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The AFP Fundraising Dictionary defines reserves as "assets set aside that usually represent a percentage of an organization’s operating budget for an emergency or other use." An operating reserve may be thought of as a "rainy day" fund--assets set aside to cover unforeseen expenses that may arise. Compare: CONTINGENCY FUND
Members may find the AFP Fundraising Dictionary Online at:
Before an organization starts a fundraising program, certain
conditions need to be in place, including leaders that have a clear sense of
the organization’s mission and constituency and a vision of the organization’s
direction, a continuous planning process for determining how it will achieve
its mission and how much it will cost, and the necessary resources to achieve
Here is some material on Hiring a Development Director and thoughts on when to hire.
Here are some links to material which discusses Volunteer Management and some of the possible legal issues. ( a reminder that nothing we provide should be
considered or should substitute for appropriate legal advice)