Generating diverse income streams will support your organisation to be more sustainable and deliver its mission. As non-profit organisations, we can generate income through a variety of ways – fundraising, grants, contracts, trading, loans, in-kind donations etc. It is important to understand how your organisation can generate income, below are some resources to help you do just that.
Building a case for support: a basic outline to help you to write out your case for support that can be used for funding bids, to attract donations etc.
Dos and don’ts of grant funding applications: some useful tips on how to get the most out of your funding bids
Guide to Crowdfunding for Community Groups: this guide outlines what crowdfunding is and things to consider if using it to raise finance for your project
Funding for Faith Groups Guide: guidance on faith-based organisations’ eligibility for funding and some tips on where to look for funding
NCVO funding and income guidance: information to help your organisation become more sustainable with practical tips and step-by-step guides on how to find the money you need for your community group, organisation or charity.
Nesta's Crowdfunding Resources: from teaching modules on the purpose of crowdfunding to toolkits, guides and videos such as this introduction to crowdfunding: