Monday, October 13, 2008

A Survival Kit for Fundraising in a Bad Economy

Thanks to AFP Resource Center for publishing "A Survival Kit for Fundraising in a Bad Economy"

I mean, seriously...
Times are hard and life is strange...
A tumultuous economy can present unique challenges for nonprofit fundraising. Looking for ways to cope? AFP has compiled a toolkit of resources to advise and guide fundraisers in tough economic times.

“Donors have a lot on their minds these days as they sit down with their personal budgets,” explains Paulette Maehara, CFRE, CAE, president and CEO of AFP. “But despite the headlines about Wall Street and the financial markets, we as fundraisers should not lose sight of the fact that giving is a way for communities to pull together. While the economic forecasts are uncertain right now, what is quite certain is the capacity of people to lend a hand and support institutions of all kinds. We hope you’ll use AFP as a resource in garnering vital support for your organization in what may be a wild ride over the next few months.”

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