The Five Strategies for Fundraising Success: A Mission-Based Guide to Achieving Your Goals By Mal Warwick Published by Jossey-Bass (2000) In this practical and engaging guide, top fundraising consultant Mal Warwick introduces an entirely new and revolutionary approach to fundraising strategy and planning. He shows nonprofit organizations how to set fundraising goals based on mission and how to select, implement, and stay with the right strategies to meet those goals. His five fundamental fundraising strategies are Growth, Involvement, Visibility, Efficiency, and Stability (GIVES), all of which link directly to specific and appropriate fundraising goals. The decision as to which strategy to use springs from the organization’s mission, and all fundraising activities are focused on fulfilling that mission. Through real-world examples, Warwick shows readers how to choose a primary strategy that will drive both long-term fundraising planning and day-to-day fundraising activities. He then takes them step by step through the process of integrating the strategy into current operations, evaluating its progress, and sticking to the chosen strategy while facing the inevitable changes, obstacles, and setbacks that nonprofits encounter every day. He also provides self-tests to help readers determine which strategy and tactics will be most effective for their organizations. The Five Strategies for Fundraising Success ensures that organizations make informed, productive decisions about their futures. Available for purchase on Amazon.com and other retailers.
Revolution in the Mailbox: Your Guide to Successful Direct Mail Fundraising, Revised Edition By Mal Warwick Published by Jossey-Bass (2004) This updated edition of Mal Warwick’s landmark book Revolution in the Mailbox has been thoroughly revised to provide your nonprofit organization with the most current and comprehensive survey of direct mail fundraising available anywhere. If you follow Warwick’s practical, down-to-earth advice, direct mail will help your organization grow, gain visibility, involve your donors, increase its efficiency, and achieve financial stability. Written in an easy, conversational style, this latest edition is filled with real-world examples and illustrations showing how you can realize the full potential of direct mail by putting it to work as a strategic tool. Available for sale at Amazon.com and other retailers.
How to Write Successful Fundraising Appeals, Third Edition By Mal Warwick, with Eric Overman Published by Jossey-Bass (2013) Includes Sample Letters, Real World Examples, Style Tips, New Chapters on E-mail, Websites, Social Media, and More… Now in a completely revised third edition, this classic book shows how to create winning appeals that will realize the full potential of direct mail and online fundraising. Written by fundraising guru Mal Warwick, with assistance from Eric Overman, this comprehensive resource gives nonprofit fundraising staff the information needed to write compelling fundraising appeals for any medium. If you follow Warwick’s guidelines, your direct mail and online fundraising campaigns will produce better results, year after year. Written in an easy-to-read style, the book is filled with practical techniques, proven approaches, and illustrative examples of both successful and unsuccessful appeals based on the authors’ wealth of experience fundraising for hundreds of nonprofits. Step-by-step and appeal by appeal, the book shows how to navigate the fundraising appeal process with ease. To meet the demands of today’s socially connected donors, this new edition explains how to mesh today’s online technologies with direct mail to produce optimal fundraising results. You’ll learn how to use e-mail, websites, Facebook, Twitter, and mobile technology to recruit more donors and raise more money. The book includes current research on timely topics such as online vs. offline behavior, online giving statistics, demographics, and best practices in integrated fundraising. If you’re a nonprofit professional eager to master the latest methods in fundraising, or simply need to write direct mail appeals for your organization, How to Write Successful Fundraising Appeals will help you hone your skills and create appeals that will hit the mark every time. Available for purchase on Amazon.com and other retailers.