Recommended Resources

The below resources are GOLD in learning the deeper perspective of philanthropy and strategy with nonprofits and small businesses. We refer to them quite often – hope you enjoy these powerful tools!

Online Resources

Movie Mondays – one of our most favorite “muse” moments, Movie Mondays are a tremendous weekly video for inspiration for those in the fundraising sector.

Beth Kanter – Beth has been a spectacular expert in leveraging nonprofits in social media, as well as healthy cultures in nonprofits.

Marie Forleo – Good-for-you weekly videos on Tuesdays for entrepreneurs. Marie’s clever perspective can really light you up for the week!

Nonprofit AF – Vu Le is provocative and hysterical, but has incredible perspectives on the nonprofit industry and how we should be better.


The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life

Twist, Lynne | New York, London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2003.

The Seven Faces of Philanthropy: A New Approach to Cultivating Major Donors

Prince, Russ Alan and Karen Maru File | San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1994.

Donor Centered Fundraising: How to hold on to your donors and raise much more money

Burk, Penelope | United States, Canada, United Kingdom: Cygnus Applied Research, Inc. 2003.

Beyond Fund Raising: New Strategies for Innovation and Investment in Nonprofits

Grace, Kay Sprinkel | John P. Wiley & Sons, New York, 1997. Second edition, March, 2005.

High Impact Philanthropy: How Donors, Boards, and Nonprofit Organizations Can Transform Communities

Grace, Kay Sprinkel and Alan Wendroff | Wiley, 2000.

Boards on Fire: Inspiring Leaders to Raise Money Joyfully

Howlett, Susan  | Word and Raby, 2010.

Getting Funded: The Complete Guide to Writing Grant Proposals

Howlett, Susan and Renee Bourque | Word and Raby | 2011 Fifth Edition.

The Ask: How to Ask Anyone for Any Amount for Any Purpose

Fredericks, Laura  | Jossey-Bass, 2005.

Start with Why

Simon Sinek | The Penguin Group, 2009

Membership Organizations

Advancement Northwest

Puget Sound Grantwriters Association