Have you had fundraising success? Please tell us about it! Fill out the contact form on this page.
What is your campus doing to ensure the sustainability of your alternative break trips? Please share your experience with program sustainability through our contact form.
For sustainability purposes and to improve students' experiences, it's important to get feedback about how the trip. You can do this with a short, simple survey. Here are some examples.
There are many free online survey tools. Try using Google Forms (if you have a Gmail account, find this in Google Drive) or Survey Monkey.
AmeriCorps VISTA members have access to a variety of fundraising resources on the VISTA campus including courses, videos, and forums. The fundraising resources available address (1) raising funds from individuals, (2) writing grants and proposals, and (3) planning fundraising events.
Education Northwest: Program Sustainability Resources
Although developed specifically for youth mentoring programs, these resources on sustainability planning and fundraising are applicable to other settings. Sustainability Planning and Resource Development for Youth Mentoring Programs will help you think about how to secure sustainable funds for alternative break trips.
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Includes the Donor Bill of Rights, emerging issues, and an introduction to ethics from the AFP, an organization dedicated to advancing ethical and effective fundraising worldwide. While these resources are free, many of the site’s other resources are available only to AFP members.
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
Includes academic papers and links to a number of fundraising research resources, including a section on “most recent research”, from an esteemed university program.
Tony Poderis, “Know Your Organization”
Shares thoughts and experiences of Tony Poderis, a veteran fundraiser, on a range of topics including mission statements, the case for support, potential donors, and the reasons why fundraising is necessary.
Timothy L. Seiler, "The Roadmap to Fundraising Success"
Walks through the processes involved in the various points along the fundraising cycle, including planning, strategies, and action checkpoints.