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Learn how to secure larger donations
in 90-days

. . . So you can FULLY FUND your Nonprofit.
Yep - I’m talking programs AND salaries.

 
 

What if you knew exactly how to get the money you need to fund your organization every year?

Seriously! You knowing exactly how to secure large donors and large donations on a regular basis.

You could stop the fundraising-guessing-game and focus your time on what actually brings in the size gifts you need.

You could actually build relationships with people who CAN and WANT to give investment-level gifts and not feel like you are begging.

You could have the funds to invest in things like staff and support resources - those things you need to grow and then be around for years.

How would that change your life? What would that mean for those you serve?

Does this ring a bell?

You are leading a nonprofit and are a subject-matter expert on your mission. You know there’s a huge need in the world for your work.

But getting the funding you need every year . . . well, that’s another story.

Admittedly, fundraising is not your favorite activity and, if you were honest, you might even dread it. But, you’ve had some level of success.

You know you should be more proactive about getting larger, unrestricted donations from individuals. Because hoping they’ll run across your nonprofit and be so “compelled to write a giant check” isn’t a strategy.

But, what do you do? You are done wasting time on the activities that don’t end up leading to the size gifts you were hoping for. And let’s be honest - you don’t have extra hours in the day to just ‘keep-trying’ different revenue-generating ideas from your board.

Maybe you’ve lost some major donors in the past because you' haven’t known exactly what to say or ask them? Maybe you’ve asked people for money and you never heard back?

It’s beyond frustrating. I know - I’ve been in your shoes.

With your passion for your mission, and if you knew the exact step-by-step path to land larger donors, you’d be unstoppable. You just need someone to show you how to do it in a way that feels confident and comfortable.

If any of this sounds familiar, you’re ready for LET’S GROW.

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What does it look like when we work together?

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LET’S GROW is not a workshop you attend once and then struggle to apply the minute you leave.

It’s a 90-day guided program designed to teach you the strategies you need to secure larger donors to fully fund your mission year after year. It’s designed to move you from strategy and planning, quickly into soliciting.

In the first 60-days, you’ll learn the strategies and activities that will fund both your programs and your ops/admin so that you can truly grow your nonprofit. The last 30-days together is focused on mobilizing - turning those skills into habits that can change your organization long term.

In the program you’ll learn how to:

  • fully fund your mission - enough money for both programs and operations

  • build systems for success, so that fundraising doesn’t feel like a chore you dread

  • establish a diverse, low-risk funding model that sets you up for the long-haul

  • show your board how to help you fundraise

  • help your donors give their best gift to you every year

  • establish a way for your irregular donors to give to you every year

  • maximize fundraising time that results in mid- and major-level gift growth

  • gain the confidence and hope that really propel your nonprofit to the next level of its existence

AND ALL ALONG, you’ll have me as your coach as you solicit prospective donors you're talking to right now!

Next session starts this month, with limited spots available. Apply now!


Program is available in a one-on-one format or in a cohort - we’ll figure out which option is best for you.

 
 
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Here’s how we’ll do it:

The program covers three main topics:

What do I need to do with my organization to get ready to grow my revenue?

  • You need a documented step-by-step process you’ll be able to execute on your own.

  • We’ll start at the beginning to identify the shifts you need to make before you can grow.

  • You’ll learn how to create a Needs-based strategy that donors want to fund.

  • You’ll learn how to categorize your programs in a way that helps donors know what you do.

  • You’ll learn the best way to share the actual, financial need you have to grow, a core driver of the growth from 5- to 6-figure annual gifts.

The LET’S GROW Program covers 90-days of strategy and training, using specific examples to demonstrate how you’ll grow your donation sizes and the number of mid- and major-level donors giving to you. Every strategy will be isolated into digestible steps you can follow for your nonprofit.

 

What do I need to have in-hand to move into securing more mid- and major-level donor gifts?

You need to have the right information and presentation in-hand for investment-level donors.

  • A designed donor experience that encourages donors to give their best gift every year

  • A translation of your budget where programs and ops get funded every year

  • A dread-free approach to one-on-one individual solicitations

  • Proper solicitation tools used to raise a donor’s gift every year

 

How will I literally find and then actually ask people for money?

This is the $1M question . . . “How do I ask for donations that fully fund my nonprofit? “ This is where it gets really fun.

  • You’ll learn the exact meeting approach I’ve used to grow the gifts and nonprofits I’ve mentioned.

  • You’ll learn how to use the tools you’ve created to find new donors.

  • You’ll learn the things I see everyone do that’s keeping them from landing top to donors.

  • You’ll learn how to lead your donors in a way that ensures they give to you every year.

