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Part Three of this toolkit series lays out methods of funding a local foods organization. A variety of revenue sources are outlined, each depending on the legal structure of your organization. Discussed in this publication: in-kind gifts, membership campaigns and fees, merchandise sales, events, sponsorships, crowdfunding, grants, investors and loans. Information on organizations that are tax deductible is included. Budgets and fundraising are emphasized. Resources and practical helps in this publication will help take your idea from concept to reality.
Iowa Local Food Organizational Toolkit: Structure, Management and Finance
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Leopold Center, Food Nutrition and Health, Local Foods
Agribusiness | Agriculture
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Lyons, Savanna M. and Topaloff, Alice, "Iowa Local Food Organizational Toolkit—Part 3: Funding your local food organization" (2015). Extension and Outreach Publications. 30.