Researching Best Practices
Whether your team is pursuing non-profit or for-profit funding avenues, your first assignment has you researching best practices. Your team will search the literature to discover who invests/donates, why they invest or donate, and what makes a successful campaign for donors or investors.
This will be take many searches on each of these subjects. You will brainstorm keywords to search such as "corporate charitable giving" or "corporate philanthropy" and "investing in startups" or "venture capital AND entrepreneurs" or "social entrepreneurship AND funding". One search will not find all the articles for your bibliography nor will one database. You and your team will engage with many resources to answer your questions of funding.
Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions or aren't finding what you need!