Dynamic, genuine relationships are the key to securing funding that lasts. Sustain a balanced relationship of individual, foundation, and corporate donors that feel compelled to act after hearing your story. Grow strong relationships between key donors and members of your team. And rely on a strategic, intentional plan of interconnected fundraising initiatives to keep your mission going—and growing.
In 2009, By The Hand was funded primarily through one special event. With increased demand for its services and imminent capital needs, By The Hand realized that this event strategy would not sustain its growing mission.