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A Bunch of Free Stuff to Help Your Nonprofit Fundraising

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Free Nonprofit Fundraising Resources

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 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 Pro

Nonprofit Hub Hubcast Episodes

Free Web Class, eBooks & Worksheets: Light a Fire Under Your Fundraising

In the Resources section you’ll find a workbook to help you work successfully with your board; a 2-page storytelling framework, 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.

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