FUNDING
FUND RAISING
FUNDRAISING
DEVELOPMENT




FUNDING

SOURCES OF FUNDING

SOFT FUNDING

FUNDRAISING

GET R.E.A.L.

1st time FUNDRAISING

FUNDRAISING TIPS

FUNDRAISING LINKS

FUNDRAISING RESOURCES



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FUNDING




Funding is to provide resources, usually in
form of money (Financing), or other values
such as effort or time (sweat equity), for
a project, a person, a business or any other
private or public institutions.

When a request for funding is made then
fundraising is being attempted.

Those funds can be allocated for either short
term or long term purposes. The health fund
is a new way of funding private healthcare
centers.




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SOURCES
OF
FUNDING




Among the main sources
of funding, there are:


Credit

Donations

Grants

Savings

Subsidies

Taxes




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SOFT
FUNDING




Donations, subsidies and grants are
described as soft funding or crowd
funding, i.e. funding that has no
direct requirement for return of
investment.



FUNDING
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funding



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FUNDRAISING
DEVELOPMENT




Fundraising or fund raising (also development)
is the process of soliciting and gathering
contributions as money or other resources, by
requesting donations from,


individuals,

businesses,

charitable foundations,

governmental agencies,

crowd funding.



Although fundraising typically refers to efforts
to gather money for non-profit organizations, it
is sometimes used to refer to the identification
and solicitation of investors or other sources of
capital for for-profit enterprises.

Traditionally, fundraising consisted mostly of
asking for donations on the street or at people's
doors, and this is experiencing very strong growth
in the form of face-to-face fundraising, but new
forms of fundraising such as online fundraising
have emerged in recent years, though these are
often based on older methods such as grassroots
fundraising.



FUNDRAISING
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundraising



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GET
R.E.A.L.




To keep it easy, think about
the acronym "R.E.A.L."


It stands for,


Research,

Engage,

Ask,

Love.



Research

The first step of research is to figure
out specifically how much you need to
raise.

This may seem obvious, but most groups
never put a specific dollar amount on
their need.



Engage

This step is like the dating part of
the relationship. It's important to
get to know your prospects before you
"pop the question."

Although you'll certainly want to
share the story of your cause, take
time to get to know the potential
donorsólisten to their stories,
discover their interests, hear
their goals.



Ask

The number one reason people don't
give money to your cause is that
they are not asked.

Even if you skip the prior two
steps, you'll still reach some
level of success by consistently
executing this one.



Love

This step is easy if the prospect
said "yes" when you asked.

Be sure to thank him or her about
seven times before you ask again.


You need a realistic goal,
a compelling story, and a
disciplined approach to
fundraising.



GET "R.E.A.L."
http://www2.guidestar.org/rxa/news/articles/2009/do-it-yourself-fundraising.aspx



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15
TIPS
FOR
1ST
TIME
FUNDRAISING




1. Decide how much money
your group needs to raise.


This will help you evaluate products
and programs that will be ideal for
your group.



2. Watch for hidden costs.

Don't let your group's profits disappear
because of hidden costs (ex. shipping,
prizes).



3. Give yourself & your
group lots of time to
prepare.


Select your fundraising program early.
This will give you lots of time to plan.
Include your fundraiser on the school or
community calendars and newsletters.



4. Timing.

Make sure to stagger the various fundraisers
to avoid flooding your potential consumers
and to avoid competing with other fundraisers.



5. Set up specific dates
& stick to them.


If you avoid setting clear target dates the
campaign tends to drag on and often without
direction.



6. Try to conduct fewer
& more effective programs.


This will help maintain motivation and avoid
"fundraising fatigue".



7. Rely on your fundraising
company's expertise.


Ask lots of questions & use your fundraising
company's suggestions & advice.



8. Stay motivated throughout
the program.


Some organizers tend to lose interest once
the program is underway. Put a 10-12 day
time limit on order taking. It's easier
to stay motivated with clear goals and
deadlines.



9. Communicate clearly
before, during & after
the program is put in
place.


Keep energy levels high by reminding
parents, teachers and other volunteers
of the fundraising goals and deadlines.



10. Avoid shipping and
ordering problems.


Work closely with your volunteers and
assure their order forms are legible
and filled out completely.



11. Keep copies of the
order forms.


Always keep copies of the order forms
before you send them to your fundraising
company.



12. Recruit adult volunteers
ahead of time.


This will make the distribution of the
products to the volunteers more efficient.



