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A Survival Kit for Fundraising in Challenging Times (Updated May 25, 2011)

Resource Center - Foundation

A tumultuous economy can present unique challenges for nonprofit fundraising. Looking for ways to cope? AFP has compiled a toolkit of resources to advise and guide member fundraisers in tough economic times.

A Survival Kit for Fundraising in Challenging Times is a Members-Only benefit containing over 50 resources!  To access the Kit, please click here and login with your Username and Password.

Not a Member?  Below you can find a small sample of what is in the Survival Kit.  Join or renew now to gain access to this Kit and other great Member benefits!

Survival Kit Sampling:

Recent AFP articles and research:

White papers from the AFP Information Exchange with valuable advice and tips:
Focus on Impact, Not Transactions, for Better Donation Pages - Achieve LLC/Derrick Feldmann (Posted 05/02/11)
Never Give Up - ME&V Fundraising Advisors/Dee Vandeventer & Justin Tolan (Posted 02/21/11)
Maintaining Sustainable Corporate Partnerships – Jim Allen, ACFRE, MBA (Posted 11/15/10)

"Creating a Healthy Prospect Pipeline"
By Nicole Nakoneshny
AFP eWire
April 12, 2011
Ask any good fundraiser why it's important for an organization to maintain a healthy pipeline of prospects, and they will basically give you the same answer.  While the words may be different, the key theme is that as a fundraising operation, your pipeline is your lifeblood.  It, along with your case for support, is the foundation upon which the success of your fundraising is built.

"Hosting a Gala Event? Find Out What Works"
AFP eWire
Nov. 16, 2010
Thanks to new research, there are concrete steps which event planners can take when planning their next event. With a few fresh perspectives, your next event could be the best of the season and help you reach your fundraising goals.

AFP Fundraising Resource Center Articles:

"Raising Money During Challenging Times"
By Lawrence Henze, managing director of Target Analytics, a Blackbaud Company
“While I cannot offer a ‘quick fix’ to the economy, I can discuss the effects the recession may have on the nonprofit community, and, most importantly, suggest strategies for continuing fundraising success in these times,” writes Henze in this white paper.

Resource Toolkits Compiled By Other Organizations:

Focus on the Economy
From the Foundation Center
A list of additional web resources on the economy and philanthropy offered by various organizations in the philanthropic sector.

Click here to access to complete Survival Kit!

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