Writing a fundraising letter has many parts. You have a great story. You’ve made the donor the hero. You have one specific ask. But how do you make sure the gifts that come in go where you need the most? Understanding Restricted Funds I think the first...
Organizations who are just starting out know the urgent need for funding. Led by people who, while good-hearted, don’t understand the fundamentals of fundraising sustainability. They’re often looking for the visible, known, quick solutions to funding their...
Many Founders and Board Chairs I talk to find it difficult to get their Board members to take responsibility for fundraising. It often comes down to whose responsibility is it? Today, we talk about the responsibilities as it pertains to the Board- collectively and...
How do you craft more engaging resources for communicating your mission and vision? One way is to add to your website a mission stories page. This page will house the mission- related stories and pictures that you collect. These stories can be long or short. The idea...
We talked about sustainable fundraising earlier. Retaining donors fall into stewardship and one of the easiest ways to retain donors is by email. The best part of email is that you can schedule them, saving you time. Let’s explore an email schedule and how to...
Giving Tuesday is closer than you think! It’s time to start thinking through the process you will need to have a successful day. In a few months, the videos, social media posts, website, and online giving materials will need to be created and scheduled. Today, we...
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.