Is your nonprofit consistently raking in less than $1 million per year?
Does your organization consistently do great work, but at the same time, you’re constantly worried about your fundraising results, not to mention where the money will come from to run your programs?
Would raising $1 million or more per year allow your nonprofit to do far more good with far less stress and hassle?
Do you want to learn straightforward, time-tested strategies for raising $1 million or more at your organization – starting today?
If you’ve been feeling stuck at whatever level you’re at, year after year, then Getting to Your First Million | Basics & More™ was created for you.
This five-week multi-media online course includes everything you need to know to transition your organization from surviving…to thriving. Presented in easily digestible, consecutive modules, the information contained in the class is rooted in the best practices and strategies available within the industry.
Getting to Your First Million | Basics & More™ is designed for anyone who works at a nonprofit that raises less than one million dollars per year (that’s excluding government support, fee-for-service or tuition payments). IMPORTANT: If you are a start up organization or have yet to raise your first 100,000, this course is probably not for you.
Whether you’re new to fundraising or have been in the trenches for years, this course will provide you with the teaching and tools that you need to go forth and raise seven figure fundraising for your organization. That magic number isn’t as elusive as you might think!
Our focus during this class will be grounded in what’s pure and simple, yet immensely effective: what tried-and-true fundraising strategies will get you to your first $1 million — starting today.
Class starts July 17th. Register now.
Enroll in the 2017 All-Access Ticket
for just $549.99
A PACKAGE DEAL CONSISTING OF OVER 20 OF MY BASICS & MORE™ COURSES GEARED TOWARD NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS JUST LIKE YOURS!
$549.99 — OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $183.33
“Based on the excellent advice presented in your Monthly Giving course, we’ve increased our monthly donors by 242% in just 7 months! We’re excited to keep building on this success in the coming school year.”
Rachel N. Rodriguez, MPA, MSW
Development Director, Mountain Mahogany Community School
“There is truly NO better small shop resource!!!”
Dr. Janet Buchanan, CFRE
Vice President, Philanthropy
Carroll Lutheran Village
“ After we implemented the simple Reply sheet recommended in one of your webinars after just three months we’ve already added 40 new monthly donors! Thanks so much Pam!”
The Class Modules: Getting to Your First Million | Basics & More
Here are the weekly course modules you will be receiving:
Week #1 (July 17)
- Webinar: Using the Fundraising Funnel to Maximize What is fundraising, and what is prospecting? Module one ensures that your entire team is operating from the same page.
Week #2 (July 24)
- Webinar: How to Supercharge Your Fundraising Strategies
Week #3 (July 31)
- Written Guide: How to Rapidly Grow Fundraising at Your Nonprofit
Week #4 (August 7)
- Written Guide: How to Supercharge Your Board Fundraising
Week #5 (August 14)
- Webinar: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Reaching $1 Million
Each webinar is approximately 45 minutes in length and can be watched at your convenience, as many times as you’d like.
Even better? You can register as many individuals from your organization as you’d like. That way everyone, from your ED to your board members to program staff will be “on board,” learning about the importance of storytelling and how they can contribute to make it happen!
“I intend to implement the three stories every board member should be able to tell from your video interviewing Christopher himself on Storytelling for Board Members (from your e-course Nonprofit Storytelling – which my marketing director and I went through together, discussing what we want to share and implement with board and staff. I highly recommend it!).”
Ruth Jones, Director of Fund Development, Presbyterian Manor
“I had great success with the last course I took with you. My first EOY appeal campaign (sent mid December, a 4 page letter and lots of ‘yous’:) came in 38% higher than the previous year so far! And envelopes are still coming in. Very exciting.”
Margo Reveil, Cook Inletkeeper
“If you are struggling with creative ways to connect with your donors, then Pamela Grow’s newsletter course is just what you need.
I took this course last year and was able to immediately put some of the ideas and suggestions I learned from her class to work. Donor-focused newsletters can bring in a lot of funds for your nonprofit if done right. Take this course and start off on the right foot. Otherwise, you’re leaving money on the table.”
Michelle Sanders Brinson
Nashville Rescue Mission
Mandy Fischer, Development Manager, Intervale Center
Registration for Getting to Your First Million | The Basics & More, including all guides, podcasts, recorded webinar, access to both our private Facebook group and personal email for yourself and up to four team members is $97!
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“I just purchased your year-end fundraising course and it’s incredible! And this is coming from a person who took SEIU’s PAC from 9.2 million to 21.5 million in 24 months. You are just incredible!”Hayden L. Mora
This course is taught by Joe Garecht and Pamela Grow.
Pamela has raised hundreds of millions over the past 16 years. The Grow Report, the leading e-newsletter for small to mid-sized nonprofits, reaches over 30,000 subscribers weekly, and her regular Motivate Monday sessions delight and inspire nonprofit professionals everywhere. Her popular Basics & More Courses and Simple Development Systems membership program have provided instruction to over 6,000 nonprofit professionals. Pamela’s over-riding goal is to provide exceptional fundraising training to small nonprofit organizations — at prices they can afford. Early in her career, Pamela was named one of the 50 Most Influential Fundraisers by the influential Civil Society magazine. In 2016 her blog was named one of the 25 Must-Read Nonprofit IT Blogs by BizTech, and she was recently named one of America’s Top 25 Fundraising Experts by the Michael Chatman Giving Show. In 2016, with the Veritus Group, she developed Major Gift Academy, the premier training for major gift officers and their managers. She’s been featured by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Foundation Center, and NonprofitPRO. She is a regular contributor to SOFII, the showcase of fundraising innovation and inspiration, and Charity Channel.
