The Little Book of Gold is dedicated to helping small (and very small) n-profits unlock their fundraising potential. Avoid common pitfalls and get tips on proven methods that work. This short guide helps new Executive Directors, active board chairs, and other key staff in charge of fundraising to learn the basics of professional and sustainable fundraising. Geared specifically for n-profits with small and very small budgets (a few hundred thousand dollars a year down to the smallest budgets). Revised and expanded in 2011! It was a perfect primer for me as I prepare for a new role in my agency. -- Anne Maack, Child Start, Wichita, Kansas A valuable contribution to our colleagues in the nprofit world--especially those of us in smaller organizations that do t have dedicated fund development staff. -- Jose Martinez, Executive Director, Food Bank of Yolo County, Yolo County, California
When he was just 23, Erik Hanberg was hired to run a non-profit arts organization with an annual budget just over $600,000. Two years later, he had increased the budget to $800,000, and increasing fundraising more than 400%. Since then he has worked in development at a multi-million dollar non-profit, and has volunteered on many boards. He is currently the Executive Director of a small civic non-profit and sits on the distribution committee for a foundation that gives away more than $200,000 a year. In 2011, he was elected to a six year term on the Metro Parks Tacoma Board of Commissioners.