The Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) want to see all East Chicago nonprofits be successful. Successful fundraising is a vital part of running a nonprofit not only because it helps the organization to solicit necessary funds, but fundraising also provides you with an opportunity to communicate your organization’s mission to the community. Without financial contributions from the community, a nonprofit organization can find it hard to reach its stated goals. While the type of fundraising you do is completely up to you, there are nine tips that every nonprofit should follow to achieve success in fundraising.

  • Set goals
  • Know your donors
  • Engage with your donors
  • Embrace technology
  • Be where your donors are
  • Host a fundraising event
  • Make it easy for your donors
  • Send a thank-you note
  • Show your donors the impact they made

No matter the type of fundraiser you are holding, these tips are sure to make your donors feel appreciated, and likely to donate again. For more information on garnering funding for your nonprofit, visit


How to Effectively Fundraise for Your Nonprofit