Starting and building any nonprofit organization requires funding. While the hope is that there will be a flood of donations and countless individuals joining in support of your cause, significant contributions are not likely to happen until your organization is well established, has success stories, and builds credibility.
To succeed it’s imperative to employ a team of volunteers and engage them in an ongoing fundraising plan. The success of the team will depend on training, motivation, and reward. For many nonprofits, fundraising is daunting. Raising money when much of the nation is struggling financially can be even more challenging, but you shouldn’t lose hope!
Real Nonprofit COVID Feedback
Factoring in an economic downturn like so many have experienced in 2020 makes creative, comprehensive fundraising techniques even more important. According to our research study, 33% of nonprofits who participated said the COVID-19 pandemic has had a very or somewhat negative impact on donations. In economic downturns, people make fewer charitable donations. And in a remote environment, donors who are willing and able to give money can be even harder to find.
Sustainable fundraising practices can be a struggle for start-up nonprofits. Fundraising can even be challenging for established nonprofits as they try to grow. With our newly composed Fundraising Package, we hope to help guide you in the right direction to learn the best fundraising strategies and solutions for your nonprofit.
What Comes with Our Fundraising Package?
Our Fundraising package will assist your organization in laying a solid foundation for future growth and sustainability. To learn more about our Fundraising Package, please view the details, pricing, and FAQ below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Nonprofit consultants bring experience, expertise, and objectivity to nonprofit development programs and campaigns. A skilled professional offers recommendations to help improve your development program, encourages new ways of thinking that will help you get better results, and developed tools and materials that are easy for your staff and volunteers to implement.
We encourage you to begin with our free fundraising capacity assessment. This will give us the information necessary to make the best recommendation in regards to the most appropriate products and services to meet your need. Once a service package is selected, a short questionnaire will be sent and a telephone interview will be scheduled. During the interview your annual fundraising plans will be discussed, and you’ll receive details on the specific tools you’ve selected. Some services may require several follow-up contacts between the consultant and client to ensure that you have a full understanding of how the tools you’re provided can be most effectively utilized.
In most states, yes. With a few exceptions, most states allow nonprofits to register to begin solicitation without having received a 501(c)(3) determination. As long as you apply for your 501(c)(3) in a timely fashion, once the 501(c)(3) status is approved, all contributions received from the date of incorporation will be tax exempt and tax deductible.
While some extensive initiatives may take longer than normal to prepare and complete, most of the products and services we offer are completed within 10 to 15 business days.
We expect the client to be clear and upfront about the organization’s situation, objectives, and challenges. Candid feedback, open communication, and realistic expectations are also important. Our representatives will provide invaluable tools and resources, as well as information on how the tools are best implemented. We simply expect your full dedication to their implementation if you wish to experience the greatest return.
No. Our representatives will create tools for your use, and provide education on how to undertake various fundraising techniques. We do not directly raise funds for you or relieve key staff and volunteers of their fundraising responsibilities.