It’s an adage of fund-raising that you should thank each donor seven times.
How creative can you be in designing different ways to do that?
Some donors complain that they only hear from the organization when they want
money – let’s not do that; let’s communicate in different ways throughout the
year, and use each opportunity (preferably in person) to thank the donor.
All this information – Identiﬁcation, Information, Interests, Involvement,
Investment – needs to be captured and maintained or past support.
Capturing this information means that we need a workable database to store and
analyze these important data.
DO PEOPLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY KNOW WHO YOU ARE?
WHAT TYPE OF REPUTATION DO YOU HAVE?
DO YOU BELONG TO ROTARY, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
OR OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS?
HOW DO YOU CREATE A WIN-WIN FOR THEM?
LOCAL CHAPTERS MANY TIMES HAVE FUNDS THAT THEY
CAN GIVE TO THEIR COMMUNITY
THE TREND OF BEING GREEN AND SOCIALLY
CHASE COMMUNITY GIVING CONTEST
LISTEN WELL AND RESPOND
★ CAR WASH, YARD SALE, ETC $
★ CONCERTS, SPEAKERS, ETC $$
★ YEARLY BANQUETS, HOUSE PARTY, ETC. $$$
★ VOLUNTEERS OPPORTUNITIES
★ CATERING SERVICES
★ RENTAL OF FACILITIES
TOP TRENDS IN ONLINE
1. MONTHLY SUSTAINABLE GIVING
2. DONOR CHOICE DONOR INPUT
3. GROUP AND NETWORKS
5. MAJOR DONORS GO ONLINE
6. BEYOND THE BUTTON
7. EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
SOURCE OF GIVING
83% of all non-government
contributions to nonprofit
organizations come from
11% from foundations
5% from corporations
FOUNDATIONS CAN BE PRIVATE
(FAMILY, CORPORATE) OR PUBLIC
CRITICAL INFORMATION YOU NEED
TO RESEARCH ABOUT FOUNDATIONS
BEFORE PREPARING A PROPOSAL
★ GEOGRAPHIC AREA SERVED
★ AREAS OF FOCUS
★ TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS FUNDED/
LIMITATIONS ON GIVING
★ APPLICATION GUIDELINES AND DEADLINES
FDNCENTER.ORG PROVIDES ACCESS
TO MORE THAN 80,000 FOUNDATIONS
THE FOUNDATION DATABOOK
THE GRANTSMANSHIP CENTER
STATE FOUNDATIONS ( HTTP://
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