Books on Offer
Choose from a great range of practical books that have been released to assist community organisations and schools/pre-schools.
Grants & Fundraising - for Community Groups
Grants & Fundraising - for Schools
Governance (Boards/Committees) & Management
Marketing & Media
Other Great Books
Get on a Board (Even better - Become the Chair) - Advancing Diversity & Women in Australia
Get on a Board is designed to inspire and
empower more women to take the leap into the
board arena. There are many insights for men
as well, as well as for boards wanting to make
their structures more welcoming to women.
More than Money: How to get money, resources and skills from Australian businesses
This book will help step you through the process of scoping possible
partnership targets, approaching a business, working with them,
evaluating the results of your partnership and - finally - winding up or
reinventing your partnership. It's not an easy journey, but a very worthwhile one.
Great Fetes: Fundraising and fun - without the fuss
This book is designed to help you run a successful fete with
a minimum of fuss. Drawing on the experience of teachers,
parents and fundraising experts, we've pulled together all
of the tips and tools you'll need to pull off a fantastic event,
including a fantastic set of templates on an included
How to Manage your Grant After Winning It!
Whoopee! Your grant application has been successful! The project's funded and
you can sit back and relax, right?
Well, not quite. Now the real work begins. You now have to learn how to manage,
review and acquit your grant (not to mention run the project).
This guide is designed to take you beyond the adrenalin of finding out that
you've won the grant and help walk you through the process that you'll need to
undertake from here on in.
The guide includes a bonus CD including all of the templates you will need
to successfully manage your grant.
How to Stand Out from the Crowd - The Complete Marketing & Media
Handbook for Community Organisations
Are you serious about attracting new members, volunteers, supporters
or raising more funding for your community group?
Discover the importance of strategic marketing and brand development
as well as how to effectively action daily marketing activities such as
direct marketing, working with the media and using technology effectively
to achieve organisational strategic goals.
Learn about database management, writing media releases and using
email to spread the word about your organisation.
The Board Doctor - Expert Diagnosis for Board & Committee Ills
If you're on a board or committee there will be times when you need advice
from somebody who has experience in dealing with the wide range of issues that may arise.
The Board Doctor provides tips, ideas and solutions from a range of experts.
Simple secrets of successful community groups VOLUME 1: over 400 tips on running a successful community group.
Looking for the simple secrets to make your community organisation more effective and efficient? This
book contains well over 400 separate tips and handy hints to assist community groups in the 21st century.
The common-sense tips are contained in 50 practical columns and cover
topics such as expanding funding and revenue streams, value-adding to maximise your special events, attracting,
motivating and keeping volunteers, dealing with the media and marketing your organisation and establishing an
effective corporate memory. It is an excellent resource for groups of all sizes.
Simple secrets of successful community groups VOLUME 2: another 400 tips on running a successful community group.
Looking for more simple secrets to make your community organisation more effective and efficient?
This book contains well over 400 additional tips and handy hints to assist community groups in the
21st century. The common-sense tips are contained in 50 practical columns and cover topics such as keeping the volunteer army happy, finding the perfect venue for your
event, communicating a clear message, going in search of in-kind support for your group and much more.
Complete Schools Fundraising Handbook - How to make the most money ever for your school, pre-school or kindergarten
The Complete Schools Fundraising Handbook takes readers through the Six Pillars of Raising Funds -
donations; grants; community-business partnerships; alumni; special events; and earned income -
showing how each and every one of them can be used to bring in valuable funds.
Making Meetings Work - Conquering the challenges and getting great results
If the Board can be considered the mind of a community group, the meetings are the heart.
This is where all major decisions are made and the Board comes together as a group to steer
the organisation towards its mission.
Making Meetings Work is your guide to overcoming the challenges and complexities that arise in meetings and make them more effective and productive.
Complete Community Fundraising Handbook: How to make the most money ever for your community organisation
The Complete Community Fundraising Handbook offers advice aimed at improving your
community organisation's fundraising efforts and will allow you to take control of
your fundraising activities. Learn practical strategies, tools and next steps to gain
more money for your community organisation.
Effective Letters: 50 of the Best Model Letters to Help Community Organisations Fundraise, Connect, Lobby, Organise & Influence
Letter writing is an important instrument for a community organisation to have in its
toolbox. With this book, that tool becomes sharper and multifaceted. Effective Letters
provides 50 templates and a multitude of ideas that will assist you to improve your
letter writing skills, marketing, and data storage and use. It provides tips on
personalising your correspondence, increasing its impact and effectiveness. This
is a 'must have' resource for any community group.
Finding the Best People - The essential steps to recruiting a great Chief Executive / Coordinator for your community group
What happens when your CEO or coordinator leaves? How do you go about finding a new one and -
more importantly - one that is suited to your organisation? This book details in practical
terms how you can ensure you find the best possible person for your organisation. From
determining the type of leader you want through to advertising, interviewing and evaluating your
candidates and appointing your CEO, this resource will help you through what is often the most
difficult and stressful time for community organisations.
Ethical Solutions - The essential guide to implementing an ethics program in your community group
Community organisations are about trying to do the right thing in the community but what
about internally? Does your organisation make the right decisions for the right reasons?
This book helps to create an ethical framework so that everyone in your organisation knows
the ethical guidelines in making decisions. This book covers the reasons why ethics is important
within community groups and covers the process through consultation, communication, drafting and
evaluation of a code of ethics.
Transforming Community Committees and Boards - From Hell to Heaven
Don't be content to sit on a Board that is not working. Make a difference by working to transform your
Board into an effective, energetic and productive team that sets the example for the entire
organisation. In this guide you will learn how to improve your Board through targeting,
recruiting, knowing your responsibilities and capacities and knowing when it's time to act.
This is a vital and practical tool for any Board or committee member.
Surviving and Thriving as a Safe Effective Board Member - The essential facts you need to know before, during and after joining a community Board
What should you do when someone asks you to join the Board of a not-for-profit group?
And what do you have to be aware of when you do actually say yes. Find out what your
legal responsibilities are and what compliance, governance and performance actually
means for the not-for-profit Director. This guide takes you through the questions you
should ask before you join, your responsibilities while on the Board and the action
you should take when you decide it's time to leave the Board. This no-nonsense guide
also features the insights and tips of some of Australia's most experienced and
knowledgeable community Board members.
Winning Grants Funding in Australia - The Step by Step Guide
This practical, step-by-step guide will take you through the grant seeking process assisting you
to prepare and research a winning funding application.
Winning Grants Funding in Australia - The Step by Step Guide looks at:
- Introduction to grantseeking in Australia
- What funding bodies want and need from community groups
- Finding a relevant grant for your group
- Writing a successful proposal
- Managing the relationship with the funding body
How To: Find Money Fast - 50 Ways to Raise up to $5000
Choose from the top 50 ways to raise up to $5000 quickly!
A guide to help schools, community and non-profit groups come up with
innovative ideas to raise money in an increasingly tough market.
Includes plenty of tips and advice to boost your current fundraising
initiatives as well as a chapter devoted to helping groups establish a
balanced and integrated fundraising strategy and a valuable 101-point
special events checklist.
The ideas in this Guide will take the time and worry out of fundraising!