Nolo Publishes Fundraising Guide for Non-Fundraisers

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An ideal reference book for volunteers who fell into the fundraiser role.

Over one-quarter of Americans volunteer with nonprofits. The majority of people are not professional fundraisers and their groups are small and community related. Most volunteers rarely get a paycheck and don’t have other resources available like a donor history database or other tools most established nonprofits fundraisers have. The Volunteers Guide to Fundraising is a new guide from Nolo to help volunteers make the most of the resources they do have.

The Volunteers Guide to Fundraising is a comprehensive but accessible guide for the everyday volunteer who finds themselves organizing a fundraiser. The book has practical advice about community group fundraising including a chapter on sponsorships and donations by businesses and conducting fairs and festivals. It also contains insights and stories from a team of nonprofit experts, including executive directors, accountants, event planners, lawyers, and group leaders, that explains both the nuts-and-bolts of fundraising and the fun, creative aspects. Volunteers will have all the information they need to stay out of trouble when raising and handling money too.

About the Author
Ilona Bray is an author and legal editor at Nolo specializing in nonprofit law, real estate, and immigration law. Ilona has worked and volunteered for nonprofit organizations in multiple capacities, from staff attorney to development director to book-sale coordinator to advisory board member. She is the author of many books including Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits and How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation. Ilona lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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