Fundraising for startup nonprofits, especially during the first year, can feel like standing at the base of a mountain with no climbing gear. Where do you even start? How do you get your first foothold? “What was I thinking, starting a nonprofit?” Yet, alongside the fear and uncertainty is a rush of excitement. “I’m
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Your nonprofit is growing, reaching more people and changing more lives, and it’s time to think about hiring staff for your nonprofit. It can be a paralyzing thought, taking on the responsibility of paid employees. Initially, there is the stress of expanding your budget to pay them. But then there’s more. You have to:
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Whether your nonprofit is an enterprise-level organization or a team of one, your mission statement serves as the heart of both your cause and your fundraising strategy. Writing a mission statement that summarizes your nonprofit tends to be easy, but writing one that effectively positions your nonprofit to appeal to donors can be tricky.
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Building an organization from the ground up is a challenge, but with the right nonprofit tools, the heavy lifting gets easier. There are SO MANY nonprofit tools out there, all promising to make your work easier as you grow your new nonprofit. The key is to find the right tool for the right task.
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If you’re starting a new nonprofit, you already know that you need to raise money. What you might not know is that the right fundraising plan template can make the job much easier. In the beginning you may self-fund your fledgling organization. (Many founders do.) Or you may ask your friends, coworkers, and family
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When you’re just starting out, your goal is to make a difference in the world. But the first thing you have to figure out is how to grow a nonprofit. You’ve got so much to do as you launch your nonprofit. There are things like: An office to set up. Systems to put in
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We hear from folks all the time who are looking for new fundraising ideas for nonprofits. Especially fundraising ideas for a new nonprofit. They’re excited to get their fledgling organization off the ground, and they need the funds to do it. They’ve tried what they know to raise money, but it just isn’t working.
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You’ve always been a helper, and now something has set your heart on fire and you think you might want to start a nonprofit. It’s a big step. And one to be taken VERY seriously. Before you jump in, there are lots of things to consider and prepare for. Once you start down this
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One of the smartest steps you can take as a Founder is to find volunteers who are committed to helping you grow your nonprofit. There are so many things to do and you can’t possibly do them all yourself. You need help to make your dream a reality. Many hands make light work (I”m
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Starting and growing your organization is a lot easier when you have a Nonprofit Business Plan. Unfortunately, many founders or leaders skip creating one — which generally leads to fundraising frustrations and stalled services, among other problems. Maybe they don’t know what a Nonprofit Business Plan can do to help them. Or perhaps it
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