30 Practical Ways to Boost Philanthropy Through Servant-Leadership

Nonprofits are amazing. They deliver life-changing programs, research, events, and more to impact their communities. Philanthropy helps nonprofits go, and nonprofiteers help make philanthropy possible.

But it’s about more than money.

It’s about meaningful conversations. It’s about doing the right thing. It’s about trust. It’s about storytelling. It’s about relationships. What does all this and more? Servant-leadership. So why hasn’t anyone written about it as a way to boost fundraising?

Now they have.

About the book (Publishing in 2023)

The Nonprofiteer’s Fundraising Field Guide revives a century of practice and research for modern nonprofits. It equips readers with immediate ideas by exploring the core traits of servant-leadership. Traits like listening, empathy, stewardship, building community, and much more. Heartfelt stories from industry leaders ground the book, demonstrating exactly what is possible for everyday nonprofiteers.

For those interested in a realistic, inspiring roadmap, this is your fundraising field guide. It’s for anyone who wants to engage with donors, grow revenue, and improve philanthropy.

About the author

A nonprofiteer for 20 years, Evan Wildstein has led fundraising and strategy for The Juilliard School, Asia Society, Rice University, Houston Grand Opera, and others. Inspired by the intersection of philanthropy, creativity, and learning, Wildstein has galvanized funding for innovative projects that inspire stronger communities, coached nonprofits on board development and talent growth, commissioned operas, and produced community-centered educational programs. He writes regularly on social impact and organizational leadership for Philanthropy News Digest, The International Journal of Servant-Leadership, NonProfit PRO, and more. A native of New York, Wildstein and his family live in Houston, Texas.