The Foundation Center-Cleveland has a library full of hands-on, how-to books related to fundraising and nonprofit management. You won't find a collection like this anywhere else in Northeast Ohio! Here is a sampling of the latest acquisitions:
Creating Your Strategic Plan by John M Bryson. Addresses key issues in the design of an overall strategic planning process, from the initial stages through plan preparation, review, and subsequent implementation and evaluation. Written for leaders, managers, planners, employees and other stakeholders of public and nonprofit organizations and communities.
Implementing and Sustaining Your Strategic Plan by John M Bryson. Intended to be used in tandem with "Creating Your Strategic Plan" (Bryson & Alston, 2011) this workbook provides a conceptual framework, vocabulary, and step-by-step approach to design implementation strategies over the life of a strategic plan. Includes worksheets and guidelines.
Cause Marketing for Dummies by Joe Waters. Guidebook to creating effective partnerships between companies and causes, with specific sections addressing issues that are unique to businesses and nonprofits. Explains how to get started, promote and implement your plan, and take it online using the web and social media.
The Social Media Survival Guide for Nonprofits and Charitable Organizations: How to Build Your Base of Support and Fast-Track Your Fundraising Efforts Using Social Media by Sherrie Ann Madia. Covers the concepts, principles, techniques, and strategies of fundraising through the use of social media. Also shows how to connect more often and more effectively with current and prospective donors. Discusses prospect research, special events, social media stewardship, and media/public relations.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grant Writing by Waddy Thompson. Covers all aspects of proposal writing, from funding research to post-application. Includes sample proposals for foundation and government grants as well as sponsorships.
All of these books can be checked out by filling out our Borrower's Registration Form, while others, like the directories, are reference only. We invite you to visit the library and browse our collection today! See the full list of books you can check out from us on our Shelfari page.