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.

A Sample Fundraising Letter You Can Copy

Here's an actual letter that was used to raise a substantial sum towards a refit of church equipment and was sent to local trusts and grant-making bodies.


A Sample Fundraising Letter You Can Copy

J Carter - Date: 2007-02-06

If you've been asked to write a letter to help with fundraising for a group or charity that you're involved with, you may be staring at a blank piece of paper wondering just what to write.

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

Increase Your Chances of Repeat Funding by Staying in Touch with Grant Makers

Increase Your Chances of Repeat Funding By Staying In Touch With Grant Makers

Katie Krueger - Date: 2007-02-02


How to Contact Grant Makers with Success

How To Contact Grant Makers with Success

Katie Krueger - Date: 2006-12-16

Last week was a busy one for me: I am the contact person for applicants to a local Education Foundation and Friday was the proposal deadline! It never fails that the few days before the deadline I am flooded with questions from people applying. Most of their questions and requests are within reason, but I thought in the spirit of this week, I would offer suggestions on how to contact funders with questions about your proposal.

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?


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