How to Fund Your Nonprofit Organization- Fundraising 101

What You Need to Know Before You Start Fundraising
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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

"Every new Development professional should take this class on their first day on the job." Janene Amick, Executive Director, Manatee Performing Arts Center

You need to raise money for your nonprofit organization. Where do you start? How will you know where to spend your time to raise the most dollars? 

This class covers the main types of funding streams you may see in a typical nonprofit. But it also covers the things you need to do BEFORE you start asking for money. 

You will learn how to establish a solid fundraising infrastructure on which you can build a well-planned, efficient, and effective fundraising program. 

Your nonprofit deserves the best! Don't just go with a try-it-and-see approach and hope that you can raise enough money. Start out the right way, and bring in the dollars to your nonprofit. 

*This class is eligible for one CFRE Continuing Education Credit.

What are the requirements?

  • This is an introductory course with no prerequisites.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • describe the typical funding streams in nonprofit organizations and the benefits and pitfalls of each
  • describe the components that must be in place before a nonprofit begins soliciting donations
  • articulate the importance of knowing and following nonprofit regulations
  • describe why a nonprofit's fundraising infrastructure must include a solid Board of Directors
  • articulate the need for good record-keeping and donor tracking from the beginning
  • define transparency and understand the role it plays in nonprofit funding
  • begin planning for fundraising action in your own organization

Who is the target audience?

  • development professionals
  • fundraisers
  • anyone interested in nonprofit fundraising
  • new nonprofit CEOs/Executive Directors
  • nonprofit board members and volunteers
  • anyone pursuing CFRE credits

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Section 1: What You Need to Know Before, During, and After Fundraising for Your Nonprofit
Getting Started: Nonprofit Types & Regulations
2 questions

Nonprofit types and regulations.

It All Starts With the Board of Directors
2 questions

Quiz questions for the "It All Starts With the Board of Directors" lecture.

Donor Relationship Management & Transparency
Ungraded Quiz C
3 questions
Potential Revenue Streams- Where Will the Money Come From?
Potential Revenue Streams Section 2
Ungraded Quiz D
3 questions
In Closing

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Instructor Biography

Tracy Vanderneck, MSM, CTL, CFRE, Training by a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)

I care about the mission and people. It is that simple. I care about helping nonprofits be able to deliver on their missions, whether that means working to save the environment, help homeless children, or bring art to the community. And I am uniquely positioned to be able to help! I am president of Phil-Com, LLC, a consulting and training company that offers services to nonprofits and small businesses.

I have twenty years of experience in fundraising and sales. I hold a Master of Science in Management (MSM) with a concentration in Non-Profit Leadership, a graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning (CTL), and am a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). In 2010 I was certified in Disaster Public Relations and In-Kind Donations with the American Red Cross.

I serve on the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southwest Florida Chapter. I have worked on leadership teams for organizations with budgets from $1 million to $15 million, in fundraising, public relations, and volunteer recruitment since 2006. I have experience in annual campaigns, grant writing, capital campaigns, strategic planning, development planning,board recruitment and training, prospect identification and screening,moves management, database RFPs and implementations, in-kind donations,event planning and management, volunteer recruitment and management, third-party fundraising, case statements, gift acceptance policies,naming opportunities, public relations, and marketing materials. I have in-depth experience with analyzing gift data and trends and using the resulting information to plan future activities.

I work to ensure that my activities are always in line with the organization's mission and fit within the strategic plan.

Prior to working in nonprofits I was a sales director for 10 years, helping to match companies with programs and services that improved their operational efficiency and improved market share.

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