Nonprofit Fundraising and Public-Private Partnerships

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Learn more about the various methods nonprofits use to attract financial support.

Consider the top ten reasons individuals and organizations contribute to nonprofits.

Increase your understanding of how nonprofit representatives use the term "fundraising" to mean a variety of activities that differ from the Federal Ethics definition of fundraising and how federal employees might support identifying, informing, involving and recognizing philanthropic partners.

Discussion Questions:

1. Can you list at least 4 ways that nonprofits attract financial support?

2. Can you list at least 3 reasons donors make gifts or grants to nonprofit organizations?

3. Can you describe 2 examples of how a federal employee might inform or involve a potential philanthropic partner in the development of a program or project?

4. What 3 questions might you ask your nonprofit partners about their fundraising activities on behalf of a public/private partnership?

Liz Madison 

Liz Madison

Senior Fellow
Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

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