Fundraising and Development

Donors want impact, results, and the opportunity to make a larger footprint through your cause or organization.

Wayne Elsey

It’s no secret that it is easier to raise money from a donor you already have than from a donor you have ever never interacted with before. That is, provided your organization continues to engage and cultivate the donor base. Effective donor cultivation will make your current donors want to give more AND spread the message and encourage others to give.
It’s obvious that you need to plan, but what can you use to help formulate this plan? Whether its data analysis, coordinating volunteers, or bringing in a corporate partner, you need to come up with solutions that will create successful fundraising efforts with as little margin for error as humanly possible. If it was easy, than everybody would do it.

Bottom line, this is obviously an area you cannot afford to overlook (pun intended). It takes money to complete a nonprofit’s mission, and it will take more money to do more good. Those old fundraising tactics are no longer acceptable, it’s time to get creative and think outside of the box.
You'll find information on the following:

  • Data Management
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Grant making
  • Corporate Partners
  • Connectors, Influencers, Champions
Typical Problem Areas

  • Donor Cultivation
  • Software for Effective Management
  • Volunteer Engagement
  • Ability to Plan Effectively
  • Grant-writing Processes and Professionals
  • Locating Connectors, Empowering Influencers, Cultivating Champions
  • Effective Cause Marketing Relationships