FREE Online Training Opportunity Fundability Fundamentals: How to Attract More Funding & Support for Your Nonprofit.
oin Shelley Milne, Nonprofit Success Strategist with Nonprofit I.Q., on June 21st for this free online training. If you're a nonprofit leader working harder than ever and not getting the results your organization needs to fulfill its goals, you should check it out.
Learn how to become more attractive to funders and supporters
Identify your path to ongoing success and sustainability
Focus on key areas to maximize your productivity and leverage your time
Even if you cannot make it on the scheduled day & time, sign up if you'd like another chance to attend. By registering, you'll also get access to some of Nonprofit I.Q.'s other resources.
1. Real-Life Examples of Nonprofits Creating an "Organizational Culture" of Fundraising
Fundraising Bright Spots Study
By now, I'm sure most of you are aware of the importance of creating a fundraising culture that permeates your entire nonprofit. But what does that really look like?
Fundraising Bright Spots, featured in the April 2016 edition of
Nonprofit Quarterly, examines 16 social justice organizations that could be considered the poster children for how this strategy can reap positive results in individual giving.
CompassPoint and Klein & Roth Consulting found the following four themes permeated all 16 organizations:
Fundraising is Core to the Organization's Identity
Fundraising is Distributed Broadly Across Staff, Board and Volunteers
Fundraising Succeeds Because of Authentic Relationships with Donors
Fundraising is Characterized by Persistence, Discipline, and Intentionality
The Giving Institute's annual report is the go-to source for philanthropic trends in the U.S. The latest report includes oodles of stats on 2015 giving, which, it turns out, was a record-breaking year in total giving to nonprofits.
What drove the growth? While giving was up in all categories,
gifts from individuals accounted for most of the increase.