Blueprint for a Capital Campaign

An Introduction for Board Members, Volunteers and Staff by Christine Graham. This 24-page booklet is designed to demystify the capital campaign process, help each participant understand their role and commitment, serve as a checklist for "things to do" and maintain campaign momentum. Includes a timeline, instructional charts, and an explanation of necessary printed materials.

$12 per copy, $10/ea. for 2-10 copies. Discounts available for larger orders.

"Thanks for sending along the "Blueprint"... It's wonderful!  I'm passing it around to everyone!"

Starting with Staff: When the Board Hires Its First Staff

Starting with Staff: When the Board Hires Its First Staff (National Trust for Historic Preservation Booklet) by Christine Graham. For the organization hiring its first staff member, and for the executive director learning to work with a board. Analysis of the process and pitfalls, advice on creating a successful, streamlined organization

Price: $10

Asking: A Hands-on Learners Guide to Gift Solicitation

Asking: A Hands-on Learners Guide to Gift Solicitation,  by Christine Graham. Down-to-earth advice for volunteers and staff learning successful solicitation techniques, including a focus on donor motivations, eliminating solicitor fears, and improving skills. ‘Asking’ is also packaged with ‘Practice Makes Perfect’ as a set.

Price: $15. $10 per copy for 10 or more.

Practice Makes Perfect and Asking

Companion piece to ‘Asking’, with practical advice and exercises for volunteers and staff learning successful solicitation techniques.  A great tool for training novice volunteers in a series of innovative, easy exercises.

$15 per copy or $25 packaged with ‘Asking’. Discounts for multiple copies or sets.

Keep the Money Coming

Originally published by Pineapple Press, this basic, readable book on raising money for annual operations will educate beginners, reinforce the skills of intermediates, and refresh experienced fundraisers. Systems, methods, tools and innovation are approached from a theoretical and practical point of view.

$21 per copy; inquire for multiple copy discounts.

Applying Yourself: a Primer for Grant Seekers

A comprehensive overview of the grantseeking process with proven methods for researching potential funders, writing an effective proposal, and building relationships for improved success. Based on materials developed for workshops: includes forms, formats, checklists, do's and don'ts, and bibliography.

Price: $17

Raising Money for Local Land Projects

A comprehensive how-to book designed for community groups trying to fund conservation projects; offers clear instructions on organizing your team, raising money, and meeting your goals to conserve land, in the most straight-forward, efficient and caring way. The VT Land Trust added suggestions on marketing, social media and events that have proven successful for their highly accomplished programs.

$20/copy,  inquire for discounts on multiple copies.

"Christine Graham has worked with VLT on successful conservation fundraising campaigns across the state for more than a decade. Raising Money for Local Land Protection Projects grew out of these rewarding experiences. The book offers proven fundraising concepts and skills that can be applied universally to conservation projects in your local area." - Elise Annes, Vermont Land Trust

Where the Heart Is, An Allegory of Philanthropy

A charming story of a capital campaign with real spirit, written for all ages, demonstrating philanthropic intentions and motivations. Based on a real story of a youth orchestra that needed a home and found one along with untold generosity from young and old. This is a story children and grown ups will love, followed by an essay suitable for teen and adult discussion groups. Good for fundraising training, philanthropy curricula, or just good reading.

Illustrated, 20 pages, $10.

Please inquire for discounts on multiple copy discounts.