Fundraising Plan Assessment

Help Maine Food Strategy by reviewing and strengthening their fundraising plan.
Maine Food Strategy
Farmington, ME, USA
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Farmington, ME, USA


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Posted September 14th

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What We Need
  • Detailed comments and suggestions based on a thorough review of an existing fundraising plan (20 pages maximum)
  • Feedback on goals and help adjusting targets
Additional Details

We are developing a fundraising campaign plan for a network of organizations. Will support the Maine Food Convergence Project (what we are all involved in) and likely to include a Shared Gifting program, that would support projects of individuals network organization. We would like assistance in developing and finalizing the plan. Any network experience appreciated, but not expected!

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have beginnings of a draft plan to be further prepared, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have staff and other project partners, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,044 , allowing us to gain further funding through the campaign and focus more on the events and projects that build relationships to further and magnify our work.

Currently we solely rely on grant funding. We are in need of a foundational source of income to support the project our partners are engaged in together and also the work of our network organizations. Our work is geared towards creating relationships to magnify the work we are all doing of shifting Maine's food system to be equitable, just, and regenerative.

Project Plan

Prep: Distribution of Materials & Goal Setting
  • Volunteer Manager shares current fundraising plan with Professional, as well as any other relevant materials (past years' financials, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss the organization's main fundraising challenges and goals
Milestone 1: Initial Review & Feedback
  • Professional reviews information received and begins to formulate ideas for strategy and improvements
  • Professional provides initial review and suggestions
Milestone 2: Final Draft Delivered
  • Professional delivers annotated fundraising plan to the Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss high-level feedback and comments, including possible next steps
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About The Org

Maine Food Strategy
Posted by
Annie D.

Coordinator, Maine Food Convergence Project

Our Mission

To create a broader and more strongly connected network of organizations and individuals contributing to the food system Maine and supporting a robust and sustainable food economy in our state.

What We Do

Facilitate and support collaborative projects that advance goals in the Maine Food Strategy Framework: A Tool for Advancing Maine's Food System. in 2021 our three major areas of work are the Maine Food Convergence Project (, New England Feeding New England supply chain project ( and Selling More Maine Foods Webinar Series.

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