Sustainable Fundraising

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Tuesday, July 7th to Wednesday, September 30th

Please join us in an online, open forum on telehealth. NCB is providing an opportunity for clinicians to ask each other questions, share observations and adapted telehealth protocols for the SoT population via an online forum and technical exchange. This conversation will be a forum for peer-led informational exchange. NCB staff will assist in facilitating and monitoring the conversation.

Directions: Please watch Eugene Augusterfer’s presentation and interview Telemedicine in Mental Health first. Then feel free to join us in this open forum. All are welcome to join this forum, whether you have an account on or not. For more information on using the forum, please read the directions on the first post. Please keep your comments respectful, relevant, factual, and do not share identifying information about clients per client privacy and HIPAA regulations. This forum will be open from July 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

In 2010 the National Capacity Building Project of the Center for Victims of Torture hosted an Institute on the subject of "Creating Financial Sustainability in Programs Serving Torture Survivors ". Lori Jacobwith's dynamic session on Sustainable Fundraising was recorded, and is available to you here in six parts. You can use the menu at right to navigate through the six sections:

Part 1: Introduction

Objectives of the session; discussion of fundraising challenges; importance of communication; practice of clarity in communication; three-sentence introductions, value statement "We are (who?) and we specialize in working with (whom?) and we help them (to do what?)".

Part 2: Storytelling

Storytelling; dealing with client confidentiality; examples of two-minute stories; examples of six-word stories.

Part 3: Money

Our relationship to money; three toxic myths of scarcity; the impact of money; fundraising as a call to communication rather than a transaction; communicating what's missing to potential funders.

Part 4: Asking/Take Action

Empowering people with their gifts; making good use of board members; 9 steps for a successful fundraising campaign.

Part 5: Maximize Relationships/Stay Relevant

Monthly contacts; multiple touches; meaningful donor communication.

Part 6: Conclusion

Sustainable strategies; making fundraising fun; ah-has from this presentation.