There are so many ways to fundraise these days. It can be so overwhelming. I’ll show you how to maximize every hour you spend fundraising so that it results in the largest donations. You will never spend endless hours on events or campaigns that don’t yield the results you hoped for.

You’ll have the templates and easy-to-follow guidelines you need to create ask materials that work. No guesswork.  

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10 More Things You’ll Learn in this Program

  • How to build systems for success, so that fundraising doesn’t feel like a chore you dread.

  • The metrics you need to be watching every month, quarter, and year that lead to growth.

  • How to avoid risky giving patterns that keep you chasing your tail every month.

  • The best approach to segmenting the donor base by type and level of generosity.

  • What to say to all the hard questions donors ask about that program or admin percentage.

  • How to make the donor the hero in your every-day activities.

  • How to get back in front of a donor after they’ve given.

  • How to use your Form 990 to generate more revenue.

  • How you’re leaving money on the table with traditional sponsorships and events.

  • How to bring your board alongside you in all of this!

Next session starts this month, with limited spots available. Apply now!


How do you know if LET’S GROW is right for you?

This program is for you if:

You want to know how to grow your organization’s funding, you want to learn how to do it, and you want to change to see results.

You’re frustrated with fundraising and know there must be a better way.

You need ways to mobilize your board to engage in more fundraising activities.

You need more unrestricted funding to accomplish your mission.

You struggle with what to share, say, or do when soliciting individuals.

You’re ready to invest in change (I call this the ‘let’s get real year’).

This program isn’t for you if:

You’re still in start-up phase and not fundraising yet.

You are a nonprofit solely funded through membership or association dues (and don’t need/want a tremendous amount of charitable giving).

You want the easy-way out. If you can’t dedicate the energy and time to regular meetings and homework during the 90-days’ time, then this is not for you. But if you’re ready to get different results, this WILL show you how you can secure larger donors every year.

Ready to Apply?

... LET’S SEE IF LET’S GROW IN 90 DAYS IS RIGHT FOR YOU.

Why apply?
Because I only take on clients who I believe I can truly help.
So I want to speak with you first to make sure that’s the case!

After you apply, you'll be invited to schedule a 30-minute call with Sherry
to learn about your organization and see if LET’S GROW is a good fit.

 

Some of my amazing clients . . .

One of our board members gives $2,500 each year - but I confidently solicited him for $10,000 and he said yes!
— Kelly, Development Director
You have empowered me to think differently.
— Kim, Executive Director
For [our organization], this program is a game-changer. Your expertise and guidance is sincerely appreciated and we look forward to what’s to come. I am grateful for this opportunity.
— Jeannine, Board Member

Frequently asked questions:

What does weekly support look like and how can you help keep me accountable to the process?

"Weekly support" means that every week, and really every day, I'm giving you the help and support you need to implement the program in your nonprofit. I'm answering questions in the private coaching community, providing feedback, etc. in the community at all times.

"Accountability" refers to the fact that because you're on this journey with other students, you have a whole crew of people you're accountable to for doing the work and participating. And then there's me - I make sure everyone's staying on track. :) 

 

Will I get free access to future updates in the resource library?

Yes! The resource library will continue to be updated on a regular basis. Once you have taken the program, all future updates are free at no cost.

 

How much more is in the program vs. what’s on your blog or in your free webinars?

If the blog or webinars are a book, the program is an encyclopedia. Some of the core concepts I've discussed on the blog and webinar are in the program.

The program gives you MUCH more details, many real-life examples, provides accountability, implementation guidelines, and video tutorials showing you exactly what you need to do.

 

Will this work for someone who is not the ED (like a Development Director or Board Member?)

Absolutely. About half of my coaching work is training development directors with both little or extensive experience. I just used this methodology with a first-time development director out of the tech industry, and she used the program to X10 her organization’s board member giving.

And I always love to have a board member attend the first one or two sessions – it will only help you to have them understand these principles. They will become a stronger ally.

 

What if I'm literally a start-up with little to no funding? No donors. No paid staff. Is this still for me?

Yes! . . . Well, a portion of it. If you are in start-up mode and under $99K annual funding, you have the option of joining us for the first three sessions (in essence, month 1) where you’ll be equipped with the three steps you need to do every year to grow.

Because this program is designed to get you into the habits that allow funding to grow stronger every year, you’ll grow faster once you embrace the concepts of the first three sessions. Once you hit that revenue mark you can join a group again. Let me know if this is you!
 

How quickly will I see results?

While I can’t guarantee financial results – most participants start seeing results within a few months after working with me. Leaders who take these practices and apply them year after year…those folks have seen their nonprofits grow at a steady rate over time – even doubling revenue.
 

I want to try and get this program funded by a board member or a foundation. Would you speak to them if necessary?

