Who doesn’t like something for free?
This week I’ve collected a few excellent free resources for you to use and reuse. I’ve included online trainings, articles, worksheets, templates, and best practices.
I KNOW there are tons more resources available. . . feel free to add to this list in the comments or send them to @ljacobwith on Twitter.
Amy Eisenstein 4 Free Tools to Raise Major Gifts
Amy has put together a slew of free resources for nonprofit fundraisers. These include a web class called, 3 Secrets to Raising Major Gifts You Can’t Survive Without; the report 10 Steps to Improve Major Gift Fundraising; an assessment you can take to find out if Your Organization is READY to Raise Major Gifts; and a checklist you can download that includes 31 Rules for Better Fundraising and a Better You. Get these four tools here.
Asking Matters Talking About the Soul of Money
Classy.Org 25 Free Nonprofit Resources to Bookmark
Asking Matters Find Your Asking Style
The largest donations come from face to face asking, that’s why Asking Matters developed the Asking Style Assessment. They believe you can use your personality to help you be more comfortable and confident when you ask for donations.
Curious to know your Asking Style? Take their FREE 3-minute quiz to find your style, and then check out the resources they have that match your style and will help you feel more comfortable asking for gifts face to face.
SOFII – Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration Communications Toolbox
Network for Good Free Fundraising Resource Library
Bloomerang.co Absolutely Free Resources
Bloomerang believes nonprofits should be able to focus on their mission rather than fundraising. That’s why they love to share best practices based on researched and tested principles of philanthropy.
Head over there to find everything from educational white papers to webinars to research to newsletters.
Nonprofit Hub Hubcast Episodes
Free Web Class, eBooks & Worksheets: Light a Fire Under Your Fundraising
In the Free Training section you’ll find the web class 5 Essential Storytelling Secrets to Raise More Money; a workbook to help you work successfully with your board; the classic free storytelling guide Boring2Brilliant, and Nine Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign.
Plus there’s tons of templates, worksheets, checklists, and more to get your fundraising fired up!
Red Apple Auctions Podcast How to Use Porch Parties As a Donor Cultivation Tool
Wild Apricot 5 Must-Have Strategies for Membership Growth
Firespring Captivate & Engage Constituents with a Website that Tells Your Story
It’s an excellent webinar from Jay Wilkinson, the CEO of Firespring, that covers the 5 required elements of an engaging website; the 1 thing every nonprofit should think about, but isn’t; and real-world examples of nonprofit organizations that have mastered their online presence.