50% of all Nonprofits fail in the first year. The top reasons cited are 1) lack of infrastructure and 2) lack of funding. Years ago, I was on a new nonprofit’s working board in their first year of operation. I felt the overwhelm of everything that I knew...
When you start a nonprofit it is confusing and overwhelming. There is so much to do and it all feels like it has to be done right now. I have six tools you can use to help you get organized, clear the confusion, and take away the overwhelm. It wasn’t that long...
I’ve talked about traditional ways to get or recruit board members in my blog post here. Today, I want to talk about some more out-of-the-box ways to find board members. Everyone seems to be connected on the internet so why not use what you have? Here are some...
Recently, the Chamber of Commerce in my area held an event cleverly called Get On Boards. It was designed to connect nonprofits with people in the community who wanted to volunteer or be recruited to a nonprofit’s board. I have said for a few months now that I...
How do you craft more engaging resources for communicating your mission and vision? One way is to add to your website a mission stories page. This page will house the mission- related stories and pictures that you collect. These stories can be long or short. The idea...
Yea! You established your nonprofit corporation and obtained your 501(c)3 tax exempt status. You soaked it in and now it just got real. Your vision is here. But wait! Panic sets in as you realize- what do I do now? Where do I go from here? How do I make this happen- not on paper but in reality? It's overwhelming. Where do I start?
Well, you start here! I've broken the steps down between Nonprofit Management and Fundraising/ Marketing. The guide lets you know when you can work on steps simultaneously and when one step needs to be completed first. This process takes time but by using Board Committees, the process can be made more efficient. Be patient. These nine steps will set you up for grants in the near future and have your nonprofit on its way to success now!
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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.