This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Foluso Falaye for Readers' Favorite
In Learn From My Experiences, Norman B. Gildin shares his experience from more than 40 years of raising funds for nonprofit organizations. The book contains several valuable lessons for development professionals, volunteers, and the public at large since fundraising is a common practice among various societies. Learn From My Experiences treats major aspects of fundraising, including mastering the art of storytelling, understanding why people give, measuring success, remembering to thank donors, and more. Norman also discusses the possible future of giving following the Covid-19 pandemic era and the challenges faced by Jewish philanthropists. Is fundraising a one-man job? Is Chinese Auction a sustainable way to raise funds? The book tackles these and other key questions that individuals and groups might have about raising funds.
Norman B. Gildin leads his audience to different profound conclusions and insights with captivating stories and words of advice that are so easy to comprehend that even a child would understand them. The various quotes from rabbis and Jewish scholars included add to the richness of the book and the validity of the author's words. Among the plentiful valuable lessons, I especially liked the one that encourages readers to embrace "clean, simple" messages that will brand their organizations instead of spreading their attention over several causes. Reading the book was a pleasurable experience as the lessons come in concise, well-organized chapters that are easy to read. Learn From My Experiences is a gift and a blessing for fundraisers—professionals or otherwise. With a simple language and a neat, easy-to-navigate format, the book effectively captures the practices needed to achieve fundraising goals efficiently and in good time. I'm definitely saving this for future use!