September 22, 2014

That’s why resource librarians at traditional libraries are so important. Curators. Help us sift through stuff and identify the most useful stuff.

So who are the resource librarians in fundraising? Whom do you trust to recommend good stuff to you?

Here’s more stuff:

Simon Scriver’s blog, (Simon is in Ireland. And he agitates. You know me, I like agitators.)

Sean Triner’s blog (Ah, Sean. Co-founder of Pareto Fundraising. Sean is the chief evangelist – and what a great title for him. I just watched Sean’s “best TV ad ever.” Wow.)

Do you know Agents of Good? You want to know John Lepp and Jen Love and their team. And read John’s blog, for example “Everything I know about direct mail I learned from my mother in law.

Check out Hilborn: Charity eNews. Regular e-news with good articles. And a wonderful Canadian publisher for our sector, Hilborn: Civil Sector Press. Check titles like this: The Fundraising Audit Handbook. Excellence in Fundraising in Canada. (Rest assured, anyone can learn from this book, not just people fundraising in Canada!) 3-D Philanthropy. Me-Volution. Visit now!

Have you visited Capital Campaign Magic from Andrea Kihlstedt and Gail Perry? “Help BEFORE you hire a capital campaign consultant.” Cool approach. And, read their books.

What are you reading? What books or blogs or websites do you recommend? I hope you’re a resource librarian for your organization. I hope you’re a curator. What would you recommend? Let me know.



About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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