SAGE: Top Ten Fundraising Tips 5/9/12

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You dream of a strong, vibrant community and have a sense of how to make it real. But how can you rally the funds you need to connect your vision to action? Join the former Craigslist Foundation …

You dream of a strong, vibrant community and have a sense of how to make it real. But how can you rally the funds you need to connect your vision to action? Join the former Craigslist Foundation E.D. and Editor of Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals, as he shares practical, tactical solutions from his new book that can and will help you get dollars in the door. Darian will provide concrete tips and tools for individual giving, foundation grants, corporate sponsorship, earned income, and online and peer-to-peer campaigns, plus point you in the right direction for more information.

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  • 1. Top TenFundraising Tips May 9, 2012 Darian Rodriguez Heyman
  • 2. Nonprofits101.org
  • 3. A Note onTin Cup Fundraising
  • 4. Tip 1: Stage a Thank-a-Thon
  • 5. Tip 2: Never Submit a Cold Grant
  • 6. Tip 2: Never Submit a Cold Grant• Warm it Up: –Secure an Invitation –The Pasta Test • Programs & Positioning –Deadline & Dollar Amount –Jedi Mind Trick
  • 7. Tip 3: Make Specific, Direct Asks
  • 8. Tip 4: Map Donations to Impact
  • 9. Tip 5: Make YourDonation Button Shine
  • 10. Tip 5: Make YourDonation Button Shine
  • 11. Tip 6: Create and TapYour Social Network
  • 12. Tip 6: Create and Tap Your Social Network• Ask Questions• Time of Day• 50/50 Rule
  • 13. Tip 7: Corporate Partnerships• “Checkbook Philanthropy is Dead” – (Newsweek 2000)
  • 14. Tip 7: Corporate Partnerships
  • 15. Tip 7: Corporate Partnerships
  • 16. Tip 7: Corporate Partnerships
  • 17. Tip 8: Apply for a Google Grant
  • 18. Tip 9: Use the 2:1 Ratio for Fundraising Events
  • 19. Tip 10: Understand the Social Capital Market• Stay on Target• Impact Investing is Different• 20-50% vs. 3-5% Raising $$$• The Good New Boys Network • SEA, SoCap, SVN, Investors Circle
  • 20. We’re All in This Together darian@SM4NP.org Twitter: @dheyman