In 2023, MCN brought its Nonprofit Fundraising Conference back, and in-person, for the first time since 2019...<br><br>Register now for this fast-paced review of important, timely fundraising topics that will help prepare you for a successful 2024!
Community-Centric Fundraising is a movement to evolve how fundraising is done in the nonprofit sector. Its goal is to support fundraisers and other nonprofit professionals to re-examine every fundraising philosophy and practice they have been taught, engage in vigorous ongoing conversations, and explore doing fundraising in ways that reduce harm and further social justice. #fundraising #equity
BoardSource, Association of Fundraising Professionals , BBB Wise Giving Alliance , and GuideStar , developed a framework for evaluating fundraising effectiveness grounded in the following principles: We believe in the work of nonprofit organizations and know that the most important measure of our effectiveness is the impact that we are having in our communities and society as whole. We know that charitable support from donors and funders is what makes impact possible, which means fundraising is absolutely mission critical. We think that it’s reasonable to expect nonprofits to care about efficiency and return on investment in their fundraising efforts, but that it is not the only way of measuring fundraising effectiveness. #fundraising #evaluation
Some nonprofits hire outside consultants to be responsible for fundraising activities, while other nonprofits hire staff members for this role, or use a combination of employees plus consultants. There is no right or wrong approach, but how your nonprofit elects to handle staffing for its fundraising activities can have important ramifications. #grantwriting #fundraising
This white paper covers Maine's definition of "charitable organization," which organizations are exempt from registration, how to register as a charitable solicitor, online fundraising, reporting requirements and more. #fundraising #reporting
Fundraising is a key responsibility of nonprofit board members, but in order to be successful, they must have the appropriate tools. This toolkit helps board members communicate with potential donors by providing concise, easily-digestible information about the organization, including talking points about the organization key selling points of the organization outcomes, evaluation, and effectiveness stories and testimonials #fundraising
This article outlines a process to ensure your fundraising strategies are designed with the following in mind: Mission alignment Direct and indirect financial cost (e.g., staff) Prospective net profit Relationship building Institutional capability (e.g., skills and knowledge to carry out the activity) Institutional capacity (e.g., human, technological, financial and other resources needed to carry out the activity) Audience development/community outreach (e.g., introducing your organization to new audiences) Risk analysis Opportunity cost #fundraising