Chimayo Press Catalog Spotlight: Compelling Conversations for Fundraisers

Chimayo Press Catalog Spotlight: Compelling Conversations for Fundraisers

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Chimayo Press’s Fall 2016 catalog is here, featuring four new titles in addition to our previous collection. Featured in this week’s catalog spotlight: the game-changing Compelling Conversations for Fundraisers.


Compelling Conversations for Fundraisers takes Chimayo Press in a new direction entirely. It is the first in a planned series of books tailored for the workplace, focusing on occupation-specific interactions and conversational etiquette, with versions for call center professionals, international graduate students, and global business professionals anticipated. Written by Janet Levine and Laurie A. SelikCompelling Conversations for Fundraisers assembles years of first-hand experience from two unique professional perspectives. The authors offer many insights and revealing examples on the art of compelling conversation. Fundraising newcomers and seasoned pros alike will learn proven techniques to help build authentic donor relationships, including savvy conversation strategies for various professional encounters. You can find it on Amazon here.

Praise for Compelling Conversations for Fundraisers

Compelling Conversations for Fundraisers has also gained an enthusiastic response from the philanthropic community. Natalie Rodriguez, director of the College Excellence Program at The Aspen Institute, writes: Compelling Conversations for Fundraisers reminds us that human interests drive philanthropy and encourages fundraisers to weave authenticity through their conversations.”

Connections matter. Branded by Debbie A. Cannon of the Academy for Grassroots Organizations as “a refreshing and profound tool,” Compelling Conversations for Fundraisers, she notes, “reminds us skills such as listening, being direct and simply having a conversation about our shared passions touches our basic need to be heard and make the connection with other like-minded people.”

Meanwhile Gregory Bradbard, President & CEO of Inland Empire United Way, praises the authors’ candor, observing that “Janet and Laurie take the mystery out of asking for money by breaking conversation down to a very easy-to-understand and applicable level.”

You can download Chimayo Press’s Fall 2016 catalog, for free, here. For discount codes on class orders for select titles, see here. The full catalog, along with five of the featured books, will also be available at the Frankfurt Book Fair this month for the first time. Consider me psyched!

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About the Author

Eric H. Roth teaches international graduate students the pleasures and perils of academic writing and public speaking in English at the University of Southern California (USC). He also consults English language schools on communicative methods to effectively teach English. Roth co-authored Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics in 2006 to help English language learners increase their English fluency. Recommended by English Teaching Professional magazine, the advanced ESL textbook has been used in over 50 countries in English classrooms and conversation clubs. Easy English Times, an adult literacy newspaper, has published a monthly column, “Instant Conversation Activities,” based on the book since 2008. The first specific version for a particular country, Vietnam, was published in 2011. Compelling American Conversations came out in 2012, and Compelling Conversations – Japan arrived in 2015. Eric enjoys sharing reflections, resources, and teaching tips on this #ESL #EFL #ELT blog.

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