Identifying and raising funds
Introductions and overviews
The funding and income section of the KnowHow NonProfit pages offers a great accessible overview of issues like fundraising, commissioning and trading.
The Introduction to Fundraising pages from the Institute of Fundraising contain a huge amount of information, from tips on getting started to advice on data protection and raising money at events.
NCVO's Sustainable Funding Project has a number of downloadable tools. Use the list on the left of the page to access some more in depth information about social investment and contract readiness.
5 Steps to Funding Success from j4bcommunity is a neat and clear starter guide to the key things you need in order to access funding.
South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau has a range of downloadable documents, providing an overview of the sources of funding and finance available and some tools and evidence to help you craft your approach.
Sources of funding – getting up to date information
The Directory of Social Change has an online database of funders to which you can subscribe, as does NCVO through Funding Central. Both offer a grants search service and regular email updates about what grants are available. If you're looking for infomation about grants, contracts and loans then start here.
Books and publications
The Directory of Social Change publish a range of guides to fundraising techniques. The Complete Fundraising Handbook by Nina Botting and Michael Norton is a good place to start.