Category Archives: Fundraising

5 Crowdfunding Lessons

Back in 2012, when Creating the Future had just wrapped up its 3rd successful scholarship campaign at StartSomeGood.com, we posted a “lessons learned” post, to share what was standing out for us from that campaign.  Fast forward to today, we are now in the early planning stages for our 4th crowdfunding effort in early 2016. It feels…

Inspirational “Thank You” Ideas

    What is the most meaningful and memorable “thank you” you’ve ever received? We posed this question to a group of experts who work with all types of community organizations, and we received some very inspiring responses! As we read those stories, a clear pattern emerged: Whether the thank you was in response to a…

Tips: While You’re Waiting for the Grant…

You have written proposals for your program. You are confident you will find the funding you need. But for now, you are waiting. Or perhaps you are waiting on the results of your big annual event, the cash from which will carry your organization for many months. The longer you wait, the louder you hear…