Bob's Book Now Available

People Give to People: Simple Rules for Successful Fundraising underscores the single most important lesson of fundraising, which is that success results from solicitors’ ability to connect and sustain personal relationships with donors. The most basic message about fundraising that we hope you take away from this book is, “I can do this!”


People Give to People is available for $9.95 plus shipping and sales tax ($13.05 total).

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About the Authors

Bob Demont has been a teacher, coach, camp counselor, board member, political campaign manager, international performer, and marketing representative. He formed Demont Associates in 1993, where for the past 37 years he has dramatically built major gift capacity and a culture of philanthropy for hundreds of clients.


With a background in both conservation and business, Philip Conkling launched the Island Institute in 1983, where he served as its leader for 30 years. During his tenure, he grew the organization to a staff of 50 with an annual budget of over $5 million and led a capital campaign that raised a $20 million endowment.