What Streams Do You Use to Raise Money?

Let’s see if I can list all the sources of fundraising that your organization utilizes:

  • Annual fund donations
  • Fundraising/Charity Events
  • User fees/Earned income
  • Investment income
  • Private foundation grants
  • Government grants
  • Corporate giving
  • Church support
  • Offering plate
  • Unified giving (United Way, Federal Employee Campaign, etc.)
  • Direct mail
  • In-kind
  • Tax credits
  • Telethon campaign
  • Capital campaign
  • Legacy giving

The gospel of John — Jesus stood up and shouted, “If you are thirsty, come to me and drink! Have faith in me, and you will have streams of life-giving water flowing from deep inside you.”

Maybe this list can suggest some areas to explore within your own organization.

By the way — send me an email if you have a stream I haven’t mentioned. I’ll add it to the list.