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Reglue, as it is organized today, cannot succeed or sustain itself much longer.
How is it organized? Who runs it?
When did it begin operations? How was it founded?
Who is on the board of directors? Who is on the board of advisors?
Your website sort of addresses some of these questions, but it is not clear when the organization was necessarily founded nor who currently runs Reglue.
If you are in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status, where are you in that process and when do you anticipate receiving your determination letter? Which organization is currently serving as your fiscal agent in order to allow you to accept charitable gifts?
Also, Reglue must get a 501(c)(3) designation if you want it to survive and grow. If I was an institutional funder, I would be suspicious of the fact you have been operating since 2005 and still need an outside organization to be your fiscal agent. For one or two, possibly, three years, that is okay but eight years? That length of time creates questions about the management of the organization and its competence.
What emes said.
The vast majority of non-profits in the United States rely on individual donations. Giving USA estimated that $298 billion was donated in 2011, and individuals were responsible for $217 billion, 73% of all philanthropic giving in the U.S.
Donors want their contributions to make a difference in addressing the cause they care about. That is why giving in the last decade has focused more and more on restricted, project-specific funding.
Non-profits must cultivate individual donors who believe in the organization's mission and want to address the same issue. And, while doing so, they must also communicate with their donors and stakeholders that general operating costs are essential to the sustainability of the organization.
Like someone above already mentioned, it is really hard to achieve your goals and accomplish your mission if your organization cannot afford to keep the lights on.
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