Fundraising Bright Spots: Strategies and Inspiration from Social Change Organizations Raising Money from Individual Donors – This study, commissioned by the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund addresses the chronic fundraising challenges highlighted in their UnderDeveloped report. The study shares more about how effectively creating a “culture of philanthropy” can break the vicious cycle of […]
Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising
UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising – This study, a joint project of CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, reveals that many nonprofit organizations are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed. It provides insight into particular challenges, such […]
Charitable Solicitation Compliance
Charitable Solicitation Compliance: An explanation of state charitable registration requirements – This guide from Harbor Compliance shares fundraising compliance requirements of states across the nation, including Hawaii, and includes steps to help nonprofit boards and staff understand who needs to register, how to navigate the registration process, and the penalties of non-compliance.
Sharing Fundraising Tasks
Few people are born fundraisers! This article from BoardSource shares how nonprofit organizations can identify the fundraising aptitude and comfort level of each board member relative and describes tasks that board members at all levels of ability can participate in to support an organization’s overall financial sustainability.
This article from BoardSource discusses who is responsible for fundraising tasks in a nonprofit organization and how these duties may be divided between board and staff (from the board as a whole, to individual board members, committees, the chief executive and development professionals on staff).
Board Fundraising Policy
This article from BoardSource contains key elements, practical tips and a sample board fundraising policy and shares how a nonprofit board and chief executive can work together to ensure that the organization has adequate financial resources to meet its mission.