Category: Grassroots Fundraising Journal

Grassroots Fundraising Resource Packs

Hook up groups you love with GIFT’s new resource bundles!

Growing Donor Organizers Through Giving Projects: Four Years Later

Since we first shared about Social Justice Fund Northwest’s Giving Projects in 2014, the model has been embraced by the Giving Project Learning Community, transforming the philanthropic approach of the six participating funders. Read how the model has evolved over time, and the particular impact it’s had through engaging people of color as donor organizers.

#ArticleADay #10: Develop an Earned Income Strategy that Works for You

A helpful tool from Andy Robinson to determine whether or not your group is ready for earned income.

Asking for Major Gift: A Team Training Exercise

Practice and role-plays are crucial to preparing your team to ask for gifts. Use this exercise at your next meeting or team training to help people feel more comfortable with the process.

Want a Fundraising Board? Give Them the Tools They Need to Succeed

William Cordery walks us through a tool developed by the Board Development Committee of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice that provides board members with a clear, achievable plan for connecting more people and resources to your group.

Warm-Up with the Journal’s Winter Special

For 12 days in December, we’re sharing an #ArticleADay on our Facebook page to highlight some of the great content available in the Journal archive. Sign-up by Dec. 22 to get a one-year subscription, hundreds of helpful articles in the archive, PLUS a copy of GIFT’s new “Fundraiser’s Survival Guide.”

Almost There: Eight Strategies to Boost Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Avi Cummings and Ari Wohlfeiler provide concrete tips for making the most of your year-end fundraising efforts.

Five Steps to Developing a Better Fundraising Budget

Dipty Jain and Kate Garroway explain how following these five budgeting principles can result in improved financial sustainability and overall staff communication.

Using Surveys to Strengthen Relationships with Donors

Helpful tips from Stephanie Roth on how surveys can deepen our connection with donors.

From Zero to Sixty: How People’s Action Institute and People’s Action Built a Strong Individual Giving Program

Learn how People’s Action Institute and People’s Action grew their base of supporters through various strategies—expanding their grassroots fundraising income by leaps and bounds.