Fundraising and Media
Make a Difference – The Importance of Fundraising
(from our Fundraising Manual)
Fundraising is vital to successful functioning of nonprofits. In order to help feed the hungry, heal the sick, and educate the children – we’ve got to have funds to run our programs. And it doesn’t take much. In Ugandan villages, the difference between life and death literally comes down to a few dollars – we’ve seen it time and again. A mother cannot afford decent food, and a child starves. For lack of a net, malaria takes a life. Contaminated water sickens a young woman with AIDS, and she can’t withstand the illness.
We raise 100% of our operating costs from private donors (click here to see our financial information), and we need your help to do that! If there is anything we can do to help you run your fundraiser, please let us know. We have board members, alumni and trustees who would be happy to help, perhaps even in person if they live nearby. We hope that you will believe in our mission and be inspired to help us in our work – if there are any questions we can answer about how we run our programs, our finances, or our structure and strategies, just let us know. We strive for as great a degree of transparency as we can create, so that we can demonstrate why our cause is worthy of your support.
Random Fundraising Ideas:
Create and sell T-shirts, related to Uganda, Health, Safe Water, etc. – you can create t-shirts at www.cafepress.com, and our gift shop is there at www.cafepress.com/uvp - we can get you these items at cost!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or comments about fundraising