The last few years have been particularly tough for the charity sector as it’s had to find new ways to operate and interact with the government whilst meeting the needs of those it serves.
A period of economic growth followed swiftly by recession has seen income levels under pressure at exactly the time when charity services are most needed. With fewer corporate donations and government grants available to charities, you need to ensure that fundraising is at the top of your list of income priorities.
During the next two weeks we will be posting a daily strategy / piece of advice which will help take your fundraising to the next level.
Day 1: Remember that fundraising takes time
Raising money from donations is not an instant task, nor a quick one. And of course, the bigger the amount of money, the longer preparation takes and the longer lead time needed. Any organisation which wants to increase its income level from donations should not expect to see a return before 18 months.