Fundraising: Sources and Skills for Disability Information Services

summary:

This report aims to provide voluntary sector organisations, particularly those working in the field of disability information, with a set of practical fundraising guidelines. The report is in three main sections:

Part 1: The process of fundraising
This section examines how best to write applications for funding, and how to identify, approach and negotiate with potential sponsors. The impact of the 'contract culture' and the implications that it has for gaining funds from government sources is also considered.

Part 2: Sources of funding
This section examines the broad range of funding sources available to voluntary sector organisations, including central government, local government, charitable trusts, commercial companies and individuals. The section is divided into two parts: the first looks at the characteristics of the different sources of funding and the second contains details of various funding sources, including useful addresses.

Part 3: Case studies
This section shows how five local disability information projects have translated theory into practice