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  • Rose Conway-Walsh FUNDRAISING Rose Conway-Walsh Belmullet, Co Mayo 087 2846830
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh What is a Fundraising Strategy It is a management tool that enables your organisation to seek and obtain funding in a planned and sustained way in order to meet its objectives. It is a management tool that enables your organisation to seek and obtain funding in a planned and sustained way in order to meet its objectives. It can cover 1 year/3years or more depending on the type of organisation. It can cover 1 year/3years or more depending on the type of organisation. Must be flexible to tke advantage of new opportunities. Must be flexible to tke advantage of new opportunities.
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh How Much Do We Need? What is the cost of implementing our plan for the next 12 months? What is the cost of implementing our plan for the next 12 months? What are our longer-term plans? How much will they cost? What are our longer-term plans? How much will they cost?
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh Writing Up Your Fundraising Strategy Description of your group/ organisation Outline your mission statement List Major Achievements Summary of Strengths and Weaknesses Description of Goals and Major Projects Current funders and outlook Priorities? 2/3 year Financial Plan & Resources you will need Sources of income you can tap into. How will you measure your success?
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh Developing the Fundrsising Strategy Is it realistic? Make Sure Everyone in the Organisation is involved Divide Fundraising Tasks/responsibi lities Are the tasks spread throughout the year How are you going to develop your relationship with Current Funders? Evaluate your current relationship with funders be honest.
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh Challenges to Overcome in Fundraising Easier to Get Funding for one event that long-term programme Easier to Get Funding for one event that long-term programme Break your programme into smaller bits and seek funding for each part may be from different sources Break your programme into smaller bits and seek funding for each part may be from different sources More NGOs are seeking more money from traditional funding sources Develop a more diversified range of donors different amounts & different times What is your USP??
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh More Challenges to Overcome in Fundraising Many Donors are providing much less money than needed or do not have enough to go around. Many Donors are providing much less money than needed or do not have enough to go around. A diversified fundraising programme. Closer the donor, smaller the amount A diversified fundraising programme. Closer the donor, smaller the amount Conditions and terms imposed on funds provided that may restrict its use Understand the need for these conditions negotiate, satisfy their needs without sacrificing your own
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh More Challenges to Overcome in Fundraising Difficult to find a donor who is willing to finance a specific programme or project Difficult to find a donor who is willing to finance a specific programme or project Look at the local corporate sector and local opportunities Look at the local corporate sector and local opportunities It takes so much time, effort and money itself to find and secure funding. Everyone in the organisation staff management committee, members etc should be involved in writing proposals, finding and networking with donors, Appeals Committees
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh In-Kind Contributions Technical Knowledge and information is very expensive and takes up much of a funding request. Technical Knowledge and information is very expensive and takes up much of a funding request. Try to seek in-kind contributions from experts especially form a company. Try to seek in-kind contributions from experts especially form a company. This enables them to be community- friendly. This enables them to be community- friendly. Advice, work-time, equipment etc. Advice, work-time, equipment etc.
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh GRANTS LDP Social Inclusion Programme National Rural Development Programme Combat Poverty Dept. of Social Community & Family Affairs Dept. Justice Equality & Law Reform Udaras na Gaeltachta MuinterasFASVEC
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh GRANTS Irish Youth Foundation County Council St Vincent De Paul ESB (Electric Aid) Ireland AIB Better Ireland Awards Dept. Community Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs Lottery Funding Dormant Accounts Check CDB Website
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh Applying For a Grant Select appropriate sources as application forms are very time consuming. Select appropriate sources as application forms are very time consuming. Weigh up the possible benefits against the time and resources need to fill out the form. Weigh up the possible benefits against the time and resources need to fill out the form. Ensure you are eligible and fit the criteria. Ensure you are eligible and fit the criteria. Be aware of closing dates and drawdown dates. Be aware of closing dates and drawdown dates. Attach material about past achievements. Attach material about past achievements.
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh Applying For a Grant Make sure you follow the guidelines, instructions and guides on funding procedures. Make sure you follow the guidelines, instructions and guides on funding procedures. Make sure you have fully studied and understood the priorities of the funders they should also be your priorities! Make sure you have fully studied and understood the priorities of the funders they should also be your priorities! Use key words to convince the funders of its viability and impact. Use key words to convince the funders of its viability and impact.
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh What if there is no Application Form? The Proposal Cover Letter No more than 1 page, Who you are and your background briefly, purpose of funding and amount you request. Include contact person, phone number, e-mail and address. Cover Letter No more than 1 page, Who you are and your background briefly, purpose of funding and amount you request. Include contact person, phone number, e-mail and address. Proposal 1 page summary, aims and objectives, proposal purpose, project purpose, how project will be implemented, state the results you expect from your project. Include total budget amount, other funds that are committed and the amount of your request. Remember 90% of funding decisions will be made before the reader has finishes reading this page Be concise compelling and clear Proposal 1 page summary, aims and objectives, proposal purpose, project purpose, how project will be implemented, state the results you expect from your project. Include total budget amount, other funds that are committed and the amount of your request. Remember 90% of funding decisions will be made before the reader has finishes reading this page Be concise compelling and clear
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh What if there is no Application Form? The Proposal Introduction to the Organisation History, General Purpose, goals and objectives as they relate to this project, Accomplishments, Service Areas and Population Served. Introduction to the Organisation History, General Purpose, goals and objectives as they relate to this project, Accomplishments, Service Areas and Population Served. Statement of Problem or Need, Use a funnel approach, Start with the general problem, move to the conditions which make this a problem, outline current resources and identify gaps, identify how your proposal will fill these gaps. Statement of Problem or Need, Use a funnel approach, Start with the general problem, move to the conditions which make this a problem, outline current resources and identify gaps, identify how your proposal will fill these gaps.
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh What if there is no Application Form? The Proposal Project Goals and Objectives Project Goals and Objectives What specific goals are you trying to achieve? What measurable milestones will you reach in meeting those goals? How will you and the funder know that you are making progress towards your goals?
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh What if there is no Application Form? The Proposal Methods and Schedule Methods and Schedule What actions will you take to achieve your goals? What are the critical success factors? What are the critical success factors? Who will do what include job descriptions from staff and qualifications and experience of volunteers. Who will do what include job descriptions from staff and qualifications and experience of volunteers. When will these actions take place? When will these actions take place?
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh What if there is no Application Form? The Proposal Evaluation Criteria and Process Evaluation Criteria and Process How will you know whether you are achieving your goals? What will you measure to evaluate your progress? What records and information will you keep to allow you to measure your progress?
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  • Rose Conway-Walsh What if there is no Application Form? The Proposal Budget More detail is better than less More detail is better than less Dont round out if possible. Use quotes and estimates whenever you can get them even if they are informal quotes. Dont round out if possible. Use quotes and estimates whenever you can get them even if they are informal quotes. Do