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.
Advocating for Children in Rural Areas (PDF - 1870 KB)
Connection: News and Information From the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, 21, 2005
Provides examples of ways programs for court-appointed special advocates in rural areas have addressed recruiting and fundraising challenges.
The Complete Guide to Fundraising Management
Wenstein (2002, 2nd ed.)
Includes fundraising tools, tips, and techniques for nonprofit organizations, addressing fundraising principles, strategic management, prospect identification, types of fundraising efforts, evaluation, and more.
Designing and Managing the Fundraising Program
In The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management
Explains fundraising development and steps in the fundraising management process. Addresses issues related to volunteer leadership and giving, organizational readiness, stewardship and investment, stewardship and providing public benefit, and ethics in fundraising.
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.
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.
Organizational and Resource Development Lessons for Not-for-Profit Organizations
(PDF - 1.16 MB)
Addresses a number of topics on administration and management of nonprofit organizations, and includes a section on fundraising that explains funding streams, applying for funding, holding events, planned giving, individual and Internet donations, and capital campaigns.
Raising Resources: A More-Than-Fund Raising Workshop Handbook
Helps nonprofits develop a complete strategy of fundraising that involves personal giving, in-kind donations, private grants, and corporate sponsorship. Chapters are devoted to fundraising basics, interacting with and cultivating donors, alternative resources, and standards and accountability.
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.