The UUA Bookstore has two new books on fundraising and two on governing board practices.
- Asking, by Jerold Panas, is billed as “a 59-minute guide to everything board members, volunteers, and staff must know to secure the gift.” Chapter headings include “Donors Give to the Magic of an Idea” and “It’s Amazing What You Don’t Raise When You Don’t Ask.”
- Fund Raising Realities Every Board Member Must Face, by David Lansdowne, calls itself “a one-hour crash course on raising major gifts for nonprofit organizations.”
- How to Make Your Board Dramatically More Effective Starting Today, by Gayle Gifford, invites boards to ask a series of questions, including “How well do we know our community’s needs?” and “Is our relationship with staff what it should be?”
- The Ultimate Board Member’s Book, A 1-Hour Guide to Understanding and Fulfilling Your Role and Responsibilities, by Kay Sprinkel Grace, covers how boards work, group decision-making, recruiting, self-evaluation, and the role of staff.
All four books are $24.95 each.