13. Double-check products
received against your
order forms.


This needs to be done before the products
are given to the volunteers to ensure that
nothing is damaged or missing.



14. Keep absent volunteers
informed.


Don't forget to communicate the program's
kick off and other important meetings to
absent volunteers.



15. Have Fun!

A good attitude = better success.


15 Tips for 1st Time Fundraising!
http://www.fundraisingideas.com/15_fundraising_tips.htm



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10
FUNDRAISING
TIPS



Top Ten
Tips For
Fundraising
Success



After consulting fundraising experts,
here's a top 10 list of things that
all fundraisers need to know to raise
more and have fun too!


1. Use Basic Sales
Techniques For
Better Fundraising


Perfect your introduction.
Never start
with the question,
"Would you like to buy..?"


because the standard answer is 'NO.'
Students should introduce themselves,
their group and their group goal with
major emphasis on the GOAL.

What's the money going to provide?
Student volunteers who communicate
the organization's purpose make
better ambassadors.

Look "professional" & Say "thank you".
A nice appearance and identifying
apparel adds credibility and helps
make the sale.

If possible, wear a group uniform or a
tee shirt with school logo. Remember to
say "thank you for helping us meet our
goal," and restate the goal.



2. Choose The Right
Incentive Prize.


What could be worse than no incentive
prizes? Investing in incentive prizes
which simply don't motivate your
participants!

Make sure the prizes you get are relevant
to your participant's age group and
interests. Ask them what they'd like to
receive as incentives given a certain
budget.



3. Motivate Team Work

Top Class or Team Prizes:

This is a great way to motivate the kids
and get them working as a team- perfect
synergy!

If you're a small group, you can create
teams by putting your participants in
groups of twos, threes or fours.

If you're a school you can do it by class
and if you're a league simply do it by
team. You can offer the best selling group
a free pizza party, a field trip outing to
the place of their choice…ask them what
they'd like.



4. Reward The
Early Bird


You can offer early bird prizes to the first,
second and third person who reaches a specific
objective by a certain deadline.

For example: if you launch the fundraiser on
Monday, you can say the first three people that
generate $100 in sales or more by Friday will
receive a $15 gift certificate.



5. Set Clear Goals
And Firm Deadlines


The key to fundraising success is to establish
clear fundraising goals and set firm deadlines
for reaching those goals.

Identify what you need, how much money is
required and how long it will take to get
it. Otherwise, your fundraising activity
can be never-ending. So simply set beginning
and ending dates for all fundraising projects.

That way everybody knows that there will be
closure and things won't drag on.



6. Best To Do Fewer
Fundraisers- And
Do Them Well



Most fundraising companies who work with
organizations to raise money agree that,
with fundraising, less can be more.

Your fundraising company should be
consulting its customers to do only
a few fundraisers but, importantly,
to do them well.

Not only should schools and school
groups be watchful of their own
fundraising efforts, many advise that
it is good practice to know what other
groups in the area are doing to raise
money.



7. Avoid Duplicating
Another Group's
Fundraiser


Today children and their parents are
fundraising for their schools in
addition to raising money for other
groups.

So it's important to know what, where,
when and how others are doing in
fundraising.

The last thing you want to do is
duplicate the efforts of others
and over saturate the community.

You are only hurting each other.
Some groups plan at least one year
in advance so that they can
coordinate fundraising efforts with
neighboring teams, schools and other
groups (church, scouts, etc.) who
may be selling in the community at
the same time.



8. Product Quality
Does Count


The old saying "You get what you pay for."
Is true for fundraiser campaigns and they're
fundraising products.

The quality of the product you sell to your
supporter is a direct reflection of your
group. It will also have a direct effect the
next time you fundraise.

Higher quality fundraising products will
leave people with a positive image of your
cause. It will also make your current and
next fundraiser easier because supporters
will be eager to buy from you, resulting
in higher profit.



9. Fundraise At Your
Events And Games


Have you ever considered selling products
in the stands during games, tournaments,
and other events?

Well you should because high people traffic
equals higher sales. Plus you can raise more
in less time. Some groups are so good at this,
supporters look for them at each game and event.



10. No Money Down
Fundraisers


Is your group short on funds to buy fundraising
products up-front? Choose an order-taker
fundraiser. Getting an order-taker fundraiser
started costs you nothing.

Take your orders, collect your money up-front
and then place your order with your fundraising
company. A simple way to raise funds without
putting any money up-front.



