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Submitting New Proposals to Foundations: Letter, Inquiry or Proposal?

Posted by admin on Aug 9, 2018 4:35:30 PM

We have all heard it before when planning for a major capital fund drive: “We’ll get lots of money from foundations and grants!” Of course, there are varying degrees of truth in that declaration. While they can make some substantial gifts, foundations in general account for less than 10% of all charitable giving in America. To get the most attention from a foundation it is important to give them what they want. The old golden rule of fundraising applies to foundations perhaps more than with any other prospect, “He who has the gold – rules!”

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Topics: Capital Campaigns, Communications and Networking, foundation proposals, Fundraising Principles, Major Gifts, proposal letter tips, submit new foundation proposals

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