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11 Things Your Fundraising Needs [Infographic]

Posted by Ashley Shaw on 11/3/16 7:00 AM

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Fundraising. Everybody does it, but not everybody does it right. There are over 1 million nonprofits in the US alone. So with all that competition, how can you stand out so that you can make a difference?

I’ve done a little bit of research, and I think I have found the answers to all your questions (well, the question listed above anyway.) All you have to do to be good at fundraising is make sure you are F.U.N.D.R.A.I.S.I.N.G.

What do I mean? Simple. Any good fundraiser should have most, if not all of the following:

  • A good foundation
  • A certain uniqueness
  • The nonprofit’s nature
  • The appropriate donor-knowledge
  • The needed resources
  • A sense of openness and accountability
  • A genuine passion and infatuation by the hosts
  • A good story, told in a compelling manner
  • The right amount of gratitude and indebtedness
  • A strong network
  • A gamble here or there

In other words, you just need F.U.N.D.R.A.I.S.I.N.G.

  • Foundation
  • Uniqueness
  • Nature
  • Donors
  • Resources
  • Accountability
  • Infatuation
  • Story
  • Indebtedness
  • Network
  • Gambles

Did I stretch to get the words to fit my anagram? Maybe here and there. However, the principles stand the same. If you want your fundraising to work, then make sure you are doing all of them.

To help you remember, check out (and share) the infographic below:

11 Things Every Good Fundraiser Has

See? It’s simple. Just remember the fundraising principles listed above, and you are on your way.

And if you really want to take your fundraiser to the next level, then take a look at GiveSmart. Sign up for a demo, and you’re one step closer to meeting your fundraising goals and then some!

Resources from Infographic (with links):

1. Why Some Fundraisers Succeed While Others Fail

2. Characteristics of a Successful Event

3. The 10 Steps to a Successful Fundraising Event

4. 5 Things You Need to Throw a Fabulous Fundraiser

5. How to Create a Fundraising Event Plan


Topics: Fundraising, Tips and How To's

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