I was talking to a Nonprofit Nation member recently. She was telling me how her nonprofit has just had a record year. She was amazed that it was in the middle of 2020, the year of COVID-19. She said that she felt things were just lining up for her organization....
Do you struggle with newsletters? I know I did when I was writing them for an organization. It’s so hard to come up with new and different content each and every time. For me it was even worse because I had a 24-page magazine that I had to publish. I was the...
Nonprofit leaders- Founders and new Executive Directors- find setting up, running a nonprofit, or fundraising daunting. They feel alone and overwhelmed. I know because I talk to nonprofit leaders often about their challenges- both in the organization and...
You need funding. You’ve probably laid awake at night wondering where the next dollar is coming from or what your next steps would be. I’ve been there as a board member and in staff leadership. I remember laying awake racking my brain for ways to...
With in-person events cancelled, many nonprofits are looking for ways to still raise money because your organization hasn’t stopped helping people. The truth is, you will probably need more as demand increases. You may have changed how you deliver services but you...
You’ve done all the fundraising things you know to do- events, grants, asking, sponsorships, and on and on. But you aren’t gaining traction. Are you missing something? I’ve been there too. I came from real estate to the nonprofit world and I didn’t have a clue....
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.