Resources | Fund Development

5 Great Fundraising Videos | Sumac Research


50 Fundraising Ideas |


199 Fun and Effective Fundraising Events for Nonprofit Organizations | Justina Walford (Book)


3 Steps to Creating a Killer Social Media Campaign! | Sumac Research


6 Ways to Thank Your Donors | Sumac Research


A Dozen Positive Responses to a Grant No | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


A Picture is Worth a Thousand Donations: How Pictures Cause Donors to Act | Sumac Research


Achieving Excellence in Fundraising | Eugene R. Tempel, Timothy L. Seiler , Eva E. Aldrich (Book)


Answering the Dreaded Future Funding Grant Question | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


Asking for the Money is the Job of the Leadership and Friends of a Nonprofit Organization |


Asking Properly George Smith (Book)


Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) |

Bad Nonprofit Ads: How Ad Agencies Fail the Nonprofit Sector Sumac Research


Basics in Developing Your Fundraising Plan | Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC


Beyond Fundraising – New Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation and Investment | Kay Sprinkel Grace (Book)


Boosting Donor Retention Yields Big Returns | Sumac Research


Breakthrough Thinking Bernard Ross and Clare Segal (Book)


Can Software Really Help You Raise More Money? Sumac Research


Check Out Your Organization’s Fundraising Readiness | Tony Poderis,


Choosing Fundraising Software: 7 Things to Consider and a Whack of Great Resources| Sumac Research


Comparison of Top 10 Social Fundraising Websites | Sumac Research


Contributions Magazine |


Creative Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations |


Creative Ways to Grow Your Mailing List With No Money! | Sumac Research


Crowdsourced Fundraising: Empowering the Multitudes and Raising Big Bucks For Charity!| Sumac Research


Does Becoming More “Business-like” Mean Selling Your Nonprofit’s Soul? |Sumac Research


Donation Premiums: Do They Work? | Sumac Research


Donor Bill of Rights | Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)


Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits | Ilona Bray, J.D. (Book)


Ethics In Fundraising | National Council of Nonprofits


e-Tapestry Fundraising Software


Exhibit & Document Library |


Five Online Fundraising Myths | Sage Fundraising Online


Five Steps for Winning Conversations With Donors | Cody Switzer


Foundation & Corporate Giving | The Grantsmanship Center Magazine


Fundraising Event Ideas |


Fund Raising: Evaluating and Managing the Fund Development Process | James Greenfield (Book)


Fundraising Events – Choosing the Right Event | Betty Stallings and Donna MacMillion, The Grantsmanship Center

General Overview of Grant Writing for Nonprofits Sumac Research


Getting Current Information to Shape Your Grant Application | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


Grant Opportunities: Florida Grants


Grant Opportunities: List of Foundations


Grant Opportunities: Grants.Gov


Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Code of Ethics | Grant Professionals Association


Grant Tracking Chart |Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


Grant Opportunities sent to your inbox |


Grassroots Grants: An Activist’s Guide to Grantseeking |  Andy Robinson (Book)


Hillsborough County (Florida) Public Library on Grants & Fundraising |


How Can You Tell If Your Organization is Ready to Apply for a Grant? | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


How Much? Setting a Grant Request Size | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


How to Construct a Gift Chart & Use it to Secure Major Gifts | Sumac Research


How to Prepare for Last Minute Grant Opportunities | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


How to Produce Fabulous Fundraising Events | Betty Stallings (Book)


How to Produce Inspiring Annual Reports | Ken Burnett  (Book)


How to Say It: Grantwriting: Write Proposals That Grantmakers Want to Fund | Deborah Koch (Book)


How to Write an Effective Business Plan | Value Stock Guide


How to Write Successful Fundraising Letters | Mal Warwick (Book)


