Getting Started in Advancement Resources

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Getting Started in Development…
Resources

*** Simone Joyaux
simonejoyaux.com
This is the premier resource site. Simone is an internationally known nonprofit consultant and has all the information on her site that you could possible want to not only get rolling in Development but EXCEL. I have heard her speak numerous times and I use her resources from her Free Download Library. I also have her books and refer back to them. If you only take one resource from the list…I would take this one. Sign up for Simone’s monthly “Newsyletter”…you will enjoy it very much.

*** Tom Ahern
aherncomm.com
Tom is the guru for writing Donor Newsletters and appeals. I have seen him at conferences and workshops. Also, he is funny, enjoyable and VERY knowledgable. Tom also has a monthly newsletter that I read and enjoy. These folks are not only very smart but they both keep up with all the latest data, best practices, etc.

*** Chris Davenport
501videos.com
Chris runs a site called Movie Mondays. it is definitely worth signing up for. Five minute videos on all aspects of development. It is free

*** Veritus Group: Passionate Giving Blog
veritusgroup.com

*** Association of Fundraising Professionals
AFPNet.org (this is the National site)
AFPMASS.org is the MA chapter
AFPRI.org is then Rhode Island chapter

*** Grant Professionals Association
grantprofessionals.org
This is an excellent resource for any of you who are grant writing (although I know that is a special challenge for religious based schools)

*** The Catholic Funding Guide
fadica.org
probably your best resource for grants for catholic education

*** Foundation Center
foundationcenter.org
This is a subscription based database for grant writing. I use the Foundation Directory Online subscription…it can get very pricey. You are better off sticking with The Catholic Funding Guide

*** Metrowest Nonprofit Network
metrowestnonprofit.org
This is a great resource for any of you in this region. They hold workshops and have speakers in who are excellent…great resource.

*** Center for Nonprofit management @ Stonehill College
stonehill.edu/offices-service/cnm
Tremendous resource if you are south of Boston. They hold monthly workshops at VERY affordable rates and are a place where you can come in and use their resources if you don’t have subscriptions to all the journals, grant searching data bases, etc. They are WONDERFUL and extremely helpful. (Even if you just have a question, give them a call)

*** Emerson & Church Publishers
emersonandchurch.com
This MA based publisher is my “go to” place for development books…paperbacks that cover nearly all the tops you want to read up on. They are fast reads, relatively inexpensive…but gold mines of information.