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Book Giveaway: Nonprofit Fundraising 101 by @dheyman


*This contest is now closed and the winner has been contacted. Thank you for entering!*

Nonprofit leaders, and fundraisers in particular, are in for a treat this new year!

Longtime GuideStar collaborator, former Craigslist Foundation E.D., and the best-selling author of Nonprofit Management 101, Darian Rodriguez Heyman, just released his long-awaited sequel,

Nonprofit Fundraising 101:  A Practical Guide with Easy to Implement Tips and Ideas from Industry Experts.

Book_giveaway_nonprofit_fundraising_101.jpgThe new bible of nonprofit fundraising just came out and launched as Amazon’s #1 nonprofit release. GuideStar is honored to be featured as one of 121 key resources in the book, which features insights from the likes of Beth Kanter, Lynne Twist, Van Jones, Kim Klein, Kay Sprinkel Grace, Mal Warwick, Caryn Stein, Kivi Leroux Miller, John Haydon, David Hessekiel, Farra Trompeter, Steve MacLaughlin, and many more.

To celebrate the launch of Darian’s new book, we’re giving away a free copy. Just leave a comment in this blog post about why you want the book and we’ll pick a winner at random on Valentine’s Day.

And if you want to learn more about the book, here’s the description:

Based on expert advice and insights from a variety of respected industry experts, Nonprofit Fundraising 101 is an essential text for nonprofit professionals, volunteers, activists, and social entrepreneurs who want to leverage best practices to promote their cause.

Built upon the success of the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101, this easy to digest book provides practical, comprehensive guidance for nonprofit fundraising around the globe. With tips and tools, expert advice, and real-world insights from almost fifty industry leaders, this robust resource addresses the entire spectrum of fundraising for nonprofits, including:

  • Planning, hiring, and tracking progress
  • Individual donors, major gifts, events, and direct mail
  • Board and volunteer engagement
  • Foundation and government grants
  • Corporate partnerships
  • Online and email fundraising
  • Social media and mobile crowdfunding
  • Earned income and social enterprise


Written by and for front line practitioners and geared towards a global audience of emerging and established leaders, this field guide offers step-by-step formulas for success. Nonprofit Fundraising 101 features a foreword by fundraising guru and Soul of Money author Lynne Twist, insights from notable non-profit professionals such as CNN’s Van Jones, and an afterword by Kiva.org Co-Founder & President Premal Shah.

This book also provides indispensible ideas and diverse case studies ranging from grassroots efforts to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and advice for organizations of all sizes and focus. Chapters are brief and easily digestible, featuring extensive resources for additional learning, concrete best practices, and pitfalls to avoid. Enjoy this must-read manual to learn tried and true ways to raise more money for your cause, nonprofit, or charity.

As you get ready for Valentine’s Day, what more could you ask for than connecting more deeply to your love of fundraising and of your cause? Write a comment now and win your free copy!

Courtney-Cherico.pngThe preceding post is by Courtney Cherico, GuideStar’s content marketing associate. She manages their many social media channels, including this blog. To stay up to date on the latest GuideStar news, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Topics: Fundraising