Project SmartSprout


Imagine if...

  • * You didn't have to scramble for money every month
  • * You had a plan, so you could stop the quest for a new idea
  • * You could focus on changing lives, not bringing in cash

It’s a fact: the more money you raise, the more lives you can change.

And you don’t have time to waste, trying to figure it out on your own.

Helping others begins by getting help yourself.

It’s time you learned how to raise serious money.

It doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming either.

My Big-Money Plans for You


Learn how to surround yourself with people who love your mission and want to help you succeed. Create an Ideal Donor Profile so you can easily find the perfect new donors. Craft a Donor Nurture Plan to make sure donors feel connected and stay engaged.

Create messages that motivate donors to give

Apply my simple, easy-to-remember formulas to create messages that resonate and stick with your prospects. Learn the key pieces you can share to open donors’ hearts and wallets. Discover how to use Hero Language and your Core Number to keep your donors reading, responding, and giving BIG!

Plan your year following our A-to-Z system to predictably grow your revenue

Follow my 1-10-1000 Rule to build a year’s worth of fundraising, marketing and communications activities. See your entire year at a glance using my Summary Calendar Template. Plus, we’ll walk through several scenarios for raising big bucks while playing to your strengths.


You’re new to fundraising and trying to raise money FAST  for a great cause.

You’re responsible for fundraising but aren’t sure what to do and it’s way too hard.

You’ve tried raising money but you can’t seem to bring in enough to make it worthwhile.

You’ve just founded a nonprofit and are so new you don’t know where to start.


You already know everything (or think you do).

You enjoy blaming others when things go wrong.

You’d rather whine about problems versus trying to fix them.

You want a magic pill to bring results without any work.

Your fundraising program is sophisticated and you’re just looking for some new ideas.

Just Imagine:

You’re clear about exactly which strategies will bring in the most money for your nonprofit.

You have dozens of supporters who cheerfully give every time you ask, simply because they love your mission.

You always have the right words to inspire people to give big and give often.

100% practical, usable content

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Annual Plan

    Choose the right mix of events, grants, and asks to fully fund your budget

  • Grow your base of support

    Find ideal new donors who are ready to give

  • Inspire Donors to Give

    Learn what to say to grab their hearts and motivate them to give

  • Ask for Anything!

    Learn how to ask for exactly what your nonprofit needs, no matter the situation

  • Keep ‘em giving

    Build loyalty and trust so they give over and over

  • Rinse and repeat

    Create systems that make fundraising easy and predictable


We’ve carefully crafted Project SmartSprout to give you exactly what you need to build your skills and your confidence so you can sustainably grow your nonprofit.


  • Fundamental Training

    Each month, you’ll get two live webinars covering specific areas of fundraising and nonprofit management. Catch the live webinars on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 3 pm eastern or find the recordings “on demand” in the members-only area. ($3,528.00 value)

  • Brain Picking

    Get answers to your questions in quarterly live Q&A sessions or 24/7 in the private online community. Our Program Experts cover topics including websites, leadership, mindset, grants, and more, and they’re here to help you. ($1,988.00 value)

  • Samples & Examples

    Each month, you’ll get downloadable samples, examples, worksheets, and templates to remove the guesswork and make learning easier. ($497.00 value)

  • Private Online Community

    You’ll love the support in this online community of your peers where you can share ideas, brainstorm, and get help whenever you need it, anytime day or night. ($1,164.00 value)


  • Inner Game of Fundraising. Learn to manage your mindset around money so you can raise big bucks while still feeling comfortable in your own skin. ($97.00 value)

  • Time to Take Off. Master your time and priorities so you can control the chaos and get the right things done each day without working 24/7. ($97.00)

  • Eligible for quarterly grant of $1,000. ($1,000 value)

  • Weekly motivational email to keep you inspired and moving forward. ($497.00 value)

  • Discounts to additional products and services including the Inspired Fundraising Retreat ($297 value)

  • Plus, each month I’ll give you one good idea that if you act on it, could generate at least $500, so you can raise money FAST (and quickly recoup your investment in this program!). ($6,000.00 value)

That’s a yearly value of $15,277.00 for this program!

Meet your Coaches

Inside Project SmartSprout, you have several coaches to support you through a variety of topics. Your coaches will be leading webinars and are available in the private Facebook group to answer your questions.

Sandy Rees

Fundraising, Marketing, Boards

Sandy is the Chief Encouragement Officer at Get Fully Funded.

Susan Caldwell

Grants, Budgets, Program Development

Susan is the Grant Whiz at Get Fully Funded.

