Intro to Fundraising Planning Recap

Hands holding money.

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 –

Into to Fundraising Planning recorded webinar –

GrantSpace Topics: Fundraising –


For fundraising related books, search the NJ State Library online catalog at the following link:–1&menu=search&submenu=subtab24&ts=1537302611589


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 or 609-278-2640 X 158.

About Leigh Clark

Leigh Clark is the Business & Funding Librarian at the New Jersey State Library Information Center. She regularly assists users with business and funding prospect research. If you have any questions related to business, nonprofits, or grant funding, please contact her at