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Finding grant sources is a critical aspect of competitive grantsmanship. This post presents books about prospect research published to date in 2013. Later posts will present books published in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and perhaps also in earlier years.


Research Method:

Most of the listed books represent titles found among the first 30 pages of hits on Amazon using the search terms ‘prospect research’ and ‘finding funding.’ The searches yielded 12 titles so far for 2013.


It is likely that the use of other sources and search terms would have led to different lists. If you are aware of other titles that fit the search parameters, please send a ‘comment’.


Scope of Coverage:

Although the list is subject to correction and revision, it is not intended to be exhaustive. Unless they were published in new editions, it does not list books from years before 2013; many such books will be the topics of later posts. Inclusion of a book here is not an endorsement nor does it necessarily mean I have read it. The list strives to include books only about prospect research and related topics, and to minimize its inclusion of other kinds of books.


Published in 2013:

  • Cagney, Penelope, and Ross, Bernard. (2013). Global Fundraising: How the World is Changing the Rules of Philanthropy.
  • Dolhopf-Brown, Elizabeth. (2013). Prospect Research Fundamentals: Prove Methods to Help Charities Realize More Major Gifts.
  • Filla, Jennifer J. and Brown, Helen E. (2013). Prospect Research for Fundraisers: The Essential Handbook.
  • Grace, Kay Sprinkel. (2013). Beyond Fundraising: New Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation and Investment Fund Development. 2nd Edition.
  • Greenhoe, John. (2013). Opening the Door to Major Gifts: Mastering the Discovery Call.
  • Hancks, Meredith L. and Rosson, Cara. (2013). Prospect Research is a Verb: Fundraising is the Subject.
  • Harris, Kim. (2013). How to Write a Program Grant Proposal: Nonprofit Guide to Writing Successful Grant Proposals.
  • Lansdowne, David. (2013). Fundraising Realities Every Board Member Must Face: A 1-Hour Crash Course on Raising Major Gifts. 2nd Edition.
  • Quinn, Laura. (2013). The Idealware Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits 2013.
  • Pettey, Janet Gow. (2013). Nonprofit Fundraising Strategy: A Guide to Ethical Decision-Making and Regulation for Nonprofit Organizations.
  • Williams, Karla A. (2013). Leading the Fundraising Charge: The Role of the Nonprofit Executive.
  • Wruck, Craig C. (2013). Planned Giving in a Nutshell: Planned Giving on Your Terms. 4th Edition.



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