Catholic School Development Foundation

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School Fundraising Business Plan

Organization Summary

Catholic School Development Foundation is dedicated to helping Catholic elementary and secondary schools develop sustainable sources of gift revenue.  In doing so, we take a comprehensive approach to helping the school succeed.  For example, evidence of good business practice is essential to healthy donor relations.  Therefore, this is one example of the many areas we review to ensure long-term sources of gift revenue.

Catholic School Development Foundation will be incorporated as a nonprofit operating foundation.  A policy-making board will meet quarterly.

2.2 Start-up Summary

Total start-up expense details are included in the following start-up table. About a third of is earmarked for the travel necessary to secure contracts.  A home office is assumed.  Required start-up assets include cash reserves and purchase of a laptop computer and software.  The office is already equipped with furniture. 

Start-up Funding
Start-up Expenses to Fund $33,400
Start-up Assets to Fund $39,400
Total Funding Required $72,800
Non-cash Assets from Start-up $3,000
Cash Requirements from Start-up $36,400
Additional Cash Raised $0
Cash Balance on Starting Date $36,400
Total Assets $39,400
Liabilities and Capital
Current Borrowing $0
Long-term Liabilities $0
Accounts Payable (Outstanding Bills) $0
Other Current Liabilities (interest-free) $11,400
Total Liabilities $11,400
Planned Investment
Personal Savings $30,000
Investor 2 $20,000
Other $11,400
Additional Investment Requirement $0
Total Planned Investment $61,400
Loss at Start-up (Start-up Expenses) ($33,400)
Total Capital $28,000
Total Capital and Liabilities $39,400
Total Funding $72,800
Start-up Expenses
Legal $1,000
Stationery etc. $600
Brochures, Logo & Mailing Lists $5,000
Phone $600
Internet Services $3,000
Postage $2,000
Video Production & Copies $6,200
Travel Costs to Secure Contracts $10,000
Computer $3,000
Other $2,000
Total Start-up Expenses $33,400
Start-up Assets
Cash Required $36,400
Other Current Assets $3,000
Long-term Assets $0
Total Assets $39,400
Total Requirements $72,800

2.3 Locations and Facilities

The initial office will be established in Fargo, North Dakota. With direct flights to Chicago, Minneapolis, and Denver, the central location provides timely access both East and West. Once the core team is well established (seven or more in Fargo), the organization will be in a position to employ out-of-state consultants. The moratorium on out-of-state consultants offers an opportunity to form a strong core group and culture, with frequent training opportunities and little expense.