Recommended Resources

Open book for recommened resources pageThe 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 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.

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


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