Skip to content


I’ll bet fundraising has been getting a new focus in many library institutions in the past few months. AFP has compiled a toolkit of resources to advise and guide fundraisers in tough economic times.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals has posted A Survival Kit for Fundraising in a Bad Economy, which includes links to dozens of articles.
Titles include: “Face the Economy With Sharpened Focus, Solid Strategy,” “Succeed at Fundraising Despite a Recession,” “Fundraising in a Recession,” “Recession-Proof Your Fundraising,” “Fundraising in a Tough Economy, Fundraising Tips: Do’s and Don’ts in a Troubled Economy,” etc.
Check it out at
Headings include:
Resource Toolkits Compiled By Other Organizations
Strategic Responses to the Crisis (McKinsey Quarterly)
Books available in the AFP Bookstore
Recent AFP articles and research
Articles from various sources collected by the AFP Fundraising Resource Center
Paulette Maehara, CFRE, CAE, president and CEO of AFP, staes: “But despite the headlines about Wall Street and the financial markets, we as fundraisers should not lose sight of the fact that giving is a way for communities to pull together. While the economic forecasts are uncertain right now, what is quite certain is the capacity of people to lend a hand and support institutions of all kinds. We hope you’ll use AFP as a resource in garnering vital support for your organization in what may be a wild ride over the next few months.”
Hope this stuff helps.

Posted on: February 6, 2009, 1:25 pm Category: Uncategorized

0 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.