Developing or expanding any fundraising program requires adopting policies to guide the program's growth, as well as establishing procedures so the results are consistent and of high caliber. There are many benefits to having written, well-defined policies and procedures when establishing a Corporate Solicitations Program (CSP). If you are interested in growing your CSP without dramatically increasing the burden on your staff, volunteers, or Board of Directors, then I recommend you implement policies and procedures that effectively guide your CSP. This training will help you think through the policies and procedures you should have in place before launching a new or expanded CSP.
Cynthia M. Adams has spent the past 40 years helping nonprofit organizations raise the money needed to do their good work. Many of her early efforts centered on raising funds to set aside wilderness areas in Alaska. In 1990 she started her first company, the Alaska Funding Exchange. This endeavor served as the testing ground for a national company, GrantStation, which opened its Internet doors in the fall of 2001. Cindy built this business because she believes that grantseeking requires a thorough understanding of the variety and scope of grantmakers and sound knowledge of the philanthropic playing field. Her life's work has been to level that playing field, creating an opportunity for all nonprofit organizations to access the wealth of grant opportunities across the U.S. and throughout the world.