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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Fund Raising Resources for Tutor/Mentor Programs
By nsbyrer @ 4:20 PM :: 3848 Views :: Article Rating :: Funding and Philanthropy
INDEPENDENT SECTOR Endorses General Operating Support Grants as a preferred Funding Mechanism(Washington, DC, April 8, 2004)- INDEPENDENT SECTOR has endorsed recommendations from a group of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders that encourage foundations to give general operating support grants in order to provide the most flexible funding to their nonprofit partners.

"Guidelines for the Funding of Nonprofit Organizations" calls on funders to choose to provide general operating support over project support whenever it is appropriate, feasible and the goals of the foundation and nonprofit are closely aligned. Read more at 

Why is this important to charities that operate volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs? Please read this attached article and forward it to anyone who has ever considered making a donation to support a charity:The Looking-Glass World of Nonprofit Money: Managing in For-Profits? Shadow Universe, by Clara Miller

Join the Discusson forum and collaborate on creating strategies and innovations that change the way volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs all over the country are funded.

Visit the Fund Raising Links, where you will find dozens of resources to help you and your organization with your own fund raising strategies.


If we can teach charities and donors to choose a cause and find an information portal, such as this, that shows the long-term work needed for a tutor/mentor program to help a youth to a career, then we can teach the donor to pick a charity based on where the need is greatest (map) and what organization is providing service in that zip code (Program Locator). once a donor gets to the few tutor/mentor program choices that exist in a zip code, it is up to the donor to determine how much he/wants to help, then write a check and send it to the organization. If an organization maintains a web site that shows why they are needed, where they are needed, where they operate and what services they provide, the donor should be able to choose between multiple organizations providing the same service in the same neighborhood. If your tutor/mentor program has a web site, you can put its link in the LINKS section of this web site. You can also email to add it to the Program Locator database.


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