Resources

Budget Finances
Financial Sustainability & Budgeting
September 15, 2023
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Lever for Change competitions require a project budget and clear narrative on how you will use competition funds. Full guidelines for the budget components are included in the competition application. The following resources provide guidance for creating an inclusive budget to fund your idea as well as overviews of other relevant financial topics for mission-driven entities.
Fundraising
Fundraising
September 15, 2023
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The art of fundraising involves knowing the donor landscape and having the capacity to appeal to different types of funders. As the field of philanthropy grows, organizations must be creative and adaptable to evolving funding models. The following resources explore effective funder engagement strategies.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Monitoring & Evaluation
September 15, 2023
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Understanding and assessing your impact are critical components of a strong strategy characterized by learning and growth. The following resources provide information on building strong measurement and evaluation into your strategies, as well as an introduction to the theory of change concept.
Theory of Change
Theory of Change
September 15, 2023
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Bold ideas alone are not enough to secure funding. These ideas require the strong foundation that a solid theory of change and logic model provide. The following resources provide guidance on identifying the necessary requirements needed for successful program outcomes.
Leadership
Organizational Leadership
September 15, 2023
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An organization’s leadership – both the executive team and board – are critical for realizing the organization’s vision. The following resources provide an overview of the characteristics of strong nonprofit leaders and boards.
Partnership Collaboration
Partnership & Collaboration
September 15, 2023
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We can often achieve greater impact when we work together. The following resources provide guidance both for considering new collaborations as well as strengthening existing collaborations.
Strategy Scaling
Strategy & Scaling
September 15, 2023
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In order to scale your ideas and programming, you need a strong strategy in place at both the organizational and project levels. The following resources provide guidance around strategic planning for execution and scale and creating an effective theory of change.
Video Supports
Video Supports
April 14, 2020
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Lever for Change initiatives require applicants to submit a short video with closed captioning. Full guidelines for the video are included in the application. The following resources showcase example videos and provide technical guidance on creating and captioning videos.
Factsheet about creating factsheets
Facts about Factsheets
January 8, 2020
Factsheet
A fact sheet is a one-page resource that visually engages readers with information about a specific topic. Our fact sheet is a valuable resource that covers a wide range of details ensuring anyone can create a captivating fact sheet.

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