Wayne Elsey Books

How To Dominate Your Fundraising To Create YOUR Success

The fundraising landscape in the philanthropic sector is changing rapidly. The vast majority of nonprofits work with very small budgets. Yet, organizations need to stay ahead of the developments occurring in the industry because competition for funding is becoming tighter. The nonprofits and social enterprises that succeed are those able to adapt and evolve in this new environment.

This books gives small and medium-sized social sector organizations easy-to-read thinking and strategies to help readers understand and adapt to the changes happening in the social sector. Co-authored by Wayne Elsey and Linda N. Spencer, Not Your Father’s Charity: How to DOMINATE YOUR Fundraising To Create YOUR Success, Volume 4, readers will learn from experience. The authors both have years of know-how and they share their thoughts, best practice tips and ideas to help you dominate in your fundraising for the sustainability and success of your organization.

Carrie Reichartz, Co-Founder, Operation Give Hope, author and speaker wrote the Foreword to this insightful book. If you fundraise or lead a nonprofit, school, church or social enterprise, this book is a no-nonsense guide on how to take your efforts to the next level.


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Not Your Father's Charity

Grip & Rip Leadership for Social Impact

A lot of people believe that leadership can’t be learned. You either have it or you don’t. This book is intended for readers who don’t regard leadership as a zero sum game–you’re born with it or you’re not. Plenty of people have developed the skills necessary for leadership. YOU can too!

This book seeks to help you become a transformational servant leader. It’s intended for social sector professionals who:

  • Are in a leadership position or want to be promoted into one.
  • Believe they can become good, or even, great leaders.
  • Want to advance their leadership capabilities.
  • Want to develop a “grip & rip” style of leadership that is vigorous, dynamic and fun.
  • Want to end the dysfunction in the  organization and build on leadership strengths.
  • Want to understand how transformational servant leadership is a path to success.

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Leadership Book

Be Bold, Dominate and Succeed in Marketing

Whether you own or work for a nonprofit or are thinking of starting an organization focused on having humanitarian impact, learn about the latest marketing tools, tips and strategies you should be using now to succeed. Many of the resources available are little to no cost. Get guidance on the questions you should be asking. Utilize the valuable resource guide to connect with the right people and organizations to help your organization grow, especially if you work at a small “mom and pop” shop and need to find extra helping hands. Learn about digital marketing tools, including social media and trends that could affect you. Digital marketing gives you the opportunity to connect with society and Be Bold, Dominate And Succeed In Marketing For Today’s Digital World On A Tight Budget, Volume 2 will show you how to make it happen.

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Get Off the Couch:

Grip & Rip and Break the Barriers Holding You Back In Life

Wayne Elsey is a highly sought after and dynamic motivational public speaker. He is an authority on topics related to life success, leadership, business, money, branding and the social sector, including social enterprise and nonprofits. He has been featured on NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Today Show, & Fox News. He is also the author of:

  • “Not Your Father’s Charity” Social Sector Book Series
  • “Almost Isn’t Good Enough”

Todd Newton, Daytime Emmy winning game show host and author of “Life in the Bonus Round: A Game Show Host’s Road to Success and Fulfillment” wrote the Foreword to this insightful book. Learn about the 7 Grip & Rip Principles that will liberate your life. It all begins with attitude. Successful people then take ownership, erase “I can’t” and excuses, get off the couch, commit, do the work and accept the consequences.

We all have the capacity to live an exciting life of our choosing. Understand how your relationships, including your relationship with money, are affecting your life. Learn how to make the “mental shift” to the life you’ve always wanted to live by making choices.

Learn to grab the opportunities life offers us, even in the tough times.

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The Rise and Fail of Charities and What You Can Do To Be Ready

If you work, serve on a board of directors or donate to socially minded organizations,
this book is for you. It will tell you about the evolution that is taking place.
And, based on thought leadership and years of experience, it explains practical
strategies that you can use to stay ahead of the curve. The first lesson being that
nonprofits are a business.

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Almost Isn’t Good Enough

Shoe is a four-letter word…so is hope.

Almost Isn’t Good Enough reveals what is possible when one person resolves to
make a measurable impact on the world after looking directly into the eyes of
the suffering, hopeless, and forgotten. This book is an invitation to intercede
on behalf of others because the human connection changes everything.

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Almost Isn’t Good Enough