Fundraising: 10+ Fundraising Ideas To Raising Capital
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Fundraising: 10+ Fundraising Ideas To Raising Capital

Fundraising to raise funds from grants, loans, investors, crowdfunding. Fundraising for business, nonprofits, startups
4.2 (73 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
13,238 students enrolled
Created by Alex Genadinik
Last updated 7/2020
English [Auto]
Current price: $20.99 Original price: $29.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 7 articles
  • 10 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Raise money and get one step closer to realizing your true dreams
  • Learn many different sources and strategies to raise funds
  • Waste less time trying to raise money from ineffective fundraising sources
  • Have a good understanding of nuances involved in raising money from investors, loans, grants, donations via crowdfunding, and bootstrapping your business
  • Understand how to get business loans
  • Understand where to find business grants and which to apply to
  • Crowdfunding and how to get donations
  • Raise money by putting on fundraising events or workshops
  • Personalized fundraising advice from the instructor by asking private questions or posting discussions
  • Google Hangout office hours where you can get your fundraising questions answered
  • Get ready and motivated to raise funds for your business

10+ unique and actionable ways to raise money and learn to use each strategy to get closer to your dreams.

Includes my 200-page business plan book, which is used by a number of universities.

If you are in the process of raising money for your business or wondering how to begin the fundraising process, this course will give you a wide range of fundraising strategies, help you get organized and maximize your chances of success.

This course is ideal for people who have a business idea or an early-stage business and need funding to get started or move forward.


1) Learn how to calculate how much money you need.

2) Use a combination of over 10 ways to raise that money.


Not all the strategies presented in this course will work for you. But since this course gives you a wide range of strategies to raise money, some of them will definitely work. 

Plus, by combining multiple fundraising strategies, you should be able to reach the sum your situation requires. 


  • Fundraising websites that help you raise funds for your business

  • Extra resources for finding potential grants

  • More unusual ways to raise funds for your business

  • Most lectures updated to have improved audio and video quality


Don't focus on just one fundraising strategy like investors, loans or crowdfunding. Give yourself greater potential with a broad view of all the possible ways to raise money.

When you understand all your fundraising options, you will be more likely to choose the most effective strategies and implement them better and with more confidence.


I've been an entrepreneur for 15+ years, have coached 1,000+ entrepreneurs in person, taught 100,000+ students, impacted millions of entrepreneurs worldwide creating 6 and 7-figure businesses in the process, and I would love to help you.

I understand how difficult, confusing and stressful it might be for you to go through a fundraising process and start a business with no money and no support. I made this course to empower you to make confident and correct decisions and take your business in the right direction. 


Many different kinds of organizations can benefit from this course. This course has a variety of unique strategies so any type of organization will be able to use at least some of the strategies. Whether you are working on a technology startup or a nonprofit, you can use the fundraising strategies in this course to help you.


* Lots of extra freebies, downloadable worksheets, and exercises to make the course more interactive and valuable

* Personal invitation to my Facebook community after you complete the course

* My list of 50 business-success skills after you complete the course

* Be automatically entered to get chosen for my student of the month status and have your business featured


What sets this fundraising course apart is the personal time I give to hold office hours with students. During office hours, you can ask me any business question you want, and I will do my best to help you.

You can also start public discussions and message me with private questions. I answer 99% of questions within 24 hours. I love helping students, and I look forward to helping you with your fundraising. 


The fundraising course comes with an unconditional, Udemy-backed, 30-day money-back guarantee. This is not just a guarantee, it's my personal promise to you that I will go out of my way to help you succeed just like I've done for thousands of my other students. 

Invest in your future and enroll in this fundraising course now.

Who this course is for:
  • Entrepreneurs and small business owners, people looking to start a business
Course content
Expand all 36 lectures 05:43:27
+ Calculating how much money you need to raise
3 lectures 10:34

Welcome to this fundraising training. Do you know exactly how much money you need to raise? If you try to raise money and approach an investor, they will ask you how much money you are looking to raise. And you must know how to calculate that amount, and how to answer that question intelligently.

