Fund Development Tools and Resources

The goal of your fund development activity is to join your cause with donors that are willing to invest in that cause. Donations to nonprofits are usually acts of emotion rather than financial transactions. Our resources help you engage your donors, build long term commitments, and realize shared visions of the common good you will achieve. Ethical standards and principals are fundamental to success in fund development for nonprofits. Our resources help you understand the letter and the intent of fund development legalities. Use our links below to access our list of fund development resources.

Fund Development Tools and Resources

We’ve complied a comprehensive database of resources that can make an impact. Use the table below to search for resources. Please contact us if you have any questions.

U.S. Foundation Funding for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Infrastructure
Nonprofit Research CollaborativeFundraising is always a challenge and the Nonprofit Research Collaborative aims to help nonprofits meet that challenge with data.   The Collaborative’s five members include: The …
Fundraising Effectiveness Project
Vehicle Donation ProgramsHere are two IRS booklets for organizations considering a vehicle donation program. A Charity’s Guide to Vehicle Donations Publication 4302 A Donor’s Guide to Vehicle Donations Publication …
Ethical FundraisingIn the for-profit world, people are hired on commission all the time.  In other words, they are paid a percentage of what they bring in.  …
Gift Acceptance Policies
Third Party Fundraising AgreementSpecial Event Agreement Ronald McDonald House Charities Third-Party Fundraising Information Form American Red Cross Third Party Fundraiser Proposal and Contract Alzheimer’s Association
Social EnterpriseApplying market-based strategies to social problems “A social enterprise is an organization or venture that achieves its primary social or environmental mission using business methods. …

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