With Trusts accounting for £4 billion of income in 2014-15 for the UK charity sector, is Trust fundraising an income source you can afford not to take seriously? In the UK, close to 10,000 charitable trusts grant over £4 billion per year to good causes. Many organisations have found that this can be a reliable and steady stream of income.
Your Pitch is vital. You need to nail it before you start speaking to donors or you’ll come unstuck. Time spent on this preparation is never wasted – it is a waste of time to write poorly-constructed proposals.
It used to be the natural thing for us to question everything – we asked why? all the time. Over time we’ve stopped doing that so much – we know more, we don’t ask as much. Asking “yeah, but why?” about your fundraising proposition is a good test of whether you’ve arrived at the nub of the issue yet… and if you can’t answer the whys that you come up with you won’t be answering the whys of your audience