Your First Actions for Starting a Nonprofit

Nonprofits today need to treat fundraising like a shallow pool: no diving. Sure, elaborate events and grandiose marketing sounds great, but those come with time.

Starting a nonprofit requires drive, passion and, above all else, patience. We can’t assume to be masters in the art of fundraising armed with only an idea. We need to properly train ourselves for the long road ahead.

Great fundraising begins with education. Learn the basic tactics and best methods for encouraging supporters to give for our cause. Seek out those within the community with true fundraising experience. In turn, we can take what we learn and apply it to effective fundraising for our own cause.

For more on the basics of starting a nonprofit and fundraising, follow the linked article below.

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