A guide to resources in the Fundraising Topic on the Commons Library.
The Seven Pillars of Fundraising
To survive and thrive in a changing world, a not-for-profit organisation must develop a fundraising plan with diverse income streams.
Fundraising Strategy and Planning
Do you need to set up a fundraising strategy and plan? Here are two articles and video to get you started from the Funding Centre at Our Community.
ChangeMakers Panel: Organised Money – Listen
This podcast explores different ways you can raise money, why it is so hard to raise money and the pros and cons of different strategies.
3 ways to be a more effective fundraiser: TED talk – Watch
How do you raise money to get an idea off the ground, support a community, or help change the world? Take a crash course on the secret art of successful fundraising with development strategist Kara Logan Berlin as she shows how you can learn to ask for the resources you need — and get them, too.
Tips for Fundraising
Tips on building a donor base, running successful crowdfunding campaigns, and where to access more resources on effective fundraising for social justice causes.
John Croft’s ‘Empowered Fundraising’ approach challenges groups to take their projects seriously and invite others to contribute funds, as a way to further their own social change values and make a difference in the world.
Grants & Major Donors
Fundraising Checklist – How to win grants funding
How do you make your grant application stand out? Tick every box in this checklist and you’ll be one step closer to success.
Your organisation can and should raise more money from major donors: Here’s how Oxfam did it
Learn best practice approaches to fundraising & proven tips to build lifelong relationships with major donors from Micah Demmert at Oxfam Australia.
Events & Art
How to organise a special fundraising event
How to make sure your special fundraising event does make money and not just break even. Plan your event properly and save lots of heartache later on.
Art for Change: Interview about fundraising with art
An interview with Brenda from Art for Change, a group of artists who donate time and art to help humanity, with useful tips on how to fundraise with art.
Sponsorships: Acquiring Money for an Event or Organization
Tips on how to acquire a sponsorship and approach organizations from The Activist Handbook, a wikipedia for activists.
Developing Sustainable Online Fundraising
Tips on effective online fundraising, based on Raisely’s 2019 fundraising data and case studies from GetUp and ActionAid.
6 Digital Fundraising Experiments by GetUp
Methodology and results of experiments run by GetUp in digital fundraising.
Online fundraising platforms
Looking to raise money for your cause, but unsure about which fundraising platform is best for you? Australian Progress has built a crowd sourced register of online fundraising platforms so you can compare features and explore your options.
How to get started with Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is a great way to get funding for a specific project. It can bring in much-needed funding and attract a whole new audience of supporters.
Crowdfunding for civil disobedience
Crowdfunding to cover the cost of fines for civil disobedience shares the cost among many supporters and reduces financial pressure on organisations or small grassroots groups. Here are some tips from CounterAct on effective fundraising in this context.
The Basics of Crowdfunding and how to use Pozible
An introduction to the basics of crowd-funding, how to use the Pozible platform, and tips on how to get your crowd-funder up and running.
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