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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...

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...

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...

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.

An Abundance Mindset Positively Impacts Your Fundraising: Stop Sabotaging Your Fundraising With Scarcity

I was talking to a Nonprofit Nation member recently.  She was telling me how her nonprofit has just had a record year. She was amazed that it was in the middle of 2020, the year of COVID-19. She said that she felt things were just lining up for her organization....

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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Most nonprofit leaders lay awake at night trying to figure out how to fund their mission. Hi! I'm Alesha. I teach sustainable fundraising in a way that they can take action today so they can serve their clients. I can help you move from just getting started funding your new nonprofit to gaining confidence in your fundraising and building relationships to knowing what works for your organization and looking at the infinite game when it comes to funding. I’ve worked with nonprofit Founders and written the book I HAVE MY 501(C)3! NOW WHAT?!? Your Blueprint to Starting Your Nonprofit Without Being the Sole Funder that lays the foundations for funding in a new nonprofit. I’ve worked in Development (Fundraising) Departments in large organizations and I know the no cost, low-cost methods they use to bring in funding. I bring those sound strategies to the nonprofits I serve.

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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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