The Nonprofit Development Companion – Development and Fundraising are NOT Interchangeable [Book Review]

Nonprofit Development Companion

The Nonprofit Development Companion: A Workbook for Fundraising Success (The AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series) has a wealth of information which I have recently found helpful in crafting a fundraising plan in light of the all encompassing development plan. This is because this book clearly delineates the differences between “development” and “fundraising.” While attending a recent […]

How to Build a Philanthropic Plan

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Over the past several months I have been participating in the mentoring program with my local chapter of AFP. The majority of the meetings with my mentee have focused on helping her articulate a case for support and building a philanthropic plan for the organization’s integrated strategic plan. To extend the value of the work […]

How Long Will it Take You to Raise the Money?

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Is this (insert urgent need here) worth alienating the donor most likely to fund the request? Why wasn’t this in our original budget? If we pay upfront for somebody to write grant requests, how do we keep them accountable for meeting performance benchmarks?