How To Write the Perfect Fundraising Letter | Sumac Research


Key Steps For Strategic Grant Writing | Cindy Kane


Laws that Regulate Fundraising | National Council of Nonprofits


Learn How to Write Grant Proposals – Online Training | Foundation Center


Learn How to Write Grant Proposals – Grantwriting Basics | General Code


Major Gifts: A Guide to Getting in Front of Donors and Making the Ask | Sumac Research


Making a Scene: The Recipe for a Great Fundraisng Letter | Sumac Research


Mega Gifts: 2nd Edition | Jerold Panas (Book)


Never Miss a Grant Deadline Again | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


Nonprofit National Resource Directory | NonProfit Direct


Nonprofit Reserves | Grant Thorton


Phases of a Capital Campaign | Sumac Research


Positioning Grant Writers for Success |


Proposal Planning & Writing | Jeremy T. Miner and Lynn E. Miner (Book)


Prospect Development From a Female Perspective | Prospect Research Institute


Prospect Research Perspectives Magazine on Social Media | Prospect Research Institute


Prospect Research – Corporate Profile Sample | Jennifer Filla, Aspire Research Group


Prospect Research – Identification Profile Sample | Jennifer Filla, Aspire Research Group


Prospect Research – Solicitation Profile Sample | Jennifer Filla, Aspire Research Group


Raising Thousands (if Not Tens of Thousands) of Dollars with Email | Madeline Stanionis (Book)


Relationship Fundraising: A Donor Based Approach to the Business of Raising Money | Ken Burnett (Book)


Research Shows New Dos and Don’ts of Fundraising | Sumac Research


Sample Grant Management Form | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


Sample Letter of Intent | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


Search Tips 4Fundraising | Prospect Research Institute


Seven Lessons to Increase Fundraising Success | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


Seven Ways to Strengthen Your Donor Base | Sue Croudace, Springboard Marketing and Communications


Special Events 101 for Nonprofit Fundraising |


Stand Out, Grants That Make Great 1st Impressions | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


Technology Planning for the Development Office | Susan Packard Orr


Ten Common & Avoidable Grant Project Budget Errors | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


Ten Fresh Fundraising Ideas | Sumac Research


The Argument Against Paying Development Professionals Based on Amount of Funds Raised | Tony Poderis


The Ask: How to Ask for Support for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project, or Business Venture | Laura Fredricks (Book)


The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Meeting & Event Planning, 2nd Edition | Robin E. Craven (Book)


The Cost of High Turnover in Fundraising Jobs | Raymund Flandez, The Chronicle of Philanthropy


The Devil’s in the Data! When Should You Get an Audit | Guest Post by Darrel C. Spacone, Donor-Data-Done, LLC


The Do’s and Don’ts of Silent Auctions |  Greater


The Essential Nonprofit Fundraising Handbook | Michael A. Sand (Book)


The Event Marketing Handbook: Beyond Logistics and Planning | Allison Saget (Book)


The Gift Recognition  Chart | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


The National Council of Nonprofits


The Network for Good Learning Center 


The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need: Top Grant Writers and Grant Givers Share Their Secrets | Ellen Karsh, Arlen Sue Fox (Book)


The Standards for Excellence – An Ethics & Accountability Program for the Nonprofit Sector| 1997-2013 Standards for Excellence Institute


The Ultimate List of Fundraising Ideas


The Zen of Fundraising: 89 Timeless Ideas to Strengthen and Develop Your Donor Relationships | Ken Burnett (Book)


They Loved You Once, They Can Love You Again: How to Win Back Lapsed Donors | Sumac Research


Tiny Essentials of Fundraising | Neil Sloggie (Book)


Twenty Ways to Enhance Relationships with New Grant Donors | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


Weighing Your Options for Processing Donations Online | Sumac Research


What Funders Want to Know About You | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


Why Every Nonprofit Needs a Monthly Giving Program | Sumac Research


Writing a Case for Support that Inspires! | Sumac Research


Your Best Grant Sources | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting


Your Grant’s Background Section: 15 Points to Include | Karen Eber Davis, Karen Eber Davis Consulting