Trust fundraising, like baking, requires practice, attention to detail, good measuring and an understanding of the impact of environmental factors. Money Tree Fundraising’s Deanna Wolf shares her recipe for trust fundraising success….
In this blog we try to debunk some of the most popular myths about trust fundraising – whether it is about raising money for a community interest company, proving your track record to a grant-makers satisfaction or applying for unrestricted money and covering your overheads through grants.
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.
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