The Volunteer Fundraiser's Handbook by Jimmy James

£9.99 / $14.95 * 214 pages * November 2014 * paperback ISBN: 978-0-9567024-8-7

A percentage of all royalties are donated to charity.

''The Volunteer Fundraiser's Handbook' is an invaluable resource for all volunteer fundraisers in small and local charities. It is highly practical and readable and contains handy templates and checklists.' Paul Marvell, Director of Professional Development & Membership, Institute of Fundraising

'Congratulations on writing such a comprehensive and practical guide to fundraising. It will be an invaluable companion for every Trustee of a charity seeking to boost income and muster funding.' Andrew Day CFRE, Group Chief Executive, Compton Fundraising Consultants Ltd.

Have you ever faced the challenge of needing to raise funds for your school, church, village hall or local community group? Yes? Then this book is for you! Whatever you need to know - it's here. Whatever you need to achieve - this book tells you how to do it. The Volunteer Fundraiser's Handbook is the essential companion for all those who need to raise funds but can't afford to retain or employ professionals.

Jimmy James has spent more of his working life in fundraising than in any other activity - and much of his free time as well engaged in voluntary charitable work. Working with volunteers and professionals in many fields, he has successfully raised millions of pounds for a wide variety of charities throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Now you have the opportunity to benefit from his experience.

With a Foreword by Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, The Volunteer Fundraiser's Handbook takes you through every stage of charity fundraising - from the setting up of a charity, through the planning and preparation of a fundraising campaign, and leading to chapters dealing with all the major sources of funds a small charity might wish to access, together with advice on tax reclaiming and public relations.

You have a fundraising problem? The Volunteer Fundraiser's Handbook is your solution!

Part of the royalties from the sale of the book are donated to Brainwaves, a charity that improve children's mobility, communication skills, and learning potential, through a range of educational and physical therapies.


THE AUTHOR: Jimmy James is the founder and Principal of Minerva Fundraising Consultancy which has been providing successful fundraising solutions for small and medium size charities throughout the UK and overseas since 1997. He has been a Member of the Institute of Fundraising since 1996, and holds the Institute's Diploma in Fundraising. In 2004 Jimmy was one of the first UK fundraising professionals to be awarded the Certified Fundraising Executive certification from CFRE International. Jimmy is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.



* written by an expert in the field and endorsed by leading figures in fundraising;

* provides essential and practical advice about running a fundraising campaign from start to finish;

* readable, engaging and packed with practical advice;

part of the royalties from the sale of this book are donated to a charity.

Chapter 1: Introducing charities
Chapter 2: Starting your fundraising campaign
Chapter 3: The preparation phase
Chapter 4: First steps
Chapter 5: Trusts and foundations
Chapter 6: Statutory funds, the National Lottery and funds from Europe
Chapter 7: Corporate donors
Chapter 8: Wealthy individuals
Chapter 9: Tax-efficient giving
Chapter 10: Public relations
Chapter 11: Community fundraising
Chapter 12: Support material
Chapter 13: And finally

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