Lisa Greer

The Essential Fundraiser’s Handbook: A Guide to Maximizing Donations, Retaining Donors, and Saving the Giving Sector for Good


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After a financial windfall, businesswoman Lisa Greer discovered many nonprofits were inefficient and outdated in their fundraising. Shocked by their dysfunction, she dedicated her career to revamping the nonprofit sector.

In this book, Greer addresses the impending historic wealth transfer in the US and offers fundraisers concrete steps to reverse declining donations. Drawing from her extensive experience and research, she provides actionable strategies for nonprofits to identify, retain, and increase financial supporters.

You will learn:

What do donors really want? How can nonprofits engage more donors, raise more money, and build authentic, lasting relationships with their supporters?

 This handbook offers essential strategies for maximizing donations, running events, communicating impact, and revolutionizing fundraising. Drawing on her experience as a major donor and advisor to nonprofits, Lisa offers a candid guide to help nonprofits increase revenue and achieve sustainability. The book addresses common mistakes, effective tools, and innovative techniques for success, giving unique insight into donor motivation.

The Essential Fundraiser’s Handbook shows how philanthropy is evolving, and challenges nonprofit leaders to keep up through actionable and transformational tips and tools. A must-read for anyone working for a charitable organization.”

E. Anders Kolb, MD, President and CEO, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

“We need to listen when she recounts what it is like to be on the receiving end of large quantities of badly worded asks and misjudged solicitations, because she is sharing these accounts in order to help nonprofits learn from those mistakes and do better.”

Dr. Beth Breeze, Director, Center for Philanthropy, University of Kent, UK

The Essential Fundraiser’s Handbook is more than just a guide; it’s a mentor, a trusted companion for anyone seeking to excel in fundraising. I highly recommend this book to fundraisers of all levels, whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your journey. Lisa’s wisdom and expertise will undoubtedly help you advance your organization’s mission and achieve the success you strive for.”

Kassie Cosgrove, Senior Development Officer, Loyola University New Orleans