Getting Started with Nonprofit Fundraising

Are you just getting started with fundraising?  Do you need guidance on how to form a nonprofit organization, recruit your initial board members and find your first donors?  Here is some good advice to get you started …

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation

Getting started with your board…

How to Build Your First Nonprofit Board

Recruiting Your Organizations First Board

5 Steps to Building Your New Nonprofit’s First Working Board

And there’s always the question of money…

Funding Your Nonprofit Startup

If you’d rather get your hands on something all-encompassing, then here’s the book I recommend you start with:

Nonprofit Fundraising 101 A Practical Guide With Easy to Implement Ideas & Tips from Industry Experts (Darian Rodriguez Heyman & Laila Brenner)

This book is a great intro to the field with commentary and insight from many of today’s top gurus.  It’s the book I use as a textbook when I’m teaching an introduction to fundraising course in a college setting. This includes the Online Fundraising Certificate Program that I teach through Temple University.

This is another great article turned out by Get Fully Funded. It really hits home for the small, young non-profit. A great read.

Get Fully Funded also has a great article on tools for small nonprofits to be more productive.

Here’s a great read for help planning special events.

Here’s a guide on the Ins and Outs of Facebook Fundraising to help you boost online donations and form lifelong relationships with a new generation of donors.

If you’re looking for help with your nonprofit’s branding, check out this article from Anthmn Branding.

Here’s a good article with tips for finding good volunteers.

When you’re just getting started, it’s typically too soon to work directly with a consultant/coach. You need to find out what works for your organization and build some relationships before that makes sense. However, the following two education-based offerings from Productive Fundraising make A LOT of sense at this stage: