Blog posts tagged with Fundraising

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What Does It Really Mean To Be An Engaged Donor?

July 21, 2016

Do you know the amount of support your donors are willing to provide your organization? If not, then figure it out to learn which of them might be coaxed into doing more and which of them are comfortable, for the time being, at their existing level of engagement. If you can do that, more of your donors will be happy, you and your colleagues will be happier, and your organization's future will look a lot brighter.

Fundraising 102: Fundraising Models

Fundraising 102: Fundraising Models

April 8, 2016

When it comes to raising money to keep your nonprofit going, there are many revenue streams to consider. Individual donations, major gifts, grants from foundations, corporate gifts and sponsorships, galas and events, earned income – if you work in the fundraising world, you’ve probably at least heard of these fundraising models if not actually explored how they might work for your organization. But are you aware of the tax and legal issues involved in some of these fundraising models?

How Foundations Are Supporting Voting Rights

How Foundations Are Supporting Voting Rights

December 8, 2015

Foundation Center’s new tool, Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy, indicates that foundations made grants of almost $299 million between 2011 and 2014 in the campaigns, elections, and voting category, which  includes support for implementation, research, reform, and/or mobilizations efforts related to campaign finance, election administration, redistricting, voting access, as well as voter registration, education, and turnout. More than half those grant dollars went for voter registration, education, and turnout initiatives, and, as one might expect, the annual total spiked in 2012, a presidential election year, as did funding for voting rights efforts.