Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits

A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits
Author: Heather Mansfield
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071825274
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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"Even if you can only invest 5 staff hours and a mobile and social media budget of $1,000 annually, your nonprofit must invest in mobile and social media." -- Heather Mansfield Mobile devices are fast becoming the #1 means of digital communication. If you want a sustainable future for your nonprofit, you need to have a strong presence on prospective donors' tablets and smartphones. Statistics prove that the most successful online fundraising campaigns are those designed for portable devices--from 2-inch smartphone screens to 17-inch laptops. In this groundbreaking book, social media pioneer Heather Mansfield offers everything you need to know to conceptualize, build, and maintain a mobile and social fundraising strategy to dramatically increase donations. In Mobile for Good, Mansfield takes you step by step through the entire process. Learn how to: Master your mobile fundraising strategy Create a strategic plan flexible enough to handle changes in technology Design a website and emails that work on both mobile devices and computers Choose the best mobile and online tools based on your budget and your donor demographics Build a system that tracks, evaluates, and reports campaign results Maximize the potential of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other sites Whether your goal is to raise more funds online, launch a new program, or increase your capacity to maintain current operations, creating and executing a mobile and social media strategy is a small investment that packs a big punch. Apply the lessons of Mobile for Good, and your organization can and will raise more funds than ever. ADVANCE PRAISE FOR MOBILE FOR GOOD: "If I want to know what's trending, research current best practices, or discover new tools relevant to nonprofit technology, Heather Mansfield's blog Nonprofit Tech for Good and her books are always my top references. -- Viviana Pagán-Muñiz, Digital Marketing Director, SOS Children's Villages—USA "Social Media for Social Good and her blog Nonprofit Tech for Good have been my primary resources for learning how to communicate Indian conservation issues on a global scale. Thanks to Heather Mansfield's advice, we’ve been able to build an international brand from our tiny corner of the world." -- Vinay Datla, Director of Communications, Wildlife SOS—India "Heather Mansfield's @NonprofitOrgs online accounts have become my go-to resource for connecting with other nonprofits as well as staying informed with the latest trends in mobile and social media. Her insightful and practical advice helped WITNESS understand the need for transparency in our mobile and social media strategies." -- Marianna Moneymaker, Digital Engagement/Production Coordinator, WITNESS "Heather Mansfield's invaluable webinars and recommendations have helped us grow into one of the most effective social media users in the national aging advocacy network. We anticipate even greater growth in the future by applying the best practices offered in Mobile for Good." -- Pamela Tainter Causey, Director of Communications, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare "Through a partnership with Heather Mansfield, we have been able to provide mobile and social media training to more than 500 NGOs throughout the Asia Pacific region. Her knowledge of mobile and social media best practices, her ability to tailor her presentations to address the different needs of NGOs in various countries, and her practical and well-thought-out strategies have made her trainings invaluable in our commitment to help build the technological capacity of NGOs." -- Clair Deevy, Citizenship Lead, Microsoft Citizenship Asia Pacific

Social Media for Social Good: A How-to Guide for Nonprofits


Author: Heather Mansfield
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071770992
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Maximize every donation dollar using social-media marketing best practices With Social Media for Social Good, you have everything you need to get your organization online at all levels: Web 1.0: Websites, e-newsletters, and “Donate Now” buttons; Web 2.0: Blogging and social networking sites; and Web 3.0: The Mobile Web, texting, and smartphone Apps. Learn how to access free and inexpensive marketing tools, market via email, use Twitter and Facebook, raise money from new donors, understand the legalities involved in being online, establish privacy settings, and track ROI. Heather Mansfield owns DIOSA Communications. She has served as Nonprofit Community Manager for Change.org, was named a Fundraising Star of the Year by Fundraising Success Magazine, and serves on the board for the Latin America Working Group.

101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

A Field Guide
Author: Melanie Mathos,Chad Norman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118218892
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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The ultimate social media field guide for nonprofits—with 101 ways to engage supporters, share your mission, and inspire action using the social web 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits features 101 actionable tactics that nonprofits can start using today, and most of the featured resources are free. Broken down into five key areas, this unique guide explains the steps and tools needed to implement each tactic, and provides many real-life examples of how nonprofits are using the tactics. With this book as your guide, you'll learn how leading nonprofit professionals around the world are leveraging social media to engage constituents, communicate their cause, and deliver on their mission. Presents immediately useful ideas for relevant impact on your organization's social presence so you can engage with supporters in new and inventive ways Features 101 beginner to intermediate-level tactics with real-life examples Offers a workable format to help nonprofits discover new ways of deploying their strategy Includes nonprofit social media influencers from leading nonprofits around the world including National Wildlife Federation, March of Dimes, and The Humane Society Nonprofits know they need to start engaging with supporters through social media channels. This field guide to social media tactics for nonprofits will feature 101 beginner to intermediate-level tactics with real-life examples to help nonprofits discover new ways of deploying their strategy and meeting their social media objectives.

