The Michael Christopher and the Healthcare Transition Group Healthcare Transition Group have released a white paper that will be of interest to those who want learn fundraising techniques, and those wanting a review!
To me there are three important points. First, executives need to be skilled in relationship cultivation, especially if they are interested in landing major gifts at relatively little cost. The second is that grants come in many different forms and include in-kind contributions. Direct financial contributions are wonderful, but a lot can be accomplished with in-kind support, especially early in the RHIO development process.
The third point relates to something I’ve addressed in my guide and it is to “compellingly memorialize the organization’s successes, spin lessons-learned perspectives on its failures, and articulate its challenges. These ongoing histories form the basis for every new project’s case statement, and provide the ready material for drafting grant requests and proposals quickly and persuasively as opportunities arise. The ability to “turn on a dime” is an apt virtue in fund development…” Executives can use grant writers to focus on crafting the words instead of the organization. if they have a trail of written reality to draw upon.
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