Trusts and foundations

More and more donors, particularly larger donors, are choosing to channel their giving through a trust, or foundation. Many of these function just like individual donors though some of the larger ones have a committee and published criteria. It pays to know and to respect these criteria. Trusts don’t like to waste time on applications for support that are outside their expressed interest areas (just like private individual donors).

Ten things you should remember when writing to trusts and foundations

by Jo Habib

As with all fundraising, you really need to think about what you are doing from the foundations’ – the donors’ – perspectives. If you were them, what would you want? How would you want to be approached? What would you want to know?

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Kelvingrove refurbishment appeal: capital campaign


Find out how this great, superbly well planned capital campaign was executed with such great style and character that it exceeded its target by more than two times.

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