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 recently sat down with a new nonprofit founder and we talked about grants as part of their fundraising plan. The Founder wanted to know how to get ready for grants and be competitive. The answer: everything needs a plan. Today, I am walking you through...
When you start a nonprofit it is confusing and overwhelming. There is so much to do and it all feels like it has to be done right now. I have six tools you can use to help you get organized, clear the confusion, and take away the overwhelm. It wasn’t that long...
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...
I recently received the question, “What are some resources for board development?” To answer your question, here are seven irresistible non-profit board resources. Boardsource.org has a blog for board education. Sign up for their newsletter for...
Our love story continues today as we continue to sustain funds by stewarding our donors. I’ll bet you thought asking and receiving was the end of things. Well, a really good love affair lasts decades, stays connected, and evolves. It’s exactly what a donor...
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.