If you don’t have an annual fundraising plan in writing, you’re not alone. Most folks who work in a small nonprofit have no fundraising plan. Or maybe they have a few ideas about what they want to do, but it’s not written down anywhere, which means it isn’t a real plan.
People who take their nonprofit seriously know they need a plan but they either can’t seem to carve out the time to do it or aren’t sure what to include in their plan. So, they don’t even take a stab at it.
And that’s too bad. Want to know why?
An annual fundraising plan is like a treasure map that guides you to the exact activities that will bear the most fruit during the year, ensuring that your nonprofit can fulfill its mission.