Who Wants to Be a Fundraiser?
It may not win you a million dollars from game show host Regis Philbin, but a new publication from the Nonprofit Risk Management Center can certainly help you raise more funds for your organization.
At a time when foundations often reward specific programs and expect definitive outcomes, fundraising can be a laborious task. No Strings Attached: Untangling the risks of fundraising & collaboration suggests ways to make the process a bit easier.
Covering everything from corporate to individual donors, the book recommends doing your research to make sure potential donors share your organization's goals. Chapters are devoted to such topics as the budgeting process, the solicitation of foundation grants, different contribution arrangements for individual donors, partnerships with corporations, and restricted grants that require funds to be designated not for general use but for specific projects.
No Strings Attached also provides a list of resources for fundraising organizations. To learn more, contact the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, 1001 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 410, Washington, DC 20036; 202-785-3891; www.nonprofitrisk.org.