Additional Fundraising Resources

There are hundreds of online resources that can help you to learn and plan creative fundraising strategies, identify potential funders, and create effective fundraising tools. The following are just a few of the many helpful sites you may want to check out.

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center maintains fundraising information through library and learning centers around the country and an online database of materials and resources. They also provide in-person and web-based training. Their site also provides information on a fee-based foundation finder database.

The Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training
Offers training and other resources related to both philanthropic foundations and individual donor fundraising. Some resources are fee-based.

Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education – Funding Your Best Ideas: A 12-Step Program
This guide from the U.S. Department of Education provides tips for creating an effective proposal.

Free Management Library Basics in Developing your Fundraising Plan
This step-by-step guide to developing a fundraising plan links to a large collection of resources for all types of fundraising.

Books on Proposal Writing
For more in depth information about fundraising and grant writing, this site contains a selection of books on these topics.