Foundations don’t fund ideas, they fund programs that work. You’ll have to accomplish something before you get that first grant.
For more than two decades, I have been helping U.S. nonprofits and corporations create high-profile cause marketing campaigns together, raising millions in the process. The one consistent question I have gotten through the years from almost every nonprofit I have worked with is, “how do I create a successful cause marketing partnership for my nonprofit?”
This summer, Foundation Center re-launched its global affiliate program, the Funding Information Network (FIN), and announced the inaugural cohort of certified training partners. We are kicking off a blog post series to share their stories. First up, we have the Middle Georgia Regional Library!
There is a vibrant tradition of giving among Latinxs in the United States, but the philanthropic and nonprofit communities have not been able to engage Latinxs successfully.
In the case of international nonprofits looking to raise funds in the U.S., the strength of their digital presence is critical in that it helps to convey the credibility of the organization, in the absence of a physical location the U.S. for funders to easily visit.
Let’s face it, at some point, nearly all of us daydream about becoming a consultant: the freedom, the flexibility, the assumed pay increase—they all sound luxurious.
Creating a functioning board is a challenge. There are many reasons that boards do not fulfill our expectations and perform the way we hope they would. The first is that the job description of a board member is a pretty boring job. Board members have three duties, obedience, loyalty and care. The most clearly defined part of their role is financial oversight. In other words, the position of board member is most importantly about legal accountability; they are tasked to prevent trouble more than promote success.
This blog post was originally published on The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
One of the most important ways of maintaining donor trust is to vet your charity’s fundraising communications, so you can be sure they are accurate and never misleading. Unfortunately, this basic action step can be overlooked in an increasingly-competitive fundraising marketplace.
Foundation Center has a global network of more than 400 libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers that, for more than 50 years, has been bringing vital funding data and knowledge to communities that might not otherwise have access. The Funding Information Network (FIN) program packages are nonprofit outreach “in-a-box”, enabling community organizations to become nonprofit funding experts. Packages include access to our world-class database, Foundation Directory Online, product and training certification courses, and support materials to assist the local nonprofit community.