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
Tel. +1 646.287.1255
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