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 is another great article turned out by Get Fully Funded. It really hits home for the small, young non-profit. A great read. https://getfullyfunded.com/how-to-raise-money-3-steps-to-creating-sustainable-funding/


After you are launched and are gaining some traction in your community, you may want to consider bringing on a fundraising and board development coach to amplify your efforts …  

Why You Need to Hire a Coach

Productive Fundraising offers coaching through our Fundraising Optimization Program.