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"Top 3 Secrets to Getting Grant Funding Now!" Webinar

The process of “getting a grant” or “writing a grant proposal” can sound mysterious, like an old family recipe with secret ingredients. For close to 30 years Jen The Grant Guru has been training, coaching and helping people de-mystify this process and to understand that like a recipe, creating a compelling proposal simply requires common ingredients put together in a logical and understandable sequence using tried and true techniques.

In this training, you will learn how to get your program funded and stay funded.

Training Date: Wednesday, April 27th

Time: 4:00pm (PST)/7:00pm (EST)

Pricing:

$47 up until Friday, April 15th

$67 from April 16th to date of training

$97 after the date of the training

$47.00

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1-on-1Coaching Session

I am not your typical executive coach and this is not the typical 1-on-1 session.

I have been in your shoes: you have very specialized concerns and unique knots to untangle. Former clients have referred to me as a personal strategic advisor. Probably more accurate, but doesn’t exactly role off the tongue. It is true however, that my advice isn’t generic business or leadership coaching; it is specific strategic advising to help you operate more effectively, and maybe more sanely, in the distinctive world of nonprofits.

We meet face-to-face in my zoom.us meeting room and work together to make sure you are clear about next steps.  Meeting is up to 90 min.

$1,100.00

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Build "Board Strong": Nonprofit Leadership

Nonprofit boards should ultimately be made up of people with complementary qualities.  The thing is, skills don’t make a board, people do. And people have basic qualities that can make a board exceptional – or dysfunctional. Board members who don’t respect the Executive or each other are toxic. Board members who don’t care about the cause won’t do anything to further it. Board members who live in the past – ‘tried it once, didn’t work’ – don’t consider how the world has changed.

In this training we will reveal, the essential qualities that are key traits to look for as you choose the board members that will take your organization into the future.

$199.00

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Fully Funded Live

Fully Funded LIVE was created to help nonprofits run debt free, sustainable organizations so they can create the greatest impact.

 

In 2019 I am looking for work with leaders who have started, or are thinking of starting, a nonprofit organization. 

Roughly 82% of nonprofit organizations are not fully funded because they lack a strategic approach to getting regular and ongoing revenue for program implementation and organizational operations. 

FULLY FUNDED LIVE was created to show nonprofits how to:
1) Build a leadership board that drives growth, positioning, and funding opportunities;
2) Develop a clear donor-magnetizing message;
3) Replace your personal money with a self sustaining budget;
4) Find and attract torch bearers, partners, and cash contributors to further your vision; and,
5) Build a 12-month profit planning strategy to roadmap your organization to being fully funded

If you are tired of being "stuck" and "strapped for cash" to operate, meeting me in Pasadena, CA January 9-11, 2019.  There is a VIP Day on January 8th - My BIRTHDAY as well!

This training is IDEAL for anyone at all levels of nonprofit interest - from those individuals interested in start-up to those looking to move their organizations to the next level.  

 

 

Leaders will walk away: 
*  Roles & responsibilities of the Board of Directors

*  Budget for both program and organization (including salaries for program and organizational staff)

*  Annual strategic plan and steps to implement

*  Grant application and grant research of prospects for year round grant funding

*  Templates and strategies to identify and engage donors and funders

*  Steps and templates to executes seven (7) ways to fully fund program implementation and organization operations

*  Communication strategies to articulate impact to all current and prospective audiences

*  Program design template to create a program that funders would be interested in funding

 

NOT ONLY THAT...You will begin training AS SOON as you register!
 

REGISTRATION:

EARLY BIRD is $497 (Until Friday, November 23rd) 

$797 (November 24th - December 14th)

$997 (December 15th - December 28th)

$1497 (December 29th - January 4th)


NOTE: $497 - Second person (board member and or key volunteer)

January 8th: VIP Day +$1,000
*  Bonus Day of Training 

*  VIP Gifts every day of training 

*  VIP Reception and Birthday Celebration

*  VIP seating during training

$697.00

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Fundraising Mastermind Elite

FUNDRAISING MASTERMIND ELITE

Do you want more donors? More grants? More sponsors? More money for your nonprofit?

WHY DO YOU NEED THE FUNDRAISING MASTERMIND ELITE?
The training workshop is created to take your fundraising to the next level. You will grow in your following knowledge to help you reach your fundraising goals.

