As you begin to create a fundraising plan for the year, take some time to think through what worked well in 2017 and what didn't produce the results you were hoping for last year. For 2018, we encourage you to focus on cultivating relationships. Building relationships is the essential key to fundraising. We like to call it "Friendraising." Your donors want to get to know you first and see if they like you and your cause. You want to build trust between you and your donors. Once you gain their trust, that will lead them to try out your ministry. Then generous giving comes easy! Your donors will then become repeat givers and they begin referring other givers. Click here to view relationship building resources.
Take some time to review your contributions from all of 2017 to help you create a realistic budget and fundraising goals.
Once you have completed and submitted your fundraising plan below, we'll review it and email you our feedback, and possibly with a few suggestions or questions.
Our desire is to challenge you and lead your mission into impactful change!
We've created Launch Pad to help you put a fundraising plan in place, to help you stay organized, and to help hold you accountable.