Estimate how much your fundraising project will cost

Include costs such as postage, creating a website, running special events and managing the volunteers who will help you raise funds. 

Be realistic when estimating costs, but plan to use cost-efficient methods so that costs don’t use all your fundraising proceeds. Most experts recommend that fundraising and overall administrative costs should not exceed 25% of your overall operating budget. In other words, three-quarters of your expenses should be spent on doing what you were meant to do!