By Steffani Lautenschlager, MEd, CFRE, Senior Consultant

We have an opportunity to invest in ourselves every day, week, and year by continuing to learn about our field and issues impacting our nonprofits, region, and country.

You don’t have to have a significant professional development budget to continue your education, but there are two KEY (Keep Educating Yourself) things you need: commitment and time. Our Let’s Build Hope team has put together some great free and affordable resources to further your professional growth. Let us know what you are reading, listening to, and watching! We would love to learn with you too!




– Author: Terry Axelrod

  • Raising More Money (the Benevon Model)

– Author: Brene Brown

  • Dare to Lead
  • Daring Greatly
  • Gifts of Imperfection

​- Author:  Penelope Burk

  • Donor-Centered Fundraising

– Author:  Jim Collins

  • Good to Great

– Author:  Kent Dove

  • Conducting a Successful Capital Campaign
  • Conducting a Successful Annual Giving Program

– Author: Adam Grant

  • Think Again

– Author: James Greenfield

  • Fundraising Fundamentals: a Guide to Annual Giving for Professionals and Volunteers

– Author: Ellen Karsh

  • The Only Grant Writing Book You’ll Ever Need

– Author: Schuyler Lehman

  • The Perfect Development Office: A Guide to Building a Thriving Development Operation
  • The Perfect Campaign: A Guide to Relationship Based Fundraising and Quality Decisions

– Author: Jeremy and Lynn Miner

  • Proposal Planning & Writing

– Author: Jerry Panas

  • Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others
  • Born to Raise: What Makes a Great Fundraiser; What Makes a Fundraiser Great
  • Making the Case: The No-Nonsense Guide to Writing the Perfect Case Statement
  • Megagifts:  Who gives them, Who Gets Them
  • Asking
  • Finders, Keepers

Questions? Please contact Let’s Build Hope at (314) 716-2496 or

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