The Foundation Center recommends the following books for those new to the field of foundation and corporate fundraising:
Fundamentals will introduce beginners to the world of foundations along with the full array of electronic and print resources available to help grantseekers develop their prospect lists.
The Grantseeker's Guide to Winning Proposals will show you what convinces decision makers to say "yes!" with 35 carefully critiqued grant proposals that have been funded by some of today's most influential grantmakers.
Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing covers
the basics and the finer points of preparing grant proposals. Included
are sample proposals, insider information from grantmakers, and
pre-proposal planning tips.
Foundation Center's Guide to Grantseeking on the Web
will help you develop an organized, focused approach to funding
Foundation Directory, often called "the bible of grantseekers"
features current data on the nation's most influential funders.
Directory Online offers "24/7" Web access to the database,
with monthly, annual, and multiple-user subscription options
starting at only $19.95 per month!
Your Organization's Future provides a blueprint to strengthen
your nonprofit's capacity to raise funds and create long-term organizational