Tips on how to get started in local fundraising (from the Worldwide Fundraiser's Handbook)

Tips on how to get started in local fundraising (from the Worldwide Fundraiser's Handbook)

How to get started in local fundraising

Fundraising is often a daunting task for an organisation. The Worldwide Fundraiser's Handbook presents a range of options and steps to be considered by organisations when fundraising.

In this chapter "Tips on how to get started in local fundraising", the author highlights the factors that need to be taken into consideration when starting local fundraising.

Topics covered include:

  • Things to think about before you get started such as legal and tax matters, the cultural context, other organisations involved in similar work and networks, credibility and accountability
     
  • Ways of raising money including: indentifying 'donors', finding supporters, what to ask for and how to ask for it, publicity and local community contacts