Thank you to Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian at Foundation Center New York, for teaching us about the six basic steps for developing a fundraising plan. During her presentation, Susan emphasized the importance of developing a case statement to describe why an organization deserves funding. She also explained that, to ensure sustainability, organizations need to have multiple revenue streams, including earned income. Class participants received tools to take home that they can use to assess their organization, set goals, and develop a fundraising plan.
For more information about fundraising planning, see the following links:
NJSL’s Nonprofit Management Research Guide – http://libguides.njstatelib.org/nonprofits
Into to Fundraising Planning recorded webinar – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WWgQ8nigfA
GrantSpace Topics: Fundraising – https://grantspace.org/topics/fundraising/
For fundraising related books, search the NJ State Library online catalog at the following link:
If you have any questions or would like to set up a one-on-one tutorial on how to use the library’s resources to research funding, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-278-2640 X 158.