Information and Resources for Nonprofits

Mission Statement for this page: My mission is to share my knowledge as a fundraiser, including the tools I used, to help nonprofits become strong and resilient.

THIS SECTION IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

I am adding information and materials in the order that I use when I start working with a nonprofit.

Here is a general list of the order in which I’m providing materials:

Links to Resources will be ongoing

  • GuideStar – finished
  • Strategic Plans
  • Budgets
  • Gifts, In-kind Gifts, & Volunteer Logs
  • Case Statement
  • Fundraising Plan
  • Grants
  • Board Development
  • Gift Acceptance Policy
  • IRS Form 990
  • Annual Reports/Newsletters
  • Marketing Plan
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Social Media
  • Annual Giving
  • Major Gifts
  • Planned Giving
  • Year End Appeals
  • Special Events

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This page is created to help small to mid-size nonprofits raise funds more effectively. All materials are provided as information-only, and are free. I am not personally responsible nor is Auranel Productions responsible for how you choose to use the materials provided.

This page is based on my 15+ years experience as a full-time professional fundraising employee for nonprofits agencies. It also reflects the extensive formal and informal education I have received for fundraising, including a Certification in Fundraising from UCLA Extension, 10 years’ involvement in the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Los Angles Chapter (five years on the Board, one as Secretary on the Executive Committee). 

I’m just beginning to create materials and get all this together, so please check back or sign up for email notifications. I will only send monthly updates via e-mail and you can unsubscribe at any time.

I am working to provide the full set of information and tools that I have used as a professional fundraiser.

Tools & Plans

GuideStar

Claim your GuideStar profile and earn your Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum awards.

All Downloadable Materials

Quick look at all the materials on this page including links.

Links to Resources

A list of outside links to great resources to help you raise funds and manage your nonprofit.

Strategic Plan

Learn the components of a Strat Plan how to set up a Board retreat to create and adopt it

Budgets

Good budgets can have a major impact on your fundraising, particularly grants.

In-kind Goods & Services

How to attract, track, and report on in-kind goods and services. Recruit and retain volunteers.

Case Statement

Create a Case Statement that will be the foundation of your fundraising and marketing.

Fundraising Plan

A fundraising plan  It will help you and your Board stay on track for fundraising.

Grants

Proposal writing, research, strategies, proposal attachments, and grant reporting.

Board Development

Attract and retain good Board members and auxiliary committees.

Gift Acceptance Policy

Protect your agency against unforeseen risks with nonstandard gifts and for Planned Giving.

IRS Form 990 Info

Maximize the impact of your tax return and make sure the non-financial information is correct.

Annual Reports/Newsletters

Annual reports and newsletters show the impact you are having and how you used the funding.

Marketing Plan

Create a marketing plan and calendar for your agency. Includes Cause Related Marketing.

Social Media

Social media platforms, how to choose which ones to use, and how to use them.

Annual Giving

Annual gifts come from a variety of fundraising methods and are typically under $1,000.

Major Gifts

For most agencies, a major gift is any gift over $1,000. These generally have to be asked for.

Planned Giving

Starting a planned giving program is easy. Here’s how to get started.

Year-end Appeals

Social media platforms and how to choose which ones are right for your agency.

Photo / Video

How to take flattering photos and videos that do not exploit your clients, how to use them.

Planned Giving

Starting a planned giving program is easy. Here’s how to get started.

Social Media

Social media platforms, how to choose which ones to use, and how to use them.

Year-end Appeals

Social media platforms and how to choose which ones are right for your agency.

Events

Some tips on planning successful events, aka “friend-raising” events.

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