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📚 Reading List: Major Donors

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

The list below is curated to help you learn more about major donor fundraising and expand your skillset in finding the right high-value supporters for your organisation, as well as help you manage relationships with existing major donor supporters.


This list is updated every once in a while with new books that I come across online. Please do leave a comment if you know of any books around this topic and I will happily add them to the list.

  • The Heart of Fundraising: Major Gift Strategy by Malik Sooch

  • Normal Loaded People by Paul Cartwright

  • Major Donor Fundraising by Lucy Sargent and Margaret Holman

  • Major Gifts Unwrapped by Ruth Irwin

  • Major Donor Fundraising: Finding Big Gifts in Your Database and Online by Ted Hart, James M. Greenfield, Pamela M. Gignac, Christopher Carnie

  • Capital Campaigns by Trudy Hayden

  • Prospecting for Benefactors: How to find major donors to support your school by Mathew Iredale

  • Prospect Research for Fundraisers by Jennifer Filla & Helen Brown

  • The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko

  • It’s NOT JUST about the Money Paperback by Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels

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