It may sound counterintuitive, but nonprofits that raise funds together can reap more benefits -- income, visibility, public goodwill, and so on -- than they would by working alone.
Can collaborative fundraising work for you? Sign up now for our live chat on Friday, Aug. 24, 2-3pm ET, to find out specifically:
- Why is collaborative fundraising often more effective?
- When does joint fundraising work - or doesn't work?
- What are the challenges? How can they be avoided or dealt with?
- How do I know if my organization is ready to co-fundraise with another nonprofit?
- YOUR QUESTION HERE. Most of the hour will be spent on readers' questions. Want to make sure your question gets asked? Send it to us in advance!
Answering these and your questions will be our expert panelists:
Jonathan Howard is a fundraiser who co-founded Cause & Effect consulting services in 1996 and recently interviewed several nonprofits who did collaborative fundraising for various projects. He has worked on assignments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Japan, Turkey, and other countries.
Jeffrey Ouellette is director of development for Central Square Theater in Boston, MA, which handles all fundraising, business and back office operations for two nonprofit theater companies to let them focus on their artistic missions.
We're looking forward to seeing you at GrantSpace on Aug. 24! Sign up now.
Until then, bone up on your collaboration knowledge with our GrantSpace Collaboration page.