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Lexington Public Library Resources

Each year for several years, the Bluegrass Chapter of AFP has purchased library materials related to fundraising. These resources are available through the downtown Lexington Public Library and are available free of charge for your use. These are a tremendous resource for small nonprofits and beginning fundraisers as well as professionals in later stages of their career. Below is a partial list of materials available:


Book Title Author Year purchased
Asking for Major Gifts Peggy Calhoun & Richard G. Miller 2009
Asking: A 59-Minute Guide to Everything Board Members, Volunteers, and Staff Must Know to Secure the Gift, Newly Revised Edition Jerold Panas 2013
Boards That Make a Difference John Carver 2009
Bringing a Development Director on Board Susan E. Geary & Gayle L. Gifford 2009
Building an Effective Board of Directors Linda Lysakowski 2009
Building an Effective Board of Directors Linda Lysakowski 2009
Conducting a Successful Fundraising Program: A Comprehensive Guide and Resource Kent E. Dove unknown
Developing Fundraising Policies & Procedures Barbara L. Ciconte 2009
Empower Your Board to Serve as Effective Development Ambassadors Marcy Heim 2012
Establishing Your Development Office Linda Lysakowski 2009
Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion Into Action Gail A. Perry 2009
Fundraising Realities Every Board Member Must Face, Second Edition: A 1-Hour Crash Course on Raising Major Gifts for Nonprofit Organizations David Lansdowne 2013
Fundraising When Money is Tight Mal Warwick 2010
Getting Ready for a Capital Campaign Linda Lysakowski 2009
Grant Winner's Toolkit: Project Management and Evaluation James Aaron Quick unknown
How To Raise 1 Million (or More) in 10 Bite-Sized Steps Andrea Kihlstedt 2012
Internet Management for Nonprofits: Strategies, Tools and Trade Secrets (The AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series) Ted Hart 2013
Making the Most of Your Special Event Betsy B. Clardy 2009
Nonprofit Essentials: Jumpstarting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign Julia Ingraham Walker 2010
Nonprofit Essentials: The Annual Campaign Linda Lysakowski 2010
Nonprofit Essentials: The Development Plan Linda Lysakowski 2009
Nonprofit Essentials: The Development Plan (The AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series) Linda Lysakowski 2013
Raise More Money: The Best of the Grassroots Fundraising Journal Kim Klein & Stephanie Roth unknown
Raising More Money: A Step-by-Step Guide to Lifelong Donors Terry Axelrod 2012
Raising More Money: The Ask Even Handbook Terry Axelrod 2012
Raising More Money: The Point of Entry Handbook Terry Axelrod 2012
Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times Kim Klein 2010
Reviving Your Donor File Margaret Guellich 2009
So You Want To Be A Consultant! Henry (Hank) Goldstein 2009
Strategic Fund Development, + WebSite: Building Profitable Relationships That Last Simone P. Joyaux 2013
Successful Fundraising: A Complete Handbook for Volunteers and Professionals Joan Flanagan unknown
The Annual Campaign Erik J. Daubert unknown
The Complete Guide to Fundraising Management Ted Bayley 2010
The Fundraising Feasibility Study: It's Not About the Money Martin Novom unknown
The Nonprofit Development Companion: A Workbook for Fundraising Success (The AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series) Brydon M. DeWitt 2013
The Nonprofit Membership Toolkit Ellis M. M. Robinson & Kim Klein 2009
The Public Relations Handbook for Nonprofits Art Feinglass 2009
The Seven Faces of Philanthropy Russ Alan Prince unknown
Sarabaes-Oxley for Nonprofits Peggy M. Jackson & Toni E. Fogarty 2014
Opening Doors: Pathways to Diverse Donors Diana S. Newman 2014
Nonprofit Essentials: Endowment Building Diana S. Newman 2014
Prospect Research for Fundraisers: The Essential Handbook (AFP Fund Development Series) Jennifer J. Filla & Helen E. Brown 2014
Fundraising the SMART Way, + Website: Predictable, Consistent Income Growth for Your Charity (The AFP/Wiley Fund Develop Ellen Bristol 2014
The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising: Transforming Fundraising Anxiety into the Opportunity of a Lifetime Larry C. Johnson 2014
*part of AFP's Ready Reference Series, donated from AFP Int'l, sent to LPL by AFP BG Chapter