Wired for Good

Strategic Technology Planning for Nonprofits
Author: Joni Podolsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787971427
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Wired for Good is a nuts-and-bolts guide to strategic technology planning for nonprofit organizations—no matter how large or small. This book leads nonprofits through a planning process that will help them align their technology use with their mission and strategic goals, determine what the appropriate technology tools are to meet those goals, and how the technology will be implemented and supported over time. This essential guide also shows how to win support for a strategic technology plan within an organization, evaluate a plan's effectiveness, and help staff and other stakeholders adapt to the changes new technology will bring about. Wired for Good shows nonprofit professionals how to Get their organization ready for the strategic technology planning process Dispel the myths surrounding technology planning Understand the benefits of strategic technology planning Overcome organizational resistance to strategic technology planning Define the roles and responsibilities of staff and other key stakeholders in creating a successful plan Make the best use of volunteers and consultants Find the funds to support technology implementation

Money for the Cause

A Complete Guide to Event Fundraising
Author: Rudolph A. Rosen
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603446931
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 279
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There has never been a greater need for raising the funds necessary to promote the causes that will help build a sustainable future. In Money for the Cause: A Complete Guide to Event Fundraising, veteran nonprofit executive director Rudolph A. Rosen lays out field-tested approaches that have been among those that helped him and the teams of volunteers and professionals he has worked with raise more than $3 billion for environmental conservation. As Rosen explains, fundraising events can range from elite, black-tie affairs in large cities to basement banquets and backyard barbeques in small-town America. Money for the Cause runs the gamut, demonstrating methods adaptable to most situations and illustrating both basic and advanced techniques that can be duplicated by everyone from novice volunteers to experienced event planners. Each chapter begins with a pertinent, real-life anecdote and focuses on major areas of event fundraising: business plans and budgets, raffles and auctions, tax and liability matters, contract negotiation, games and prizes, site selection, food service, entertainment, publicity, mission promotion, food and drink service, and effective team building and use of volunteers. The author applies each topic to the widest possible range of events, providing practical detail and giving multiple examples to cover the differences in types of organizations and their fundraising activities. Whatever the funding objective may be, Money for the Cause: A Complete Guide to Event Fundraising is both a textbook and a practical reference that will be indispensable to anyone involved in mission-driven organizations, whether as a volunteer, a professional, a student, or an educator. To learn more about The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, sponsors of this book's series, please click here.

Promoting Nonprofit Organizations

A Reputation Management Approach
Author: Ruth Ellen Kinzey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136495940
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 236
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Promoting Nonprofit Organizations is a practical guide to developing and implementing a strategic public relations program to enhance a nonprofit’s reputation. The ways in which businesses – both for-profit and not-for-profit – communicate with customers has changed dramatically in recent years. Coupled with economic uncertainty, nonprofits have had to adopt a leaner operational mode, further underlining the need for organizations to take advantage of all the promotion strategies available to them. This book: Discusses why public relations and reputation management go hand-in-hand with marketing efforts Offers a step-by-step guide to develop a public relations strategy Considers the importance of nonprofit sustainable citizenship Provides tips for reputation enhancement using a range of tools, such as social media and board ambassadorship Guides the reader in developing a reputation approach to crisis communication management Highly practical in its approach, this book is a great guide for students in public relations and nonprofit management courses, as well as for professionals seeking to enhance the success of their nonprofit organization.

