Getting Started

You are passionate. You are committed. You are a Founder.

There is a downside to being a Founder of a new nonprofit. It can be a lonely place. You have so much to do to get your great cause off the ground but you aren’t sure how to do it. Let me help.

I have free resources below that will help you find clarity and put you on the path to success. All of the free materials below have one goal in mind: get you started, functioning, and on your way to fundraising. You are not alone.

If you are looking to start a nonprofit, please go to this resource to find information on starting one in your state.

I sat on a brand new nonprofit’s Board as an Officer. I was the only person on the Board that had worked in nonprofits and had worked in fundraising as a professional staff person. I learned the real struggles of new Boards. My 9 Step Action Guide grew out of the need I saw in this new nonprofit for structure and organization. They needed a roadmap to a firm foundation and to get ready for fundraising, donations, and grants.

Everything starts with a plan. This simple to create Fundraising Plan will have you saving time and money. Not to mention, you will raise more money with a plan than without! Fundraising Plans will focus your efforts and cut down on the stress of fundraising because you will have a game plan for the entire year! Check out this free template!

Join the FREE Facebook Group, At The Top: Small Nonprofit Leaders. We are a community of small nonprofit leaders who come together to support one another.

The Nonprofit Insiders Club offers blog posts and podcasts to help you get your nonprofit off the ground. Read the articles and download the free SWIPE files, templates, and other materials to help you move your nonprofit forward and towards funding.

Want to Finally Fund Your Mission? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Now is the time to start making plans to fund your mission. Did you know that 53.8% of nonprofits start planning their year-end appeal campaign in October? Did you know that 59.9% of nonprofits make between 1-3 donor “touches” for their year-end campaign? That campaign usually includes appeal letters! Did you know 28% of nonprofits raise 26-50% of their annual funds from their year-end ask? Would you like to be in that 28%? What could you do with those funds? To help you through the process, the entire month of October will be dedicated to Appeal letters.

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How to be a Bad Board Member

You signed up to be a Board member and now you’ve changed your mind. Instead of quitting, you’ve decided to be a bad Board member and be asked off. What are some sure-fire ways to be the worst Board member ever? I surveyed my nonprofit friends to help you out. Here...

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How to Get Donations When You Are Starting Out

“I need donations for my new non-profit!” I hear that often. Funding your organization and your programs are so important. When programs aren’t funded, the people you want to help can’t be served. It’s frustrating and can keep you up at night. The problem is that your...

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