2. WTF – Where’s the Funding?


Fundraising is the lifeblood of most community organisations, yet it’s an often-neglected task. Most organisations draw the majority of their income from just one or two sources. That’s a dangerous strategy. If one of those sources dries up, you could quickly face a budget black hole.

This course is designed for grassroots fundraisers. It will help participants identify all the many sources of income available to their organisation and give them confidence to start drawing from each of them. The result? Fewer burnt-out volunteers, more successful events, a bigger donor database, and ultimately a stronger, healthier, more sustainable community group.

  • Welcome
  • Sustainable funding Strategy
  • Ethical Funding
  • Mission and Impact
  • The 7 pillars of funding
  • An overview of the 7 Pillars
  • Pillar 1: Grants
  • Pillar 2 : Donations
  • Pillar 3 : Crowdfunding
  • Pillar 4 : Membership/Alumni
  • Pillar 5 : Special Events
  • Pillar 6 : Sales
  • Pillar 7 : Community-Business Partnerships
  • Campaign Planning
  • The Pitch
  • The ask
  • Rallying the troops
  • Rattle those tins!
  • Resources
  • Links
  • Help us help the sector
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever