Fundraising/Resource Development

  • Document
    Use this template and sample to create a short message to hook potential supporters.
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    Follow this six-part model for guidance on the often difficult process of making "the ask."
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    Access a wide collection of informational and learning resources related to national and community service.
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  • Document
    Shift your thinking around raising money from individuals. This article explains five paradigm shifts that will inspire you to change your fundraising approach.
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    Use this grant research template to help you keep track of the grants you find, both online and "on-the-ground."
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  • Video
    Watch this video to learn about writing a successful press release that will help get your events publicized and covered by media outlets.
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  • Webinar
    Learn how asset mapping can help you build powerful that address your community's most pressing problems. Original webinar took place August 21, 2013.
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  • $ Marks the Spot
    Watch this short animated video for expert advice on community fundraising and organizing. The video will give you concrete ways to develop a community-based fundraising plan.
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    Create a "Minute Message" and review tips for making an "ask."
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  • Multimedia resource
    Take this tutorial to learn where to find local and national grant resources.
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