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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....

Expand Your Funding with 5 Steps

Expand Your Funding with 5 Steps

New donors are a necessity whether you are starting out or have been around awhile. They replace the donors who have left your list for a variety of reasons. If you are new, a donor database or list is the single most important asset you will develop. I've seen the...

6 Steps to Create a Successful Online Fundraiser

6 Steps to Create a Successful Online Fundraiser

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...

Getting Funding Means Thinking Like a Fundraiser

Getting Funding Means Thinking Like a Fundraiser

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....

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...

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.

Successful Social Media Strategy for Nonprofits

“We’re just starting out and don’t have a lot of original content or a program to promote but we need a social media presence. What do we post?” This is a dilemma I hear often. I always recommend a social media strategy called 4-1-1. It comes from social media experts...

April Posts for Nonprofits

I am continuing the series where I give you posting ideas for each month.This time it’s April. I’ve included some notes that are COVID-19 specific so you can fit the post to more relevant times. I’m giving you a list of national days so you can tailor days to your...

Simple Ways to Overcome your Fear of Taking Massive Action

When a moment of panic comes over you, imagine your role model and remember that they too have experienced fear. But they moved through it anyway.

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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.

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

Donors are challenging. 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 February 15th

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