none more than the nonprofit. The light at the end of the tunnel is finally appearing, but new strategies and perspectives are urgently needed as organizations confront the cultural changes ahead.
Proficiently exploring how the philanthropic sector is evolving in areas such as social media, the global economy, social entrepreneurship, and cause-related marketing, Building Strong Nonprofits: New Strategies for Growth and Sustainability illuminates the most timely issues facing today's philanthropic community.
Edited and written by the Skystone Ryan consulting teama world-class, philanthropic group of astute, educated fundraising and nonprofit consultantsthe essays in this innovative book each take a fresh look at a unique side of nonprofit growth, including:
How women are changing the face of philanthropy
How human nature, business principles, and financial realities are transforming the missions, management, and finance of nonprofit organizations
The secrets behind high-impact non- profit corporate partnerships
Tips for casting your net into the social media ocean
Challenges facing the nonprofit career path professional
Diversity in philanthropy
How to develop a worldwide fundraising strategy
Drawing from the hard-won wisdom of Skystone Ryan's fundraising leaders, Building Strong Nonprofits introduces interactions, institutions, and ways of giving that have the potential to bring the philanthropic community vitality, stability, and relevance in today's new economic climate. Its clear strategies and practical tools offer your nonprofit the guidance it needs to take advantage of the changesand unlimited opportunitiesthat face the nonprofit world.
About the Author
JOHN C. OLBERDING is President and CEO of Skystone Ryan, one of the nation's leading fundraising consulting firms serving a wide variety of organizations both large and small. He has personally provided leadership and guidance in assessment, planning, fundraising, and management to over 200 health, religious, cultural, environmental, and social service agencies.
LISA BARNWELL WILLIAMS is Vice President of Skystone Ryan. She has twenty-five years of executive-level experience in fundraising and organizational development for nonprofit organizations, with special expertise on issues relating to nonprofit boards, donor relations, and strategic fundraising.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A New Day for Philanthropy.
The Big Picture.
What Will Be Different.
What Will Not Change.
Chapter 2 A Person of Influence, A Sculptor of the Universe.
How Women are Changing the Face of Philanthropy.
Women are in the Game.
There's Power in Numbers.
Let's Get Together and Give!
Moving onto the Big Stage.
Who are the Women on Your Team?
Chapter 3 The New Non-Profit How Human Nature, Business Principles, and Financial Realities are Transforming the Missions, Management, and Finance of Non-profit Organizations.
A Period of Significant Change in the Non-Profit Sector.
Why are Things Changing?
What is Changing?
Chapter 4 High-Impact Nonprofit-Corporate Partnerships.
Trends in Corporate Giving.
Areas of Corporate Funding Interest.
High-Impact Partnerships: Investing for the Upturn.
Chapter 5 Casting Your Net into the Social Media Ocean.
What is Social Media?
Social Media by the Numbers.
Planning your Social Media Strategy.
Social Media Tips to Consider.
A Closer Look at Social Media Tools.
Raising Money with Social Media.
Social Media Impact on Search Marketing.
Major Donors in Social Media.
Chapter 6 All Sails Unfurled Education and Professionalism for Philanthropic Professionals.
Challenges Facing the Career Path Professional.
Lifelong Learning as a Discipline.
The Pursuit of Professionalism.
Chapter 7 Diversity in Philanthropy: A New Paradigm.
A Primer on African-American Philanthropy.
The Status of Solicitors of Diverse Backgrounds.
A Solution: Institutional Resolve and Commitment.
Developing a Pipeline: Looking to the Future.
Appendix A Black Philanthropy References.
Appendix B Resources.
Chapter 8 Twenty Years…And Learning.
Beginning from the Beginning.
A Look at the “Big Two”: India and China.
Latin America: A Disparate Region.
Diaspora: New Opportunities and Giving Circles.
About the Editors.
About the Authors.