We here at Philanthropy University recognize that you guys, our learners, are experts in what you do. For that reason, we want to to hear your best practices for common challenges you face in your work.
Every couple weeks, we will ask a new question related to your best practices at work. Please provide your and/or your organization's best practices, and "vote" for others’ best practices that you agree with or are helpful. Based on the best practices that get the most “votes”, we will gather this community’s favorite answers and make a collection of the Fundraising and Resource Mobilization community’s best practices. This collection of best practices will be available to all learners who visit this community, supporting other individuals interested in Fundraising and Resource Mobilization to overcome these common challenges.What one strategy has been most useful to your organization to increase its income?
Christian Education and Development Organization (CEDO) was registered 24/June/2010, under Non-Governmental Organizations Act, 2002 with registration No. ooNGO/oooo3928 and operate in Tanzania Mainland, according with its governing constitution.
CEDO is operates in Healthcare sector, Education, Agricultural, community development sectors.
The organization is provide services to youths, elders, women and children, disabled people, orphans and prisoners.
The one strategy that has been most useful to my organization to increase income is FUNDRAISING, asking money from donors.
@Kalegeya What have been your strategies for fundraising? Do you fundraise from large foundations or from individuals? How do you find funding opportunities?
Our strategies that have been used for fundraising is to identifying the donors and start to communicating with them by making the ask and thanking.
We have successfully to raised money from individuals and foundations, such as Foundation for civil society (FCS), World Back, Government of Tanzania, Global Giving Foundation. etc
We finds funding opportunities by searching donors and starting communicating with them by asking money and thanking.
Japhet A. Kalegeya
Securing funding from organizations / entities such as those is a huge accomplishment. Congratulations to you @Kalegeya and your colleagues on that.
You mention regular outreach/communication with donors in order to get these funding opportunities going. How do you find these donors in the first instance?
In the first instance I searching donors from, my network, family and asking money. When they agree or reject me I thanks them or sign the contract.