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Not for the brand new fundraiser
on May 13, 2017
I am in the process of starting a community-oriented nonprofit arts center. I have never started a nonprofit before, so I'm brand new to everything. I bought this book after I read The Nonprofit Kit for Dummies, which is a really excellent book. I didn't like Fundraising for Dummies nearly as much. I may like it better once I've had more experience with fundraising, but I think it's a bit over my head as a newbie. They dive right into all of this complicated information about various types of campaigns and wooing donors, and I think I would have appreciated a simple section on fundraising for brand new organizations. Also, it was written in 2009 at the height of the recession and an awful lot of the book is colored by language regarding difficult financial climates. This isn't necessarily bad, but they start right off with this which kind of starts the book on a downer. I'm sure I will refer back to this book in the future, but it's not terribly helpful now.