Leah Holt

Grants, Volunteers, Systems

Leah is the Grant Guru at Get Fully Funded.

Greg Adkins

Websites, Graphic Design, SEO

Greg is the Founder and Creative Director at New Frame Creative.

Whitney Bishop

Leadership, Mindset

Whitney is a Facilitator, Trainer, and Coach for the Nonprofit Leaders Network.

Greg McRay

Compliance, Accounting, Taxes

Greg is the President and CEO of The Foundation Group.

Shannon Zobel

Compliance, State Registrations

Shannon is the Director of Compliance Services at The Foundation Group.

All of these incredible coaches are here to assist, equip, and encourage YOU!

What's this worth to your nonprofit?

What’s financial security worth to you and your nonprofit, knowing that you’ll have the tools to bring in money any time you need it? Hundreds? Thousands?

What’s a good night’s sleep worth for you? And knowing you don’t have to worry about money anymore? (priceless, right?)

Oh, you can probably figure some of this out for yourself. But how long will that take? How many mistakes will you make? How many lives will suffer while you’re throwing spaghetti at the wall trying to get something to stick? That’s the true cost. And one you can easily avoid.

So, let’s draw a line in the sand – no more overwhelm. No more DIY disasters. No more raising dribs and drabs that aren’t worth the time you spent raising money.

Let’s grow your ability to raise big bucks to fund your big mission!

Project Smart Sprout
Practical Fundraising For Those Who are New, Uncertain, Inexperienced, or Lost

Shorten your learning curve. Increase your confidence.

Explode your results.

The investment for this monthly online program with all its bonuses is:

$97 per month


(Here’s what others have to say)

“I was lucky enough to find you in my first year of operation with my nonprofit. I’m learning to do things right the first time instead of wasting time and energy on mistakes. I’ve gotten so many ideas that I’ve been able to use and translate to real dollars coming in the door. I’m looking forward to improving my board and am actually excited about grant writing. I rely on you more than anyone else to support my organization. Thank you!”
Becky Roy, Founder, Draft Gratitude, Winchester, NH

Get Fully Funded, eh? At best I thought that was a stretch. A good marketing slogan. You have good material but I never really fully believed we could ever be fully funded. In December of 2013, I went out on a big limb and sent to our donors an appeal called “Unfunded goals for 2014.” By May 2014 we raised our entire budget for the year…and we put more than I ever thought possible in our general fund….We have mostly, but certainly not perfectly, followed the fund raising plan. Steady effort works! Love and appreciate you!”
Andy Perkins, Director
BESTWA, Grand Prairie, Texas

“Sandy brings her expertise and years of experience to teach, guide, and support you. Her friendliness and training demeanor proves that she is on your side and part of your team. The fundraising plan she worked out for the Haven set us up to raise $100,000 this year – a significant increase over last year. I learned so much through our weekly sessions, and I now feel confident going forward. Sandy taught me the tools I need to assure that our herd of retired Thoroughbreds will be fully funded throughout the coming years.”
Cheryl A. Bellucci , Volunteer Director of Fund Raising & Promotion, Our Mims Retirement Haven, Paris, KY

Project Smart Sprout

Shorten your learning curve. Increase your confidence. Explode your results.

The investment for this monthly online program with all its bonuses is:

$97 per month


I guarantee that you'll get amazing value each month in Project SmartSprout. If you aren't completely satisfied with the training, materials, and support, just let us know within your first 30 days, and we'll cancel your membership. Easy peasy.


Yes! You are welcome to invite other members from your organization to participate, but we do ask that you pay a discounted rate of $47 for each additional person.

Yes! All of the LIVE trainings will be recorded and be available in the members-only area within 24 hours of the training. You can watch them online or download them and watch them anywhere.

All of the material we'll cover in Project SmartSprout is specific to the United States, and most will apply to nonprofits no matter where they are. It's up to each nonprofit to know and understand local, state, and regional laws regarding donations, taxes, paperwork and nonprofit operations.

You’ve got two ways to get help: 1, You’re welcome to ask a question ANY TIME in the online community which is a private Facebook group or 2, We have a quarterly Q&A session where you can ask anything. Chances are really good that someone else in the group has the same problem as you, so when you ask, you’re helping others, too.

You get out of a program what you put into it. The more you take action on what you're learning, the faster you’ll see results. We have some specific members from our other programs who have told me “Sandy, you’ve already saved me so much time” and “I’ve easily made my investment back” in their first 60 days.


Prefer to register over the phone?
Call our office at (865) 657-9915
M-F, 9 am to 5 pm.