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Finding grant sources is a critical aspect of competitive grantsmanship. This post presents books about fundraising that were published in 2013 or are forthcoming for later in 2013. Later posts will present books for earlier years.


Research Method:

Most of the listed books represent titles found on Amazon using the site’s ‘publication date’ sorting feature and the search term of ‘fundraising.’ The searches yielded 28 titles for so far in 2013 and 8 titles forthcoming later in 2013. Interestingly, three authors accounted for 11 (or 30.5%) of the 36 titles found.


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. It does not list books from before 2013; such books will be the topics of other 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 that contribute to understanding practices in fundraising — and related topics, including grant writing — and to minimize its inclusion of other kinds of books.


Forthcoming Books in 2013:

  • Bray, Ilona. (2013). Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits: Real-World Strategies That Work.
  • Polivy, Deborah Kaplan. (2013). Donor Cultivation and the Donor Cycle Life Map + Website: A New Framework for Fundraising.
  • Stevenson, Scott C. (2013). 63 Winning Fundraising Strategies: Terrific Ideas for Meeting Your Goal.
  • Stevenson, Scott C. (2013). Fundraising for Beginners: Essential Procedures for Getting a Fundraising Program Up and Running.
  • Stevenson, Scott C. (2013). Fundraising for Libraries: How to Plan Profitable Special Events.
  • Stevenson, Scott C. (2013). Fundraising Strategies for the Small Shop.
  • Stevenson, Scott C. (2013). The Operational Plan: How to Plan Your Fundraising Year.
  • Warwick, Mal. (2013). How to Write Successful Fundraising Appeals.


Published in 2013:

  • Block, Jean. (2013). Fundraising: 180+ Great Ideas to Raise More Money.
  • Cagney, Penelope and Ross, Bernard. (2013). Global Fundraising: How the World is Changing the Rules of Philanthropy.
  • Davis, Mark Peter.(2013). The Fundraising Rules.
  • Garecht, Joe. (2013). Raising Money without Going Crazy: The Basics of Non-profit Fundraising.
  • Gasman, Marybeth and Bowman III, Nelson. (2013). Engaging Diverse College Alumni: The Essential Guide to Fundraising.
  • Grace, Kay Sprinkel. (2013). Beyond Fundraising: New Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation and Investment. 2nd Edition.
  • Greenhoe, John.(2013). Opening the Door to Major Gifts: Mastering the Discovery Call.
  • Kern, Rose Marie. (2013). Fundraising Events.
  • Hepting, Bev. (2013). Not for Profit and Charities Fundraising.
  • Lafond, Charles. (2013). Fearless Church Fundraising: The Practical and Spiritual Approach to Stewardship.
  • Lansdowne, David. (2013). Fundraising Realities Every Board Member Must Face. 2nd Edition.
  • Lysakowski, Linda. (2013). Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign: Assessing Your Nonprofit’s Ability to Run a Major Fundraising Campaign.
  • Maple, Peter. (2013). Marketing Strategy for Effective Fundraising.
  • McGrath, Frank. (2013). The Complete Handbook for a Successful Fundraising Golf Tournament.
  • Owen, Gordon. (2013). Enabling Your Fundraising Strategy.
  • Owen, Gordon. (2013). Fundraising Exiting Strategy.
  • Owen, Gordon. (2013). Fundraising from Companies and Charitable Trusts/Foundations and Through the Internet.
  • Penas, Gerald. (2013). Asking: A 59=Minute Guide to Everything Board Members, Volunteers, and Staff Must Know to Secure the Gift.
  • Pettey, Janice Gow. (2013). Nonprofit Fundraising Strategy: A Guide to Ethical Decision Making and Regulation for Nonprofit Organizations.
  • Phillips, Gary. (2013). The Art of Fundraising: The Appeal, the People, the Strategies.
  • Rees, Sandy. (2013). Fundraising Buffet.
  • Rees, Sandy. (2013). The Small Nonprofit’s Guide to Getting Big Gifts.
  • Rees, Sandy. (2013). The Small Nonprofit’s Guide to Raising Money Online.
  • Shaw, Douglas. (2013). The Rules of Fundraising.
  • Shaw, Melvin B. and Shaw, Pearl D. (2013). Prerequisites for Fundraising Success.
  • Stevenson, Scott C. (2013). Online Fundraising Essentials.
  • Williams, Karla A. (2013). Leading the Fundraising Charge: The Role of the Nonprofit Executive.
  • Wruck, Craig C. (2013). Planned Giving in a Nutshell. 4th Edition.





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