How does an organization ask for funds when they have no data from a prior year to base the appeal off of?  This is a tricky situation. Many funders will not look twice. There are alternatives to going directly to a bank of foundation, but sometimes the quickest way are those routes.  Social Change Consulting provided a great article on Writing Fundraising Appeals Without Data From Your Prior Year.

The article narrows it down to three methods:

  • Storytelling

  • Use Future Goals

  • Share Highlights Segmented by Audience 

Check out the full article for great details and a great list of resources.