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Tip Sheet: Annual Appeals

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: December 8, 2010
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Fundraising
This tip sheet provides guidance on conducting annual appeals as part of your fundraising strategy. This resource is designed for ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs).

Tip Sheet: Finding Prospective Donors – Private Funders and Foundations

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: December 3, 2010
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Board of Directors, Fundraising
This tip sheet provides guidance on identifying prospective private donors as part of your fundraising strategy. This resource is designed for ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs).

Tip Sheet: Annual Reports

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: November 19, 2010
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data
This tip sheet provides guidance on developing annual reports for your organization, including tips on doing so in a cost-effective way. This resource is designed for ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs).

Tip Sheet: Preparing Your Elevator Speech

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: November 12, 2010
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Board of Directors, Fundraising
This tip sheet provides guidance on developing a short “elevator speech” to share with prospective donors as part of your fundraising strategy. This resource is designed for ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs).

Tip Sheet: Getting Your Board Involved in Fundraising

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: November 5, 2010
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Board of Directors, Fundraising
It is expected by donors and other stakeholders that board members give; it is a sign of their confidence in and commitment to their organization. Why should others be expected to reach into their pockets, if they are not? Selected board members should also have connections or networks that can be valuable resources for the …

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Guide: Monitoring Your SMART Objectives Facilitator’s Guide

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: October 29, 2010
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning
This facilitator’s guide is designed to be used when designing and delivering a training on the basics of monitoring. It can be used on its own to design a full workshop on this topic or adapted into shorter modules to fit your needs. This resource is designed for ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs).

Tip Sheet: Tips for Starting Up a New Grant

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: October 22, 2010
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Grants Management
This tip sheet reviews the steps you should take when starting up a new grant. This resource is designed for ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs).

Tip Sheet: Report Writing Q&A with ORR

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: October 15, 2010
Topic(s):
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data
This tip sheet shares recommendations on developing strong federal grant reports through a Q&A with ORR Program Analyst Tabassum Siraj. This resource is designed for ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs).

Tip Sheet: Federal Funding and Proposal Writing

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: October 8, 2010
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Fundraising
This tip sheet provides an introduction to writing a proposal for federal grant funds. This resource is designed for ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs).

Guide: Needs Assessment Training Handbook

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: October 8, 2010
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection
A needs assessment is a way of finding out the most important needs of a certain group of people – your target population. This handbook provides an introduction to designing and conducting needs assessments. This resource is designed for ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs).