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Fundraising Close to Home Volume 1: Building Credibility; the Foundation for Fundraising

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Successful fundraising provides more than financing. In asking for money, you tell people about the needs of your community and how your organization is meeting those needs. That can result in new donations, new volunteers and new friends for your organization. Raising at least a portion of the budget from local donors can also increase financial independence. This series of books gives practical guidance on getting started: it shows how good fundraisers think and what questions they ask, with many examples from ...

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Overview

Successful fundraising provides more than financing. In asking for money, you tell people about the needs of your community and how your organization is meeting those needs. That can result in new donations, new volunteers and new friends for your organization. Raising at least a portion of the budget from local donors can also increase financial independence. This series of books gives practical guidance on getting started: it shows how good fundraisers think and what questions they ask, with many examples from organizations in developing countries. It can help organizations anywhere give their activities a boost.
The stronger your organization, the more attractive it will be to funders. This book focuses on building credibility as a way to make successful fundraising happen, and gives an introduction to raising the money you need when you need it. Helps in evaluating sources of strength, working with the board and others, and beginning to evolve a long-range plan.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853395338
  • Publisher: Practical Action Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction-Raising the money you need when you need it
1 Getting started in fundraising 1
2 The importance of credibility 9
3 Building credibility 17
4 Rating yourself: nine sources of strength 34
5 Rating yourself: eighteen areas to strengthen 39
6 Rating yourself: asking others 50
7 The board of directors 63
8 The value of volunteers 74
9 Building credibility by finding allies 88
10 Building strategic alliances 97
11 Writing a long-range plan 110
12 Writing a plan: an example 119
13 Financial credibility 133
Suggested reading and Web sites 163
List of Topics 170
Acknowledgements 180
About the author 182
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