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Strategies for an Effective Fundraising Plan You Can Use Today
It’s the perfect time of year to start working on next year’s fundraising plan using these tips, articles and samples shared by your nonprofit colleagues on IdeaEncore.
As you start thinking about your fundraising plan and developing strategies, Karen Eber Davis Consulting’s free series of articles, More Money Next Year, offers advice on what to consider when developing a successful fundraising plan. Parts I, II, and III describe the steps you should take during each phase of the planning process to increase your revenues in the next year.
A good fundraising plan includes strategies for grants, individual donations, social media, and even earned income strategies. CJW Consulting’s presentation, Social Media for Fundraising ($20, or $15 for group members) includes information on what is needed, how other organizations use social media, and how to integrate social media into fundraising. Aperio’s article, Surviving the Recession and Government Cuts: Practical Steps, Based on Real Experience, offers valuable advice on developing new income strategies, especially social enterprise and earned income, to safeguard against the loss of grants. For an in-depth session on tips and strategies to integrate into your fundraising plan, join Nonprofit Webinars and Darian Rodriguez Heyman tomorrow at 3:00 pm free webinar Top Seven Fundraising Tips.
For some samples of successful fundraising plans, check out YNPN-San Diego’s Fundraising Plan ($10) and Impact Philanthropy Group’s Fundraising Plan ($20). As you work with your finance staff to develop your own plan, use Nonprofits Assistance Fund’s Cash Flow Template for Nonprofits to make sure that your fundraising meets your organization’s financial needs all year round.
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