TOPICS COVERED:
* Grant writing, foundation research, proposal development
* Individual donor cultivation, retention and management
* Special events and multiple streams of income
* Fundraising calendar & donor profile management
* Organization Budget setting and fundraising goals
* Board involvement in fundraising

BONUSES:
* 3 Months in Jen's Secret Mentoring/Coaching Group
* Fundraising Templates
* Nonprofit Essentials & Sustainability training replay 

Saturday, December 17, 2016
8:00am (PST)/ 10:00am (CST)/ 11:00am (EST)

$550.00

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Grant Application Process - Replay Link

As you review this link, please follow the detailed instructions that I provide to prepare for the grant application process.

Before you start your nonprofit grant writing and filling out grant applications, stop and listen to this training FIRST!

There’s an important question you need to ask yourself before applying for grants:

Should we be applying for grants in the first place?

The answer: Yes!—but always with some qualifications.

Let’s be clear: there are tons of opportunities for grants to be part of your fundraising plan. But too many people run to grants first thing as one of their biggest funding sources, and end up hurting later on. I want to keep you from that fate.  Please take this opportunity to learn from the Grant Guru who has 30 years of nonprofit fundraising experience.

$25.00

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Grant Proposal Review and Technical Assistance

Improve your chances of a grant award

As a professional grant writer and reveiwer, with close to 30 years of experience, I am able to provide a comprehensive technical review of your grant or funding proposal prior to its submission.  I will make sure all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed while positioning your organization at the best competitive advantage. Having a second set of eyes on your proposal can make a huge difference in your ability to score high with reviewers and obtain the funding you desire.

 

$349.99

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Grant Training With Jen

GRANT PROPOSAL COMPONENTS & THE LANGUAGE OF THE FUNDER :
1. Establish the need and desire for the project: How do you know this project is needed? How will the residents of your community use the services provided? To the extent possible, this needs to be hard data. Detailed needs assessments can be very useful here.
2. Define the desired outcomes with specific, measurable objectives: What do you want to accomplish, and how will you measure whether the project has indeed addressed the problem?
3. Describe the methods you will use to achieve these objectives: What will you actually do in order to meet the objectives? How do you know that this is an effective method to address the problem you have identified, and will lead to the desired objective(s)?
4. Establish your organization's credibility: Why are you the right organization to undertake this project? Have you had success with similar projects?
5. Determine how you will evaluate the success of the project: How will you know whether the desired objectives have been reached? For example, will you be surveying constituents, or tracking the numbers of individuals using a particular service?
6. Create a detailed budget: What are all of the expenses related to the project, and what other potential funding sources exist? Will your organization be contributing funds toward the project?
7. Describe the future of project: When the money from this funder is used up, how will the project continue? Is it a project that will require a continuous influx of money, or will it somehow become self-sustaining?
 
Are you ready to take your program idea and start mapping it out in detail? Are you ready to learn how to put together a proposal?
 

$59.99

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Grant Writing Application Assistance Kit

This kit inclues includes the following:

1.  A Grant Proposal Template

2.  Jen's Grant Applicatioin Guidance Packet

3.  Attibutes of a Fundable Program

4.  Jen's 7 Key Ways Nonprofits Can Get Funding for Their Nonprofit Mission

 

THE BASIC COMPONENTS OF ALMOST ANY GRANT PROPOSAL:
1. Establish the need and desire for the project: How do you know this project is needed? How will the residents of your community use the services provided? To the extent possible, this needs to be hard data. Detailed needs assessments can be very useful here.
 
2. Define the desired outcomes with specific, measurable objectives: What do you want to accomplish, and how will you measure whether the project has indeed addressed the problem?
 
3. Describe the methods you will use to achieve these objectives: What will you actually do in order to meet the objectives? How do you know that this is an effective method to address the problem you have identified, and will lead to the desired objective(s)?
 
4. Establish your organization's credibility: Why are you the right organization to undertake this project? Have you had success with similar projects?
 
5. Determine how you will evaluate the success of the project: How will you know whether the desired objectives have been reached? For example, will you be surveying constituents, or tracking the numbers of individuals using a particular service?
 
6. Create a detailed budget: What are all of the expenses related to the project, and what other potential funding sources exist? Will your organization be contributing funds toward the project?
 
7. Describe the future of project: When the money from this funder is used up, how will the project continue? Is it a project that will require a continuous influx of money, or will it somehow become self-sustaining?
 
Are you ready to take your program idea and start mapping it out in detail? Are you ready to learn how to put together a proposal?
 

 

$149.99

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Grants With Jen REPLAY Link

This is link copied from the Grants With Jen Class.  As you review this link, please follow the detailed instructions outlined in Grant Application Kit.

Before you start your nonprofit grant writing and filling out grant applications, stop and listen to this training FIRST!

There’s an important question you need to ask yourself before applying for grants:

Should we be applying for grants in the first place?

The answer: Yes!—but always with some qualifications.

Let’s be clear: there are tons of opportunities for grants to be part of your fundraising plan. But too many people run to grants first thing as one of their biggest funding sources, and end up hurting later on. I want to keep you from that fate.  Please take this opportunity to learn from the Grant Guru who has 30 years of nonprofit fundraising experience.

$89.99

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Jen's Fundraising Essentials

82% of nonprofit organizations fail because they do not have a strong fundraising sustainability plan.  This training is going to equip the learner on how to strategically acquire funding for not only program implementation, but for organizational sustainabilty as well.

 

SMART ORGANIZATIONS ARE: 
* Asking donors to fund specific projects.
* Re-framing their general appeals to focus on specific programs.

You will LEARN MORE about the fundraising trends and methods of donor acquisition.

WHY DO YOU NEED THIS FUNDRAISING TRAINING?
The training is desigened to take your fundraising potential to the next level. You will grow in your following knowledge to help you reach your organizations's financial goals.

TOPICS COVERED:
* Grant writing, foundation research, proposal development
* Individual donor cultivation, retention and management
* Special events and multiple streams of income
Fundraising calendar & donor profile management
* Organization Budget setting and fundraising goals
* Board involvement in fundraising

$149.00

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Jen's Letter Templates

Please find two sponsorship letter templates.  

$125.00

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Jen's Nonprofit Executive Leadership

This Five (5) Day Nonprofit Executive Leadership Workshop in 2018

A VITAL CORE COMPETENCY for any leader is the ability to create and manage an organization that continuously improves and innovates at a rate that keeps up with the needs it is facing. Whatever goals your organization needs to meet in order to accomplish its mission, you as the LEADER should be able to hear and evaluate the right ideas (actions) to reach these goals.

Idea-driven (and action-driving) organizations are directed from the top. In this five day mastermind, leaders will be introduced to how to take their ideas and managing them to reach their goals.
Are you able to evaluate yourself and determine how MUCH TIME are you spending thinking of ideas and not IMPLEMENTING any of them because you don't know how to prioritize them?

Organizations that thrive have leaders who know how to increase impact, creatively and innovation because they know how to properly process and prioritize ALL OF THE IDEAS confronting them.

Leaders will walk away with a roadmap for turning creativity in their organizations from a sporadic hit-or-miss proposition into something consistent they can truly count on:
1. Communicate clearly your organization's vision and mission
2. Engage and seek stakeholders’ input in designing programs, including people who use its services, and serve its target community appropriately

3. Plan for success in acheiveing mutiple streams of income to support program and organizational sustainability
4. Achieve results and track impact against a few key measures, at least through basic means
5. Manage an active and informed governance structure
6. Secure resources appropriate to its needs

7.  Plan short-and long-term for the future

If you are in the training area, you do not want to miss this LIVE five day training workshop in your area.

NOTE: $2999 - Second person (board member and or key volunteer)

PLUS: 1 strategic planning following up and 30 days of mentoring

Note: Discount given for 2+ attendees from your nonprofit. 

Please comment below if you would like a room-mate to share hotel room costs.

$4,999.00

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Jen's Nonprofit Executive Leadership Master Class_POWBIZ

This Two (2) Day Nonprofit Executive Leadership Master Class in Chicago, IL May 18-19 is going to be EPIC!  And, we are happy to be partnering with the POWBIZ Conference as well.

A VITAL CORE COMPETENCY for any leader is the ability to create and manage an organization that continuously improves and innovates at a rate that keeps up with the needs it is facing. Whatever goals your organization needs to meet in order to accomplish its mission, you as the LEADER should be able to hear and evaluate the right ideas (actions) to reach these goals.

Idea-driven (and action-driving) organizations are directed from the top. In this four hour mastermind, leaders will be introduced to how to take their ideas and managing them to reach their goals.
Are you able to evaluate yourself and determine how MUCH TIME are you spending thinking of ideas and not IMPLEMENTING any of them because you don't know how to prioritize them?

