To help meet the growing need for private funding in legal aid, LSC’s Board of Directors Promotion and Provision for the Delivery of Legal Services Committee hosted a panel presentation on Resource Development. The presenters addressed salient trends in legal aid funding, as well as the elements of successful resource development.
The need for private fundraising among LSC grantees has existed since the early 1980s. Current trends indicate that legal aid organizations are facing decreases in both LSC and IOLTA funding, thus increasing the importance of private fundraising. However, opportunities for private fundraising are often overlooked because fundraising can be difficult and expensive.
To demystify the fundraising process, this presentation emphasizes four primary factors of successful resource development. To be successful in private fundraising, a legal aid organization must:
To supplement the theoretical fundraising suggestions with specific examples, presenters provided examples of specific successes in resource development. These included:
The full presentation is available below.
Legal Services Corporation