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 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, 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



Kurgy NGO, Sudan

Project Ezra of the Lower East Side

Jewish Kids Groups, Atlanta

Riverdale YM-YWHA

Kehillat Mevakshei Derech, Jerusalem

These are some of nonprofits I have been working with:

Whatever your organization's budget, I can help you. Contact me for a free initial consultation.

 Ron D. Wegsman, CFRE

 Certified Fund Raising Executive

 ​Registered as Fund Raising Counsel in the State of New York

 ​Tel. +1 646 287-1255         ron@ronwegsman.com

Fund Raising and Strategic Development for Small Nonprofits