A working knowledge of the fundamentals of fundraising is required for all who seek to provide leadership and support for equality organizations. The capacity of nonprofit organizations is directly linked to funding. When funding is adequate, programming that supports the mission of the organization is possible. Fundraising and communications are inextricably bound together as every communication has impact on fundraising. Depending upon the structure of the equality organization, the relationships of the nonprofit board, staff and volunteers are key to the organization’s health and success.