Resources address fundraising strategies for organizations, including planned giving, donations, funding campaigns, and more.
Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
Includes resources for nonprofit organizations on fundraising strategies, planned giving, contacting donors, event planning, and more.
Foundations and Fundraising
The Foundation Center
Provides free online guides, tutorials, webinars, and other training resources on identifying funders, fundraising planning, and more.
6 Ways to Expand Fund Development
National Responsible Fatherhood Capacity Building Initiative, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, & Office of Family Assistance (2008)
Discusses six strategies for expanding fund development in programs that promote responsible fatherhood: (1) translate the program's mission and strategic goals into financial requirements and develop an action-oriented fund development plan, (2) outline a set of fundraising objectives and establish deadlines for implementing strategies and methods, (3) devise fund development strategies that focus on building long-term relationships with donors and funders, (4) establish an organizational structure that includes an outreach or marketing committee that will work collaboratively with other stakeholders, (5) implement effective fundraising techniques, and (6) establish deadlines for implementing strategies and methods.
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Represents more than 30,000 members in 235 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs fostering development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.
Keeping Pace During Tough Times: Creative Resources for Statewide Family Network Fundraising (PDF - 6,348 KB)
United Advocates for Children and Families, National Center for Organizational Sustainability, & American Institutes for Research (2009)
Provides Statewide Family Networks leaders with information on possible sources for sustainability and fundraising in four topical areas: grants, charitable giving, events, and accountability.
Meeting the Match: A Guide to Fundraising
Covering Kids and Families, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2004)
Provides numerous resources such as information on the principles of fundraising, assessing funding needs, developing a plan, identifying funding sources, and writing proposals.
Merging for Survival: An Innovative Collaboration Effort, One Year Later
Goldkind, Pardasani, & Marmo (2013)
Administration in Social Work, 37(2)
Returns to a unique collaborative fundraising model 1 year later in order to assess the progress toward successful joint fundraising after an initial study of the partnership was completed. Interviews from key stakeholders and examination of data to discuss practice implications also are included.
Nailing Jell-O to the Wall: Using Public Relations and Marketing to Make Fundraising Strategies Stick
Children's Voice, 16(1), 2007
Addresses fundraising strategies for nonprofit organizations, including publicity and the media, newsletters, and sustainability.
Right on the Money: How to Keep the Doors of Your Nonprofit Organization Open in Good Times and Bad
JBS International, United States Family and Youth Services Bureau, & National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth (2010)
Outlines key steps that nonprofit organizations serving youth and families can take to survive difficult economic times. This toolkit also provides a case study of the actions of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington in Silver Spring, MD.
Sustaining Your Child and Family Services Organization in Lean Times (PDF - 113 KB)
National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center (2006)
Reviews the seven phases of the strategic planning process, discusses fundraising and maintaining adequate financial support through diverse funding sources or social ventures, and presents useful strategies for building relationships with funders.