For many nonprofit organizations, fundraising is an essential function of ensuring adequate resources are secured to achieve their charitable missions. Fundraisers build and steward relationships with key stakeholders and represent the work of the nonprofit organization to the community. Careful attention to best practices, ethics, and thoughtful planning are crucial aspects of effective and ethical work.
MCN’s The Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence is a comprehensive overview of accountability principles and management practices based on the values of quality and responsibility that distinguish the nonprofit sector from government and business. Principles and Practices identifies 3 principles and 16 practices with regard to nonprofit fundraising, including:
Resources from the Association of Fundraising Professionals for Individual Giving: