Funding Mechanisms for a Not-For-Profit Agency

It has been six months since you began your own not-for-profit agency, which needs more funding. Identify those funding mechanisms currently in use and explore the potential of other funding mechanisms.

Be sure to address these questions:

  • Which current funding mechanisms are used for core agency support?
  • Which ones provide supplementary support?

Taking them one at a time, examine whether their use could be improved. What criteria should be used for measuring improvement (e.g., time & money invested, amount of income generated, number of funders or donors)?