Managing the Contribution

Posted by La Salle Nonprofit Center on February 13, 2017

For Fundraising and Finance Professionals
Managing the Contribution

Responsibility and accountability to donors falls to both development and finance managers, stewarding every donor from the time of the first gift throughout the life of the relationship. Both fundraising and finance staff must understand and appreciate what is involved in the management of grants, individual donations and corporate gifts, and in recent years, crowdfunding and online contributions.

This requires mastering the budgeting process, the different requirements and expectations among the various gift vehicles, the management of expenses and the role of recognition and accountability, in order to meet the full demands of each position. Proper contribution management means satisfying donors, regulators and program staff and creates opportunities for future gifts.

Just as you have a plan for raising funds, you need a plan for managing them as well and there must be a strong partnership between the development and finance staff, to ensure accuracy, continuity and accountability to the funder. Real world examples will enable you to understand the significance of what’s included in budgets, manage expenses, create positive donor relations, trouble-shoot potential problems and seal the deal for the future.

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