I remember working for a large nonprofit and wishing I had a few clones. I would fantasize about what I would give each clone to do and what I would get to work on. Those were the times when I was so busy that I felt out of control. I didn’t like that feeling. I...
“I can’t get people to donate! “says the nonprofit leader. “Who is your ideal Donor?” I ask. With a puzzled look, the nonprofit leader replied, “Everyone!” Another nonprofit leader wants to know how to get more donations. The problem...
“ A goal without a plan is just a wish.”- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Do you have goals? Maybe your goal is, we need funding. Your response, let’s raise money! You feel like you are on an endless loop. I worked with an executive director once that felt that way. To make...
“I have my 501 c 3! Now what?” the conversation began. It always begins that way. When a Founder has started a nonprofit but isn’t equipped to move forward, we walk through where they are and where they want to go. In my time walking through the question,...
50% of all Nonprofits fail in the first year. The top reasons cited are 1) lack of infrastructure and 2) lack of funding. Years ago, I was on a new nonprofit’s working board in their first year of operation. I felt the overwhelm of everything that I knew...
Overwhelm is everywhere. Founders I’ve spoken to often talked about the overwhelm they feel. They are under pressure from their day jobs, their families, their social life, and in the other spaces of time they are getting their nonprofit off the ground. Executive...
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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A Fundraising Plan is a roadmap to where you want to be. This plan is uncomplicated and ready to execute when you are done. The First Year Fundraising Plan will help you find the time and raise more money.
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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.