Attracting Philanthropic Support for Preservation


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  • 24-hour-a-day access
  • Access to website & mobile version
  • Introductory video by faculty member
  • 10 learning resources
  • Challenge assignment
  • Badge upon completion

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the basic steps of effective fundraising
  • Know how to create or adapt a fundraising plan
  • Discover ways to support preservation programs
  • Identify opportunities for expanding your fundraising efforts

About This Course

Effective fundraising is an essential component of historic preservation work. Fundraisers must convey to supporters why a building or site is important, why financial support is necessary for its survival, and why that person or institution’s financial support is critical to your project. Once they secure financial backing, successful fundraisers are able to allocate funds across their projects according to a carefully-thought-out plan. The resources in this course will help you learn how to identify sources of funding, prepare a fundraising plan, build a fundraising team, and make the best use out of limited funding.

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 by Allison

Included a variety of perspectives and the ending activity challenged me to efficiently implement my knowledge in a way attending a conference might not. (Yet, I thought the video of a conference keynote speaker was perhaps the most helpful resource of all.)

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