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The aim of this book is to encourage organisations to have confidence in their ability to raise support. It looks at key principles involved in fundraising. Often, fundraising is done in a disorganised way in response to needs, rather than in a planned, forward- looking and strategic way. This book explains how to develop a fundraising strategy. It also looks at options available for diversifying our funding base.
A Guide to Fundraising
Non-profit organisations in the South are steadily becoming more professional. But there are still vast differences between organisations and their levels of capacity. To help in the process of professionalisation this guide for local NGOs has been put together, based on fundraising checklists developed by Ernie Hayes. With fundraising, there are no quick fixes, no magic shortcuts. Instead, the steady, regular work of your organisation – board members as well as the staff responsible for funding – will develop an effective strategy through many small steps. Community-based groups can become stronger as they plan and work together to raise money for projects.
Developing a Financing Strategy
The toolkit will help you to develop a process for ensuring the financial sustainability of your organisation. Thinking through a financing strategy for your organisation in a systematic way,and writing that strategy up as a basic reference document for the organisation, will help you towards gaining financial sustainability.
There are many ways of raising money and lots of funding sources, which can be overwhelming for any NGO, whether just starting out or more experienced. The aim of the following sections is to make the fundraising process as straightforward as possible for your organisation. This toolkit is divided into ten sections, which offer practical information and guidance on how to successfully fundraise for projects and the running costs of your organisation.
Ten Nonprofit Funding Models
This research identifies 10 nonprofit models that are commonly used by the largest nonprofits in the United States. The intention is not to prescribe a single approach for a given nonprofit to pursue. Instead, we hope to help nonprofit leaders articulate more clearly the models that they believe could support the growth of their organizations, and use that insight to examine the potential and constraints associated with those models.
Core Funding Strategies
Every NGO should have plans for the future, but a core funding strategy is probably the most essential plan. An organisation can only look ahead with confidence when the fundamental core costs are securely funded. Core costs are the expenditure budgets that are not connected with the levels of activity undertaken by an organisation. They are the awkward costs that are difficult to associate with any specific outputs, as they will exist before and after a project has been running. These costs will always need to be funded, whether the organisation is running 30 projects or just three. They’re fundamental to the organisation’s survival, but can’t be directly associated with any specific outcome.