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Before you embark on funding your venture, develop a working knowledge of the landscape of funding options, understand the funder’s perspective, and dig into the multiple funding options you have available. Then you can decide which opportunities to pursue given your organization’s stage and purpose.

The Funding Landscape

 

Sources of Capital for For-Profit Social Ventures

Developing a Nonprofit Funding Model

Crowdfunding

In 2012, the crowdfunding market was $2,806 million. It has experienced a double digit growth over the previous three years (source: MarketingCharts.com). View our guide on crowdfunding.

Incubator vs. Accelerator

 

Incubators and accelerators are another opportunity for those starting a venture to further develop their model, in addition to engaging in fundraising. View our guide on accelerators and incubators.

 
 

Funders' Motivations

 

 
 

Fundraising

 

  • Fundraising is Fundamental, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Feb 2014. Three  “tried-and-tested” principles for fundraising: spend money to raise money, go where the money is, and conquer your fear of asking for money.
  • The Future of Fundraising (blog), Stanford Social Innovation Review. Four trends that will reshape the nonprofit landscape. 

Stanford Grants & Fellowships

 

Interested in making contributions to a public service organization, pursuing social impact research, or getting your social venture off the ground while at Stanford? Check out these grants and fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students.

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Funding Sources for Social Ventures

 
 
 
 

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