This course covers all the things you should consider when building a resource engine to fuel the work your nonprofit does. The only way to deliver your unique impact to the world is by having the people, funds, and other assets you need.

Here we explore ways to determine what you want to achieve, what you need to achieve it, and where to look for the things you need to serve the people you are trying to help. You can serve at high levels when you have a diverse set of resources at your fingertips and a step-by-step plan to get them from the right sources.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Course Overview

    • Building Solid Fundraising Plans Overview

    • Your Sustainability Roadmap

  • 2

    Module 1: Introduction to Fundraising; Why Do We Need a Plan?

    • Why Do We Need a Fundraising Plan?

    • 5 Questions Successful Fundraisers Can Answer

    • Building a Solid Fundraising Plan

  • 3

    Module 2: What Do We Already Have (Conducting An Asset Inventory)

    • What Do We Already Have

    • Stengths Gaps and Opportunies Inventory

    • Organizational Capacity Checklist

    • Nonprofit Circle of Service Handout Workshop Version

  • 4

    Module 3: Why Are We In This; What Do We Want to Accomplish?

    • What Do We Want to Accomplish

    • Personal Purpose Questinnaire

    • Entity Purpose Questionnaire

    • NPO Customer Profile

  • 5

    Module 4: What Are Our Operating Costs?

    • What Are Our Operating Costs

    • Budget List of Operating Items

    • Staff Time Aloocation Worksheet

  • 6

    Module 5: How Much Do We Need?

    • How Much Do We Need

    • Resources for Calculating Costs of Services

    • Budget Calculation Worksheet

  • 7

    Module 6: How Much Can I expect to Raise, By When?

    • Revenues

    • Organizational Capacity Checklist

    • Revenue Generation Ideas for Nonprofits

    • NPO Customer Profile

    • Donor Profile Checklist

    • Measuring Donor Retention

    • Course Check-In

  • 8

    Module 7: What Are the Best Sources for Our Needs?

    • Funding Sources

    • Non Profit Revenue Source Pros and Cons

  • 9

    Module 8: What's Happening Around Us?

    • What's Happening Around Us

    • Nonprofit SWOT Analysis

    • NPO Comparative Analysis Worksheet

  • 10


    • Resources

    • Additional Resources

  • 11

    What is next?

    • Moving Forward Together

About the instructor

CEO RD Dennis Enterprises, LLC

Russell Dennis

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