The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising for fundraisers. It has an extensive library of video content available for free on its YouTube channel, including the following sample:
Asking Styles by Asking Matters is based on personality characteristics and a unique set of strengths in fundraising. Find your Style for free and learn how you can use it to be more effective in a fundraising role by clicking on the asking matters image below.
The following links are to podcasts by Joe Garecht who started The Fundraising Authority to provide nonprofit organizations with information and advise on how to raise money for their organizations. Much of what he provides is free and available on his website.
Mastering Major Donor Fundraising
Stewarding Your Donors
Three Major Donor Mistakes to Avoid
The Chronicle of Philanthropy is an independent news organization that has been serving leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others involved in the philanthropic enterprise for more than 25 years. It offers a robust advice section to help nonprofit workers do their jobs as well as one of the biggest listings of career opportunities. The following articles are samples of some of their premium content and relevant to our work.
- The Basics of Meeting with Big Donors
- 5 Things to Do Before Your First Meeting With a Major-Gift Prospect
- 5 Things to Do After a First Meeting with a Major-Gift Prospect
Stanford Social Innovation Review bridges research, theory, and practice on a wide range of topics, including human rights, impact investing, and nonprofit business models with webinars, conferences, magazines, online articles, and podcasts. The following articles have become standard references for strategic fundraising. They aren’t so helpful with the work of developing major gifts; however, they put this work in perspective for the long-term sustainability and growth of an organization.
- The Ten Funding Models
- Finding Your Funding Model
- How Non Profits Get Big
- The Power of Theories of Change (subscription required)
- Six Theory of Change Pitfalls to Avoid
- Demystifying the Theory of Change Process
A Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri Nouwen is a short read and well worth it for understanding the full role of fundraising with nonprofit organizations. It comes from a Christian perspective; however, the principles Nouwen discusses which lay at the foundation of fundraising are applicable across all faiths.