Fundraising White Paper Questions

Sharing your experience

  1. Do you have an annual calendar for fundraising (recurring activities for specific months of the year)? If so, can you describe it?
  2. Is there one particular event or source that you use to raise funds for your organization? If so, can you describe it?
  3. How do you set fundraising targets for your budget?
  4. What was your most significant learning regarding fundraising for your organization – one postive/best practice and one negative/ probably won’t try again attempt?  
  5. How has your fundraising changed over time?
  6. What outreach to expand your donor base has worked well? What has fallen flat?

Outside Resources

  1. Which fund raising resources (professional journals, authors or websites) do you recommend?
  2. How did your organization acquire experience/expertise in fundraising?
  3. Are there outside services that you’ve used to assist in fundraising? What has been your experience with them?
  4. What sources for statistics have you found most useful (e.g. for grant applications statement of need)?
  5. What would you most like to learn about fundraising?

Context

Is there anything special about your organization that affects how you do fundraising?