What distinguishes Bite-Sized Steps are three key features:
1. The book distills into 10 specific and manageable steps exactly what board members, volunteers and staff need to do to raise significant money. As such, it provides a doable blueprint AND mitigates any lingering fears you might have.
2. The book is authentic. Rather than offer theory, Kihlstedt shares real-life stories of what has worked for a range of organizations. In other words, Kihlstedt shows rather than tells.
3. The author has an engaging conversational approach, reminiscent of Jerold Panas.
Kihlstedt's 10 steps will and won't surprise you. If you have experience, you already know the importance of a campaign's infrastructure: the need to refine your case, identify the right chair, and adhere to the proven sequence of soliciting. But what WILL surprise you, and where the strength of the book lies, is the fresh way Kihlstedt, herself a consultant with some 30 years of experience, helps you line up your ducks.
There's her guaranteed strategy for making sure you have the right chairman.
There's her sure way of determining if you have a strong enough case.
There's her inviting methodology for getting your insiders to give.
Kihlstedt offers too many of these "outside the box" strategies to discuss here, but each is based in reality, in the ways actual organizations have paved the way for you.
Many would have you believe that raising $1 million or more is complex, requires countless meetings, an outsized pool of prospects, and the costly aid of a consultant. Kihlstedt punctures that notion by showing that intelligent board members, volunteers, and staff have within them the skills and common sense to make it happen.
Author: Andrea Kihlstedt
ISBN Number: 9781889102412
Publish Date: January 4, 2010
Publisher: Emerson & Church Publishers