In this article, we explain how you can get funding for your activist campaigns or non-profit cause. We talk about various means of getting money. The also discuss how to make budgets for your projects.
There are a lot of ways for activists to raise funds. Whether it's through online crowdfunding platforms, asking for donations, finding sponsors, or applying for grants from charitable foundations, there are many options available. We wrote detailed guides that discuss grant-writing and donor cultivation, and many other topics:
In this section, we have listed a few guides that discuss how to manage your funds in an effective and transparent way. This includes applying for a legal non-profit status, making budgets and being transparent about where the money is going.
Legal nonprofit status
Reporting & transparency
Just Recovery action in London, United Kingdom – Activists and volunteers from 350, UK Youth strikers and Build Back Better coalition projects the message "People not Profit" " onto a the Treasury and " "Build Back Better", "It's our Money, Our future","Our eyes are on the Bank of England and the Treasury" onto the Bank of England in London, United Kingdom. They demand a Just Recovery for people and the planet as G20 Finance Ministers and Central banks governors meet in Saudi Arabia to discuss how to spend trillions of public dollars on economic recovery and stimulus. (Projections on Walls, 2020)
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The Seven Pillars of Fundraising Our Community
Empowered Fundraising Dragon Dreaming
Your Organisation Can and Should Raise More Money from Major Donors Oxfam
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