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A blog for those interested in what affects, motivates and drives the New York City Nonprofit Sector — written by CRE’s crackerjack consulting team. We hope you use this space to share your thoughts, ask questions and engage in conversations about our city, social justice and the nonprofit sector.

Presenting a Polished Pitch: Developing a Strong Case Statement

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:   Read more >>

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