CPR for NonProfits, Creative Strategies for Successful Fundraising, Marketing, Communications and Managment; Alvin H. Reiss. Some great ideas and inspiration in this book written by the late “Skip” Reiss, a former WLS Board Member.
Yours for the Asking; Reynold Levy. Mr. Levy is the former president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. This is a quick read that takes some of the mystery and fear out of asking people for money. Available in the WLS catalog.
Successful Fundraising for Arts and Cultural Organizations; Karen Brooks Hopkins and Carolyn Stolpher Freidman. This has great material, best practices and templates that translate well to the library world. Karen is the former director of the Brooklyn Academy of Music where she spearheaded their tremendous growth and prominence in the NY cultural sector.
The Fundraising Planner, A Working Model for Raising Dollars You Need; Terry and Doug Schaff. This is a basic handbook that will guide you to creating a solid fundraising plan.
Writing for a Good Cause; Joseph Barbato and Danielle S. Furlich. If you have writers block (and who doesn’t?) when you sit down to write a proposal or your annual appeal, this may help.