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Fundraising Methods and Sources

The Alliance has compiled this set of fundraising methods resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Tips for Fundraisers

Museum magazine outlines tips for fundraising, including being creative, repeating successful programs, taking risks, and cultivating locals. The article also stresses the importance of transparency and education.

Other Resources

Effective Fundraising by Mail

The Fundraising Authority provides an article on developing an effective direct mail strategy.

Fitting Annual, Endowment, Capital, Sponsorship & Underwriting Campaigns into Your Organization’s Plans and then Making Them “Sing”

Tony Poderis of Raise Funds shares an overview article on how annual fund drives, sponsorship requests, and capital and endowment campaigns must fit together in an overall development plan.

Global Trends in Giving Report

Based on the survey results of 4,084 donors worldwide, the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report summarizes donor data across six continents. The report explores how online and mobile technology affects giving as well as the impact of gender, generation, and ideology on giving and volunteerism.

Nonprofit Fundraising Methods: An Overview

Nolo shares an article on several different methods of fundraising.

Overview of Nonprofit Fundraising Sources and Approaches

The Free Management Library has a matrix that analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of seeking support from different sources of funds.

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