Successful Fundraising

A Complete Handbook for Volunteers and Professionals
Author: Joan Flanagan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780809238460
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 324
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Describes the essential tools for effective fund raising, and provides planning guidelines, sample worksheets, and timetables

Yours for the Asking

An Indispensable Guide to Fundraising and Management
Author: Reynold Levy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470440780
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Learn how to power up your fundraising-from Reynold Levy, the master of fundraising Drawing on his experience in raising over one billion dollars in six years as President of Lincoln Center, Reynold Levy has written the ultimate insider's guide to asking for and receiving funds. Rich with insights and invaluable advice from Levy's own lessons learned, this powerful book is for you, whether your organization is concerned with health, education, the arts, or humanitarian causes, a think tank or advocacy group, established or fledgling. Insightful, creative, and humorous, Yours for the Asking draws back the curtain to disclose Levy's secrets of success and reveals how you can: Tap into the resources of donors, large and small, for your institution or cause Reach wealthy people and successfully bring home the bacon Put aside fears, qualms, and hesitancies and confidently ask for funds Locate the intersection between the interests of business and the needs of your nonprofit organization Solve the mystery of fundraising from foundations Explore your organization's future in fundraising and discern its long-term trends Learn the best ways to combat the adverse impact of a wide, deep, and prolonged recession Yours for the Asking will transform your view of fundraising from a dreaded aspect of your job to a high calling, from "pleading" for money to helping donors find pleasure in advancing social causes and strengthening key nonprofit institutions. Affluence and generosity abound. It's all yours-for the asking.

Strategic Communications for Nonprofits

A Step-by-Step Guide to Working with the Media
Author: Kathy Bonk,Emily Tynes,Henry Griggs,Phil Sparks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470443286
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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This is a new edition of Strategic Communications for Nonprofits, which was first published in 1999. It is an up-dated, nuts-and-bolts guide to helping nonprofits design and implement successful communications strategies. The book offers a unique combination of step-by-step guidance on effective media relations and assistance in constructing and developing an overall communications strategy aimed at creating social or policy change. It first explains the basic principles of a strategic communications strategy that will define the target audiences you need to reach and tells how to develop the messages and messengers you use to reach them. The book then goes on to address specific issues like earning good media coverage, building partnerships to increase available resources, handling a crisis, and more. This second edition builds on the earlier work and includes new case studies, new trends in media and branding, ethnic media issues, and trends in technology.

The Ask

How to Ask for Support for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project, or Business Venture
Author: Laura Fredricks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470572870
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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A completely revised edition of the must-have resource for increasing your nonprofit's bottom line This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the best-selling book The Ask is filled with suggestions, guidelines, and down-to-earth advice that will give you the confidence to ask anyone for any size gift, for any purpose. Written in winning language, filled with sample dialogues, and offering a wealth of tips and tools, this book addresses common mistakes made when asking and shows how to correct each mistake, providing guidance and direction on how to make a great ask. Offers step-by-step guidance for learning personal solicitation skills Filled with real-world tools and techniques for raising money or support Contains advice for overcoming situations such as hesitating to ask for money and following through on the ask Written for fundraisers from any size organization Includes information on how to apply asking skills to a fundraiser's personal and professional pursuits. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Fundraising with Businesses

40 New (and Improved!) Strategies for Nonprofits
Author: Joe Waters
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118615727
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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40 proven strategies for raising big money with businesses There's a reason why nonprofits are getting smaller checks from corporate giving programs. Companies are abandoning or slashing giving budgets and instead focusing on win-win pacts that drive sales and change the world. Nonprofits need guidance and practical know-how in this new age of mutually beneficial nonprofit and business partnerships. Presenting forty practical fundraising strategies to help small to medium-sized nonprofits raise more money from businesses, Fundraising with Businesses breathes new life into nonprofit / for-profit relationships to begin a new era of doing good and well. Presents new and improved fundraising strategies for raising money from businesses—from in-store register promotions and shopping fundraisers to online workplace giving solutions and digital campaigns involving popular social networking sites. Written by an experienced fundraiser and renowned blogger and speaker on business giving. Features case examples of successful nonprofit/corporate partnerships that will be regularly updated via a link with the online pin board Pinterest. The fundraising potential of working with businesses is greater than ever. Read Fundraising with Businesses and discover the tools to turn existing and new business relationships into successful—and lucrative—partnerships.

Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising, The

Raise Money for Your School, Team, Library Or Community Group
Author: Ilona Bray
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413313329
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 414
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"A comprehensive guide to raising money written for volunteers and staff who aren't necessarily professional fundraisers. Containing insights and stories from a team of nonprofit experts, this book covers both the practical and the fun, creative aspects of fundraising"--Provided by publisher.

