I have just finished reading “Show Me The Big Money” and found the book to be inspiring, practical, engaging, and most useful for anyone engaged in fundraising, including funders, like myself, who often find themselves mentoring grantees on how to plan a comprehensive development plan or how to go about securing major donors.
Charge ahead to create and maintain meaningful relationships! Development professionals will gain practical and tested insight on how to engage philanthropists and volunteer leaders in a high-impact, results-oriented way.
This is an outstanding primer for the new development professional and volunteer. John Shimer presents key fundamentals for achieving philanthropic greatness through the use of short stories and in a straight forward manner that will enable you to master the art and science of fundraising – particularly for the largest gifts that are needed to achieve your organization’s mission.
Experience matters. Author's John and Christian Shimer are experts in their fields and have been focusing on non-profit fundraising for most of their carreer.
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Thousands of years ago mankind scratched crude shapes on rocks to communicate ideas to each other. Since the evolution of those scratches into written languages, the human race has leapfrogged ahead by being able to communicate increasingly complex ideas in a shorter and shorter amount of time. Today, we are experiencing an evolutionary leap...
Forbes recently wrote a piece on the “Five Big Fundraising Mistakes Your Nonprofit Should Avoid” and I could not agree more with the Forbes Non-profit Council (hyperlinked). Two of these mistakes are 1) every non-profit fundraiser should be focusing on communication and 2) building better, more personal relationships with their donors. These concepts are...
Christian is working on videos for promoting the two books. We are super lucky to have in-house tallent for the video side of marketing. Christian’s years of experience and passion for the project are really paying off. This is a screen shot for an early version of the Facebook promotions we are looking to...