The book “Winning Grants Step by Step” by Mim Carlson and Tori O’Neal-McElrath helps make the “magic” happen when it comes to grantmaking and grantseeking. “Winning Grants” walks users through the basic grantwriting process by illustrating the importance of doing research up front, following directions, building relationships and implementing sound programming. “By employing the strategies as outlined, you will significantly increase your ability to turn organizational programs, projects, and even general operating needs into proposals worthy of the full consideration of funders,” according to the book. The book, which is part of the Jossey-Bass Nonprofit Guidebook Series, is a hands-on, user-friendly
The job of a nonprofit executive director involves numerous and ever-changing roles and responsibilities, which can lead to personal burnout — and paralysis for an entire organization, write Mim Carlson and Margaret Donohoe, leadership development consultants and authors who draw on robust careers in the nonprofit sector to deliver a new book, “The Executive Director’s Survival Guide.”
Carlson and Donohoe provide suggestions for tackling duties such as fundraising and creating a budget, as well as juggling internal priorities of staff and volunteer development, financial management, program effectiveness, resource development and board relations.