Content Marketing for Nonprofits

A Communications Map for Engaging Your Community, Becoming a Favorite Cause, and Raising More Money
Author: Kivi Leroux Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111872237X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 432
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Nonprofits are communicating more often and in more ways than ever before . . .but is anyone paying attention? In her follow-up to The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause, Kivi Leroux Miller shows you how to design and implement a content marketing strategy that will attract people to your cause, rather than begging for their attention or interrupting them with your communications. Youll learn how to plan, create, share, and manage relevant and valuable content that inspires and motivates people to support your nonprofit in many different ways. Inside: Eye-opening look at how nonprofit marketing and fundraising is changing, and the perils of not quickly adapting Up-to-date guidance on communicating in a fast-paced, multichannel world How to make big-picture strategic decisions about your content, followed by pragmatic and doable tactics on everything from editorial calendars to repurposing content Real-world examples from 100+ nonprofits of all sizes and missions This book is your must-have guide to communicating so that you keep the supporters you already have, attract new ones, and together, change the world for the better.

A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members


Author: Julia I. Walker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118236432
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Everything you need to know as a nonprofit board member to raise more money and help your organization succeed in meeting its goals Engaging and informative, this practical guide to fundraising contains valuable insights that nonprofit boards need to succeed in raising money in today's dynamic economic environment. While written expressly for board members, this useful handbook also provides advice to executive directors and advancement staff on how to partner with your board to build an unstoppable fundraising team. A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members shows you how to raise more money by building board leadership and skills in fundraising. This book covers it all—the board's leadership role in fundraising; how to organize and train your board to raise funds; building a team with board and staff; raising funds for operations, major gifts and capital campaigns; how to ask for gifts; plus a guide for conducting a board retreat that will lead to fundraising success. Demystifies the ask by providing a straightforward guide on how to ask for, and close, gifts Features case studies, real life examples, and checklists in an easy to reference format Offers sample materials for a board retreat on building the successful fundraising team Also by Julia Ingraham Walker: Nonprofit Essentials: Jump-Starting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign Entertaining, practical, and easy to use, this book will become a must-read for all board members, executive directors, and staff who want to build an effective fundraising team.

How to Raise More Money for Any Non-Profit

The Definitive Fundraising Guide
Author: Joe Garecht
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615923178
Category: Fund raising
Page: 404
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This book is the definitive guide to non-profit fundraising. It contains everything a non-profit organization needs to raise the money it needs to carry out its mission. This book contains both basic and advanced strategies, tactics, and step-by-step guides to every aspect of non-profit fundraising, including: -How to Find New Prospects (Prospecting) -How to Turn Prospects into Donors (Cultivation) -How to Make More Successful Fundraising Asks (Asking) -How to Turn One-Time Donor into Lifelong Supporters (Stewardship) -Building Donor Fundraising Networks, Affinity Groups, and Donor Clubs -How to Write an Amazing Case for Support for Your Non-Profit -Step-by-Step Plans for Getting Your Board to Give and Raise More Money for Your Organization -Supercharging Your Fundraising Events -Supercharging Your Direct Mail Fundraising -Supercharging Your Online Fundraising -Supercharging Your Monthly Giving Program -Supercharging Your Planned Giving Program -Writing a Successful Fundraising Plan for Your Organization -Implementing the Rapid Growth Fundraising System at Your Non-Profit Based on 12 years of experience in leading non-profit organizations from "barely surviving" to thriving, How to Raise More Money for Any Non-Profit includes actionable steps you can start using - today - to supercharge your fundraising. Joe Garecht is the founder of The Fundraising Authority and an expert on non-profit fundraising. He is the author of The Non-Profit Fundraising Formula, The Silent Auction Handbook, and Raising Money Without Going Crazy.

Cause Marketing For Dummies


Author: Joe Waters,Joanna MacDonald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118119061
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
View: 1990

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Create a mutually beneficial partnership between nonprofit and for-profit enterprises Cause marketing creates a partnership with benefits for both a nonprofit entity and a business. Written by an expert on cause marketing whose blog, SelfishGiving.com, is a key resource on the subject, this friendly guide shows both business owners and marketers for nonprofits how to build and sustain such a partnership using social media such as Facebook and Twitter. It covers new online tools, how to identify potential partners, tips on engaging your fans, and how to model a campaign on proven successes. Cause marketing is not marketing a cause, but a partnership between business and nonprofit that benefits both This guide offers an easy-to-understand blueprint for finding appropriate partners, planning and setting up a campaign using Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, measuring campaign success, and more Explains online tools such as Quick Response Codes, services like Causon and The Point, and location marketing services including Foursquare, Whrrl, and Gowalla Features case studies that illustrate successful campaign techniques Cause Marketing For Dummies helps both businesses and nonprofits reap the benefits of effective cause marketing.

