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Reference Books

Even with all the information available on the Internet, books still hold a world of useful knowledge for the fundraiser. Clicking on any title below in italics will take you to that book on the Amazon web site, where you can learn more about it or purchase it. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Funder Directories

Miner, Jeremy T. and Miner, Lynn E., Funding Sources for Community and Economic Development 2005/2006: A Guide to Current Sources for Local Programs and Projects. Westport,CT: Oryx Press, 2005/6.

Schafer, Louis S. (ed.). Funding Sources for K-12 EducationSchoolhouse Partners LLC, 2012-13.

Writing Guides

Thompson, Waddy. The Wise Guide to Winning Grants. Sarasota, FL: Stitch-in-Time Books, 2017.

Thompson, Waddy, The Quick Wise Guide to Writing Grant Proposals. Sarasota, FL: 2018.

Strunk Jr., William and White, E.B., The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition, Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 2000. 

The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition

Heath, Chip and Dan Heath. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die New York: Random House, 2007.

Fundraising Guides

Thompson, Waddy. The Quick Wise Guide to Fundraising Readiness. Sarasota, FL: Stitch-in-Time- Books, 2018.

Quick, James Aaron and New, Cheryl Cater, Grant Seeker's Budget Toolkit. New York: NY: John Wiley & Son's, Inc., 2001

Skildum-Reid, Kim and Anne-Marie Grey, The Sponsorship Seeker's Toolkit, Fourth Edition . New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education, May 2014

Teitel, Martin,The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Winning Foundation Grants: A Foundation CEO Reveals the Secrets You Need to Know.Emerson & Church, 2012.

Seymour, Harold J., Designs for Fund-Raising. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1966. For this one, you'll have to visit the library. It's out of print, although a classic.  

Resources for Individual Grant Seekers

Brewer, Robert (ed.), 2015 Writer's Market. Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, 2013.

Allworth Press, The Artist's Resource Handbook Allworth Press, 1997. Visual artists will find in this book a guide to organizations that can assist them along with information on legal, health, safety issues, and other topics. 

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