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The core element of any successful fundraising or development program is your group’s case statement.  A case statement is a brief document, no more than two pages or so that makes your “case”: it explains why potential funders (institutional or individual) should support your organization. A case statement informs your proposals or appeal letters to donors.  To build a strong claim for funding, an organization typically tries to answer the following questions:  ..

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Presenting a Polished Pitch: Developing a Strong Case Statement

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