Why is Fundraising Important for Nonprofits?

Most charitable nonprofits rely upon the generosity of donors for some or all of their funding. Consequently, fundraising is an activity of major importance to the nonprofit sector. Giving USA is a resource for information about philanthropic giving in the United States.

Stay Informed

On the path to successful fundraising, it is crucial to stay informed about the major issues that shape the landscape of fundraising today, including some of the challenges and regulatory requirements of which even the smallest nonprofit should be aware. We suggest familiarity with the following topics:

What should charitable nonprofits know in order to manage the expectations of their donors?

Government Partnerships

Nonprofits that partner with government may face complex challenges. Read the Council of Nonprofits’ Special Report, Costs, Complexification, and Crisis: Government’s Human Services Contracting "System" Hurts Everyone.


Also visit the section on Fundraising in the Council of Nonprofits' online bookstore.


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