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The People Pages: Fundraising Planning

from The People Pages: Resources for Social Change (c) 2003 The Fruition Coalition The fundraising planning process ensures that your organization has substantial funding to meet its program and service goals.  A fundraising plan should be developed and put in writing at least once a year.  Because actual funding can vary greatly from that which … Continue reading

The People Pages: Elements of a Grant Proposal

from The People Pages: Resources for Social Change (c) 2003 The Fruition Coalition Cover Letter – The cover letter should be one page long.  It introduces your organization and project to the foundation.  It should state the amount you are requesting and the specific purpose of the proposal. Introduction or Executive Summary – This is … Continue reading

The People Pages: Proposal Writing Tips

from The People Pages: Resources for Social Change (c) 2003 The Fruition Coalition Before starting your proposal… Develop a relationship with the funder.  Call the foundation and pitch your idea before preparing a proposal.  You may get important feedback about their priorities and clarify any misunderstandings. Read the guidelines very carefully.  Follow the format they … Continue reading

The People Pages: Types of Charitable Gifts

from The People Pages: Resources for Social Change (c) 2003 The Fruition Coalition Types of donations, or charitable gifts, include: Liquid assets –may be in the form of cash, check, money order, or securities Grants – these are foundation gifts that do not need to be repaid.  Types of grants include: General Operating Support Program … Continue reading

The People Pages: Types of Donors

from The People Pages: Resources for Social Change (c) 2003 The Fruition Coalition There are many different entities that contribute their valuable time and money to nonprofit organizations.   It is important to diversify the types of donors who support your organization in order to ensure your organization’s financial health.   By developing relationships with a variety … Continue reading

The People Pages: Donor Research

From The People Pages: Resources for Social Change (c) 2003 The Fruition Coalition Before asking for gifts, it is very important to research prospects in order to gain a better understanding of their needs and motivations.  This research enables you to communicate with donors appropriately, which results in increased connection to, and involvement with, your … Continue reading

Winter 2013 Webinars Announced

The Fruition Coalition’s Winter 2013 webinars are focused on capacity building. These classes will strengthen your organization to position it for sustainability and success. Each online class costs $45 and includes a free comprehensive e-Workbook ($19.99 value). Classes begin at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Grant Proposal Writing February 8, 2013 This class will prepare both … Continue reading

Five Days of Grant Proposals: Program Design

The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Fruition Coalition Grant Proposal Workbook. ISBN 978-1-300-59094-1. $24.99. Now that we have examined the multiple needs that you are working to address and described your organization’s vision for a better world, we can start to design the program. In this section, we will explore: Purpose … Continue reading

Five Days of Grant Proposals: Vision and Mission

The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Fruition Coalition Grant Proposal Workbook. ISBN 978-1-300-59094-1. $24.99. Grant proposals often require inclusion of your organization’s mission statement. Your organization likely already has an established vision and mission statement. In case it doesn’t, this page will explain what they are, how they can be developed, … Continue reading

Five Days of Grant Proposals: Speak with a Program Officer

The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Fruition Coalition Grant Proposal Workbook. ISBN 978-1-300-59094-1. $24.99. The staffing structure of each philanthropic partner will vary according to its size and organizational design. Most partners will have a designated person to whom inquiries about the feasibility of partnership may be directed. In larger foundations, … Continue reading