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Book Review: The Fundraising Habits of Supremely Successful People

Book Review: The Fundraising Habits of Supremely Successful People

I've chosen this book for several reasons. First, we are talking about boards this month so it fit nicely.  Second, it is a quick read - about an hour - so you can quickly get the information and start applying it. Lastly, while many of the 25 habits listed may be difficult for small nonprofits to set, all the habits can either be implemented now or strived to be accomplished in the future. It is worth you and your Board to read.
Easiest Free Way to Retain Donors and Get Funding

Easiest Free Way to Retain Donors and Get Funding

We talked about sustainable fundraising earlier. Retaining donors fall into stewardship and one of the easiest ways to retain donors is by email. The best part of email is that you can schedule them, saving you time. Let's explore an email schedule and how to save time. 
How To Plan Your Giving Tuesday and Help You Rock The Day

How To Plan Your Giving Tuesday and Help You Rock The Day

Giving Tuesday is closer than you think! It’s time to start thinking through the process you will need to have a successful day. In a few months, the videos, social media posts, website, and online giving materials will need to be created and scheduled. Today, we concentrate on the plan. (And by the way, this plan isn’t just for Giving Tuesday! You can use it to create any online giving campaign or integrate it into an appeal campaign!)

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.

What You Need to Know Before You Hire a Grant Writer

Are You Ready to Hire a Grant Writer?   First, your 501c3 nonprofit organization needs to be ready for grants. (I covered how to be grant ready in Is Your Nonprofit Ready for Grant Money? Part 1 and Part 2). If you decide a grant writer is for you, here are some...

Behind the Scenes Look at the Appeal Creation Process (and Bonus)

Part one of the fundraising appeal creation process includes project management. Take a look at the process and a free timeline bonus.

writing a fundraising appeal letter

Behind the Scenes: Anatomy of an Appeal

In the first post, Behind the Scenes Look at the Appeal Creation Process, we talked about how to manage the process. Today, we will look at actually writing the appeal.   Donors want to know three things: Why your organization? Tell your emotional story of why...

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...

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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.

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