Fundraising is a State of Mind

You don’t need to be an expert to help grantees find new funding. These fundraising tips from experienced grant makers are simply habits to cultivate in your own practice:

  • Sponsor grantee networks and convenings

  • Mention grantees when you talk with other funders

  • Invite grantees to be on panels with funders

  • Take an active role in funders’ affinity groups; start a group in your field or community if none exists

  • Share expertise with new funders

  • Circulate reports featuring grantees’ work

  • Be willing to cofund; join collaborations in your field or community

  • Offer challenge grants and competitions as fundraising incentives

Takeaways are critical, bite-sized resources either excerpted from our guides or written by Candid Learning for Funders using the guide's research data or themes post-publication. Attribution is given if the takeaway is a quotation.

This takeaway was derived from The Effective Exit.