Dr. Stan Levenson

2019 Revised Edition One Hour Book The Essential Fundraising Guide for K-12 SchoolsStan Levenson

This 1-hour book for busy people is loaded with fresh, new cutting-edge ideas to help alleviate the funding gap that exists in today’s K-12 schools. The more than 350 electronic links included will save you time, energy, and money and will keep you in touch with the latest innovations in fundraising for K-12. Whether you are a classroom teacher, a parent, a school foundation member, a school administrator, a volunteer, a school board member, or a school foundation board member, this book is written for you. Following the model used by colleges, universities, and private schools, Levenson presents a wealth of ideas to enable you to obtain individual classroom grants for K-12; corporate, foundation, and government grants; and grants and gifts from individual donors. He also provides assistance in working cooperatively with your board and shows you how to connect with million-dollar donors by representing a cause that touches their hearts and lives. It’s all here for you, and best of all, this book shouldn’t take you more than an hour to read.

Also available as a Kindle E-Book here.

Why the new edition of this book is so important for your fundraising efforts:

  • In this revised and updated edition of the book, I have made corrections as needed to the more than 350 available links to enable you to access them with ease and efficiency.
  • I have elaborated and offered suggestions on DonorsChoose.org because it has become so important in the lives of teachers across the USA.
  • I have spent time researching funding agencies for Early Childhood Education because of the importance of early childhood education in the lives of children.
  • I have enhanced the Naming Rights section of the book by adding a number of schools and school districts that have reached out to the community and have become successful in bringing in major dollars in Naming Rights. Their names and accomplishments have been added to this new edition of the book. 
  • Also, because so many people have been influenced positively by public school teachers at all levels, I have added a job description for Director of Alumni Relations to the section on Staffing the Development Office. 
  • Finally, I talk about The Fund For Portland Public Schools because they come closest to solving the problems that exist today in organizing and articulating Pre-K-12 fundraising.


The book is receiving rave reviews and testimonials from some of the biggest fundraising names in America.

Jerold Panas, best selling author says, “There is likely no one in the country who knows more about fundraising for public schools than Stan Levenson. There’s nothing else like it. It takes you by the hand and leads you through every step in a school’s fundraising program. It is fail-proof in building a successful design that ensures you of raising a great deal of money."

Tom Ahern, another best selling author says, “Stan Levenson thought of everything. You’re in good hands. One book, and you’ll know exactly how to succeed in the savagely competitive education grants arena.”

Charles Best, CEO of DonorsChoose.org says, “The Essential Fundraising Guide for K-12 Schools is a great resource for the first-time and veteran fundraiser alike. Whether you’re looking for donors to fund a classroom project or launching a capital campaign to build a new facility, Stan offers dozens of practical tips and know-how to make the most of your efforts.

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