Fundraising When Times are Bad

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An entertaining, informative, and eminently useful guide that draws on psychology, data, and real-world experience to explain what really drives successful fundraising.

How do successful nonprofits raise funds when economic times are hard? How do you raise money when the rules of social engagement have changed dramatically? Jeremy Beer and the consultants at American Philanthropic tackle these urgent questions in Fundraising When Times Are Bad: A Guide for Nonprofit Leaders.

Drawing from their experience working and speaking with hundreds of nonprofit organizations and leaders, Beer and his colleagues share concrete, practical, and detailed advice related to every major area of fundraising, from direct response to events to major gifts to capital campaigns. Whether you are a nonprofit board member, CEO, advancement director, or a development officer, this timely book will help orient your fundraising efforts during today’s turbulent times.

About the Author: Jeremy Beer

Jeremy Beer has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2000. Prior to co-founding American Philanthropic, LLC, in 2009, he was vice president of publishing and information systems at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, where he also served as the editor in chief of the institute’s award-winning press, ISI Books.

As a partner at American Philanthropic, Jeremy has worked closely with dozens of philanthropies and nonprofit clients in such areas as strategic planning, message creation, program analyses and audits, major-donor club creation and implementation, direct mail, grant writing, and collateral material development. He is also the co-founder of AmP Publishers Group and has served as a literary agent for a select group of clients, including the Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn family.

Jeremy has published more than forty essays and articles on philanthropy, culture, and politics in various academic and popular journals, including Perspectives on Political Science, First Things, Touchstone, the American Conservative, Front Porch Republic, and the Utne Reader. He was the project director or editor in chief for four editions of a critically acclaimed essay-style college guide, Choosing the Right College, and the coeditor of American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia. He has lectured at Georgetown University, Calvin College, Augustana College, national meetings of the American Political Science Association, and elsewhere.

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