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Fundraising Links

We've put together some links to help you get started on fundraising.

Many of the links below are UK-based and we would like to expand this to be more representative for our global network so your suggestions are welcomed. If you have any suggestions, please let us know.



The Search for Funding - Strategies for Success

Botanic gardens need to plan carefully if their fund-raising efforts are to be successful. The search for funding is not an easy task; it requires determination, persistence, imagination and good humour. Peter Wyse Jackson share his thoughts on how to sustain a botanic garden's finances.

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Funding for Educators

Funding, or the lack thereof, is the bugbear of many botanic garden education departments. In this article we look at how educators can ensure the cash keeps flowing, with emphasis on evaluation as a key part of the process.

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FunderFinder Software
Software to help not-for-profit organisations in the UK to identify charitable trusts that might give them money. Also has general advice on fundraising.

Trust Funding
Subscription service through Directory of Social Change, to search for Trusts suitable for your funding requirements.

Funding Information
Subscription service on current sources of funding, plus knowledge and support.

J4B
Grants information database of UK government funding opportunities. Register to undertake searches of the constantly updated database of business grants and loans.

Access Funds
Provides the latest funding information from Central Government, National Lottery, devolved governing bodies, EU and quangos. Plus a range of services to help you fundraise.

Government Funding (UK)
Information on grants through government departments. Free registration to receive email alerts.

Charities Information Bureau
This organisation supports voluntary organisations and community groups.

Fundraising UK website
Provides news, information, advice and funding links.

Association of Charitable Foundations

AAF
The AAF is the national organisation that offers support, advice and information to anyone involved in raising money for the arts in the UK.

UK Sponsorship
Online database of UK sponsorship opportunities. Post an advert for a small fee.

Grant Tracker
Grant Tracker provides up-to-date news on funding opportunities, available grants and policy issues.

Using the Internet to Raise Money
Cultivate blog editor Sarah Dixon shows some of the options for using the internet to raise your profile, and more importantly - to raise cash.

Zoo Funding Forum - also suitable for Botanic Gardens
This blog is written by a small team that helps mission-led zoos, aquaria, botanic gardens and nature sites across the UK and Europe attract major ‘transformational’ funding. The blog discusses and posts links to a wide range of funding sources.

Whitley Fund for Nature
The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK registered charity offering a wide range of Awards and Grants to outstanding nature conservationists around the world. We locate and recognise the world’s most dynamic conservation leaders: passionate people who are committed to making lasting change.

 
Robin Hood Marketing: Stealing Corporate Savvy to Sell Just Causes
How do you motivate people to give money, take action, or otherwise advance your worthy cause? The answer is marketing, and whether you're a nonprofit executive or a PTA volunteer, Katya Andresen's book shows you how to sell your mission as successfully as the great marketers of corporate America.
Fundraising: Hands-On Tactics for Nonprofit Groups
This hands-on operations manual shows employees of non-profit organizations and volunteers how to design and run successful fundraising campaigns for their organizations. Sample letters, budgets, grant proposals, press releases, and action checklists guide readers toward fundraising success.