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Fundraising Plan Inventory

Starting a fundraising plan or working with a consultant to write a plan? Not sure where to start? This document provides a list of resources you will need to gather in order to begin your fundraising plan. Some organizations have all of these items and others need to create them. Either way, this will be a... (continued)

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Sample Fundraising Committee Description

This simple Fundraising Committee description should help you and your board set clear expectations for ensuring financial resources for the organization.

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Volunteer Letter of Agreement

You’ve completed the recruitment process, and found the right volunteer with the right skills - now what? A letter of agreement ensures both you and the volunteer clearly understand and agree on the project’s end goal, expected deliverables and time commitment. It is important any letter of agreement is reciprocal; outlining... (continued)

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Don't Do This Alone! Creating a Culture of Philanthropy

Are you tired of doing all the heavy lifting of raising money alone? Are too few
philanthropic hands-on-deck at your nonprofit? If one of your main income
strategies is to raise funds from individual donors (you have other options) then
getting help creating relationships with potential donors is... (continued)

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13 Reasons Your Nonprofit NEEDS a Mobile website in 2013

2012 has come to close. The annual reports are in the mail, industry standard reports are hitting inboxes, and experts are revealing their New Year predictions on all things nonprofit. As we peruse through the whitepapers, videos, and articles, We’ve noticed one topic dwindling in popularity in the nonprofit... (continued)

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Ten Rules to Fundraise By

Learn the top ten things every fundraising professional needs to know to stay on track and achieve success.

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Susan Black, CFRE

Susan brings 25 years of fundraising, non-profit leadership, public relations and volunteer management experience to her role as Principal of Allene Professional Fundraising. Susan has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in political science from Mary Baldwin College (Staunton, VA) and the University of Richmond, respectively. Her career in development began as a... (continued)

Successful Grant Writing - A Check List

Having written many corporate and private foundation grants, along with instructing groups of nonprofit professionals in the "art" of grant writing, I have finally put together a fairly complete list of best practices regarding the process of grant writing. While there are never any quarantees for securing grant funding, these... (continued)

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Phonathon Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to provide everything you need to run a volunteer driven phonathon for your organization. This toolkit contains: Volunteer Sign Up Sheet, Tally Sheet, Results Form, Call Back Form, Volunteer Instructions and Volunteer Training Kit. Statistics show that phonathons have a better response rate and lower costs than... (continued)

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Cultivation Events Toolkit

This toolkit contains forms to help you plan cultivation events for prospective donors. This toolkit contains: Timeline, Sample Invitation Letter, Sample Questionnaire to be used at the event, and a Sample Agenda. Often organizations make the mistake of soliciting donors before they are ready to e asked. Cultivation events, at... (continued)

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Breakthroughs in Shared Measurement and Social Impact

Many social enterprises focus on measuring the success of individual grants and nonprofit initiatives. This traditional approach to measuring results neglects the reality that no single organization alone can solve the scale of today's social challenges. This research highlights 20 social enterprises that... (continued)

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Preventing Internal Fraud: 3 Things Your Non-profit Should be Doing

Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: In light of the recent Salvation Army scandal, Edward Nagel, forensic accountant and principal of nagel + associates, shares 3 things non-profits can do to increase their ability to prevent and detect fraud.

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Turning Nonprofit Finance Outside In

Blog post on the tendency of many nonprofits to focus their financial management and reporting on external audiences, such as funders, the government, etc., and how taking an internal focus on financial management can improve organizational efficiency and sustainability.

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Creative Ways to Solicit Youth Input - A Guidebook for Youth Work Professionals

Youth service organizations are overwhelmed with surveys, and too often have to struggle to get kids to complete them. This manual offers alternatives to surveys, organized into kinesthetic, verbal and visual methods.

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Making the Most of Consultants

Making the Most of Consultants

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Free Grantseeker's Checklist

Compiled by CD Publications' senior editors, the Grantseeker's Checklist provides 30 key checkpoints to help you submit a strong grant application. CD Publications has been guiding clients through the maze of public and private funding for over 50 years, and this brief "safety check" reflects the company's experience in the field.

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GoodWORKSconnect Librarian

goodWORKSconnect.org is an online community space and virtual resource center created to help nonprofit leaders, staff, and board members from throughout Illinois, with special focus on the east central Illinois region, connect with new and old colleagues, share information, and learn from each other.

11 Accounting Pitfalls Your Nonprofit Should Avoid

Making sure your nonprofit is complying with accounting regulations and laws is critical to your success. This short article lists a variety of accounting problems that are common to nonprofit organizations - problems that you need to avoid.

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Funding Conundrums: Fundraising Do's and Don'ts

Brief discussion on legal considerations to take into account when fundraising

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Negating the Legal Problem of Having 'Two Masters': A Framework for L3C Fiduciary Duties and Accountability

This article proposes a framework for L3C fiduciary duties and their enforcement, particularly with regard to the duty of care. The article first describes the L3C and its most relevant characteristics before addressing common misconceptions among advocates... (continued)

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Karen Eber Davis

Karen Eber Davis is a leading authority on income growth strategies for nonprofits. She helps leaders generate the ideas, resources, and funding they need to fulfill their goals and create extraordinary impact.

For the 25 years, Karen has helped them to “move the needle” in excellence and bottom-lines acting as an advisor and hands-on consultant. Her clients... (continued)

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R.A.S.I.C. Roles, Accountability and Responsibility Matrix

What is it: When establishing roles and responsibilities on a project or business activity, the RASIC matrix is a helpful management tool. "RASIC" is an acronymn which stands for "Responsible", "Approving", "Supporting", "Informed" and "Consulted". An employee uses these designations to define their... (continued)

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Marilyn Donnellan, MS, Author & Consultant

Nonprofit CEO and consultant for more than 30 years, beginning with a single-staff nonprofit and ending with a $6 million nonprofit. Consultant and trainer for local, state and national organizations. B.A. in Human Resources Management and M.S. in Administration. Author of "Core Elements of a Successful Nonprofit," "The Hour Series of... (continued)

Understanding and Drafting Nonprofit Gift Acceptance Policies

Do you have a gift acceptance policy? Most nonprofit organizations do not have such a policy adopted until after the fundraising program is in place. This article by Kathryn W. Miree, Esq. will give the reader a greater understanding of the purpose of, as well as how to draft and adopt,... (continued)

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