Director's Message

FYI from the Director:  Lilya Wagner Nonprofit World Magazine is a useful, readable, hands-on type of journal and is entirely on-line (See According to Jason Chmura, Membership Director: “Nonprofit World Magazine is a “must read” and should be on every nonprofit executive and professional’s desk.The online magazine, published quarterly, provides informative and educational articles on the most pressing, challenging topics in nonprofit leadership and management from leading nonprofit experts. It covers everything from board governance and development to the issues affecting day-to-day operations of a nonprofit like accounting, communications, fundraising, human resource issues and management, volunteer management, branding/marketing, and more. Don’t miss out on what nonprofit industry leaders are discussing. Stay in-the-know with Nonprofit World Magazine. As you noticed, Nonprofit World is now being published exclusively online. The number of members who were opting out of the print version has continued to grow over the past several years, and - coupled with rising print/shipping costs - we would have been forced to raise prices for print issues beyond what we felt was reasonable or sustainable. By making Nonprofit World an exclusively digital publication, we'll be able to focus our resources on making the online experience far more enjoyable for everybody which we hope will lead to long-term success. The PDF of the full magazine like the one that you received as an attachment is available by logging on to the Members Only section. We send an email reminder to all members when a new issue is available, but do not include the PDF attachment due to the file size.  If you have suggestions on ways to make Nonprofit World more enjoyable as an exclusively online publication, please let me know. We're in the process of exploring many different options, and welcome any/all feedback.” Read more >>

Dear Readers: We invite you to contact PSI any time you feel you need a consultant, at any stage of your fundraising efforts. We are here for any type of help, and we can even share carefully-selected consultant names or firms.

New from PSI

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Successful Fundraising: A Handbook for Best Practices

Much can be accomplished for nonprofit organizations of all types if sound fundraising principles are followed, and practice is based on successful experience. Fundraising is an organized practice, a logical process—one that takes time and careful thought to implement.

Whether you are fundraising for a church, school, hospital, ministry, or other nonprofit, this handbook can help. Read it to learn about grant proposals, capital campaigns, annual funds, donor relations, transparency and accountability, and more. Read more>>

Successful Fundraising - Second Edition Successful Fundraising 2nd EditionAre you planning a building project-a new church, school building, or Community Service Building? Does it seem like your campaign for funds goes on forever? Are your members or constituents tired of talking about money? If you have these questions and probably many others, this book is for you… Successful Fundraising, the PSI-produced fundraising handbook first published approximately two years ago, has been updated and revised, and additional chapters are now included in the 2015 edition. This handbook is available through Advent Source and is affordable at approximately a $19.95 price. The new chapters are in response to many inquiries regarding topics such as grant proposal writing, the effect of fundraising on tithe and offerings, in-kind and non-philanthropic support, recognition, and several other topics. The handbook continues to be widely used and valued, according to feedback from PSI clients. This expanded version will contain the original chapters which have been updated and revised. Although originally designed to be a resource for pastors, churches and their organizations, the handbook has proven to be a valuable resource for most other Adventist organizations. Along with it comes PSI advice and consulting (on-site, if possible), additional resource materials, and other programs described on PSI’s website,

New Book Now Available

Written by Lilya Wagner, EdD, CFRE

Diversity and Philanthropy

Diversity and Philanthropy coverA "one size fits all" strategy is not effective when it comes to philanthropy and fundraising in today's diversified environment. This book enables nonprofit leaders, board members, staff, and volunteers of nonprofit organizations to better reach diverse populations and incorporate perspectives that increase success by surveying the cultural context for philanthropic action. In the PSI Library or offered on Amazon in both Print and Kindle: Order on Amazon | View Praeger Publishers listing


Be sure and check out the new web site developed to coincide with Diversity and Philanthropy:

Email_ImageMost of the contact information that PSI will get from you in the future will come through this site. By opting into our email (click on email icon just to the right), you will have access to important information that PSI sends out from time to time. We’ve also included areas for you to add additional information about yourself, your organization, and your interests, in order to help us target your specific needs.