Organizations that thrive have leaders who know how to increase impact, creatively and innovation because they know how to properly process and prioritize ALL OF THE IDEAS confronting them.

Leaders will walk away with a roadmap for turning creativity in their organizations from a sporadic hit-or-miss proposition into something consistent they can truly count on:
1. Communicate clearly your organization's vision and mission
2. Engage and seek stakeholders’ input in designing programs, including people who use its services, and serve its target community appropriately

3. Plan for success in acheiveing mutiple streams of income to support program and organizational sustainability
4. Achieve results and track impact against a few key measures, at least through basic means
5. Manage an active and informed governance structure
6. Secure resources appropriate to its needs

7.  Plan short-and long-term for the future

If you are in the Chicago, IL area, you do not want to miss this LIVE two day training workshop in your area.

NOTE: $1999 - Second person (board member and or key volunteer)

 

$1,399.00

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Jen's Nonprofit Mastermind

Overview

Welcome to Jen's Nonprofit Mastermind session.  As you development your nonprofit, sustainability planning includes the actions an organization takes to maximize its chances to survive, and perhaps even to thrive, despite the uncertainty of what the future may bring. Sustainability planning is a concrete process that an organization takes on over the course of several months; it is also an ongoing process that should become part of an organization’s very fabric. This training will provide you with the resources you need to assist you in launching a plan to achieve organizational stability.

This Mastermind includes the essential steps that an organization can implement when engaging in a sustainability planning process.

The first, Getting Started, includes the process and steps to starting up and filing the nonrpofit paperwork.

The second, Role & Responsibilities of the Bord of Directors. Includes where to find board members and how to interview them to serve on your board.

The third and fourth, how to get grant funding and leveraging special events to get operating expenses paid.

The fifth, the daily running leading the nonrpofit business.

$497.00

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Jen's Training Videos

These training videos are to help you better understand the steps that you are going to need to do to move from nonprofit "passion" to "sustainability".
 
The topics are:
1. Board Development
2. Donor Relations
3. Fundraising Plan
4. Communications Plan
5. Grant Writing Team
6. Articulating Impact
7. Year-End Donor Appeal
8. Nonprofit Startup
 

$12.99

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Next Level Nonprofits_Level 1

Level 1 Benefits (6 Month Program)

  • Weekly Facebook Live Training (Q & A Session)
  • Bi-Weekly Group Coaching Session (via Zoom.us)
  • 90 Min. 1-on-1 Planning Development Session
  • 25% Discount on Courses & Trainings (while in the group)
  • Replays of 10 week Nonprofit Essentials Class

$1,250.00

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Next Level Nonprofits_Level 2

Level 2 Benefits

  • Weekly Facebook Live Training (Q & A Session)
  • Weekly Group Coaching Sessions (via Zoom.us)
  • 90 Min. 1-on-1 Planning Development Session
  • Two (2) 45 min. Face-to-Face Meeting per/Month
  • Experts from various nonprofit industry segments
  • 50% Discount on Courses & Trainings (while in the group)
  • Assistance with Prospect List and Development of Cultivation Strategy
  • 10 week Nonprofit Essentials Class Live (Q & A Session)

$850.00

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Nonprofit Budget Strategies

A key component of financial sustainability is the commitment of board and staff to financial management that includes timely review of financial reports and advance planning. One way that board and staff plan for income and expenses in the future is by creating a budget. Approval of the annual budget is one of the fundamental building blocks of sound financial management.

Creating the annual budget is initially staff’s responsibility, but board members (usually those on the “finance committee” and/or “executive committee”) often review the proposed budget and the full board usually adopts the budget at a full board meeting. The approved budget then serves as a guide for financial activity in the months ahead. 

A budget is a guide that can help a nonprofit plan for the future as well as assess its current financial health. It is quite common to periodically review the budget as well as compare it to the actual cash flow and expenses, to determine whether they are playing out as expected during the course of the year. It may be necessary to amend the budget during the year.

The budget is a document that is referred to many times throughout the year, and may even be requested by parties involved in financial transactions with the nonprofits, such as donors, major donors, and even by grantmakers when they are considering giving money to the nonprofit.

