“The Almanac of Fundraising Ideas” eBook Review
Publisher: Fundraising Almanac
Website URL: http://www.fundraisingalmanac.com/
eBook Review For “The Almanac of Fundraising Ideas” (ISBN 978-1-4507-5145-2)
New eBook Promises to Help Schools, Churches, and Non-Profits
We give 5 stars to a newly released eBook, The Almanac of Fundraising Ideas. The book is a 350-page fundraising reference book that covers a wide range of fundraising events, cause-marketing campaigns, and planned giving venues. Joe DiDonato, the book’s author, said that he designed the new eBook to immediately help non-profits, schools and religious organizations reverse the continued downward trend in their donations.
Included in this 350-page fundraising almanac are “How it Works” and “Ideas to Consider” sections for each of the fundraisers, as well as 88 links to online videos that show successful events in operation. If you go to Fundraising Almanac Site, you’ll see some sample excerpts, like a Bowl-a-Thon that raised over $90,000; a mom’s efforts to raise money for her daughter’s Autism treatments by getting 99 women to help her put together a naked “cheesecake” calendar; a high-school fashion show, and even a Rubber Duck Regatta. These and many more are included in the book, which also contains links to suppliers, as well as links to ‘turnkey’ providers who will put on an entire event for a non-profit, like the Rubber Duck Race or a Casino Night.
“The Almanac of Fundraising Ideas” eBook couldn’t have come at a better time. The real problem for non-profits and churches in this economy is that even though contributions continue to dwindle, there is an uptick in demand for their services. Especially hard hit are charities in the health, human welfare, and religion subsectors. These affected organizations continue to report having to implement cut-backs in program services, operating hours, salaries, and personnel.
Mr. DiDonato told us about similar woes at the two charities where he had served as a board member. “The initial tendency for an organization is to cut-back sharply on services and people. But that mindset assumes a limited number of ways to raise money for an organization.” He told us that his new book “The Almanac of Fundraising Ideas” shows struggling charities that there are many ways to compensate for their dwindling contributions.
He went on to tell us about a recent situation at one of the two charities for which he served as a Board member. “They asked me to chair and facilitate a budget shortfall subcommittee. I agreed. In trying to think ‘out-of-the-box,’ I put together a list of 200 fundraising ideas that I had come across over the years, and sent that list to the 8 subcommittee members before the planning meeting. Instead of being backed into a corner and having to cut programs, we ended up developing 8 new ideas and strategies that could raise money in the next two quarters – without overloading our staff and volunteers.” Mr. DiDonato hopes that other fundraising committees will see similar results when they read through his new eBook. We think they will see similar results, and strongly recommend the book “The Almanac of Fundraising Ideas”.
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