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...
The nonprofit industry as a whole hates the word “marketing”. It is a dirty word- never to be spoken. The only thing I can figure is that marketing is associated with for-profit business and nonprofits and their donors don’t like anything connected to the for-profit...
Are you wondering where your fundraising dollars will come from? Maybe you don’t know where to start finding those loyal donors. Maybe you’ve figured out that not everyone wants to be part of your organization. You know there are many that will love your cause and be...
Your organization has set up a Facebook page and assigned the admins. And business is going to pour in now! Right? A few months down the road you realize no one has posted so you quickly throw something up. The likes, comments, and shares flood in, right? Or maybe...
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.