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Principles of non-profit fundraising

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Fundraising—beyond Cupcakes :

Fundraising—beyond Cupcakes TUL 640—Lecture March 6,2015 Viv Grigg

Considerations for MATUL students: Level 1: Personal Fundraising:

Considerations for MATUL students : Level 1: Personal Fundraising Next years: each of you might average $50,000 (wage to survive in the US) x 50 yrs = $2,500,000 If living by faith most people have the ability to r aise (50%) of their needs Consider being a part of a church denomination. This greatly increases that Accomplish something well on the field in benefit of the poor. This gives you a focus and credibility. Start cell groups and disciple when back in the US each tiem and these people will support you for the long run NGO’s to survive need to s pend 10-15% on fundraising “Be like St. Francis of Assisi in fundraising on behalf of the poor. Be courageous to be a beggar for the beggars.” Viv Grigg

Considerations for MATUL students::

Considerations for MATUL students : How do you support the funding of projects you want to develop? Schools, NGO’s, movements? Build a resource base for long term sustainability… you are accountable for the gifting's God has given you . Access foundation and business money for projects over an extended period of time. The US $ will crash in the next few years. Brazil or China are the likely next financial resource bases in the future. For now access eh US resources. Build credibility: Build your leadership capital= your Mana + your studies + your expereince + your wisdom + your spirituality + your location in the web of relationships of your people. Organizational skills Develop in character Seek to accomplish something while in the MATUL “Be like St. Francis of Assisi in fundraising on behalf of the poor. Be courageous to be a beggar for the beggars.” Viv Grigg

US Foundations as a tribe have connections with each other. A herd….pecking order, rituals, barriers to access, :

US Foundations as a tribe have connections with each other. A herd….pecking order, rituals, barriers to access, “Set your mind to penetrate the tribal barriers and raise funds” Viv Grigg Search Databases Foundation are well known and easy to track down 990 is the Foundation tax form which is open to public. Get familiarized with it. Take a course in the Grants Foundation site (600$) www.foundationcenter.org Most won’t fund buildings or overhead costs only “hands-on” projects (Businessmen will fund those or retirees who want a name) A good start up Foundation is the “Mustard Seed Foundation ” Msfdn.org Relationship building during the completion of a grant is in important step. As you work through application call contact and build a relationship. Possibly even have him/her check the application before you submit applications. Work towards their deadline. In your proposal, plan for the delay of funds---meaning from the point of when you get “approval” to the point when the funds are in the “bank” may be from 1-3 months.

Businessmen/women:

Businessmen/women Not part of Foundation network, they just show up Do not write an academic document for them. They want to make a decision quickly Successful businessmen are often deeply insecure people… Plan to counsel them…they just want friends. Call them once in a while, visit… Involve them in what you are doing Pastor them… They are interested in OUTCOMES and PROJECTS not PHILOSOPHY "Fundraising is, first and foremost, a ministry…It's a way of announcing our vision and inviting other people into our mission.“ Henri Nouwen

Self Case Study-- 7 page proposal This what you keep always updated and available. Then for each proposal you pull bits and pieces from this master document.:

Self Case Study-- 7 page proposal This what you keep always updated and available. Then for each proposal you pull bits and pieces from this master document . Keep it simple, just seven pages. Lots of white space A pic per page A left column with a quote or a picture. Cover Page: Catchy title Executive summary--300 words (densely written) 1 st line: the focus of the project and the need 2 nd line: vision and how you will meet the need 3-4th line o rganization description 5 th line: Further description 6 th line: Who will do the work/leadership Final line: xxx Amount of funding needed over yyy years for 3 outcomes Location, phone, contact person

Self Case Study:

Self Case Study 2 nd page: Needs Page (draft a creative title) Most of the page will be white space Describe the need 3 rd page: Vision Organizational Vision 1 st paragraph description of vision referencing the need. Be precise—logic model inputs 4 th page: Strategy Describe the steps that will be taken for project implementation 5 th page: Leadership Leadership: Describe, in one paragraph each, the CEO and l eaders. Include an Org Chart and staff selfies History of the Organization

Self Case Study:

Self Case Study 6 th page: Organization financials (previous year or 3) Income and expense Demonstrate major sources of funds 5-7 expenses (better to be project specific than things like postage) Balance sheet 7 th page: Org budget and Reporting System (Accountability) 3 year budget (Simple 5 lines income, 5-7 expenditure) Reporting System (Accountability ) Integrity in your reporting is worth more than your success. Possible Appendices Legal NGO registration Annual Report Recommendations

Key Communications:

Key Communications Yearly 4 page Report with Graphics and stories Brochure Monthly thankyous and newsletter Website Blog Yearly conference November fundraising letter

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