How to Build Relationships with Local Resources for Funding

This webinar, from 6/13/2007, features Kristi Rendahl and Carol Prendegast from the Development team at the Center for Victims of Torture.

This webinar is presented as a part of the National Capacity Building (NCB) webinar series. NCB is a project of the Center for Victims of Torture.


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Wednesday, 13 June 2007
This webinar begins a series that explores different avenues for increasing funding in nonprofits. Topics include: characterization of donors, setting a timeline, and action to achieve your goals. Importance is placed on donor relations, building a network of donors, and enthusiastically reaching out to new and creative sources of donations. The second half touches on the importance of developing a case statement including relevance, proximity, sense of future, immediacy, excitement, and importance. It features Kristi Rendahl and Carol Prendegast, both from the Development team at The Center for Victims of Torture.

Other Resources:

Articles and Journals:


  • Burnett, K. (2002). Relationship Fundraising: A Donor Based Approach to the Business of Raising Money (2nd ed., p. 384). Jossey-Bass.
  • Flanigan, J. (2002). Successful Fundraising: A Complete Handbook for Volunteers and Professionals (2nd ed., p. 336). McGraw-Hill.
  • Miller, K. (2010). The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for your Good Cause (1st ed., p. 256). Jossey-Bass.
  • Ross, B., & Segal, C. (2002). Breakthrough Thinking for Nonprofit Organizations: Creative Strategies for Extraordinary Results (1st ed., p. 288). Jossey-Bass.
  • Warwick, M. (2008). How to Write Successful Fundraising Letters (2nd ed., p. 336). Jossey-Bass.



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