“In his new book, The Fundraising Habits of Supremely Successful Boards, Jerold Panas says that: A large part of an organization’s success depends on its board’s willingness to cultivate certain behaviors.
“Over the course of a storied career, Panas has worked with literally thousands of boards. He has counseled foundering groups; he’s been the wind beneath the wings of boards whose organizations have soared.
In fact, it’s a safe bet that Panas has observed more boards at work than perhaps anyone in America, all the while helping them to surpass campaign goals of $100,000 to $100 million.
“Funnel every ounce of that experience into a single book and what you have is The Fundraising Habits, the brilliant culmination of what Panas has learned firsthand about boards who excel at the task of resource development.
“Anyone who has read Asking or any of Panas’ other books knows his style— a breezy and irresistible mix of storytelling, exhortation, and inspiration.
“Habits follows the same engaging mold, offering a panoply of habits any board would be wise to cultivate. Some are specific, with measurable outcomes. Others are more intangible, with Panas seeking to impart an attitude of success.
“In all, there are 25 habits and each is explored in two-and three-page chapters…all of them animated by engaging anecdotes and real-life stories that only this grandmaster of philanthropy can tell.”