Been asked for your organisation’s case for support but don’t have one? Find out why you need one and the secret ingredients to making it great.
If you’ve approached a major donor, trust or foundation, or government for funding, there’s a good chance you’ve been asked for your organisation’s case for support (CFS).
If you don’t have one, you may be wondering where to start, and if you do, it’s never a bad idea to check it ticks all the right boxes. Because if it does, you'll have a compelling document that helps you secure the support you need to achieve your organisation’s mission.
We’ve rounded up some of the top tips for creating a powerful and persuasive CFS.
What is a case for support?
Put simply, it’s a document that tells prospective donors what a nonprofit will achieve with their support. A CFS may be developed for a specific program, a capital project, or for broader organisational needs (capacity funding).
How long does it take to create?
A quality CFS can take up to three months to complete. You will…