Fundraising for Nonprofits 2019-01-16T20:05:44+00:00

Faster Fundraising Starts Here

Just starting out? Not sure what to do next? Want better results?

No one is born knowing how fundraising works. You have to learn it. The faster you build your skills and confidence, the faster you can change lives!

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Donor-based fundraising is about surrounding yourself with people who give because they care about your nonprofit’s mission. It’s not about selling stuff, begging, or arm twisting. It’s about connecting people who already love your work with those who need help, all done through the programs your nonprofit offers. Your donors give because they want to see you succeed!

Motivate Donors to Give

Keep donors reading, responding and GIVING! Learn how to craft messages that resonate and stick with prospects, so you open donors’ hearts and wallets.

Build a Loyal Donor Base

Find the perfect new donors. Surround yourself with people who share your mission and help you grow. Nurture donors to keep them connected and engaged.

Grow Predictable Revenue

Choose the right mix of events, grants, and asks. Develop clear plans, so you know exactly which strategies bring in the most money for your nonprofit, year after year.

Here’s how it works

If you’re new to fundraising, or you’ve tried raising money and can’t seem to bring enough in, the whole process can seem hard, stressful or overwhelming.

Donor-based fundraising is all about valuing the donor more than their donation. It’s about the relationship and helping the donor feel connected to your work. And it’s about treating donors as partners in the work, not just a money source.

Once you put those pieces in place, fundraising becomes easier and more predictable, and who doesn’t want that?

You’ll need:

  • A big donor base of ideal donor prospects who love your mission and want to see you succeed.
  • An inspirational invitation to give that grabs people by the heartstrings.
  • A plan for asking and communicating so that people feel like they’re part of the team.

Here’s how it works

If you’re new to fundraising, or you’ve tried raising money and can’t seem to bring enough in, the whole process can seem hard, stressful or overwhelming.

Donor-based fundraising is all about valuing the donor more than their donation. It’s about the relationship and helping the donor feel connected to your work. And it’s about treating donors as partners in the work, not just a money source.

Once you put those pieces in place, fundraising becomes easier and more predictable, and who doesn’t want that?”

You’ll need:

  • A big donor base of ideal donor prospects who love your mission and want to see you succeed.
  • An inspirational invitation to give that grabs people by the heartstrings.
  • A plan for asking and communicating so that people feel like they’re part of the team.

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Ready to get serious about fundraising NOW?

If you’re ready for a donor-based fundraising system in your nonprofit so you can get fundraising right from the get-go, you need Fundraising QuickStart.

Fundraising QuickStart shows you how to build a big, loyal donor base; deliver messaging that grabs donors by the heartstrings and moves them to give; develop rich, deep relationships with donors that keeps them giving year after year; and create an annual plan to put it all together.

This 6-part training is self-paced so you can work at your own speed to soak up and use every nugget. Each lesson contains a 60-minute recorded webinar, a set of handouts, and bonus materials that take you deeper into the topics, including how to

  • Find and keep donors
  • Ask for money so that people say “YES!”
  • Give donors what they want so they give again and again
  • Impress donors with a power-packed thank-you letter
  • Create a donor newsletter that people actually read
  • Draft a fundraising plan with no holes and no guessing
  • Master your time and priorities for maximum productivity
  • And tons more

Get all the details and sign up at www.GetFullyFunded.com/Fundraising-QuickStart

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Happy People Say…

“I’ve learned that I am wasting my time with nickel-and-dime fundraising activities. I was really excited to partner with Amazon Smile and had to chuckle when Sandy mentioned that it’s a waste of time. I also took away how important “the right message” is. I think we get caught up in jargon. We have a target market of child care providers and I really don’t think people get what we do. I just joined today so I plan to watch ALL of the webinars. I am especially interested in figuring out who our donor prospects are”.

Denise Meyer, CEO, Action for Child Care, Owosso, MI

“My biggest take away thus far has been figuring out our core number. I was shocked when I did the match and saw that we spend $1.83 a day per person to keep clients housed! I usually have to do the math to prove to others it’s true. That is one very motivating number! Thank you!!”

Sheila Michel, Founder, TORCH, Oak Ridge, TN

“Project SmartSprout has helped put grants back on the priority list for me. I love the budget template and the list of supporting documents – it helps to see what all I need to have ready before applying for grants. I’ve been inspired all over again to go for it!”

Kristi Werre, Co-Founder, Illuminate India, Medford, OR

“I’ve learned so much from Project SmartSprout! The webinar on mindset was super interesting because it was more focused on mental toughness. It explained how the 3 big lies make don’t allow us to reach our full potential. Then, we learned how to shift our energy, refocus and move forward with our projects. Our brains are not capable of being creative and negative at the same time = really eye opening. I find myself repeating that last nugget now daily.”

Aine Doley, President, Catadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

“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

“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 that I have the tools I need to be sure our herd of retired Thoroughbreds will be fully funded throughout the coming years.”

Cheryl A. Bellucci, Former Director of Fundraising & Promotion, Our Mims Retirement Haven, Paris, KY

Here’s How it Works

100% practical, proven, and usable content, crafted just for young or growing nonprofit start-ups like yours. Our 12-month subscription program includes:

Guided Training

Learn specific fundraising topics and nonprofit management in our two, LIVE webinars each month. Join us at 3 pm ET on the 1st/3rd Thursday of every month. Miss a training session? Login and listen “on demand” in the members-only area.

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Ask the Experts

Go ahead, pick our brain. Ask anything. We answer questions any time, 24/7 in our private, online community. Or, join us quarterly for LIVE Q/A sessions with our program experts. We’re here to help you with topics like websites, leadership, mindset, grants, and more!

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Samples & Examples

Ready to shorten your learning curve and accelerate results? Each month, you’ll get downloadable samples, examples, worksheets and templates that make learning easier, save you time and eliminate guesswork.

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YOUR INVESTMENT

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