Fundraising for Sustainability: Getting Beyond Grant Writing


December 1, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Looking for funding that gives you more flexibility and that is more reliable from year to year? Are you primarily grant funded? Do you worry about sustainability?

All of us with grants know that grants often don’t cover the full cost of services, can limit us to contracted work, and typically can’t be counted on from year to year. Did you know grant funding makes up only 10% of the charitable contributions that the sector receives? The majority (72%) comes from individual donors and individual donors may be willing to give to your organization year after year (an additional 8% from bequests). Congrats! You now know where the money is — but how can you start tapping into it? Join us to learn how you can help your organization get beyond grant writing and begin building a fundraising plan. Hint: Your grant savviness can be leveraged to secure donors and we’ll show you how. 
We’ll discuss:

  • funding sources and strategies: how to move from a grants-reliant model and create a broader funding base
  • creating a strategic fundraising plan that's appropriate to your organization
  • concrete tips for growing your individual donor program
  • key steps you can take to enhance sustainability
  • the role of your staff, executive director, and board in raising funds and creating a culture of philanthropy


Make the most of your learning!

  • Learning in pairs makes it easier to use session content back at your organization. Bring a colleague and save $55 on the second registration. Both participants must be registered at the same time, for the same seminar, and the discount will be automatically applied.
  • Stay the day and continue in your professional development training. Attend the morning and the afternoon sessions and save $55 on your second session. After you register for the first seminar, your discount code will appear in your confirmation email. Use that code when you register for the second seminar to receive your discount.
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1:30pm4:30pm Fundraising for Sustainability: Getting Beyond Gran Writing - $125


  • Where

  • Center for Nonprofit Management
    1000 North Alameda Street
    Los Angeles, California 90012
    (213) 266-8459

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