Week 1 – July 6th, 2021 Theme: Importance of Diversified Fundraising

Many Parent Centers operate almost entirely off state and federal grants. Most of us know that’s risky. What many of us don’t know is exactly what to do about it. This article teaches you how to diversify your funding and what new funding sources are best to spend your time seeking in the current economy. In short, long-range planning is best, and small steps can get you a long way. https://getfullyfunded.com/more-than-one-source-of-revenue-for-your-nonprofit/

Week 2 – July 13th, 2021 Theme: Take-Home Template on Fundraising

The Parent Centers aren’t new, but a lot of us are new to robust fundraising plans. This article offers guidance and a template for a one-page, new-organization fundraising plan. It’s a great place for centers and their boards to start. https://getfullyfunded.com/fundraising-plan-template/

Week 3 – July 20th, 2021 Theme: Learn About Common Fundraising Mistakes

The Forbes Nonprofit Advisory Council recently published this article outlining nine common fundraising mistakes nonprofits make. They aren’t what you might think they would be. Read and learn here! https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesnonprofitcouncil/2021/04/29/nine-common-fundraising-mistakes-nonprofits-make/?sh=14c12b47537f

Week 4 – July 27th, 2021 Theme: How to Engage Your Board in Fundraising

Did you know that placing a 20-minute fundraising discussion at the top your board agenda for each board meeting almost guarantees some successful fundraising for the year? Once you have an idea of the steps needed to begin fundraising, it’s time to engage your Board. There are specific steps that ensure success. Learn more by watching this 5-minute video and utilizing its included text guidance: https://www.amyeisenstein.com/5-ways-engage-nonprofit-board-fundraising/