$199.00

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Nonprofit Essentials: Starting & Sustaining a Nonprofit Organization

Wednesdays @ 6PM (PST)/9PM (EST)

This 10 weeks course is DESIGNED to get YOUR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE right! You have NO excuses NOT to take this course and SET THE CLEAR VISION for fundraising & organizational sustainability. Only $25 to apply for the course and then $25 Weekly for 10 weeks.

Week 1 – Foundations of Ongoing FUNDING and Sustainability - The Dollars & MORE

Week 2 – Four Key Indicators of Nonprofit Succes

Week 3 – Facets of Your Leadership – Board of Directors and Key Volunteers

Week 4 – Getting a Solid Financial Footing – Diverse Funding Stream (Grants, Special Events, In-Kind, Corporate Sponsorship)

Week 5 – Key Partnerships & Collaborations – Program and Funding Leveraging

Week 6 – Program Formation; Creating and Shaping Programs for Funding Asks

Week 7 – Communication Systems – Leverage Your Story & Impact

Week 8 – Researching for the RIGHT Grant Funding Match

Week 9 – Social Media Presence, Leveraging Views & Email List Building

Week 10 – Strategic Planning  - Move the Needle & Accountability

NOW is the time!  You can NO LONGER say that you do not KNOW HOW TO GET STARTED. 

$55.00

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Nonprofit Executive Leadership Coaching

Executive Coaching & Training Sesson (via Zoom.us)
  • Monthly Intensive 1-on-1 Planning Development Session
  • Face-to-Face Meeting per/Month (via Zoom.us)
  • Access to Pre-recorded Courses & Trainings
  • Mandatory review of 10 week Nonprofit Essentials Class (Pre-recorded training) (Q & A Session)
  • Assistance with Prospect List and Development of Cultivation Strategy
  • Review and technical assistance for documents and letters
  • Access to templates and forms

$2,000.00

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Nonprofit Master Class_BETA

This is an AMAZING opportunity to be apart of the "rehersal"/run-through of the The Nonprofit Master Class.  You will be able to see, hear and participate in the behind the scenes teaching of Jason Hodge and Jennifer Yarbrough preparing for the Nonprofit Master Class.  

In this class we are going to cover:

  • Funding
  • Leadership
  • Vision
  • Structure
  • Documentation of Impact
  • Focus
  • Community Need/Value Added
  • Program Design
  • Media Planning
  • Relevance
  • Montetization & Sales
  • Funnel Systems
  • Board of Directors Roles & Responsibilities
  • Collaborations & Partnerships
  • Funding
  • Leverage
  • Strategic Thinking & Planning

NOTE: Those who participate in the "Beta" class will have a few restrictions such as:

1. No pre-work

2. No specific questions about your organization will be directly addressed

3. No replay link

 

 

 

 

 

$200.00

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Nonprofit Mastermind Group

Nonprofit Mastermind Group

Do the following statements describe you?

  • You are the CEO/Executive Director of a nonprofit organization.
  • You've been in your position for 2 years or more.
  • After you received the designation, I have yet to experience any growth and/or rapid success, now your organization has plateaued.
  • You're a "take charge" kind of person, but have not been able to you’re your organization from floundering.
  • You want more for your organization and for the constituents you serve.
  • You don't know anyone who is experienced in all aspects of nonprofits that can explains to me in simple language next steps.
  • You don’t have someone you can talk to for real/sound advice.

This Nonprofit Mastermind Group will provide participants with a safe environment to solve problems, transition and be held accountable.  Positive growth is the goal of each session and we are dedicated to helping you achieve success.  This group is made up of like-minded professionals who are at a similar levels of accomplishment.  More importantly, this group is comprised of people who, like you, are driven to improve their organizations.  They also understand that improving their own abilities creates the maximum leverage for organizational improvement, and are committed to doing so.

You need a Nonprofit Mastermind!

What do you get?

As part of the Nonprofit Mastermind Group, you will get:

  • Invitation to a 2 two-day virtual Nonprofit Master Class during the year.
  • 8 coaching calls one-on-one with Jennifer.

Inclusion in private online community.

This is a virtual Mastermind Group for nonprofit leaders (or those who desire to be a nonprofit leader) will begin October 10.

 

$497.00

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Nonprofit Newbie_Level 2

Level 2 Benefits

  • Weekly Facebook Live Training (Q & A Session)
  • Weekly Group Coaching Sessions (via Zoom.us)
  • 90 Min. 1-on-1 Planning Development Session
  • Two (2) 45 min. Face-to-Face Meeting per/Month
  • Experts from various nonprofit industry segments
  • 50% Discount on Courses & Trainings (while in the group)
  • Assistance with Prospect List and Development of Cultivation Strategy
  • 10 week Nonprofit Essentials Class Live (Q & A Session)

$850.00

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Nonprofit Newbie_Level 3

Level 3 Benefits
 
  • Weekly Facebook Live Training (Q & A Session)
  • Weekly Group Coaching Sessions (via Zoom.us)
  • 90 Min. 1-on-1 Planning Development Session
  • Up to Four (4) 45 min. Face-to-Face Meeting per/Month (via Zoom.us)
  • Experts from various nonprofit industry segments
  • FREE Courses & Trainings (while in the group)
  • 10 week Nonprofit Essentials Class Live (Q & A Session)
  • Assistance with Prospect List and Development of Cultivation Strategy
  • Review and technical assistance for documents and letters
  • Access to templates and forms
  • 1 – Two (2) Day Visit for training and/or planning session(s)

$1,900.00

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Nonprofit Readiness Assessment

Even though there many not be a "profit" motive when making the decsion to start a nonprot, each person has to focus on the bottom line. Many times "Passion" is the driving force for starting this type of business.  While passion is absolutly necessary, there must also be a very clear and well thought out "Plan".  The TRUTH is that a nonprofit has to be run like any business and there are some critical considerations to work through prior to the official designation.  

One of the distinctive characteristics of a nonprofit organization is the absence of a profit motive in its operations . A business enterprise is established to earn profits from the products or services it sells, and to distribute those profits to its owners (share- holders, partners, or members) . A nonprofit organization, on the other hand, is established generally to perform a function or service — usually something that benefits a broad community of people — without the commercial mind-set of making money for its owners . 

The nature of service, not profit, also means these organizations play by a different set of rules and laws established by state and federal authorities . Without question, this adds another layer of complexity to "normal" business operations . This means the leadership qualities needed for these types of organizations also are different than for a customary for-profit business .  

Jen's Signature Nonprofit Readiness Assessment is a very thorough and quick assessment to determine your preparedness for not only the start-up process...but also the sustainability process.  Gleaning from working with thousands of organizations over 30 years, this Signature Assessment and Preparedness Tool gives insight into the distinctive characteristics of a nonprofit enterprise, and reveals how ready you are to take on the challenge of wroking the "business" of your "passion. 

The areas for assessment and consideration include: 

  • Mission & Vision
  • Target Audience
  • Leadership Role & Ability
  • Team (Governance and Program
  • Community
  • Funding

This assessment will help evaluate your preparedness to deal with the following:

  • Leading a Nonprofit Organization

  • Communicating Your Purpose, Passion and Plan for Your Nonprofit

  • Finding The Right Partners for Your Nonprofit Message

  • Establishing Your Nonprofit Organization

    • Selecting a Board of Directors
    • Filing Organizational Documents and Tax Registrations
    • Fundraising for Your Nonprofit Organization
    • Developing Critical Business Functions and
    • Operations
    • Staffing Your Nonprofit Organization
    • Seeking Essential Nonprofit Skills 

 

In addition to the assessment, you will also get a 1-on-1 with Jen to walk you through the results and to discuss next steps.

$149.99

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Nonprofit Readiness Assessment

Even though there many not be a "profit" motive when making the decsion to start a nonprot, each person has to focus on the bottom line. Many times "Passion" is the driving force for starting this type of business.  While passion is absolutly necessary, there must also be a very clear and well thought out "Plan".  The TRUTH is that a nonprofit has to be run like any business and there are some critical considerations to work through prior to the official designation.  

One of the distinctive characteristics of a nonprofit organization is the absence of a profit motive in its operations . A business enterprise is established to earn profits from the products or services it sells, and to distribute those profits to its owners (share- holders, partners, or members) . A nonprofit organization, on the other hand, is established generally to perform a function or service — usually something that benefits a broad community of people — without the commercial mind-set of making money for its owners . 

The nature of service, not profit, also means these organizations play by a different set of rules and laws established by state and federal authorities . Without question, this adds another layer of complexity to "normal" business operations . This means the leadership qualities needed for these types of organizations also are different than for a customary for-profit business .  

