Nonprofit Fundraising: The Do's and Don'ts

Nonprofit Fundraising - The Do's and Don'ts

Tom Turner - Date: 2007-03-20

Raising money for a nonprofit organization can be very demanding. There are several sources from which you can seek funds for your nonprofit fundraising. This article will attempt to clear some of the cloud that hovers over this process.

The first thing that you must understand about nonprofit fundraising is the sources by which you will be receiving funding from.

Why Fundraising Is the Same as Friendraising

Why Fundraising Is The Same As Friendraising

Jim Gould - Date: 2007-03-01

We all know that people give money to people, not to organizations. That is why it is so important for nonprofits to target their potential large donors and figure out ways to draw them into the community that is the organization. When a large donor feels comfortable with the people involved, they will feel comfortable contributing to the success of those people.

Increase Response for Your Nonprofit Organization by Getting to Know Your Donors

Increase Response For Your Nonprofit Organization By Getting To Know Your Donors

Karen Zapp - Date: 2007-02-22

Copy that inspires larger donations, motivates more advocacy, or spurs greater response of any kind begins with knowing your donor, your prospect, your audience. That's why a fundamental rule of writing strong copy is... "Know Thy Audience."

Fundraising Tips for Your Favorite Charity

Fundraising Tips for Your Favorite Charity

Shauna Hanus - Date: 2006-12-05

Fundraising is truly an art. People always want to help but they often times run out of money before they run out of time. This is where fundraising comes in. Fundraising can be easy and fun when you follow a few simple ideas and make the fundraiser fun for every one involved. Here are seven tips to get your next fundraiser started.

You Can Get Money from Foundations

You Can Get Money From Foundations

Winston Goldstein - Date: 2007-02-05

Strategic Planning Before Grant Writing

Strategic Planning Before Grant Writing

Angela Epps - Date: 2007-01-19

Save Thousands by Using a Free Grants Database

Save Thousands by Using a Free Grants Database

Katie Krueger - Date: 2006-12-16


I received the following question from a reader: "I serve on the Board of a new foundation that is ready to identify potential grants. However, all of the grant databases that we have found are prohibitively expensive. Can you recommend an affordable grants database?" My answer: Is FREE affordable enough?

How to Find General Operating Grants

How To Find General Operating Grants

Katie Krueger - Date: 2006-12-16

General operating money is certainly one of the more difficult categories of funding to secure, mostly because it's a lot less appealing to the funder. Let's face it, paying rent is not nearly as sexy as helping people fulfill their potential as human beings. However, there are unrestricted grants out there, if you know where to look.

Guides to Writing Preliminary and Full Proposals

Non-Profit Guides, a site run by SeaCoast Web Design, offers several helpful guidelines to help non-profits create both a preliminary proposal (or letter of inquiry) and a full proposal. Also included are several sample requests-for-proposals or RFPs, which illustrate more precisely what a private or public foundation looks for in a proposal.

Are These Fundraisers More Trouble Than They're Worth?

Are These Fundraisers More Trouble Than They're Worth?

Jacob Ackart


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