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Fundraising and Grantwriting

Free Management Library

The Free Management Library has a comprehensive section on nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting. It has resources on evaluating different sources of funds, the board’s role, grant writing and proposals, and working with consultants.

Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics

Giving Institute

The Giving Institute offers its Standards and Ethics including its Professional Code of Ethics.

Fundraising and Development

Texas Commission on the Arts

The Texas Commission on the Arts shares a fundraising and development toolkit that may be useful to small museums. It has information on building a fundraising plan; an overview of the different types of funding and their unique constraints; rules of thumb on boards and fundraising; guidelines on how to organize and develop fundraising materials; a research checklist; a special events timeline; and samples such as a fundraising plan, donor profiling and pledge forms, benefits for underwriters, a proposal, and a follow-up letter.

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