Joe Garecht is the founder of The Fundraising Authority, and has spent the past 12 years helping organization worldwide raise more money. As a Development Director, Executive Director and fundraising consultant, he has helped dozens of nonprofits raise $1 million or more per year. Now, he wants to help your nonprofit raise the money you need to thrive.
Joe is the author of Raising Money Without Going Crazy and The Nonprofit Fundraising Formula, and a popular speaker and trainer on fundraising and development.
“Last week, I received my first $100,000 gift. I have such great stories to tell about the good work we do. It’s easy to be passionate when you’re doing what you love.I do not have any staff and my board has set a goal for me of $1 million by December 31, 2014. I really received the reigns of the foundation in late October. Since then, I have raised nearly $325,000. My annual appeal was very successful.
Using your book, webinars, classes, etc. I am moving forward nicely!
As your emails always say, Yes, you have my back!”
Teri Donaldson, Executive Director, The Futures Foundation
“As the new Associate Director of Development at a not-for-profit senior retirement community, I was told that year-end giving was almost non-existent therefore, no real effort had been put into a campaign. The rationale was donors were bombarded with requests and we were always at the bottom of their list. Taking cues from Simple Development Systems (I purchased two years ago), I came up with a plan in mid-September and presented to my boss. Her words were, ‘Okay, what do we have to lose?’ The campaign used direct mail, email and social media. The direct mail had three pieces that dropped in late November, early December, and late December. I used a letter from the CEO, a letter from a resident, and a postcard — all telling a story. And it worked! Not only did the year-end giving increase by 54%, we raised awareness and received several compliments. HUGE win and, hopefully, a great start to our 2017 fundraising.”
“I wanted to thank you for this course. I wanted to share that for the first time in our five years, we raised over 100K in program revenue and I think it was in large part due to this course and what I implemented. I need to look further, but program revenue for Q42015 was 28.7k. For Q42016 program revenue was 42k! Amazing! I will be back for more learning from you…thank you for serving those of us who feel called to bring hope to the world!”
Brooke F. Sulahian, President & Co-Founder, Hope for Our Sisters, Inc.
Learn When You Want and Where You Want
Every week you’ll receive (via email) comprehensive guides, worksheets, and pre-recorded webinars covering the topic of the week that you can read on your computer, smartphone, tablet or e-reader, or print out to read at your convenience. Each guide contains 10-30 pages and presents everything you need to know to capture your organization’s best stories.
All participants in this course will have direct email access for questions about the course materials and how they apply to your nonprofit. Ask one question or one hundred questions… we’re here to help your organization succeed. You’ll also be included in a private ‘members only’ Facebook group, the ideal opportunity to bounce ideas or questions off your colleagues.
Once you register for Nonprofit Storytelling | Basics & More™ the materials are yours to keep, to re-use when you need a refresher, or to share with a new volunteer or staff member.
Questions? Email me.
Basics & More™ fundraising fundamentals self-guided courses were created with your busy schedule (and budget!) in mind. Modeled after the 12-Touches that forms the cornerstone of Simple Development Systems, Basics & More™ classes guide you incrementally toward discovering your own system for fundraising success. One that works for your organization, your resources, and most importantly, your donors.
If you’ve never taken an online course before, you’ll find that, unlike many other online courses, the materials for the Basics & More™ eCourses are released week by week. Our research has found that receiving your training in short chunks helps you focus on each module–one at a time–and encourages you to take action.
Additionally, these courses are designed to be followed in the order in which you receive them. Everything in Basics & More™ is foundational. The lessons build upon one another, and are FAR more powerful when executed in sequence.
I’ve been meticulous in structuring all my courses in such a way that everything is streamlined and sequential.
That means that you never get stuck wondering what to do next.
Your ONLY job is to begin with the end in mind, and then let ME guide you through the systematic workflow that gets you there. If you’re going to be on vacation, or you’ll be missing a week, you may want to set the course aside to tackle it at a later date.
When a bonus expert recorded webinar or podcast is included with your course materials, it’s meant to be viewed with the module it was included with. Remember, too: you’ll always have lifetime access to these course materials. So if you’re unable to implement everything during the period of the course, you can always return to the modules (some of my course registrants come up with questions months after a course has ended). And, of course, always feel free to reach out directly to me with any questions you might have.
Read how one participant fit Basics & More™ into her busy schedule: click HERE.
Additionally, we do encourage you to register additional staff, volunteers, and board members. It helps bring everyone together on the same page, learning how to fundraise the right way (smart, no?). Many of our organizations apply the courses as a group project: for instance, one individual is tasked with reading the module, another is assigned a webinar to view, and another is given a writing assignment. Any additions to this course should be in by the Friday before we start Week Two.
To keep your training costs down, Basics & More™ courses are delivered exclusively via email. There is no website to access or login to. But you can’t receive what you’ve paid for if your IT department has set up firewalls that are preventing delivery of your course materials. Course materials are automatically generated. If you don’t see yours, check your spam filters. In some instances we will request an additional or personal email address to ensure that you receive your lessons.
“Simple Development Systems is AMAZING. I am so glad we signed up for it — it has been an incredible support for me and our Development Associate. We don’t have a senior development person — it’s just me on top of being executive director, and your program has had JUST the right approach for us. I feel like we are doing things more effectively and efficiently — the webinars, resources, newsletters/emails, it has all been terrific. I am recommending it to other folks right and left!”
Julia R. Wilson, Executive Director, OneJustice
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Since 2010, Basics & More™ fundraising fundamentals eCourses* have helped thousands of nonprofit organizations all over the world grow their funding exponentially. Basics & More™ trainings have included:
- nonprofit storytelling
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Courses are priced at under $100, and enrollment includes up to eight team members. Many of your peers are using Basics & More™ trainings to bring everyone on board.
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