Fundraising success involves a combination of knowledge, skills, systems, and consistent practices. Fundraising campaigns that take a systematic approach and put fundamentals in place in an appropriate sequence have a better chance of success. Projects risk failure when they start with donor prospecting, fundraising software, or communications materials when the fundamentals are not set.

This brief guide provides an introduction to fundraising fundamentals and eight key activities for your grantees to consider in their fundraising efforts.

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There are almost as many reasons to hire a consultant as there are consultants. These resources will help you take the right steps to find, hire, and manage a consultant who will deliver what you need whether it be for strategy, evaluation, communications, or providing fundraising advice and support for your grantee partners.

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