Required Reading for Nonprofits

The all important one-to-one conversations with your prospects and donors to help you make the connections that result in new and increasing contributions for your organization.

Whether you are new to fundraising or a seasoned pro, in a one-person development office or a large  advancement department, Compelling Conversations for Fundraisers provides conversation guidance and for the many types of donor interactions you will face.

Authors Janet Levine and Laurie A. Selik are fundraising professionals with track records of success in development offices large and small—in universities, religious and performing arts schools, public media and community organizations. Compelling Conversations for Fundraisers reviews the essentials for meeting prospects and talking your way to success.


This takes you through the process of developing a grant proposal from the initial project idea or a Request For Proposal (RFP) to the submission of a complete and competitive grant application for both government and private funders.

It covers all the steps and stages of proposal development, providing samples and practical advice to help you tackle even the most complex types of proposals. You’ll understand all components of the proposal narrative as well as the budget and supporting documents most often required by funders.

Janet Levine and Bo Morton wrote this concise guide to give you the knowledge, tools and confidence to become a competent grant seeker for organizations.


Your comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide to writing winning proposals! Learn how to:
• Assess your organizational readiness for grant funding
• Develop programs that are fundable
• Turn those programs in successful grant proposals
• Find appropriate funders

Janet Levine and Bo Morton have over 45 years of combined experience helping nonprofits and educational institutions Get Grants from both governmental agencies and private foundations. The coauthors have helped thousands of students become better and more successful grant writers.