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Three types of funding your organization may be missing out on


Community organizations are adept at being creative when it comes to doing more with less. By leveraging their extensive network of partners, Main Street and Connect Communities organizations can attract in-kind support to cover many expenses while programs and events generate revenue and attract sponsor dollars to help achieve their downtown vision.

This focus on fundraising for specific projects or events in the work plan means that many organizations are missing larger potential sources of funding that could sustain the mission and support initiatives not directly tied to revenue streams. Three types of funding that organizations would benefit from exploring include: individual giving, challenge events and endowments.


Individual giving

The single largest source of charitable funding, comprising 71% of all nonprofit donations nationwide.


Challenge giving

Another way to secure individual or small corporate contributions by fostering a culture of giving and making the donation itself into an event.


Give Big events

Several Wisconsin communities host collaborative charitable events under the Give Big or Big Share platforms.




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