Dear Nonprofit Leader,
Did something wrong in this world light a fire in you and change your life? Did you decide to do something about the need you saw, the person in trouble, the injustice that needed to be made right?
That’s what happened to me and it changed everything; my commitments, my family, and my career path. I didn’t plan for that to happen, but it did!
I’m guessing you passionately raised your hand and jumped in. And that’s how you started your mission in nonprofit.
I’ve been in your shoes.
Years ago I transitioned out of a successful corporate career managing roll-outs of large projects with large budgets and entered the world of nonprofits. I harnessed every skill I had and applied them to my new position and goal – to help navigate the path of growing a struggling nonprofit into something as big as the work I left.
And guess what? We did it.
Not because we designed the next ice-bucket challenge; no big name like Oprah gave us money. It wasn’t even because we were only one in the marketplace doing this work. No, it was none of those things.
The organization grew because of the framework, vital structure, and disciplined rhythms we put in behind the scenes to support fundraising efforts. Then - and not until then - were we able to put the fundraising strategy in place and grow the organization’s engagement, donor file, and annual revenue.
After years of working with industry experts, here is what I learned: Development is not about bravery in asking for money.
Development is about having a concrete, step-by-step plan in place that leads you to the big Ask. You need the steps of your entire business and mission charted out in a digestible plan (you actually use) with a clearly articulated financial need and programs.
Your donor needs to hear this loud and clear.
You see, every week I talk to people all over the country who contact me because they want me to teach them how to fundraise. I can easily teach you how to solicit and fundraise, but often that is not the problem.
If you are simply trying to figure out the quick-fix fundraising formula you will never grow, and your organization will not become sustainable.
What you do need is a simple plan that you’ll actually use - not one that sits on the shelf. Then you need someone to teach you how to use and drive that plan to revenue that fully funds your mission year after year.
You can grow your organization – you can overcome the statistics that tell us most nonprofits will not grow into strong businesses to support their founding missions. I started my business because I understand the sticking points that cause funding to halt.
There is a way upward. You can get back to the reason why you got into this mission in the first place. But you might need a thought partner and guide through it. I can help you.
I help Executive Directors consistently raise more money to fund their missions. And using this method, today I have a solid track record of growing nonprofits and their funding.
I now teach this step-by-step process to others, because no one should have to struggle like I did.
My track record is solid.
My clients grow at an average rate of 30% more per year after working with me. They are soliciting the largest gifts of their careers and have been able to put aside the debilitating stress of the annual money-hunt.
I WORK WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS WHO...
✅ Run a nonprofit 501c3
✅ Need more money to accomplish their programs and mission
WHAT EXACTLY DO I DO?
I offer a program to teach you how to set up your annual development plan and processes to attract and solicit new (read: larger) donors.
✅ A step-by-step method to grow your organization’s funding
✅ One-on-one coaching calls and unlimited access to me
✅ Downloads and templates for the process
WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT?
I teach you how to actually make your organization sustainable. For real. Solid funding year after year (No quick-fix fundraising schemes, because they don’t work).
“Thank you so much for another amazing session today. For [our organization], this program is a game-changer.”
- Board Member
“The biggest impact is my personal confidence in fundraising and I’ve met or exceeded my fundraising goals while working with Sherry."
- Executive Director
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Send me a message and we'll arrange a 30-min call to see if I can help.