Online Fundraising Resources Center


Internet for Fund Raising:
Principles and Practices

Planning Your Own Site -- some considerations
  • What are your objectives?

    • Fundraising -- online gifts and pledges

    • Fundraising -- donor cultivation and recognition/stewardship

    • Friendraising -- identifying new constituencies in your communities; strengthening relationships with stakeholders

    • Building Your Database -- collecting information

    • Communicating with Your Constituencies
      • "online library" of basic information
      • newsletters
      • interactivity -- mailtos, forms, bulletin boards, listservs

  • What is the level of commitment at your institution for this project?

  • Where will your site "live" (your server? IT's server? commercial server)? Who will have the power over it (ability to make changes, allocate server space, etc.?)

  • What are your resources (equipment, talent, time)?

  • What is your budget?

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