Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness

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We’ve come across what we believe is an innovative tool for nonprofit boards to gain a better understanding of their fundraising and financial picture, and engage in holistic planning conversations around fundraising. BoardSource, along with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and GuideStar, has developed this toolkit regarding Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness  — one that provides a balanced approach that emphasizes how important it is to invest in strong and sustainable fundraising programs.

If you do utilize this with your boards, please be in touch! We’d love to learn more about your experience and hear your on-the-ground feedback.

Date Added:

January 27, 2017




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  1. I’d like to learn more. One of my goals is to fully fund a non-profit that houses teens who are troubled. The organization is going, but needs more funding.

  2. Thank you so much for your comment, Kay. I’m not sure what your role is in regards to the organization you mentioned, but it might be worth bringing this tool and the accompanied resources to the attention of the staff leadership and/or Board Chair. Let us know if you have success with the tool. Best of luck! -Jean

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