20 Questions: What’s your fundraising potential?
If you can’t confidently say a strong YES to each question, you have some work to do.
- You have an inspirational vision of the community change you’d like to create.
- You can connect the resources you seek to the societal change you’d like to create.
- You have a strategic plan for least 3 years into the future.
- You cherish results and measure the impact of your programs.
- Your staff are passionate and evangelical leaders for your organization and its programs.
- Your board members are passionate and evangelical leaders for your organization and its programs.
- You are wise stewards of all of your resources.
- You have many long-standing friends and partners.
- You have created opportunities for people to be involved with you on many levels.
- You have clear goals and objectives for how much money you need to raise and have done the “math” of fundraising.
- You have a well-designed plan for raising resources.
- You regularly communicate with your “stakeholders” about your activities, needs and accomplishments.
- Staff (or volunteers) have been individually assigned responsibility and are held accountable for revenue goals.
- You believe you can do it (failure is not an option).
- You are not afraid to ask for what you need.
- Your internal systems support fundraising (e.g. a well functioning and documented donor management database).
- You know how to use and adapt proven fundraising techniques.
- You invest the most resources where you receive the greatest fundraising return.
- You insist on ethical fundraising.
- You make an annual investment in professional development for fundraising.
You can find a copy of this quiz to share with your staff and board in our Toolbox.