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Sustainability! 2014. What is the Idaho Nonprofit Center? The Idaho Nonprofit Center represents the interests of our state’s 4,800 nonprofits, 48,700.

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1 Sustainability! 2014

2 What is the Idaho Nonprofit Center? The Idaho Nonprofit Center represents the interests of our state’s 4,800 nonprofits, 48,700 paid staff, and 400,000 volunteers. We have 1 goal. A stronger Idaho together we make a stronger Idaho

3 About Membership Membership in the Idaho Nonprofit Center means… Professional & Organizational Development…Member-to-Member Connections & Collaborations…Increasing the Voice & Visibility of the Nonprofit Sector…Cost $avings on Nonprofit Services. We are many missions with one voice. Together we make a stronger Idaho!

4 Things We Do: Annual Statewide Conference Nationally-known keynote speakers, dozens of workshops Online Learning All you need is a phone and an Internet connection Professional Training Workshops and forums delivered around the state. The Idaho Nonprofit Center provides high-quality, affordable training, education and resources. Member Discounts on all trainings and events!

5 CenterView e-Newsletter Interesting info & tips; keep up-to-date on nonprofit sector news Help Line Call or your nonprofit question—the answers are on us! Online Knowledge Center Access nonprofit best practices, templates, and policies, in one convenient online reference center Member Discounts on all trainings and events! More Things We Do: The Idaho Nonprofit Center provides high-quality, affordable training, education and resources.

6 Sustainability Sustainability, in a general sense, is the capacity to maintain a certain process or state indefinitely.

7 Sustainability: So…what does that mean? Consistent, Reliable, Ongoing, Sources of revenue that generate cash flow exceeding expenses annually. …for effectively and efficiently implementing your mission.

8 Why is Sustainability Important? Sustainability is critical to philanthropic contributions as it communicates credibility of management, prudent financial practices and worthiness of trust.

9 Primary Sources of Revenue Philanthropic Contributions ­ Individuals ­ Foundations ­ Corporations Public (Local, State Federal) Funds Earned Income/Fees for Services Which are the MOST consistent, reliable and ongoing for you?

10 Determine Your Critical Mass of Individual Support Revenue Required ÷ Avg Contribution/Membership Fee = Total Individuals Required

11 10 Tips for Raising Money* Ask “If you don’t ask, you won’t get”. Ask people you know. *Adapted from NonProfit Kit for Dummies

12 10 Tips for Raising Money* Tell Your Story. Show How You are Improving Lives. What are the outcomes, not the outputs! Make the Numbers Very, Very, Very Clear. How much is needed to achieve change. *Adapted from NonProfit Kit for Dummies

13 10 Tips for Raising Money* Research! Find out as much as possible about the prospective donor! Know Your Donors! Think like a fish to catch a fish. Build a Donor Pyramid! Enlist your donors to add more donors! *Adapted from NonProfit Kit for Dummies

14 10 Tips for Raising Money* Make it Easy to Respond! For example, suggest a specific amount to contribute. Keep Good Records. Your donor records will become your most valuable tool. *Adapted from NonProfit Kit for Dummies

15 Some Good Questions Why would a donor invest in us? Why do our current donors give (and perhaps continue to give) to us? What are our donors’ deepest felt needs and aspirations?

16 IDAHO GIVES 2014! Idaho Gives is a single day of statewide charitable giving, celebrating the diversity of our nonprofit organizations and allowing people to learn about and contribute to their critical work Results: $578,735 raised 6,192 donors 418 nonprofits 9,415 donations

17 OPENING THE HEART OF ONLINE GIVING FORUM! Spend a day with Rich Dietz crafting an impactful donor experience, developing your fundraising campaign plan and creating a video to tell your story! March 17 – Idaho Falls March 18 – Meridian March 25- Coeur d’Alene Visit to register!

18 NONPROFIT RESOURCE THURSDAY! Feb 20: “Marketing and Communications Insights” Mar 20: “Idaho Gives Part I: Strategies for Success!” April 17: "Idaho Gives Part II: Tactics to Cash-In!" 3rd Thursday of the month, 4pm-6pm 3rd floor of the Boise Public Library: 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise It's an open house, so just drop in!

19 Join us! Sign up at: together we make a stronger Idaho


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