Financial Planning


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Research Studies

AMI Recommends


financial planning

Dropkin, Murray, and Allyson Hayden. The Cash Flow Management Book for Nonprofits. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.


Dropkin, Murray, and Bill LaTouche. The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits: A Step-by-Step Guide for Managers and Boards. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998.




Brooks Hopkins, Karen, and Carolyn Stolper Friedman. Successful Fundraising for Arts and Cultural Organizations. San Francisco: Jossy-Bass, 1997.


Fredericks, Laura. The Ask: How to Ask Anyone for Any Amount for Any Purpose. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006.


Ho, Mimi, and Stephanie Roth. The Accidental Fundraiser: A Step by Step Guide to Raising Money for Your Cause. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.


Klein, Kim. Fundraising for the Long Haul. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.


Lehman, Ann and Robert M. Zimmerman. Boards that Love Fundraising: A How-To Guide for Your Board. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004.


Liberatori, Ellen. Guide to Getting Arts Grants. New York: Allworth Press, 2006

Martin, Patricia. Made Possible By: Succeeding with Sponsorship. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004.

Riess, Alvin. Don’t Just Applaud, Send Money! The Most Successful Strategies for Funding and Marketing the Arts. New York: Theater Communications Group, 1995.


Seltzer, Michael. Securing Your Organization’s Future: A Complete Guide to Fundraising Strategies. New York: the Foundation Center, 2001.

Sprinkel Grace, Kay. Beyond Fundraising: New Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation and Investment. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2005.




Byrnes, William J. Management and the Arts. Burlington, MA: Focal Press, 2003.


Crutchfield, Leslie R, and Heather McLeod Grant. Forces for Good: the Six Practices of High Impact Nonprofits. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.l


Drucker, Peter. Managing the Nonprofit Organization: Principles and Practices. New York: Harper’s Collins Publishing, 1990.


Gerl, Ellen. Incubating the Arts: Establishing a Program to Help Artists and Arts Organizations Become Viable Businesses. Athens, OH: National Business Incubation Association, 2000.


La Piana, David. The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real Time Planning in a Rapid-Response World. St. Paul: Fieldstone Alliance, 2008.


Voltz, Jim. How to Run a Theater: A Witty, Practical, and Fun Guide to Arts Management. New York: BackStage Books, 2004.


Wolf, Thomas. Managing a Nonprofit Organization in the 21st Century. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999.



Gosden, Freeman. Direct Marketing Success: What Works and Why. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1985.


Holland, D.K. Branding for Nonprofits: Developing Identity with Integrity. New York: Allworth Press, 2006.


Kotler, Philip, and Joanne Scheff. Standing Room Only: Strategies for Marketing the Performing Arts. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1997.


Leet, Rebecca. Message Matters: Succeeding at the Crossroads of Mission and Market. St. Paul: Fieldstone Alliance, 2007.


Silverman, George. Secrets of Word-of-Mouth Marketing: How to Trigger Exponential Sales Through Runaway Word of Mouth. New York: American Management Association, 2001.


Walker-Kuhne, Donna. Invitation to the Party: Building Bridges to the Arts, Culture, and Community. New York: Theater Communications Group, 2005.



Atlas, Caron, et al. Investing in Creativity: A Study of the Support Structure for U.S. Artists. The Urban Institute, 2003.


Jeffri, Joan. “Information on Artists III: Bay Area.” Columbia University Research Center for Arts and Culture, 2004.


Kreidler, John. “Leverage Lost: the Nonprofit Arts in the Post-Ford Era.” In Motion Magazine Feb, 1996.


Markusen, Ann, et al. San Jose Creative Entrepreneur Project: Artists’ Resource and Space Study. San Jose: City of San Jose and the Center for Cultural Innovation, 2008.


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