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This web site is intended as a starting point for those who are interested in learning more about foundations, fundraising, proposal writing, philanthropy and philanthropists, corporate philanthropy, international philanthropy, government funding, nonprofit organizations, nonprofit organization administration, planned giving, prospect research, and voluntarism, but only want to look at resources available on the web. If you are only interested in academic fundraising, take a look at http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/4acfrais.htm . If you are only interested in fundraising for educators, take a look at http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/4acfrais.htm . If you are only interested in religious fundraising, take a look at http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/4relfund.htm . If you don't mind looking at books, videos, etc., you may want to take a look at http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/4fc_a.htm as well.
Nonprofit organizations need to sell themselves just as much as for-profit businesses. In this economy more than ever. That means fundraising tips for nonprofits are needed more than ever—especially tips for fundraising in a recession.
As every nonprofit organization knows: Without supporters, your mission is doomed. Your nonprofit will need to launch successful fundraising campaigns to raise public support and donations. This is more important now than ever. Our nation is in a recession, and nonprofit organizations are facing tougher competition for supporters than ever. But especially in tough times, it is critical that your nonprofit keep its name, its mission and its achievements in the public eye.
Free Micro e-MBA Module #9 © Copyright Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC . Some of this program is based on materials adapted from the Nonprofit Capacity Building Toolkit (SM) . This module is in the nonprofit organization development program . However, this module can also be used by anyone as a self-study exercise to learn more about nonprofit fundraising. Sections of This Module Include the Following
This topic in the Library will help nonprofit leaders and staff learn to understand the various/varied elements of fundraising, to recognize the importance of the relationship between an organization and its potential donors, and to construct and implement a strong fundraising plan/program for their nonprofits. In addition, much of the subject matter in this topic will help nonprofit leaders and staff recognize what it is that they don't know about fundraising, and how to remedy that situation. Be sure to also see the following blogs and the many posts published in the blogs: Library's Fundraising Blog and Nonprofits . Sections of This Topic Include
Sometimes, fundraising is boring. Monotonous. A drudgery. That’s bad for professional fundraisers (who wants to be bored at work?), it’s bad for volunteers (they’ll move on to another, more exciting challenge), and worst of all, it’s bad for donors. And that’s why coming up with unique fundraising ideas matters.
Donors give to your organization because they believe you are making a difference in a cause they care about. They value your work and want to support you in changing the world. Their gifts are investments in the work they expect you to accomplish. So it follows that results are the best way to show your recognition and appreciation for your donors. Most donors don't need plaques or trinkets, which often cause donors to question your spending priorities. Donors want to see what their gifts allowed you to accomplish -- specific facts and stories of how they changed the lives of real people.