The following resources are designed to assist in development and fundraising:

Introduction to Development Resources

  • Play the Video (MP4)
  • Local Board Resources file

Getting Your Board Involved – This exercise is a first step. If your board members are not involved, your success may be limited):

Annual Campaign – Presentations:

Annual Campaign – Guidance (Ask & Receive Newsletter Articles):

Annual Campaign Letters (Some valuable tips on writing the letters)


The Ask & Receive newsletters were published by the Ecumenical Campus Ministry Team. Fourteen of the letters are contained in this archive as a resource for your development committee (link)

A Comprehensive Guide to Fundraising – This is really the “how to” handbook for fundraising.  It covers the following topics:  (Download the Guide )

  • What is fundraising?
  • Create a mission statement
  • Building your donor base
  • The annual or sustaining fund
  • Putting a wrap on the annual fund
  • Direct mailing
  • Improve your direct mail program
  • Writing a fund raising letter
  • Donor stewardship
  • Considering a phonathon
  • Ready, fire, aim
  • Laying out a timeline for a campaign
  • Doing a feasibility study
  • Tracking donors
  • Visiting you donors
  • Examine your money culture