Great fundraising starts with a great fundraising strategy!
If you aren’t targeting the right funding avenues with your current fundraising strategy then you’re wasting your resources. If you don’t have targets, you can’t measure your progress. If your team doesn’t have direction they won’t achieve their potential, or worse, they’ll leave. So, having a great fundraising strategy is crucial but how do you go about developing a strategy that will work and that you can implement?
There are many different ways to develop a fundraising strategy. It needs to be appropriate to the nature of your charity and proportionate to its size. It also needs to meet the objective –achieving existing funding needs, organisational growth to increase impact, or maybe a specific major project goal.
When we are developing a strategy for a client we take all this into account in planning our methodology. However, we wanted to make the following guide useful for as many charities as possible, so we are going to set out a general practical approach which should be appropriate for most established charities with a track record of fundraising who are seeking organisational growth.
Follow these steps and you’ll be on the right path to developing the strategy that your organisation needs and deserves!
Coastal Communities Fund – Round 5 is now open for applications in England.
The aim of the fund from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government is to support the economic development of coastal communities, through regeneration and economic growth whilst directly or indirectly safeguarding and creating sustainable jobs.
So you need to boost your fundraising, develop a strategy or maybe you just need some advice on developing grant applications. You are thinking of engaging fundraising consultants to help but where do you start?
In this article we look at how you can make sure you find the right fundraising consultancy for your charity’s needs.
Children in Need have published their stage one grant application deadlines for the 2018 main grants rounds as follows:
- 16 January 2018
- 17 May 2018
- 13 September 2018