6 Reasons NPOs Need To Network in 2020

By regularly networking, and pushing yourself to talk to people you don’t know, it will help increase your confidence. This is an important attribute as a leader, because your organisation growth is dependent on talking to people and making connections.

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The Diversified Fundraising Approach

There are many ways to fundraise other than mass mailing, which is sending the same funding proposal to many donors in the mail. Mass mailing is actually an extremely unsuccessful method of fundraising, almost guaranteed to result in rejection.

Donors can pick up whether or not you put the effort into understanding their values and objectives, and developing a project and proposal in-line with their guidelines. Proposals that are tailor-made, are usually much more successful.

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Understanding the Donor Climate in South Africa

When it comes to obtaining assistance from donors, there are three basic rules to consider:

● Familiarise yourself with current trends in the donor environment.

● Understand whether you match the objectives and meet the criteria of your prospective donor/s.

● Formulate a strategy on how to approach funders.

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How To Write A Fundraising Proposal

The main purpose of a fundraising proposal is to persuade donors that your organisation is worthy of investment. At a minimum, you must ensure that your proposal looks good and reads well. The real challenge is to make your proposal stand out from the others.

The decision to fund your project or programme, is based on the quality of your proposal.For this reason, the preparation of the proposal is the most important step in the fundraising process.

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