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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....

Write an Email People Want to Read

Write an Email People Want to Read

Newsletters are dead. Really. Asking people to sign up for your newsletter is a waste of effort. I know that it is shocking to hear as many nonprofits use newsletters so frequently but it is the truth.   Those nonprofits sending these letters haven't been paying...

Use Social Media to Gain Donors Pt 2

Use Social Media to Gain Donors Pt 2

Last week, I talked about using the AIDA advertising format to design a donor funnel on social media and gain donors. To refresh your memory, AIDA is an acronym for Attention, Interest, Desire, and Action and is used in marketing and advertising. I remember in college...

Use Social Media to Gain Donors

Use Social Media to Gain Donors

Today, I’m going to share the first part of the donor funnel for social media to get people from liking the page to becoming a donor.  Since I recommend Facebook to be your initial social media platform, I’m going to talk in terms of Facebook. 

What to Do When Dealing with Difficult People

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.

Fundraising Basics: COVID-19 Edition

Fundraising Basics: COVID-19 Edition

In this unprecedented time, fundraising is more important than ever. Question is how do you fundraise? My husband and I were talking the other day because, for some reason, he has an interest in how to fundraise when you are in isolation. My husband, who is not...

A Note from Alesha

A Note from Alesha

Hello, As I went to write another blog post, I thought writing a letter to you would be better. We are in unprecedented times after all. First, I want you to know you are not alone. I want to encourage you to continue. Don’t give up. Yes, things have gotten harder....

April Posts for Nonprofits

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...

7 Fundraising Strategies When Money Is Tight

When you are starting out, money is tight. Money can get tight as the economy changes. No matter how long you are a nonprofit you will run into lean years. It’s a fact of life. So what are some ways you can gain more funds when money is tight? Here are seven...

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.

Is Your Nonprofit Ready for Grant Money? Pt 2

In the last post, we discussed getting your nonprofit organizationally and operationally ready for Grants. In this post, we'll talk about being financially and programmatically ready. Financial You must have an operating budget. This should be a yearly budget approved...

Fundraising Basics: COVID-19 Edition

In this unprecedented time, fundraising is more important than ever. Question is how do you fundraise? My husband and I were talking the other day because, for some reason, he has an interest in how to fundraise when you are in isolation. My husband, who is not...

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...

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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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