Preview 04:24
WORKSHEET: New business expenses and calculating how much you need to raise
WORKSHEET: Existing business expenses and calculating how much to raise
+ Fundraising fundamentals
1 lecture 04:24

Most businesses don't end up raising money, and for that reason they must do something called bootstrapping. Bootstrapping is simply a way to start and grow your business by finding ways to do that without needing much money or any money. This is what most businesses must do when they start.

Bootstrapping your business
+ Raising money from traditional sources
5 lectures 22:23

In this part of the fundraising course I give you ideas for how to raise money by getting loans, the difference between raising money from personal loans and business loans, and what options entrepreneurs typically have. It isn't easy to get a loan to start a business, but in some cases it makes sense and it is possible to get a small business loan.

Preview 03:43

Do you want to get a business grant? Many people ask about whether they can get a grant to start their business. It is more difficult to get a grant for businesses which have not started, but if you have started, there are a few grants available for small businesses. Check out this lecture to understand how to fund your business or project with a grant, or whether grants are not a good option for you. Grants are one of the common fundraising ideas, but they are not easy to get.

Fundraising strategy 2: Many entrepreneurs ask about this, but find it difficult

Extra resources and websites for getting grants for your business.

Resources and websites to supplement previous lecture (grants)

How to raise money by getting investors. There are many kinds of different investors. The different kinds of investors are angel investors, start-up incubators, seed investors, professional venture capitalists (VC) and investors who invest in specific kinds of businesses like maybe restaurants or real estate, or local businesses, or high growth start-up companies.

Fundraising strategy 3: Raising money from investors

There are two ways to get donations for your business. There is the old fashioned way to get donations by reaching out do rich donors or philanthropists like many nonprofits do. And there is also a new way to get donations for your business called crowdfunding. You can raise donations for your business with crowdfunding by trying to raise money on KickStarter, IndieGoGo, or GoFundMe. It is now possible to get donations from the crowd online. It isn't easy to do crowdfunding, but it is possible.

Preview 07:57
+ Finding fundraising leads
2 lectures 07:32
Tool to find lead emails to reach out to directly
Using FindThatLead browser extension for LinkedIn using Chrome to get emails
+ Creative fundraising
3 lectures 09:54

One of the best ways to fund your business is by doing it through the revenue of your own company. Instead of waiting for money to come from a different course, why not just earn the money from your own customers. It is, in fact, what I did with my business, and what I recommend doing to other entrepreneurs. Long-term, you will have to get the money to grow your business from your customers anyway so you might as well start to focus on making money from your customers sooner than later.

Preview 03:25

Events are a great way to get clients, extra revenue, build extra awareness, and build loyal fans. Basically, events are a great marketing strategy for most kinds of businesses. Events can range from small meetups that drum up community to educational workshops to large conferences. It all depends on the kind of business you have, your event promotion abilities, and your ultimate business goals.

Preview 03:43

In this part of our fundraising course I explain an unusual fundraising idea which also works as lead generation to get actual customers for your business. In general, I prefer working on getting customers as early as possible in the lifecycle of your business. You will need to get customers eventually anyway, might as well learn how to raise money from your own revenue instead of waiting for a handout.

Fundraising strategy 10: Lead-gen ideas that can earn you revenue & get clients
+ Supplemental app resources to aid you in your business
1 lecture 03:01
Supplemental app resources to aid you in your business
+ Websites that help you raise money
2 lectures 02:14 is another website where you can find investors and raise money. Give it a try.

Gust: Another website to find investors during your fundraising

If you have a tech start-up, here is a list of tech start-up incubators to which you can apply to get a small investors, advisors, and support. 

NEW! list of start-up incubators
+ Sharing my own thoughts and experiences
1 lecture 04:09

In this part of the fundraising training, I share my own experience of raising money. I actually talk about the merits of bootstrapping my business, and how I built my business without raising money. It is, of course, difficult to start a business without raising money, but I put a lot of hard work into it, and ended up being successful without having an investment or a donation or anything else. I worked, saved money, then used that money to give my business a runway, hustled, and ended up making it happen for myself. I advise that you try this too.

NEW: Sharing my own first experience talking to a real investor