Jen's Signature Nonprofit Readiness Assessment is a very thorough and quick assessment to determine your preparedness for not only the start-up process...but also the sustainability process.  Gleaning from working with thousands of organizations over 30 years, this Signature Assessment and Preparedness Tool gives insight into the distinctive characteristics of a nonprofit enterprise, and reveals how ready you are to take on the challenge of wroking the "business" of your "passion. 

The areas for assessment and consideration include: 

  • Mission & Vision
  • Target Audience
  • Leadership Role & Ability
  • Team (Governance and Program
  • Community
  • Funding

This assessment will help evaluate your preparedness to deal with the following: 

  • Leading a Nonprofit Organization 

  • Communicating Your Purpose, Passion and Plan for Your Nonprofit 

  • Finding The Right Partners for Your Nonprofit Message 

  • Establishing Your Nonprofit Organization 

    • Selecting a Board of Directors 
    • Filing Organizational Documents and Tax Registrations 
    • Fundraising for Your Nonprofit Organization 
    • Developing Critical Business Functions and 
    • Operations 
    • Staffing Your Nonprofit Organization 
    • Seeking Essential Nonprofit Skills 

 

In addition to the assessment, you will also get a 1-on-1 with Jen to walk you through the results and to discuss next steps.

 

$149.00

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Nonprofit Readiness Roadmap & Assessment

If you do decide to start a nonprofit, you will not be alone. The number of U.S. nonprofits has grown at twice the rate of for-profit organizations. There are an estimated 1.8 million nonprofits in the US, and before you go ahead on this journey, let me give you a clear roadmap to help you navigate your startup, program design, and plan for sustainability.  

In this training you will learn receive:

1). A readiness assessment tool to help you measure your startup preparedness

2).  Clarity about all of the avenues and communities your nonprofit will need to build relationships with as you start, grow and develop program

3). Social media presence and relevance to various audiences seeking to know more about you

4). Clear direction to next steps and pitfalls to avoid

$97.00

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Nonprofit Startup Bootcamp

Nonprofit Startup Bootcamp Training Series

This 1 day intensive will take you into step-by-step indepth instruction on how to start your nonprofit organization, pitfalls to avoid and must do's for success. The jammed packed sessions will take you from the idea stage, to creating your organizing documents, to becoming an entity, to obtaining 501 c 3 status with the IRS and everything in between.  In addition to the wealth of information about the process, various tools, samples, and resources will be given, and a free 45 minute individual consultation is also included.  Installment plan may available upon request.

$1,497.00

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Pain-Free Strategic Planning: 6 Steps to Profit Planning

This LIVE training will likely be one of the MOST IMPORTANT trainings a nonrpofit leader can ever take! If leaders do not understand how to raise awareness, funds and collaborators to support the organization's work, there is no way the nonprofit can be sustainable.
This detailed training is to outline the sustainability planning process and show how pain-free this system can be. The plan beyond how to start the nonprofit must focus on developing a system to gain program support and organizational finances.
Unfortunately, many industry leaders avoid essential planning exercises, mainly because previous planning activity has proven to be a negative experience or has produced plans that aren't used -- or both. Also, many leaders feel overwhelmed and find it hard to compehend fully how this process fits into their daily long list of duties. Jennifer will break down clearly how to develop a planning process that is both pain-free and productive. Leaders will learn how to avoid planning process mistakes, how to create participation engagement from your planning team, how to develop a successful and stress-free planning activity, how to produce an implementable plan.
 
 

$75.00

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Plated Success: Difference Between Fundraising & Fundraiser

In this training you will learn from two experts to help you navigate through the strategy and steps of integrating special events into your overall fundraising plan.  We will be sharing how to choose, schedule and follow-up on events that fit into your nonprofit's existing resources and advantages.   You will learan how to ensure the event is a good match for your mission, and fits the interests of your potential ticket-buying audience.

