Category Archives: Fundraising

Resource Development Planning January 11, 2013

Earlier this week, we attempted to begin Creating the Future’s plan for resource development – doing so live online, as we’ve begun doing with all our planning. Unfortunately, our planning session quickly became a learning opportunity about the technology of the broadcast, as we learned from someone who had been trying to participate that the…

Why We Are NOT Doing a Year-End Appeal

Two years ago, as one of Creating the Future’s first efforts at doing anything at all as an organization, we attempted a year-end appeal. Long time friends may recall that we shut down that appeal moments before “the biggest giving days of the year.” *  We shut it down because it didn’t feel right. As a…

Fundraising True Confessions

In December of last year, we made the last minute decision to do a year-end fundraising campaign for the very new organization that is Creating the Future. In the spirit of transparent engagement, we promised to share what would normally be kept secret – everything we learned from that campaign. That is what this post…