Yes, I’m happy to speak to your funder or board members who have questions about the type of work we’d be doing together. Feel free to send them this link too – as it should help! 

 
This wasn’t in my budget. Can I afford this right now?

At the end of the day that's a question you have to answer.

However, I can tell you that the strategies in this program have led my clients to securing their largest donations to date. Typically, people make the money back pretty quickly.

It wasn’t in your budget? Or, the cousin comment . . . We want to put as many dollars to program as possible this year.

True. This wasn’t in the expense side of your budget. But what is also not in your budget is the potential income growth you will see as a result of the program. So, weigh the risk of both.

Ask both questions – Is this worth the risk of spending a few thousand dollars? Is this worth the risk of raising extra thousands of dollars?

After all, the more money you had the more you could invest in your programs. So, this approach leads to investing more money in programs even quicker.
 

I was wondering if you are going to cover how to find mid- and major-level donors? 

Absolutely. I don’t assume you have all your donors by the time you take this program. The tools we’ll create together help you to identify donors who may become your top annual gifts.
 

How much time will this take?

Great question! The program itself is designed to require the most amount of your time in the beginning and then taper off from there. And honestly, these first few weeks are things you should be doing on an annual basis during your planning time anyway.

As far as implementation, that depends on your experience level, skill and how quickly you learn.

While I can't guarantee anything, I always design my programs so that anyone with base skill set can implement that tactics by spending a few hours per week during the 90-days.
 

How often SHOULD I work on it?

See above. The more you work the faster you go. But, if you're looking for the next ALS Ice-bucket challenge or hoping this program has the secret formula to get you to Bill and Melinda Gates, this isn't the program for you.

But if you're willing to work HARD and follow a proven plan. This will work. 
 

How will you help me decide if the private, one-on-one model or cohort model is best for me?

Yes! In general, the decision can be based upon a few different factors.

First, some folks like learning in a group setting and enjoy the collaborative energy that comes with it. Others would rather learn one-on-one, as it seems more comfortable for them. Let me know who you are?

Secondly, one question I typically ask is in regard to the complexity of your funding structure. If you are a very straight-forward nonprofit with a very traditional funding model, then the cohort would be fine. If you have an international component, are going through a very pivotal change, or are over $1M in annual revenue, I would strongly consider the one-on-one version so that we can customize the entire experience to you.

Lastly, there is the matter of cost. Obviously, the cohort costs less because you are taking it with a group of folks. But, I’ve done my best to make both affordable and my clients in either model have been making their money back soon after the program ends.

I run a family foundation. Can you facilitate a cohort for a group of grantees we fund?

Yes - I’m actually doing this already!

Foundations who are interested in providing this program for their grantees should email me directly so that we can discuss the price for group rates as well as an customization you may require to reflect your organization’s initiatives.

email me at Sherry@QuamTaylor.com

Next session starts this month, with limited spots available. Apply now!

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Your Coach and Guide: Sherry Quam Taylor

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Why do some nonprofits seem to grow quickly while others fight for every single $10 donation?

 I’ll tell you exactly what the secret is . . . 

Successful nonprofits implement Need-based Fundraising instead of budget-based fundraising.

 How do I know this? 

After testing a bundled fundraising approach using a wide range of tactics, the results taught me a key lesson: implementing every possible tactic did not result in sizable donations that allowed for growth. But it did show me that the secret lies in selecting the right tactics on a case by case basis in order to yield larger and more frequent donations.

The Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy (2018) says that 77% of nonprofits will never reach $1M of annual revenue. I demonstrated that raising money toward your organization’s actual need (vs. traditional budget) is the single most impactful thing you can do to grow your nonprofit.

In my test case I tripled the funding: from $249K to $905K in about 24 months. True story.

In my next case, funding went from $445K to $709K to $825K the following year.

The final case, a start-up, went from $0 to a budget of $450K in three years.

As founder of QuamTaylor, I’ve grown nonprofits all over the country for the past 12 years. My program has been applied successfully to both big ($16M) and small organizations ($100K) who simply needed more unrestricted funding to accomplish their missions.

Although I didn’t know it at the time, the work referenced above became the foundation for the methodology I use today. This program is the one YOU need to use today to level-up your small, plateaued nonprofit into a robust, self-sustaining organization.

Today, my clients typically grow at an average rate of 30% more the year they use my program.

They’ve been able to fund their programs AND their salaries and operations. With great success, I’ve been able to position myself as a nonprofit growth expert among a myriad of strategists, fundraising consultants, and overall nonprofit service providers.

All because of my Need-based Fundraising approach.

Now I teach others how to do it in 90-days.

I did it - and you can do it.

I’m glad you’re here and can’t wait to work with you - Sherry

 

Next session starts on this month, with limited spots available.
Apply now!