A document providing useful tips on how to start local fundraising has been written by Michael Norton, founder of the Directory of Social Change, and the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action. The document aims to provide guidelines and tips to social workers who wish to start raising funds for their organizations.
The document is divided into two parts. Part1 focuses on guidelines to be followed before starting the process of fundraising. It describes various preparations that are to be made, prior to making an attempt to raise funds. The tips included in this part of the document pertain to various preparatory factors, like checking the legal and tax situation for fundraising in the local area, reviewing the cultural situation, and gathering information about fundraising methods of other organizations.
Part 2 of the document focuses on identifying and approaching the fundraisers, which may be at the local, national, or even international level. The document stresses the fact that in order to raise funds, it is quite important to identify who the potential donors are, why do they give, and how will they provide funds. The document also provides effective tips on how to ask for funds. The present document can prove to be beneficial for organizations that are just starting the process of fundraising.
You can download the document from this link.