This is for you at the small nonprofit who maybe has a small staff or none. This is for you if you are the sole fundraiser. And this is for YOU to live YOUR dreams. I want you to know there is always a solution, and you don’t have to do it by yourself, nor burn yourself out. I’m here to support you and help you.
The reality is you need relationships to accomplish your dreams in the nonprofit world and actually in your personal life. You can make a difference but doing it alone takes a stressful long time.
It is my desire to help you cultivate, nurture, and strengthen your relationships especially with donors to empower you and your organization. Once a relationship is cultivated it opens up resources, knowledge, support, and greater visibility for both you and your organization.
Nurturing your donor base is so important for three reasons:
1- A healthy nonprofit receives 70% of their funding from individual donors.
2- There is a 60%-70% chance that a current donor will donate again and make higher donations, while only a 2% chance to receive a single donation from a prospective donor.
3- Many nonprofits sadly lose 40%-60% of their donors annually. That’s crazy, especially since you worked hard to get your current donors.
You know these truths and you also know and “hear” the importance of donor retention. Yet relationship building moves to the back burner. Why? Because of your busy schedule, the many demands on your time, always putting fires out, and you are probably only one person.
My mission is to simplify the process and make it an easy part of your day that still allows you time for both yourself and the rest of your work. I want you to create and implement a strategy that facilitates the evolution of more donors.
Together we can work with YOUR style and YOUR mission to develop positive fundraising:
• Start or enhance your individual donor program
• Develop and implement individualized, step-by-step plans
• Provide board members and staff with the latest tools and techniques
• Save you valuable time, while substantially increasing your fundraising effectiveness
Together we can work in a variety of ways; coaching, consulting, conversation or per project.
Coaching gives you one-on-one, bringing out the best that’s already inside you. We focus on what it is you want to create for your nonprofit (and your lifestyle), and talk about what will keep you motivated to move forward on your dreams, goals and tasks. Together we develop unique tools, action plans, and most importantly, you receive positive support and encouragement to help you set and achieve your goals, while broadening your skills and effectiveness. You are not a one-size-fits-all person nor is the organization. You need to showcase YOUR unique ability with YOUR organization.
Consulting gives the organization growth. Working with staff, board, volunteers to move with a plan of action to the next level. I can help implement it with you or you and your team can do it.
Conversation helps you brainstorm in a safe and effective manner for one hour. Maybe you want to try something new or you have an issue that needs clarity. It’s like one session of coaching.
Project work helps you accomplish one specific project. We work together to develop and implement the plan with positive fundraising as the goal.
By being strategic you’re able to make more grounded decisions and have better results in your fundraising efforts. You will find unique opportunities in your donors so you can stop freaking out and gain momentum in your fundraising. You will be equipped with the know-how to create your sustainable donor base. You will understand and implement the unique actions that make YOU successful. You will build self-trust, because you know best (yes, you do) – and make your fundraising fun again.
It is my passion to help you to be your best. Positive fundraising is turning your donors into goldmines and enhancing your confidence all with a positive spin.
Here are 5 truths that will set YOU and your nonprofit free:
1. You cannot do it alone, if you do it takes so much longer.
2. It’s all about relationships.
3. You need to engage the board, staff, and volunteers.
4. You need quality donors.
5. If you don’t invest in yourself, nobody else will.
Looking to up-level thoughtfully and strategically, contact me and together you can make a greater difference.