Stage 4: Fundraiser
“We feel confident with the management and programs side of the nonprofit and need to add fundraising to begin services.” This stage focuses on the fundamentals of professional fundraising to start raising the funds you need.
Milestones and Action Items
Milestone #1: Create your website and social media
Milestone #2: Create your first fundraising plan
- Action Item #1: Download the Fundraising Plan Worksheet and Template
- Action Item #2: Fill in the Worksheet
- Action Item #3: Write Your Plan.
Milestone #3: Has 100 followers on social media and find your first 100 ideal donors
Major Donors and the New Nonprofit
Nonprofit organizations rely on major donors to help them achieve their goals. These donors are often individuals or organizations who are willing to give a large amount of money to a particular cause. While there are a variety of reasons why someone might donate to a nonprofit, the main reasons are to help others and to make a difference.
Create a Board Recruiting and Vetting Process
Boards are essential to your nonprofit. This month we are talking about recruiting and vetting Board members and what you need at your next Board meeting.
Plan Your Signature Event
A Signature Event is an event deeply rooted in your mission and is THE event your organization is known for. In this lesson, we talk about how to plan one, tips for planning one, and how to make money with them.
Bonus: Creating an Annual Report Get it Done Boot Camp
Bonus: Create an Annual Report Get It Done Boot CampThis lesson was originally a paid Boot Camp in a Facebook Group. It is an added bonus here to supplement and enhance your learning.Session 1 Annual Report Workbook Session 2 Annual Report Workbook Canva Instructional...
Creating a Facebook Fundraising Campaign
Facebook Giving Campaigns help you raise money through Facebook. When you consider that people donate almost 35% more online and Facebook has the largest number of donors ages 50+, then fundraising on Facebook becomes an important activity to add to your fundraising.
Bonus: Messaging Lesson
Bonus: Messaging LessonThis lesson was originally a lesson in Nonprofit Nation, a Fundraising membership. It is an added bonus here to supplement and enhance your learning.Watch Before Downloading the Guide Ultimate Implementation Guide There are two ways to get the...
Social Media Content Lesson
In this lesson, Content for Social Media, you will learn what content to post, how often to post, and a content system to help you automate social media and keep it manageable.
Social Media Beginnings: The Basics of Social Media
Social media are the platforms used to communicate and network with other people on the internet. Social media is an integral part of most people’s lives these days. When an organization has a social media presence, they have an instant level of credibility. Social media done right also gives the organization a cheap way to acquire and retain donors. This lesson walks through the basics of social media and setting up your first account. You will receive an instructional video, an Implementation Guide, and a Social Media Page Overview worksheet to help you plan your social accounts.
General Operating and Program Budgets
A budget is a tool used in financial planning that allows the organization to predict its income and expenses. It is one of the cornerstones of financial stability and a key component to sound financial management. In this lesson, we talk about the two budgets needed- General Operating and Program. The lesson includes a Video explanation of budgets, Implementation Guide, General Operating Budget template, and Program template.
Weekly Fundraising Routines to Add in The New Year
Fundraising routines are things we do every day, week, month, quarter, or year that helps us with our fundraising goals. Most fundraising activities are cumulative, meaning they build on each other. Doing little things will slowly build to larger things. This lesson gives a checklist of 9 things you can start doing today to help boost your fundraising efforts. The lesson includes a Video explanation and Implementation Guide.