Early on in your fundraising planning, you’ll want to develop a Case for Support. This is a document that pulls together all the relevant information about a project or your organisations that might help persuade a potential funder to support you.
A Case for Support demonstrates that:
- There’s a real need – and preferably some sense of urgency;
- You can see a solution – details of what that solution is and why/how it will meet the need;
- Your organisation is the best placed to fulfil that need;
- You have a sustainability plan – that you’re not reliant on a very few sources of income which could make your organisation vulnerable and therefore a risky investment;
- Your project fits well with their objectives.
Not only does the Case for Support form the basis of fundraising proposals, but it’s also a useful way to check that you’ve really thought every aspect of your projects through right at the outset.
You can download our guide to building your Case for Support below: