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9 free eBooks to help you brush up on basics and build new skills

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Summer is a great time to explore Candid’s collection of free eBooks and audiobooks for titles that can help you achieve your goals as a nonprofit professional. Our collection covers a variety of topics to meet you where you are in your nonprofit career—whether you’re brushing up on core skills, leveling up your leadership skills, or venturing beyond your comfort zone to get ahead of the curve on new technology. Here are nine free eBooks to check out for inspiration. 

Nonprofit fundraising basics

Even for experienced fundraisers, it’s always a good idea to refresh core strategies to get the funding your organization needs. Hone existing skills and ensure that you’re equipped with the latest methods to achieve your fundraising goals with these recent titles.  

  • How to Write a Grant Proposal by Cheryl Carter New and James Aaron Quick. This comprehensive guide provides step-by-step instructions, real-life examples, and templates to help you master the art of writing successful grant proposals. 

Level up your leadership skills

If you’re looking to enhance your leadership skills to take your mission to the next level, these titles can help you improve operations, foster strong team dynamics, and harness the power of diverse perspectives. 

Innovating for change

For nonprofits looking for the latest innovations to maximize their impact, these titles provide ideas to use new technology for social change. As AI becomes more mainstream, prepare your nonprofit to embrace this transformative shift in the social sector. 

Whether you’re getting back to basics or ready to tackle new frontiers, you can develop your skills throughout the year. Browse our collection of free eBooks and audiobooks on nonprofit leadership, fundraising, and related topics. 

To get started, see “How can I access Candid’s eBook collection?” If you have additional questions or need assistance navigating Candid’s educational resources, reach out to our team of online librarians at [email protected] or via our website. 


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  • Kate, Digital Communications Manager, Candid says:

    July 15, 2024 1:54 pm

    Hi Shelly, sorry to hear you're having trouble accessing these books. For help visit this resource page. It also has a link to contact our team if you need more support with getting access.

  • Kate, Digital Communications Manager, Candid says:

    July 12, 2024 8:11 am

    Hi Gene, you can access all of these for free at! Just create an account, and you can download them to your preferred device.

  • Shelly Blechman says:

    July 11, 2024 6:00 pm

    I tried to download the free ebooks, signed in but then it said the card number was inaccurate.

  • Gene Michaels says:

    July 11, 2024 4:50 pm

    Send the FREE fundraising books!