This interactive session offers an overview of the importance of a fundraising organization’s case for support and provides the building blocks for creating your own. The case for support articulates all the reasons and justifications for supporting a cause; therefore, a strong case for support is an essential resource to anyone soliciting donations on your foundation’s behalf. Without a case statement, an organization will struggle to establish an effective fundraising program and the materials necessary to raise money and support volunteers in their fundraising roles. By attending, you will acquire fundamental fundraising skills necessary to engage prospective donors for your organization and seek their philanthropic support. Presenter Lisa Lintner, a library director leading a newly formed foundation in 2016, will share her experience in developing her foundation’s first case for support, and the subsequent updated versions. Presenter Dr. Sarah Nathan, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s Associate Director of Public Programs, will share an overview of their signature program “Fundraising for Small Nonprofits,” where Lisa first learned how to create a case for support.
Specific applications in this session include:
- How to differentiate your organization from other local non-profits
- Identify social issues that your organization addresses
- Acknowledge solutions that your library provides through programs and services to address social issues
- How to involve the board, staff, volunteers and donors in a comprehensive fundraising effort
- Provide evidence that your organization is managed effective and efficiently
- Show how your donors’ gifts will make a difference and the different ways they can give
- Develop a donor-centered case for support
ALA Unit/Subunit: UNITED
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.