Helping a New Organization Fundraise

  • Serve as a “reference.” Being available to talk to potential funders can help open doors for a new organization.
  • Host or participate at events where other grantmakers can learn about your grantee’s work and meet its leaders. One grantmaker in health care. Often nominates someone from a start-up she supported to be a presenter, or offers to include the organization’s work in her own presentation, if there will be potential funders in the audience.
  • Offer incentives to fundraise. Several contributors talked about grant policies that encourage organizations to involve other funders.

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 Working with Start-Ups.