A National Resource to Support Excellence in Community Action

Fundraising Overview

Last Revised: Jan 18, 2011 - Initial Posting: Aug 24, 2005
Purpose

Expansion of an agency's financial resources is a key element of ROMA National Goal #5: Agencies Increase Their Capacity to Achieve Results.

Description

Please LET US KNOW if you have suggested FUNDRAISING items that might be added.

Successful fundraising requires a deliberate long-range approach that is integrated with your organization's overall strategic plan.  See below for Useful Fundraising Resources from a variety of sources, as well as Sample Organizational Fundraising Tools from the Non-Profit Fundraising Resource.

Useful Fundraising Resources

Discover Total Resources: A Guide for Nonprofits is a descriptive checklist from the Mellon Financial Corporation to be used as a guide, or self-audit, by boards, staff and volunteers to assess the degree to which they are tapping a full range of community resources: people, money, goods and services.

Nonprofit Fundraising Web Resources includes hundred’s of items from the Michigan State University Libraries such as:

Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting from the Free Management Library provides information that will help nonprofit leaders to ensure a strong fundraising plan and program for their nonprofits.

Fundraising Principles and Practices – Material from a 3-credit course to enable participants to successfully obtain funds for nonprofit organizations through a combination of foundation, corporate and government grants; direct campaigns among donors and private individuals; individual solicitations for deferred gifts; and other fundraising strategies.

Begging for Change: The Dollars and Sense of Making Nonprofits Responsive, Efficient and Rewarding for All (may be purchased through bookstores)

Information on Donor Database Systems

Sample Organizational Fundraising Tools

Information and materials through the Raise-funds.com established by Tony Poderis who served as the Development Director for the Cleveland Orchestra for twenty years:

Outcomes

Expansion of an agency's financial resources is a key element of ROMA National Goal #5: Agencies Increase Their Capacity to Achieve Results.

Contact

Kenneth Ackerman, Virtual CAP Project Manager
434.295.8802