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Want to start a nonprofit? DON'T! - Funding Your Nonprofit

May 11, 2023, 4:45 – 5:45 PM

Everything you wish you knew about starting your nonprofit before you started. It's never too late to learn! Whether you're just starting out or looking to refine your nonprofit's funding strategy, this webinar will provide valuable insights to help you achieve your goals. Join us and learn how to fund your nonprofit for success!

Fundraising + development

About this event

Starting a nonprofit can be a rewarding experience, but securing funding can be a challenge. To help you get started, join our webinar to learn about effective fundraising strategies for a startup nonprofit.

During this session we will talk about:

Develop a comprehensive fundraising plan: A solid fundraising plan should be the foundation of any startup nonprofit's funding strategy. This plan should outline the organization's goals, target donors, and specific fundraising tactics to be employed. It should also consider the organization's budget and expenses, and how much funding is needed to achieve its mission.

Apply for grants: Grants are a great way for nonprofits to secure funding. Research and identify grant opportunities that align with your organization's mission and apply to those that fit. Be sure to follow the guidelines and submit a well-crafted application.

Host fundraising events: Fundraising events are an excellent way to generate awareness for your nonprofit and secure funding. Choose events that align with your mission and that will resonate with your target donors. Be creative, engaging, and ensure that the event is well-publicized.

Partner with corporate sponsors: Corporate partnerships can be a mutually beneficial way to raise funds for your nonprofit. Research companies that align with your mission and reach out to them with a proposal for a partnership. Be clear on how the partnership will benefit both organizations and outline specific fundraising goals.

Engage in individual giving campaigns: Individual giving is an essential part of any nonprofit's funding strategy. Develop a strategy for soliciting donations from individual donors, including creating a donor database and engaging donors through targeted communications. Consider leveraging crowdfunding platforms or developing a monthly giving program to generate a steady stream of revenue.

Remember, funding a startup nonprofit requires creativity, persistence, and a well-thought-out strategy. By incorporating these tactics, you can increase the likelihood of securing the funds needed to achieve your mission and make a meaningful impact.


  • Leslie Palmer

    M. Leslie Palmer Consulting Group

    Managing Consultant | Founding Principal

  • Nisi Bennett

    AJB Consulting


  • Armstrong Nsien


  • Carl Webb


  • Susannah Erler

    Greater Good Strategies


  • Eric Zarko

    DFW Nonprofit Resource Group | North Texas Nonprofit Institute Colton Strawser Consulting


  • Justin Brown

    RoundTable Technology


  • Nisi Bennett

    AJB Consulting