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The Volunteers' Guide To Fundraising By Ilona Bray

October 05, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 189

"The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising: Raise Money for Your School, Team, Library or Community Group" by Ilona Bray is a very good book for those that are looking for ideas to help with fundraising efforts for various causes or community groups. It is published by Nolo, a publisher that prides itself on making the law accessible to everyone through quality books and resources. And Ilona Bray has authored a number of books for Nolo, including "Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits."

The book starts out with some basics on what your group can and can't do when raising money. Very good to consider to keep yourself and your group out of trouble. The second chapter focuses on volunteers and how to recruit, train, and keep volunteers with your organization or cause.

The third chapter will help you plan your group's fundraising strategy, which is a very good idea. A good plan will help you reach your goals. The next few chapters focus on various ways to raise money. These include: Sponsorships and other support from businesses, selling goods and services (new or used), requesting donations from individual members, event planning strategies, dinners and other food events, actions (live, silent, and online), fairs and festivals, benefit concerts and lectures, home and garden tours, and walkathons, contests, games, and sporting events.

All of these chapters contain tips, cautions, examples, and sample forms to assist you with your fundraising efforts. This guide really will make it easier for you and your group. The book is written in easy to understand language, and in a practical way. The book is meant to be used as you help your organization or group.

In addition to the text, the book has a CD-ROM included in the back with more resources. One resource is a bonus chapter "Applying for Grants From Foundations, Corporations, or Government." Also included on the CD-ROM are forms, spreadsheets, charts, overviews, and audio files to provide even more assistance to achieve your fundraising goals.

Bray has included insights and stories from a team of nonprofit experts that includes event planners, dedicated school parents, accountants, librarians, lawyers, and group leaders. If you are involved with any fundraising, this will be a handy reference to keep nearby. Combine it with "Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits" and you will have many ideas, strategies, and tips to raise money. All you'll need to do then is get out and implement them. Recommended for anyone who needs a guide on raising money legally and effectively.

Alain Burrese, J.D. is a writer, speaker, and mediator who teaches how to live, take action, and get things done through the Warrior's Edge. Alain is the author of Hard-Won Wisdom From The School Of Hard Knocks, the DVDs Hapkido Hoshinsul, Streetfighting Essentials, Hapkido Cane, the Lock On Joint Locking series, and numerous articles and reviews. He is working toward getting his first novel, "Lost Conscious" published. More at

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