Catalyst, Philanthropy, Resources

Findraising

It may be the economic issues, poor strategy, or just circumstance; but there are a lot of charities struggling to overcome revenue gaps these days. Over and over again I hear people describing the current fundraising climate as unprecedented. What none of us seem certain on is whether we’re in a period of chaos that will resolve reasonably soon or if this is the new normal. How can we find new donors, renew stagnant ones, and increase the commitment of those we have? What other revenue streams could we explore? Catalyst is considering hosting a half day workshop on fundraising early in 2010 for our Strategic Partners. In the meantime there may be value in this webinar from the Stanford Social Innovation Review. What has been the most useful idea or technique you’ve found for improving your fundraising this year?