“We participate in Giving Tuesday and just recently Giving Tuesday Now but we aren’t getting a great return on the amount of time we are putting into the campaign. What more can we do?” This is a common question among new and small nonprofits. ...
Hello, As I went to write another blog post, I thought writing a letter to you would be better. We are in unprecedented times after all. First, I want you to know you are not alone. I want to encourage you to continue. Don’t give up. Yes, things have gotten harder....
Events are one way to create income in your nonprofit. They can be expensive but if you are in your second year of operation or longer, they can be profitable. Sponsorships are the key to that profitability. Let’s talk about obtaining corporate sponsors for your next...
Melissa Russom (https://melissarussom.com/) is a strategic communications consultant who empowers organizations to engage more meaningfully with the people who matter most to propel their missions forward. She is a guest blogger today and is digging into fundraising...
What is DIY Fundraising? DIY Fundraising (Do It Yourself Fundraising) is a method of fundraising that requires individuals or groups to put together and execute a fundraiser on the organization’s behalf. Well known DIY Fundraisers are Golf Tournaments put on by...
Events take a lot of time and planning. If they are part of your Fundraising Plan, they can help you get to your fundraising goals. For fun, I asked a few local experts in the nonprofit world who plan events several times a year to give me their best tips. What...
Yea! You established your nonprofit corporation and obtained your 501(c)3 tax exempt status. You soaked it in and now it just got real. Your vision is here. But wait! Panic sets in as you realize- what do I do now? Where do I go from here? How do I make this happen- not on paper but in reality? It's overwhelming. Where do I start?
Well, you start here! I've broken the steps down between Nonprofit Management and Fundraising/ Marketing. The guide lets you know when you can work on steps simultaneously and when one step needs to be completed first. This process takes time but by using Board Committees, the process can be made more efficient. Be patient. These nine steps will set you up for grants in the near future and have your nonprofit on its way to success now!
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I teach new and small nonprofit leaders how to raise funds so that they can transform the lives of the people they want to serve. I help them set foundations that get them ready for grants and donations. I walk you through sound fundraising practices- action step by action step- to alleviate the overwhelm and make you productive and successfully following your passion for helping people.
I also help the overwhelm by taking fundraising tasks off of your plate.