Improve your fundraising success.
A good fundraising application is about more than a beautifully crafted piece of writing, demonstrating the need and demand for your charity. To give your charity the best chance at funding success, your application needs to be built around a solid business strategy, robust financial forecasting, budgeting and reporting, as well as having an established framework for monitoring and evaluating your outputs and outcomes.
As well as the resources below, take a look at the other topics within resources, to help put together a compelling, comprehensive fundraising application that's too good to say no to!
Introduction to Fundraising - Institute of Fundraising.
Fundraising resources - Small Charities Coalition.
Fundraising Regulator- make sure your trustees' know about the fundraising code.
Guide to fundraising from small charities - NFP Synergy.
Institute of Fundraising - Mentoring (For IoF Members)
One of the key objectives of the Institute of Fundraising is to support its members through the provision of personal development opportunities. 7 years ago, IoF South West introduced a new scheme which addressed this through an innovative mentoring programme which proved to be so successful that it has subsequently been replicated, equally successfully, elsewhere in the country.
You can find out more on the IoF website.