Fund Development and Marketing Communications

CKCF Host Development Strategy

Development and Communication Plan 2018-2020 Final

Development Education Resources

Simone Joyaux Development Planning Guide– PDF
Simone Joyaux Free Download Library – Click on the Learning Center Tab
Sample Project Status Report Guide

Tactics for Growth – Created for Goessel CF
Building Rural Endowment
Rural Development 101

Demographic Research Resource

City Data

Marketing Communications


Strategic Marketing Communications Planning Guide
Sample Project Status Report Guide
Sample Marketing and Communications Plan
CKCF Media Schedule – Sample July-October 18
Glossary of Terms
How to Identify Prospects – Created by Hesston CF

Outreach Resources


These resources can be developed and branded for your Foundation

Create A Fund – Created for Halstead CF
2020 Administrative Fee Schedule
Frequently Asked Questions about a CF – Created for Valley Center CF
Top 10 Reasons to Give

Cultivating Prospective Donors Guide

Advisor Packet


Best Practices

Social Media Best Practices

Social Media Best Practices
CKCF Social Media Policy

Branding Best Practices

Perception is reality – a professionally produced piece creates the perception that you are professional. That will be your IMAGE.

Additional Branding Best Practices


Foundation Campaigns Examples

CKCF Affiliate Facebook Accounts
Good Stories to Share

Halstead Community Foundation: “Who We Are” Facebook Campaign

The Halstead Community Foundation “Who We Are” Campaign was run during the 2017 Giving Tuesday as a way to raise awareness for the Foundation. One post a week leading up to Giving Tuesday featured grants, scholarships, gifts of grain and estate planning. Check out the campaign posts on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

Hesston Community Foundation: “I Am Invested” USD 460 Endowment Fund Campaign

Just before school started, Shana Smith, Hesston Community Foundation director, made a presentation to USD 460 teachers, staff and administrators about the value of the foundation funds benefiting the school district. Her goal was to sign these individuals up for payroll deduction to develop the funds. She also made appeals to the school board during their meetings and had a table at registration to raise awareness among parents for how the Foundation partners with the school. She was able to sign 17 staff members up for payroll deduction in a hugely successful appeal.

CKCF: “Leaders of CKCF” Facebook Campaign

In an attempt to recognize our board members and raise awareness for the brilliant minds that are leading CKCF behind the scenes, we developed the “Leaders of CKCF” Facebook Campaign. This has been wildly successful, garnering nearly 4,000 organic impressions, nearly 600 post clicks and nearly 360 post engagements. People love to see people and show support for their success!