Top Ten Tips For Fundraising Success
http://www.fundraisers.com/ideas/topten.html



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FUNDING
FUNDRAISING
LINKS




101 Fundraising Tips
http://www.fundraiserhelp.com/101-fundraising-tips.htm

Active Giving
http://www.active.com/activegiving/tips.cfm

Better Fundraising Ideas
http://www.better-fundraising-ideas.com/

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
http://gsa.gov/portal/content/101097

Counsel & Capital
http://www.counselcapital.org

Development & Fundraising
http://www.ctnonprofits.org/resources/development

Do-It-Yourself Fundraising
http://www2.guidestar.org/rxa/news/articles/2009/do-it-yourself-fundraising.aspx

Foundation Center
http://www.fdncenter.org


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The Fund Factory
http://www.thefundfactory.com/

Fund Raisers.com
http://www.fundraisers.com/

Fund Raisers.com: Ideas
http://www.fundraisers.com/ideas/

Fundraising Ideas
http://www.fundraiserhelp.com/

Fundraising and fund-raising ideas products
http://www.fund-raising.com/

Fundraising Ideas - School Fundraisers
http://www.fundraiserhelp.com/

Fundraising Ideas
http://www.fundraisingmom.com/


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Fundraising Ideas
http://www.easy-fundraising-ideas.com/

The Fundraising Network
http://www.fundraisingnetwork.org/

Fund-raising Resources
http://www.chkd.org/giving/Resources/

Fundraising Resources.org
http://www.fundraisingresources.org/

Fundraising Resources
http://www.fundraisingdirectory.com/FundResources.htm

Fund Raising Resources
http://www.fund-raising.com/fundraising-resources.php

Fundraising Resources
http://www.nozasearch.com/fundraising-resources.asp


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Fundraising Resources
http://www.nsslha.org/chapters/handbook/fundraising.htm

Fundraising resource centre
http://www.fundraising.com/

Fundraising Tips.com
http://www.fundraisingtips.com/

Fundraising Tips & Ideas for Great Fundraisers
http://www.fundsnetservices.com/Fundraising/fundraising_tips.htm

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training
http://www.grassrootsfundraising.org/

Grantseeker's Guide to the Internet
http://www.mindspring.com/~ajgrant/guide.htm

How to Fundraise - wikiHow
http://www.wikihow.com/Fundraise


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How to Fund Raise Effectively for a Nonprofit Organization | eHow.com
http://www.ehow.com/how_15341_fund-raise-effectively.html

How to Fundraise for Your Non Profit by Thinking "Outside the Box
http://www.associatedcontent.com / article / 43039 / how_to_fundraise_for_you...

How-To | Fundraising Tips: What Every Educator Must Know
http://www.teachnet.com/how-to/fundraising/efundraising000823.html

Kickstarter
http://www.kickstarter.com/

idealist.org
http://www.idealist.org /

Insider Pages Fundraising Program
http://www.insiderpages.com

Internet Prospector
http://www.internet-prospector.org/index.html

One-Stop Nonprofit Management & Fundraising Resources
http://www.blackbaud.com/company/resources/resources.aspx


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Nonprofit.pro
http://www.nonprofit.pro/

Online Fundraising Resources Center
http://www.fund-online.com/

Online Fundraising and Nonprofit Marketing
http://www.fundraising123.org/

Stevenson, Inc.
http://www.stevensoninc.com/

UK Fundraising
http://www.fundraising.co.uk



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SECTION 9



FUNDING
FUNDRAISING
RESOURCES




Accountable Fundraising
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accountable_Fundraising



Allocation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allocation



American Institute of Philanthropy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Institute_of_Philanthropy



Credit (finance)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_(finance)



Crowd funding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowd_funding




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Direct mail fundraising
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_mail_fundraising



Donations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donation



Foundation (charity)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_(charity)



Friendraising
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendraising



Fundraiser
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundraiser



Grant (money)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_(money)




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Grassroots fundraising
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grassroots_fundraising



Institute of Fundraising
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_of_Fundraising



Investment
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Investment



Mass-funding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass-funding



Moneybomb
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moneybomb




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Peer-to-peer lending
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer-to-peer_lending



Research funding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_funding



Savings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savings



Seed money
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seed_money



Street fundraising
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_fundraising



Subsidies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subsidy



Taxes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax



wiki/Resources
http://en.wikipedia.org/Resources




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