Guide To Planned Giving for Innocence Organizations (2017)

A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. As baby boomers age, there is going to be a huge transfer of wealth and without a planned giving program, your organization could miss out on being a recipient. This resource will go over best practices for creating a planned giving program and includes templates and examples from other innocence organizations. Click here to access Planned Giving for Innocence...

Hiring Development Staff for Innocence Organizations (2017)

Hiring a dedicated development staff person – whether that person is full or part-time, or if they have other responsibilities in addition to fundraising – offers opportunities for an organization to grow and be sustainable. This guide is aimed at organizations and leaders who are responsible for hiring and managing development staff.  This guide includes information on how to structure, recruit for, and onboard a development staff position for maximum success. Click here to access Hiring Development Staff for Innocence...

Razoo Guide for Innocence Network Clients (2016)

Razoo is an online fundraising platform that allows organizations and individuals to easily create custom pages to raise money for anything. Razoo offers discounts on platform fees for Network members and clients – please email Sara at slacavalieberman@innocencenetwork.org to find out more. This guide gives you step by step instructions on how to create a page for an individual and tips for making your fundraiser a success. Click here to access The Razoo Guide for Innocence Network...

Storytelling for Innocence Organizations (2018)

Storytelling can change hearts and minds. It can help elicit empathy, foment action, and shape the way people see the world. And it can create new narratives about the criminal justice system. In our efforts to build a worldwide movement to end wrongful conviction, storytelling is an essential tool and innocence organizations are uniquely positioned to tell stories that can contribute to the change we want to see. Given that storytelling can be so powerful, we have a responsibility to wield that power thoughtfully. The choices around which stories we tell, who tells them, and how they are told have a big impact on power dynamics both internally and out in the world. But, if you can effectively harness the power of storytelling, you will be a more successful fundraiser, advocate, litigator, ambassador, and change- maker. This resource responds to questions Network Members have raised around things such as: what questions to ask for a great client interview, whether it’s possible to talk about open cases and what things to consider, and how to partner with your clients in a respectful way to be able to tell the stories that connect donors and supporters to our cause.  Click here to access Storytelling for Innocence...