How to Start a Nonprofit When You’re Not Independently Wealthy
Finally! You can launch that non-profit you’ve dreamed of and you don’t have to hit the lotto to do it!
Listen, starting a non profit and raising money for it is hard….
With over 1.5 million social impact organizations out there, there are a lot of causes and the world needs a lot of help -- how can you make sure the change you want to make in the world actually happens?
As a result, you’ve read the books, watched the videos, scanned the internet and your brain is full of information and questions but where do you even start?
Where do I find people to support my organization (who have money)?
Payroll is due; how are we going to make it?
Why don’t my board members raise more money?
How do I get those big corporate dollars I see on TV all the time?
What am I missing?
Or even more importantly, how can you start raising money for your organization right now?
The reality is that while you’ve got a bunch of great ideas on sticky notes all over your desk, volunteers who are willing to help and maybe even an event or “go fund me” page created -- you have no idea how you are actually going to get it all DONE!
You need a straightforward, executable plan that WORKS.
You know what might work or what you should do --- but you need to develop the plan and actually do it. You need to know HOW.
Imagine when you have a plan you can put into action of how to start your own social impact organization -- how to pick the right type of entity, how to measure your impact from day one, how to find great board members, how to find the right type of funding for your cause and how to find and keep rockstar staff members --
how amazing will you feel?
And that’s where I come in.
I’ve created a new program called 501 See Profit for regular folks who are tired of the status quo and who want to solve BIG problems in your community...without having to sell your soul (or your house) to do it!
I’m not going to just tell you WHAT to do but HOW to do it so that you can FINALLY start. And if you’ve already started but are struggling… 501 See Profit can get you OFF the struggle bus and serving those who need it most.
Save doggies? Check! Send the babies to college? Check! All kids can learn? Check! I’m here for all of it.
You, my friend, believe that you can grow your organization, raise more money and invite others to join you in that experience. You want to do the things you set out to do when you jotted down your first idea in the margins of your notebook during a staff meeting.
And with 501 See Profit you can!
What if I told you that in just SIX Weeks you could have a fully formed organization concept, design, and structure that has the kind of staying power to attract the people you need to support your cause - the kind of people that show up to your program activities and write you checks to support your mission?
You can say goodbye to the sleepless nights filled anxiety over raising money and fear about being able to carry out your mission. And you can say HELLO! To a mission that feels clear, program design that can be implemented and evaluated, and great storytelling to attract the $$$ you need to fund your cause.
This course is designed to give you all the tools you need to launch your nonprofit...the right way. And if you have already started one but feel stuck, this course will help you “unstuck” and get on the course so you can focus on your mission. And because you’re hanging with me… It’s a party (yep that means it’ll be fun)!
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So What Will You Get When You Sign Up?
Part 1: Concept Development
The first part of this course is all about pressure testing your idea. We will completely flesh out and pressure test your big idea and get your pitch just right so you can attract the right supporters to you cause.
Part 2: Program & Operational Design
The second part of this course is all about building out your organization so that it has staying power. I will break down all the jargon we use in the social sector so you can design a program that is effective, scalable, metrics based and fundable.
Part 3: Fund Development Framework
Here is where we let our creative juices rock out! We will work on how you are going to raise money, who will be your ambassadors (think board members and supporters) and how to select the professionals that will bring your vision to life.
And listen…if you’ve already gotten started on your passion project but you feel a twinge of shame when you realize that the bank account is feeling a little less full than you like...this course can help you too!
By the end of 501 See Profit you’re going to have everything you need to create an amazing non-profit with a mission that serves your community. It’s not going to be magic but it’ll Here’s what it looks like inside this SIX WEEK course:
- A Step by Step Guide on how to create a growing nonprofit that achieves your mission and gets the funding you need to grow
- How to create a realistic organizational budget you can use
- A customizable and easy to use fundraising plan template that will be your roadmap to raising money (you actually have to use it)
- How to create a measurable, replicable program that focuses on impact and attracts the dollars you need
- Write winning grants that don’t sell your baby and the bathwater to get the funds
- Pitch It - Learn how to pitch your organization so that people want to join you and sidestep the founder's snooze-worthy spiel.
- Vendors management - how to properly pick (and vet) your people - everyone from your accountant to your graphic designer and web developer.
- How to recruit a kickass board champions for your cause
- How to use social media authentically and avoid all the gimmicky crap that wastes your time and drains your coins
- LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP to 501 See Profit, so as your organization grows and I release new enhancements to the program, you’ll get access too!
There is no magic bullet to nonprofit nirvana but stick with me and we’ll make this hard work look easy. For an investment of $997 (payment plans available), I am offering you an opportunity to get my best thinking, access to experts in my network and a crew of like minded do-gooders who will are out here shaking things up in the world.
You still with me? Good.
You MIGHT be asking yourself “Why me”? Seriously...Why SHOULD you work with me?
Why the heck should you drop your hard earned ducats and work with me? Well...I’ve got over 15 years of nonprofit experience - in fundraising, marketing, communications, finance and executive leadership for starters. I’ve raised money for organizations big and small across the US and consulted with organizations in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean. Ya girl has been some places and seen some things. I’ve even failed a few times. Yep...I said it! Anyone who only tells you about their success is a mess. But I’ve learned from those failures and it’s resulted in small - medium sized organizations raising money to the tune of $45 Million Dollars and counting. Basically, I’m a badass and I’ll make sure your organization has everything it needs to be one too!
I want to start my nonprofit the right way!
I’m opening up the doors for this breakthrough course Today! Classes begin on August 15, 2017, so you have enough time to get your WHOLE life together and get your mind right to take this course. No excuses!
Now I know I know. You’re about to give me the BUSINESS on the investment you have to make.
“Kishshana I am dead broke. I can’t do that right now”. Cool. Whatever you do - DON’T start your nonprofit. You don’t have to be rich, but if you don’t have a little bit set aside to do this right you will pay THOUSANDS later and lose time, impact and people.
Plus - If you hired me to consult with you 1:1 this type of intense work would cost you $40,000 or more in consulting time. I mean it has literally EVERYTHING you need to be successful (if you do the work). And I have payment plans.
“Kishshana I don’t have time right now”. I get it. You don’t. And it will ALWAYS feel like that. Get used to it. In this course, you’ll get the tools you need (not just talk) on WHAT you need to do and HOW to do it so that you can start and grow your organization. You might even decide NOT to start at all; there is nothing wrong with that. You’d have saved yourself THOUSANDS in time and money.
“Kishshana I already have an organization”. High five for you friend. But if you’re here you need some help. And bravo for recognizing that. Let me help you make it better. Let me teach you how to grow your organization.
I’m dispelling the myth that starting a nonprofit means you need independently wealthy or have access to rich folks to be successful. 501 See Profit isn’t like having Harry Potter in your pocket (although we all would love that). I’m damn good but I’m not a magician. BUT you will learn the key steps to creating a nonprofit that propels your mission, attracts all the coins and people you need to be successful.
Are you ready? I’m In!