The Fundraiser's Resource Bookstore contains books we think will richly increase your fundraising knowledge, enhance your ability to secure the gift or organize and manage boardrooms more effectively .
There is no author in the field more prolific or better read than Jerold Panas. His books are highly acclaimed and at least several are on virtually every fundraiser’s bookshelf. Or in handy reach on the desk.
We have also included additional authors you will enjoy. Click on the "Buy This Book" button to either learn more about the book or purchase it.
NEW! The Fundraiser's Measuring Stick - Jerold Panas
Sizing Up the Attributes Board Members, Volunteers and Staff Must Cultivate To Secure Major Gifts
Highly effective fundraisers share striking similarities – in their attitude, in the way they approach their work, and in the strategies they use to inspire and motivate donors to give stretch gifts.
The Lost Manuscript - Manuscript by Si Seymour, with Observations & Comments by Jerold Panas
Binder, 153 pages: $59.00. ORDER HERE
In the following story, Jerry Panas tells you how he discovered this tome of knowledge from one of the great fundraisers of our field, Si Seymour.
Here is the first really practical book on major gift fundraising. You'll find a step-by-step guide to ensuring effective cultivation and a successful ask. The book promises a fail-proof roadmap—and it delivers. Sturtevant is a master gift-crafter and practitioner. He is one of the most highly esteemed in his field. His involvement in millions of dollars of gifts provides credence to the assured design he writes about in this book.
Born to Raise - Jerold Panas
What Makes a Great Fundraiser; What Makes Fundraiser Great? You'll agree with us that no one knows fundraising like Jerry Panas does. In this spirited book he identifies and interviews fifty fundraisers he describes as being great—the best in the business.
Boardroom Verities - Jerold Panas (SOLD OUT)
We have obtained a limited number of gently used copies of this book that we are now offering at a discounted price.
A Celebration of Trusteeship With Some Guides and Techniques to Govern By. Boardroom Verities is a celebration of trusteeship that looks at why men and women are willing to join boards and give their time, compassion, and commitment. This book presents eighty time-tested truths that govern board membership. They appear in a series of brief chapters, based on interviews with over 100 men and women who serve on the boards of organizations just like yours.
Excel! - Jerold Panas
A delightful miniature (2 1/2" x 3"), but don't let the size of this book fool you. It is a towering collection of brilliant and rousing essays. Each is certain to motivate and ignite the spirit and soul. In his Afterword, Panas says that he was compelled to write these pieces—to use his words: it was like fire in my bones. The passion and fever shows. In his essay on Work, he claims that procrastination is the mortal enemy and the avenue of despair and disappointment is paved with the timid and tired who won't get things done, who won't act. These men and women conspire with the devil of failure...
The First 120 Days - Jerold Panas
The first 120 days of a new college or university president determines whether his or her tenure will be highly successful, or less than flourishing. The first four months are a harbinger of a president's promise and fate.
This book is directed to new presidents, but is equally helpful for those who have been in office for some time, or has the responsibility of leading an institution, organization or company.
The Fundraising Habits of Supremely Successful Boards
- Jerold Panas
Jerold Panas says that: A large part of an organization’s success depends on its board’s willingness to cultivate certain behaviors. “Over the course of a storied career, Panas has worked with literally thousands of boards. He has counseled foundering groups; he’s been the wind beneath the wings of boards whose organizations have soared.
The Little Gold Book: Tips, Pointers, and Guidelines for Making a Supremely Successful Solicitation - Jerold Panas
In what will take 5 minutes to read (10 at the most), your volunteers will receive the very most important elements in being an effective, successful campaign worker. It also explains why they are a hero to your organization. It describes how their involvement directly impacts your organization and those you serve.