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Learn the steps that organizations can take to bring in their first dollars and begin to fundraise for their future, including:

  • Identify early donor prospects to present your "elevator speech" or case statement.
  • Self-assess the readiness of your organization to fundraise
  • Recognize key factors to consider when pursuing charitable contributions, earned income, and government funding
  • Review the advantages and challenges of each potential funding source.

Handouts: Slides

All parts in Foundation Center's Webinar Series for Nonprofit Startup Organizations:

Intended Audience

Fundraising & development staff
Nonprofit startups


Tom O'Brien Program Director Neighborhood Connections, The Cleveland Foundation View Bio

Published Monday, February 18, 2008

Topic(s) Fundraising Starting a Nonprofit