Fund Development 

Fund Development Tools and Resources

The goal is to join your cause with donors and grant-makers who believe in your cuase. Our resources help you engage your donors, build long term commitments, and realize shared visions of the common good you will achieve. 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.

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Reading 990’sGuideStar’s Highlight of IRS 990 Form helps nonprofit professional to understand each component of the 990. The guide includes useful hints for finding information and …
The 2019 Grantseeking ReportThis document, The 2019 State of Grantseeking™ Report, is the result of the 17th informal survey of organizations conducted by GrantStation to help illustrate the …
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.  …
State Charitable Solicitation StatutesThirty-nine states and the District of Columbia have charitable solicitation statutes that generally require nonprofits soliciting contributions and, in most cases, their for-profit fundraising professionals …
What’s the Best Way to Raise Money?If you are new to fundraising or just want to check your organization’s fundraising strategy this article from Blue Avacado offers some excellent guidance. Just …
Capital CampaignsCapital campaigns are generally considered to be fundraising efforts for major capital purposes, usually to the tune of millions of dollars and, on occasion, a …
Donor StewardshipThe article Donor Relations and Stewardship Defined, from the Association of Donor Relations Professionals, outlines the four elements of donor relations: gift acceptance and management, acknowledgement, donor recognition, and …
Choose the Right Donor Management SoftwareChoosing the right donor management software for your organization doesn’t have to be complicated. TechSoup has put together a handy chart so you can compare and contrast …
How to Empower Your Nonprofit Fundraising Strategies with the Wonderful World of DataI get these kinds of question all the time: “How much money should I be raising from individual donors?” or “Do you think I can …
Fundraising BasicsGrassroots Institute for Fundraising (GIFT), is a fantastic source of fundraising support for grassroots organizations.  GIFT provides training, resources, and analysis. Showcase of Fundraising Innovation & …
Stories Worth TellingStories Worth Telling: A Guide to Strategic and Sustainable Nonprofit Storytelling—a comprehensive set of research and best practices designed to build storytelling capacity among small …
Measuring Fundraising EffectivenessThis free toolkit created by BoardSource, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, GuideStar, and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance offers a formula to help a nonprofit discern whether …
Online Giving TrendsFollow important developments in online fundraising with The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s data dashboard
Giving CompassA new website wants to be the Amazon, the Yelp, the go-to destination for the world of philanthropy. The Giving Compass is hoping to empower donors to …
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
Grant Proposal Bootcamp
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. …
DonorsRaising money from individuals According to Giving USA statistics, donations from individuals, ordinary people like you and me, provide 85% of the private (non-government) funding …
GrantmakersWho They Are and How to Find Them Clubs & Organizations  Professional societies, trade associations, labor unions, cultural and religious organizations, and other groups of …
What’s the Best Way to Raise Money?Guidance from an expert If you are new to fundraising or just want to check your organization’s fundraising strategy this article from Blue Avocado offers …
GrantAdvisorA review site for foundations (like TripAdvisor) GrantAdvisor is a web service that facilitates open dialogue between nonprofits and grantmakers by collecting authentic, real-time reviews …
Cause MarketingPartnerships between nonprofits and for profits for mutal profit Selfish Giving has hundreds of posts on cause marketing, fundraising with businesses, nonprofit branding, mobile technology, …
Quick Tips For Locating Federal Grant OpportunitiesFoundation Center Blog | Cheryl Kester | January 9, 2017 One of the questions we get asked most often is how to find federal funding …

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