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Achieving Excellence in Fundraising 3rd Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0470551738
ISBN-10: 0470551739
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About the Author

Eugene R. Tempel is president of Indiana University Foundation and professor of philanthropic studies and of higher education at Indiana University. He is a nationally recognized expert in the study and practice of philanthropy and nonprofi t management, and his career includes more than two decades in higher education administration, fundraising, and teaching. For eleven of those years, he directed the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, a leading national resource for nonprofit education, research, training, and public service programs. Dr. Tempel is a member of several boards, past chair of the Indiana Commission on Community Service and Volunteerism, the first elected president of the Nonprofi t Academic Centers Council, and a member of Independent Sector's Expert Advisory Panel that created national guidelines for nonprofi t governance and ethical behavior. He is the author and coauthor of several works in the fi eld and has won numerous awards. He earned his bachelor's degree from St. Benedict College and his M.A. and Ed.D. from Indiana University. He also holds the Certifi ed Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) professional certifi cation from CFRE International.

Timothy L. Seiler is director of The Fund Raising School at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and is also assistant professor of philanthropic studies at Indiana University. Dr. Seiler, an alumnus of The Fund Raising School, has been a faculty member since 1986 and its director since 1994. He was also involved with the establishment of the Center on Philanthropy through service  on the Policy Advisory Committee. He is an author and editor of fundraising publications and was editor-in-chief of the Excellence in Fund Raising Workbook Series and author of the workbook Developing Your Case for Support. Dr. Seiler serves the nonprofi t sector not only as a fundraiser, author, and teacher, but also as a board member and campaign committee member for several nonprofi ts and serves as a mentor to young professional fundraisers. He earned a B.A. degree in English from Saint Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Indiana, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English from Indiana University. He also holds the Certifi ed Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) professional certifi cation from CFRE International.

Eva E. Aldrich is associate director of The Fund Raising School at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, where her work centers on the development and revision of The Fund Raising School's curriculum. Prior to joining the Center on Philanthropy, she was a member of Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates, an institutional strategy and advancement consulting fi rm. Ms. Aldrich serves the fundraising profession as a member of CFRE International's Exam Committee and was a member of CFRE International's 2009 Job Analysis Task Force. In addition, she has taught fundraising professionals around the globe, conducting courses in Austria, China, India, and New Zealand. She earned her B.A. summa cum laude from Manchester College, North Manchester, Indiana, and her M.A. from Indiana University; she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in philanthropic studies from Indiana University. She also holds the Certifi ed Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) professional certifi cation from CFRE International.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 3 edition (November 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470551739
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470551738
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.3 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Curtis A. Cecil on June 4, 2015
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Are you with a Not For Profit? Or maybe just looking for a way to boost your kickstarter or Gofundme page? This is a great book that will step you through EVERY aspect of fundraising.
This is a TOOLBOX book that can be used over and over for years.
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Great information, but incredibly repetitive (but to their credit, I remembered the really important stuff because of that). It ends up being a pretty dull book. Fundraising CAN be much more exciting and compelling.
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I bought the first edition of this book when I finished my training to stay brushed up on the basic, left development for a few years and bought the new edition and it brought me back up to speed. Great resource and a great pace to start.
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During the summer of 2013, I took a grad class for school administrators called Institutional Advancement. Achieving Excellence in Fundraising was one of three books I read for this class at CIU. Achieving Excellence in Fundraising is not a small book (500 pages), but it's organized into eight manageable parts consisting of 41 short chapters. Below is how the book is divided.

Part 1 - Fundraising: The Art of Relationship Building
Part 2 - Structuring Your Fundraising
Part 3 - Discovering What Donors Value
Part 4 - The Art of Solicitation and Stewardship
Part 5 - Involving Volunteers in Fundraising
Part 6 - Managing the Fundraising Process
Part 7 - Ethics and Accountability
Part 8 - Your Career in Fundraising

You'll also find:
A one page of essential texts for nonprofit and public leadership and management
An instructor's guide that is available free online
Numerous tables, figures, and exhibits throughout the book
A 15 page glossary of fundraising terms
10 pages of references
An 18 page index

If you are looking to cast a compelling vision, creatively build a professional network, and ethically fundraise large sums of money, I believe you'll find Achieving Excellence in Fundraising to be of help. The editors are leaders at the Lily Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, headquartered at my alma mater, IUPUI. They explain the major truths, theories, and techniques of fundraising and share what other top leaders in the field have said.
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This book is just what I needed to lay the foundation of my understanding of the fundraising world. It has filled in gaps and is very helpful as I chart the fund development course for my nonprofit.
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I love this book. It gives a very good and broad understanding of the principles, concepts and methods of philanthropy, and invites you to explore more.
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I am new to Grant Proposal writing. Bought this book in anticipation of a class -- was probably ore helpful than the actual class. A great Resource!
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This was an excellent prep source for the CFRE exam. Well organized and easy to follow. Will make a great resource for work as well.
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