SF Foundation helped over 200 Christian nonprofit organizations – in the U.S. and around the world – with strategic planning and fundraising.
For 12 years, SF Foundation produced SF Reports (standard form reports for major donors), a 32-page printed report for each organization being served, updated periodically. This fact-gathering, consulting and reporting work was labor intensive (13 on staff, two offices) and required considerable due diligence.
The purpose of an SF Report on a nonprofit organization was not to promote the organization, but rather to act on donors' behalf in evaluating the organization for funding purposes.
SF Foundation did the staff work for the donors, making comprehension easy, making easy comparison among multiple organizations, making easy year-to-year comparisons ... and the SF seal on the report certified a high degree of honesty and credibility.
Each organization paid half the cost of producing/updating its report. SF Foundation and Lundborg Foundation paid the other half.
Gradually, each organization was taught how to incorporate standard form thinking and reporting into its own website, with its own people. SF Foundation is now inactive.
Dick Lundborg (founder and CEO) and Bruce Fleming (Operations Director) are still available to share experiences and opportunities of donor-based reporting (email@example.com).