Grant Seeking and Strategic Development for Nonprofits

Ron D. Wegsman, CFRE

What a great start to the new year with the Board Retreat. Thanks again for leading a strong effort to guide us into a bright future. We are looking forward to working with you on developing our strategic plan and applying for some seed grants. 

I really do think yesterday was the beginning of BOFFO 2.0 and all of the growth and ground breaking work that is to come.

                                                                                                                    -- Faris Al-Shathir, Executive Director, BOFFO NY

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Grow your nonprofit . . .

You want to change the world. You want to feed the hungry, create innovative art no one has seen before, or teach children the beauty of their heritage.

You need money to do it. But how do you raise that money? Unfortunately, it often isn't easy, especially for small and start-up nonprofits.

I am a Certified Fund Raising Executive with more than 20 years of expertise in grant seeking and nonprofit development. I can help you use your organization's strengths to raise the funds you need.

​Whatever your organization's budget, I can help you. I have special rates for small organizations. Phone or email me for a free initial consultation.

From my blog:

Don't Pay Your Fundraisers


It’s a dilemma for many small and start-up nonprofits: they need to raise money, but can't invest in development. So they decide to pay professional fundraisers a percentage of what they raise - then are surprised to learn that receiving percentage compensation is a violation of the ethical standards of the fundraising profession.

But from the point of view of nonprofits, there is an even more compelling reason not to pay by percentage: it doesn’t work. more

From my blog:

Grant Writing is Not Enough

​​When I first started working as a grant writer nearly 20 years ago, I thought that my eloquent proposals would make funders line up to give my organization money. After all, I was a highly accomplished writer. I knew how to tell a compelling story. And I had a great cause. How could anyone who cared about this cause, and had the money to give, not fund it?

But experience has taught me that "writing a grant" is not enough. more