• Nonprofit_Bookkeeper

    March 21, 2024 at 9:02 am

    Hi Allison, I can’t point you to a specific guideline at the moment, but yes, generally, if you fundraise around a specific event or cause, those donations are considered to be restricted. Given that, you will want to be sure you know how much you need to raise and consider what you can do with those funds if you do not raise enough or raise too much. Many nonprofits fundraise instead for their general fund, but describe the many initiatives, or even just 2-3, they want to address with their funds. In that way, someone who may be interested in a particular initiative may feel compelled to give, but the organization is not confined by the restriction.