Nonprofit Fundraising 101


Author: Darian Rodriguez Heyman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119100569
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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Raise more money for your cause! Based on expert advice and insights from a variety of respected industry experts, Nonprofit Fundraising 101 is an essential text for nonprofit professionals, volunteers, activists, and social entrepreneurs who want to leverage best practices to promote their cause. Built upon the success of the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101, this easy to digest book provides practical, comprehensive guidance for nonprofit fundraising around the globe. With tips and tools, expert advice, and real-world insights from almost fifty industry leaders, this robust resource addresses the entire spectrum of fundraising for nonprofits, including: Planning, hiring, and tracking progress Individual donors, major gifts, events, and direct mail Board and volunteer engagement Foundation and government grants Corporate partnerships Online and email fundraising Social media and mobile crowdfunding Earned income and social enterprise Written by and for front line practitioners and geared towards a global audience of emerging and established leaders, this field guide offers step-by-step formulas for success. Nonprofit Fundraising 101 features a foreword by fundraising guru and Soul of Money author Lynne Twist, insights from notable non-profit professionals such as CNN's Van Jones, and an afterword by Kiva.org Co-Founder & President Premal Shah. This book also provides indispensible ideas and diverse case studies ranging from grassroots efforts to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and advice for organizations of all sizes and focus. Chapters are brief and easily digestible, featuring extensive resources for additional learning, concrete best practices, and pitfalls to avoid. Enjoy this must-read manual to learn tried and true ways to raise more money for your cause, nonprofit, or charity.

Storytelling in the Digital Age

A Guide for Nonprofits
Author: Julia Campbell
Publisher: Charitychannel LLC
ISBN: 9781938077791
Category: Nonprofit organizations
Page: 200
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Storytelling is a hot topic for nonprofits. Actually, it's the hottest topic! This book is carefully designed to help busy nonprofit practitioners and volunteers to use storytelling to grow support and to keep donors engaged. Storytelling for nonprofits is all about crafting authentic, real, emotional stories about the work that you do every day.

Nonprofit Sustainability

Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability
Author: Jeanne Bell,Jan Masaoka,Steve Zimmerman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470886960
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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Praise for NONPROFIT SUSTAINABILITY "This is much more than a financial how-to book. It's a nonprofit's guide to empowerment. It demystifies mission impact and financial viability using The Matrix Map to provide strategic options for any organization. A must-read for every nonprofit CEO, CFO, and board member." —Julia A. McClendon, chief executive officer, YWCA Elgin, Illinois "This book should stay within easy reaching distance and end up completely dog-eared because it walks the reader through a practical but sometimes revelatory process of choosing the right mix of programs for mission impact and financial sustainability. Its use is a practice in which every nonprofit should engage its board once a year." —Ruth McCambridge, editor in chief, The Nonprofit Quarterly "Up until a few years ago, funding and managing a nonprofit was a bit like undertaking an ocean voyage. Now, it's akin to windsurfing—you must be nimble, prepared to maximize even the slightest breeze, and open to modifying your course at a moment's notice. Innovative executive directors or bold board members who want their organization to be able to ride the big waves of the new American economy must read this book." —Robert L. E. Egger, president, DC Central Kitchen/Campus Kitchens Project/V3 Campaign "Most nonprofits struggle to find a long-term sustainable business model that will enable them to deliver impact on their mission. Thanks to Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka, and Steve Zimmerman help is now in sight. This book offers practical, concrete steps you can take to develop your own unique path to sustainability without compromising your mission." —Heather McLeod Grant, consultant, Monitor Institute, and author, Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits "At last! An urgently needed framework to prepare leaders to meet head-on the persistent twin challenges of impact and sustainability. This is a practical tool based on good business principles that can bring boards and staff members together to lead their organizations to sustainable futures." —Nora Silver, adjunct professor and director, Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley "Together, Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka, and Steve Zimmerman equal wisdom, experience, and know-how on sustainability and lots of other things. Buy, read, and learn from this terrific book!" —Clara Miller, president and CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund "Wisdom, experience, and know-how. Buy, read, and learn from this terrific book!" —Clara Miller, president and CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund