All Leagues that receive less than $50,000 in income must file an e-postcard return (also known as Form 990N) every year. The only exceptions are Leagues that are included in their state League’s group return or that file the more complicated Form 990 or 990-EZ. If your League hasn’t filed the online form yet, please do so immediately.
Keep these essentials in mind when developing your fund raising plans.
A worksheet listing ten essential elements of an effective fundraising letter and allowing you to rate how well your letter fulfills each element.
Learn about how to put together your League's "Case for Support"-- before you start reaching out to your members and friends in the community to ask for their financial support. The case for support worksheet helps you shape and articulate an effective narrative addressing why people SHOULD support your League and its valuable work in and for the community. Also download a Sample Fundraising Letter template that employs best practices.
With each level of League focused on its own sphere of influence – but working collaboratively for the common good – the League of Women Voters demonstrates its unique power to combine this broad range of skills and resources to “Make Democracy Work” for all Americans! LWVUS plays an important part – and so do all of you! PMP covers 23% of the cost programs in the LWVUS/LWVEF budget.
A 43-page, downloadable PDF fundraising handbook to help League leaders develop strategies and relationship building skills.