Resources for Fund Development

Your fund-raising plan should be fully aligned with the mission and overall strategic effort of your organization. Fund development consists of more than just asking donors for money; it involves networking, building relationships, researching new funding prospects and emerging trends in philanthropy, and ensuring that the nonprofit’s values and mission are being communicated effectively to the public.

Your fund-raising plan should be fully aligned with the mission and overall strategic effort of your organization. Fund development consists of more than just asking donors for money; it involves networking, building relationships, researching new funding prospects and emerging trends in philanthropy, and ensuring that the nonprofit’s values and mission are being communicated effectively to the public.

It is important to maintain current lists of potential funders and grant opportunities, as well as to consistently evaluate your development strategies to ensure that your tactics are effective and sustainable in the long run.

Local Resources

  • Associated Grantmakers of Massachusetts
    A resource for Massachusetts funders and nonprofits; has a searchable database of Massachusetts funders for members and an extensive physical library of fundraising resources

  • Grants Management Associates
    Grants Management serves as a philanthropic advisor to a number of local foundations and has information on their grantmaking guidelines

National Resources

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