 

Instructors:

Leslie Wright, Partiez by Leslie Event Planning Co. & Jennifer Yarbrough, The Nonprofit Expert

$97.00

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Private Membership "Nonprofit Newbie"_Level 1

Level 1 Benefits (6 Month Program)

  • Weekly Facebook Live Training (Q & A Session)
  • Monthly Group Coaching Session (via Zoom.us)
  • 90 Min. 1-on-1 Planning Development Session
  • 25% Discount on Courses & Trainings (while in the group)
  • Replays of 10 week Nonprofit Essentials Class

$450.00

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Program Need 411 Workshop

Simple Definition of preparation

  • : the activity or process of making something ready or of becoming ready for something

  • preparations : things that are done to make something ready or to become ready for something

 

Effective Program Prep is Essential to Geting Grant Funding

Foundations, donors and funders want to know that a nonprofit organization has a sound PROGRAM and PLAN to deliver that program. it is ONLY after you have develeoped a well thought out program, with systematic projection of the financial, marketing, personnel, and real costs and effort of a program that one would be convinced the nonproft can accomplish its mission. In this workshop you will learn how to create a compelling program and structure it to enhance your organization's effectiveness.

Jennifer will lead you through the process of developing a strong programs that will lead to grant funding (designated funds) and non-designated funds.  She will share area of internal examination for your program to assess your sustainability preparedness systems.

Jennifer is more than "just" the Grant Guru, she has 30 years of experience in the nonprofit area as a leader, trainer, coach and mentor.  

This will be a time of learning and getting your questions answered.

 

$99.00

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Sponsorship Class

LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR SPONSOR WANT BECOME AN ONGOING SUPPORTER BEYOND THE EVENT

So happy in fact that they put you in their budget next year! Leslie Wright and I will tell you how to set your nonprofit up for success with your sponsors at your gala, walk/run, annual conference, professional education event or fill-in-the-blank “a-thon” fundraising event.

Just a few of the things you will learn include:
* How to get sponsorship money
* Sponsorship package essentials
* How to create a sponsorship Package
* Follow-up activities after the event to improve sponsorship attrition 

Training Date: July 10th @ 9pm (EST)

$67.00

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Strategic Fundraising Plan

Identify your priorities and develop a plan to secure funding

Successful organizations have clearly defined visions, missions, and plans to achieve their grant goals. Without these in place, it’s easy for an organization to get off track. Whether you’re a start-up or well established, I can work with you to ensure your short and long term goals align with available funding. We will work closely with your team/group to identify and prioritize the goals and funding needs of your organization and develop a strategic, sustainable plan to develop and fund your activities.

Strategic planning services include:

  • A one day, in-depth strategic planning session with key stakeholders. - Via teleconference or Google Hangout meeting
  • A funding needs assessment and Grant Research Opportunity (GRO) report that establishes an annual schedule of high priority grants.

With this service, I will also provides an additional in-depth strategic grant planning session that delves into the development of grant program design frameworks, community partnerships, grant budgets, and related scopes of work.

This hands-on approach to strategic planning will enable your leadership team to pinpoint new opportunities, make informed decisions, and sustain growth.

 

$1,799.99

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The Need Is Boss: Developing a Strong Need Statement

The HEART of the Grant Proposal is THE NEED!

The main purpose of grantwriting is to propose strategies that prevent or reduce a problem. These strategies take the form of innovative programs or services, which serve to attack the problem(s). Sound easy enough? Despite the simplicity, the Problem Statement tends to be the most difficult section to write yet it is a key element of any grant proposal.

Most often, the Problem Statement, sometimes referred to as the Project Need or Needs Assessment, counts for 25 percent of the total points a grant proposal can receive. Therefore, it is imperative that the grantwriter build a compelling case for the proposed project as well as describe the innovative nature or critical importance of the proposed strategies. Your mission is to convince the reviewer that your need is one of the most serious. 

$99.00

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Weekly Coaching Sessions

This group coaching session will be motivating, inspiring, challenging, offer accountability, allowing you to identify and attain your nonprofit goals.  I will pour into this group critical information to help you all experience significant breakthroughs that will lead you to challenge, refine and make changes in your thinking, resulting in remarkable changes in their nonprofit fundraising and community presence/involvement.

$10.00

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Writing Winning Grants Training

In this full day training, participants will learn how to develop successful, grant-fundable proposals. You will be shown step-by-step the process of grant proposal writing, whether you are tackling a federal grant, one from a national private foundation or a smaller grant from your local foundation.
You'll learn to recognize what makes a project attractive to a funding agency and see how to create a compelling case. In just a few weeks, you'll be prepared to convert an idea into a complete, well-developed package.
In addition, you'll discover how to target the best funding agencies for your project and learn insider secrets for approaching them in the right way. You'll also see how to follow up on a proposal, and you'll find out when it's possible to turn a "no" into a "yes."
This course will give you the grant-writing information you need to outshine your competition.

$300.00

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