Raising funds to remain sustainable and fulfil your aims is the number one challenge facing charitable organisations.
The key to successful fundraising is a strong strategy, which ideally has a mixed portfolio of sources of income, so you are not dependent on any single source. Each source has distinct characteristics – they require different levels of resource to exploit them and have different timeframes to deliver a result.
You need to decide which make most sense for you, matching your ambition to available resources. Some of the options are highlighted below. You can also find out more on the different types of income generation on the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and Knowhow Nonprofit sites, or watch the fundraising webinars from the FSI.