A membership scheme isn’t a quick fix for any group. Your scheme may take a number of years to break even, let alone make a profit. It should therefore be seen as a long-term investment. As such, your forecasts, plans and budgets should be projected over at least three years.
When a trend takes off on social media, it typically spread like wildfire and provides not-for-profit organisations an opportunity to put their own spin on it to further their work.
Before you launch your project upon the world, think it through, from how you’ll tell your story, to how you’ll persuade people to support you. And note: video is non-negotiable.
Putting together a partnership agreement may seem like a lot of work, particularly for a small-scale partnership. But drafting your partnership agreement now, just in case, could save you time, trouble and heartache down the track.
A partnership, like a car, needs a service once in a while to make sure it is running well and providing the best results for all involved.
What you need to do before you launch a wills/bequests program
Campaign time is make-or-break time for a crowdfunding project, and every hour counts as you approach your target. Build your networks, use pictures, get creative, and befriend your local media.
You need to know about the etiquette and the legal ins and outs of crowdraising. They’re not complicated, but do read the terms and conditions.
You need to be able to track every dollar and record every decision
This tool will help you build a customised checklist for your own fundraising event
Once you have your strategic plan, your business plan and your marketing plan in place, you can start working on your fundraising action plan. Your action plan should have seven specific components, and all of them need careful attention.
It's tempting for community groups to rely on just one or two fundraising methods to bring in all or most of their funds but ensuring that you obtain funds from several sources means that you reduce the damage done if one of these sources falls though or dries up.
Our top 10 tips for not-for-profits seeking a sponsorship deal with a business
Here are our top 10 tips for bringing in money,
volunteers, donations of goods or new
advocates for your cause on any day of the
year – including GivingTuesday.
For your grant application to stand out among the hundreds of applications a grantmaker receives, it needs to be nothing less than outstanding. Tick every box in this checklist, and you'll be one step closer to success
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The “Donation Dollar” aims to encourage more Aussies to make a difference by donating to those in need when they discover the coins in their change.</p>
Media coverage can help your group greatly increase its chances of fundraising success by increasing public knowledge of who you are and what you do and encouraging donations.
Fetes can be the perfect fundraising event for your school. However, they require commitment, time and planning to bring them to fruition.
Winter may not seem like the best time for a fundraiser, but the weather should not limit a school's ability to raise funds.
These tips will help you stem a membership decline or give your numbers a boost
This page is designed to help frame your thinking when confronted with questions on a grant application form that you are not sure how to answer. Of course, your own answers should be dictated by your own organisation and project - you should never just copy and paste from these examples. The purpose is to help you understand what a grantmaker might be looking for in an answer.
Treating men and women equally does not necessarily result in equal outcomes. In order to be fair, your organisation must be prepared to treat men and women differently; to remove barriers and to encourage inclusion. You can start this process by applying a “gender lens” to your activities.
All good things must come to an end. Make sure you end your partnership at the right time and be sure to celebrate your achievements.
Many grantmakers allow or even encourage you to stipulate how much volunteer labour your organisation will be contributing to a project that is the subject of a grant application. Here's how to value it.
All schools stand to benefit from this highly valuable source of support and funds