Effective Fundraising: Learning from Mistakes

Posted on September 23, 2012

Steven Green of the Jim Joseph Foundation had several assumptions about foundations and their role in fundraising.  Through time and experience, however, he learned that many of his assumptions were in fact incorrect.  Instead of aiming to receive support from major foundations as he originally thought, he realized that getting individual donations is more effective and successful.  Green makes many good points, but the main point he tries to get across is that the key to successful fundraising is being patient and building trusting, consistent relationships with donors, organizations, and foundations.  You can check it out here.

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