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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…
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