Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fearless Fundraising System for Million Dollar Philanthropic Investments

Fearless Fundraising System for Million Dollar Philanthropic Investments

Goal: To help nonprofits implement a culture and process for marketing and fundraising tranformative philanthropic investments

Elements of the Fearless Fundraising System

Strategic Planning

A strategic plan is a process that helps an organization to achieve its mission efficiently and effectively. For major gifts, it is the critical investment prospectus that provides the vision and action plan that thoughtful philanthropists need to understand before making transformative investments.

Research and Goal Setting

Setting initial goals for your major giving program is critical for two reasons. First, it puts everybody on the same page. And it gives you a place to start when it's time to evaluate the results. The Fearless Fundraising System gives you the tools to research leading philanthropists connected to your cause and effectively set goals.

Budget and Systems

Good work habits, sound policies, and solid systems will help you keep good records and monitor return on investment. Prepare yourself to project budgets and evaluate software with the tools, resources and extensive information with Fearless Fundraising System.

Create Your Case

The case — and the case expression — provide the reasons why your organization both needs and merits philanthropic support. Use the Fearless Fundraiser Case Builder tool to jumpstart your efforts to create your case.

Leading Staff and Volunteer Efforts

Understanding and respect between management, development staff, and volunteers is critical to the success of your major giving effort. Check out our sample job descriptions, organization models, and board materials — all designed to help you find success.

Guidelines for Ethical Fundraising

Guidelines informed by the standards of their community will result in more effective, relevant, and enforceable guidelines than those handed-down from from a boilerplate document. So, it is recommended that nonprofits use the Association of Fundraising Professionals "Ten Commandments" as a tool to start conversations about creating (or strengthening) an ethical fundraising culture in their organizations.

Major Gift Strategy

Once you have put the foundation in place, it's time to prepare your major giving strategy. How will you structure your program, what benefits will you offer and how will you recognize your donors? The Fearless Fundraising Systems provides the tips on getting your program started.

Integrated Development Plan

The final step prior to launch involves tying together all of the elements you looked at when designing your program. To move forward, it's critical to create a written plan to guide your efforts. Fearless Fundraiser will give you step by step instructions on creating an Integrated Development Plan.

Restructuring CEO Responsibilities

For a nonprofit to succeed in major giving, the CEO must devote up to 30% of his or her time to the effort. This requires the leader to acquire new skills and to reassign some of the existing workload. Our system provides strategies and tools for the delicate task of restructuring the leader’s responsibilities.

Fearless Fundraising's sole mission is to help nonprofits develop the tools, resources, and confidence to engage with the leading philanthropists in your community. Your work is too important to spend it on endless special events that never grow or in direct mail that has been in decline for twenty year. Partnerships between leading nonprofits with the leading philanthropist is the future. Let Fearless Fundraising partner with you to get the resources you so richly deserve.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Mission: Fearless Fundraiser

My brand is the Fearless Fundraiser who specializes in Million Dollar Philanthropic Investments. I am the one who is the expert at marketing million dollar grant opportunities to America's wealthiest families. This is what I can do that best connect the capital of the successful Americans to the causes that will empower and make lives better for the rest of society.

This is my passion and my favorite thing. This is like being the punk rocker of the world of philanthropy. The guy with the orange socks.

This is why I was so edgy today.It is time to explode and focus all of my work energy on being this person. This is such a fun and great challenge that will help people- the donors, the clients and the organizations I work for. To be the expert on working with the wealthiest Americans who want to do good in a way that makes them think of me and organizations on par with their lawyer, architect, banker and doctor is something that can transform this field.

There are no other paths. This is the one. I am the Fearless Fundraiser who specializes in million dollar philanthropic investments.