Development & Fundraising

Fundraising Plans & PracticesDevelopment

Harbor Compliance: Register for your Massachusetts Charitable Solicitation License Online Fundraising: A Startup Guide

CapitalQuest: Materials, Training Guides, and Articles for Managing a Capital Campaign

Fundraiser Help: Sample Fundraising Letters

Guidestar: Top 10 Fundraising Tips

IRS Charitable Contributions: Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements (.pdf)

MNN 411 Article: Capital Campaign Planning Studies

MNN 411 Article: How Nonprofits Can Use ‘Shiny Objects’ to Raise More Money

National Council of Nonprofits (NCN): Ethical Fundraising

NCN: Saying ‘Thank You’ to Donors

Raise Funds: Building Donor Loyalty

Raise Funds: In-Kind Gifts: How to Acknowledge and Recognize Them

SBSF: Fundraising Donation Letter Template – 12 Items to Include in Donation Letters

Society for Nonprofits: Fundraising Tips and Tricks

TSNE MissionWorks: Getting Started with Email Fundraising

Creative Ways to Integrate Current and Future Gift Marketing



View current grant and award opportunities.

AGM’s Common Proposal and Report forms

The Balance: How to Write a Grant Proposal

Free Management Library: Corporate Giving: Foundation Grants vs. Sponsorships

Foundation Center: Grant Proposal Writing Short Course

Non-Profit Guides: Grant-Writing Tools for Non-Profit Organizations

Nonprofit Hub: Don’t Start Writing Your Nonprofit Grant Until You Read This

Strengthening Nonprofits: Acquiring Public Grants (PDF)

For more on grants from the Free Management Library, click here.


Sponsorships 9 Ways to Get Corporate Sponsorships for Charity Events

Eventbrite: Perfecting Your Sponsorship Pitch Deck

MNN 411 Article: Up Your Game & Improve Your Performance to Succeed with Sponsorship

National Center for Charitable Statistics: The Nonprofit FAQ: Sponsorship Strategies

NCN: Corporate Sponsorship Best Practices for Sponsorship Proposals



Associated Grant Makers

Foundation Center

Management Help Grant Information


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