Introductory

  • Book document
    Utilize your board to identify and cultivate potential donors. This course will teach you six important strategies to empower your volunteer leadership to raise funds for your program.
  • Book document
    What is asset mapping, and how can it assist you in making the most out of your community's resources? This course provides the fundamentals of following a step-by-step process for creating a successful asset map for your organization's community.
  • Book document
    Sharpen your "ask" skills by learning how to match your program's needs with a company's goals to create mutually beneficial partnerships. From planning to executing, this tutorial will teach you the steps to soliciting charitable funds from business leaders.
  • Book document
    Examine essential elements of a direct mail fundraising campaign with this tutorial.
  • Document
    Use this template and sample to create a short message to hook potential supporters.
    4.5
    Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
  • Webpage link
    Follow this six-part model for guidance on the often difficult process of making "the ask."
    5
    Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)
  • Webpage link
    Access a wide collection of informational and learning resources related to national and community service.
    4.857145
    Your rating: None Average: 4.9 (7 votes)
  • Document
    Shift your thinking around raising money from individuals. This article explains five paradigm shifts that will inspire you to change your fundraising approach.
    5
    Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)
  • Webpage link
    Use this grant research template to help you keep track of the grants you find, both online and "on-the-ground."
    4.6
    Your rating: None Average: 4.6 (5 votes)
  • Video
    Watch this video to learn about writing a successful press release that will help get your events publicized and covered by media outlets.
    4.73913
    Your rating: None Average: 4.7 (23 votes)

Forum Policy

VISTA Forum Policy: You are encouraged to share your comments, ideas, and concerns. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will delete comments that contain abusive, vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups. CNCS will delete comments that are clearly off-topic, that promote services or products, that solicit funds, or that promote or oppose any political party, person campaigning for elected office, or any ballot proposition. Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in the post being removed. Any opinions expressed here, except as specifically noted, are those of the individual commenter and do not necessarily represent the views, opinions, or policies of the AmeriCorps VISTA program or the Corporation for National and Community Service.