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If someone tells you as a new nonprofit they can write grants for you and get them funded, they either are naive or want to sell you services. I was naive enough when I started to think every new organization could get grants right away.

The Power of the Call to Action

The Power of the Call to Action

You should start using micro-actions now in your communications, on social media, or anywhere you have a call to action. Why? To get people clicking and engaging so they will be willing to take larger actions during the year-end giving season.

Defining Your Ideal Donor Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

Defining Your Ideal Donor Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

Fundraising 101 is you start from within and work your way out. You start with you and your Board’s family and friends and work your way out. But what happens when you get through your family and friends? Using the purpose of an ideal donor allows you to no longer ask your friends and family for donations. You can move past that circle and out further in your community. Expanding your donor list brings in more funding.

3 Beliefs That Are Wrecking Your Fundraising

3 Beliefs That Are Wrecking Your Fundraising

Fundraising is hard. It's even harder when you hold onto beliefs that don't serve you.   I know. I've been there. I've had beliefs about donors and asking for donations that held me back from raising money. The thing is- our beliefs don't always reflect reality....

If someone tells you as a new nonprofit they can write grants for you and get them funded, they either are naive or want to sell you services. I was naive enough when I started to think every new organization could get grants right away.

What to Do When Dealing with Difficult People

One of the main solutions in dealing with difficult people is to have alternative solutions. For instance, if someone complains that a particular solution won’t work, first ask why. If they come up with a valid reason, then offer alternatives. If they continue to shoot down every suggestion you produce, ask them to come up with a solution.

How to Develop a Program that will Make You Grant Ready (and a Free Worksheet)

You got into nonprofit work to not just do something about a problem but to solve it. Programs are how you do something about a problem and they serve as your proof of concept. Developing a program is crucial to your organization's prosperity. Programs allow you to...

Is Your Nonprofit Ready for Grant Money? A How To Know Guide

This is part one of a two-part series. New and small nonprofits often think of Grants as easy funding sources. Grants are not easy. They require some work on your nonprofit’s part and may come with strings. Even with that said, grants should be part of a nonprofit...

I Need a Great Nonprofit Board of Directors! Now What?!?

Note:If you are working your way through the 9 Action Steps to a Successful Nonprofit, this article will help you with Step 1. Congratulations! You are at the point you need to build a Board of Directors. You may not know the nuts and bolts of Board recruitment- much...

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About Me

Hi! I’m Alesha. 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.

Avoid spinning your wheels looking for donors in all the wrong places and instead hang out in all the right places.

Donors are scary. Who are they? Where do you find them? Raising money with them feels uncomfortable. Raising money without them through events and grants feels safe. But those methods are more advanced methods and without mastering the basics, the advanced methods won’t be sustainable. It’s like trying to put a roof on a house without laying the foundation or building the studs for the walls. You may be able to build the roof but it will never get higher than the ground and never protect you when the storms come. Challenge starts on September 21st!

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