Category Archives: Fundraising
The Philanthropic Conversation – A Guide for Professional Financial Advisors eBook– was produced by the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) in partnership with GIV3 and Philanthropic Foundations of Canada – as a CAGP member benefit. It was written … Continue reading
For years, I’ve taken copies of A Donor Bill of Rights with me when I meet donors face to face. Along with a copy of my professional ethical code, I’ve found it useful in explaining what donors can, and should, … Continue reading
Over 20+ years of fundraising, I have been asked to write grant applications and funding proposals for operating grants, projects, corporate sponsorships, naming rights for buildings– sometimes as a ‘one off’ or as part of a capital campaign or a … Continue reading
A Story of Cemeteries, Snowdrops and a Philanthropic Epiphany One of the golden rules of major gift fundraising is that before you ask others for donations, you should donate yourself. Now that this has proven to be a successful step … Continue reading
As part of a workshop I taught a couple of years ago, I shared the story of the Parachute Club. Afterwards, Lee-Anne Camlin, Planned Giving Officer at Lakehead University said she was interested in setting this up and asked if … Continue reading
Your mission statement is often the briefest component of your Case for Support. But its size shouldn’t dictate the time invested in getting it right. In fact, if written with clarity and depth of meaning, it should be the most … Continue reading
As part of any Case for Support, there are usually a number of fundraising projects. I have found that a helpful ‘first step’ in creating engaging case statements, or proposals, is to develop snapshots of current fundraising projects.