The Generosity Network: New Transformational Tools for Successful Fund-Raising

  • 8h 38m 41s
  • Jeffrey C. Walker, Jennifer McCrea, Karl Weber
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2014

The Generosity Network is the essential guide to the art of activating resources of every kind behind any worthy cause. Philanthropist Jeff Walker and fund-raising expert Jennifer McCrea offer a fresh new perspective that can make the toughest challenges of nonprofit management and development less stressful, more rewarding - and even fun. Walker and McCrea show how traditional pre-scripted, money-centered, goal-oriented fund-raising techniques lead to anxiety and failure, while open-spirited, curiosity-driven, person-to-person connections lead to discovery, growth - and often amazing results. Through engrossing personal stories, a wealth of innovative suggestions, and inspiring examples, they show nonprofit leaders how to build a community of engaged partners who share a common passion and are eager to provide the resources needed to change the world - not just money, but also time, talents, personal networks, creative thinking, public support, and all the other forms of social capital that often seem scanty yet are really abundant, waiting to be uncovered and mobilized. Highly practical, motivating, and thought provoking, The Generosity Network is designed to energize and empower nonprofit leaders, managers, donors, board members, and other supporters. Whether you help run a multimillion-dollar global nonprofit or raise funds for a local scout troop, PTA, or other community organization, you will learn new approaches that will make your work more successful and enjoyable than ever.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - The No “Other” Way: The Radical Transformation at the Heart of Generosity
  • Chapter 2 - Connecting Through Narrative: The Power of Your Story
  • Chapter 3 - Building the Band: Creating Community Around a Cause
  • Chapter 4 - The Care and Feeding of the Band: Enriching Your Relationships with Your Team Members
  • Chapter 5 - It's Not About the Money: From Transaction to Transformation
  • Chapter 6 - The All-Important First Meeting
  • Chapter 7 - The Ask: Wrong and Right Ways to Say “Join Us”
  • Chapter 8 - The Jeffersonian Dinner and Other Community-Building Tools
  • Chapter 9 - Tapping the Power of the Avatar: You Become the Other
  • Chapter 10 - Building an Empowered, Collaborative Board: Turning an Underused Resource into a Source of Strength