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
You need money to do it. But how do you raise that money? Unfortunately, it often isn't easy, especially for small, start-up and grasroots nonprofits.
I am a Certified Fund Raising Executive with more than 20 years of expertise in nonprofit fundraising and grant seeking. I can help you use your organization's strengths to raise the funds you need.
From my blog:
Don't Pay Your Fundraisers
Small and start-up nonprofits need to raise money, but often don’t have money to invest in a development function. So many offer to pay fundraisers a percentage of what they raise -- and are then surprised to learn that receiving percentage compensation is a violation of the fundraising profession's ethical standards.
But for 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 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
Children's Nutrition Fund
Carlen Creative Collective
Project Ezra of the Lower East Side
Jewish Kids Groups, Atlanta
Kehillat Mevakshei Derech, Jerusalem
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