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By John Mutz, Katherine Murray

How to domesticate donors and solicit donations on-line Covers new alterations in tax and philanthropy legislations no matter if you are a small outfit or an enormous association, you are competing for donors' funds and time. This hands-on, important advisor indicates you ways to take complete benefit of the options and assets to be had and advises you the way to advertise your reason, learn power donors, manage occasions, write profitable provide proposals, and make the most of the most recent expertise. realize how you can * outline your group?s concentration * Create a achievable plan * arrange your board of administrators * locate and educate volunteers * industry through print and on-line * advertise your self with the media

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Chapter 2: Finding the Right Perspective: Fundraising Issues and Ethics Living with the stigma If fundraising is such a noble profession, where does the fundraiser’s black eye come from? ” This mentality taints the fundraising process for all fundraisers who then have to get past that stigma when approaching possible donors. For ethical fundraisers, doing whatever it takes to get money couldn’t be farther from the truth. Instead, you offer potential donors not the sale of a product or a palpable “warm fuzzy,” but rather the opportunity to join a group of people working in an area you care about.

To guide ethics in fundraising. You can contact these organizations to find out about membership and meetings in your area: ߜ Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP): AFP is a professional association of individuals responsible for generating donor support for a wide variety of nonprofit charitable organizations. With more than 172 chapters, AFP is the largest (26,000 members) professional organization in fundraising today. AFP includes chapters in all major cities, nationwide. Groups meet monthly to discuss issues with their peers, hear speakers, and find out more about their craft and their industry.

Does your organization meet today’s needs? For instance, 50 years ago, an agency created to provide lodging to unmarried pregnant women was much needed. In today’s climate, programs exist in many places to help young women, and single pregnancy no longer carries the same crippling social stigma it once did. An organization that asks itself the hard questions, such as whether what it’s Chapter 1: Identifying the Fruits of Your Fundraising Passion doing is really necessary and then changes based on the answers, won’t be left in the dust when the world around it continues to grow.

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