Fundraising for Churches by Jane Grieve Charities Aid Foundation 1999 Paperback ISBN: 1859340555 9 September 1999 Reviewer: Tim Brawn, Brawn Marketing and Fundraising This is one book every church leader needs to own and read.Not only does it contain good sound theory but it is full of practical tips as well.There is scarcely an area Jane Grieve doesn't seek to address in this very timely guide. So many churches are embarking on fundraising programmes which are not well planned or executed that this book will be be eagerly received. Jane seeks to give fundraising its proper place as a ministry in the church and not just a dirty job that is a 'necessary evil'. Sadly Jane cites her own experience of fundraising for an Anglican College too much which is not directly relevant to church fundraising. For example Jane talks of churches running a 'campaign office' which in my experience is almost unheard of, never mind impractical. This coupled with a lack of bibliography reduces the impact of the book as an authoratative tome. The book also lacks an index and instead offers discussion guides at the end of each chapter which makes the assumption that the book will be read from cover to cover and discussed in groups. The book would also benefit from a practical guide to running a Capital Appeal with timetables and procedures. But despite these criticisms, for anyone beginning in fundraising this book offers lots of helpful advice and is a very useful introduction to the subject.