Today we’ll discuss making a fundraising plan. Fundraising can be one of the most difficult and overwhelming tasks for nonprofits. In this Aplos Short, we’ll look at defining what a fundraising plan is and why every nonprofit should have one.
In most nonprofit organizations, a fundraising plan serves as a roadmap to getting funds. Usually funds come from grants, private support from individual donors, special events, direct mail, or online fundraising.
3 Elements Of A Good Nonprofit Fundraising Plan
- What funding is needed, and how much do you need to raise this year?
- Where will that money come from?
- What activities need to happen, and who’s going to make them happen?
A good fundraising plan will help you succeed. Without a plan, it’s really hard to keep track of your goals because of the many distractions nonprofits have, such as answering the phones and being in the trenches of the day-to-day operations. But adding specific tasks to a timeline will help you adhere to a schedule, which can make a world of difference. It can be difficult when you get behind, but a fundraising plan can help keep you organized and on track to be successful at meeting your organization’s goals.