Higher Education

90 Days to Success in Fundraising, 1st Edition

  • Tim Kachinske
  • ISBN-10: 1598638769  |  ISBN-13: 9781598638769
  • 272 Pages
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $15.00



With ever-increasing competition among organizations for donor dollars, developing fundraising skills is a must for survival and success in today’s nonprofit environment. 90 Days to Success in Fundraising will help first-time fundraisers hit the ground running during the critical first 90 days on the job (or the first 90 days of a new fundraising campaign). The book introduces readers to the keys of successful fundraising by identifying and opening gift and grant revenue streams, yielding better results from campaigns, and increasing donor participation. The book teaches new fundraisers how to approach and deal with their role by sharing the experiences, techniques, and thought processes of a highly successful fundraising professional.

Features and Benefits

  • Guides the new fundraiser to success in the critical first 90 days on the job while dealing with people, processes, and technology in a cohesive manner to create a lucrative, high performance environment.
  • Developing fundraising skills and demonstrating successful fundraising campaigns are essential for survival and success in today’s not-for-profit sector.
  • Takes readers beyond fundraising theory by relating important principles to on-the-job situations with case studies and real work scenarios.
  • Provides a real-world, fact-based approach based on the most current fundraising techniques and the experiences of a highly-successful fundraising professional.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Finding and Securing a Position;

Chapter 2: The Annual Fund;

Chapter 3: Special Events;

Chapter 4: Foundation Relations;

Chapter 5: Corporate Relations;

Chapter 6: Major Gifts, Planned Giving, adn Endowment;

Chapter 7: Captial Campaigns

Chapter 8: Fundraising Software;

Chapter 9: Fundraising with Social Media and Web 2.0 Techniques;

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Tim Kachinske

Timothy Kachinske has extensive experience in grant writing. Over a period of 17 years he served as a development officer and grant writer at a number of educational institutions and nonprofit organizations, including a liberal arts college (Ripon College), a research university (The Catholic University of America), an international science organization (American Institute of Physics), an overseas American college (American University in Bulgaria), a social services delivery agency (Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute) and an independent school (St. Albans School). Currently Tim continues development work as a consultant designing contact, grants management, fundraising, and member management database systems for nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. He specializes in using applications designed for sales and marketing and adapting this technology effectively in the nonprofit world. Tim holds a B.A. from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and an M.A. from the University of Minnesota. He is a veteran of the US Army with 16 months overseas duty. Tim is a Microsoft Certified Professional with core competencies in Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft SharePoint.