9 Steps for starting a new nonprofit - Alesha Mathis - Grant Writing Simplified Podcast with Teresa Huff

9 Steps for Getting a New Nonprofit off the Ground [Episode 67]

What’s a New Nonprofit to Do?

A couple of weeks ago we talked about the 3 things you must have in order to get started as a freelance grant writer. Today we’re going to look at the other side of the equation – how to get started as a new nonprofit.

9 Steps to Starting a New Nonprofit

Fundraising expert Alesha Mathis and I sat down to dive deep into the steps a new nonprofit needs to take in order to build a solid, lasting framework. We discuss great tips for:

  • Mapping out your overall plan,
  • Growing your board,
  • Developing a budget,
  • Getting your internal framework in order, and
  • Fundraising step by step.

Whether you’re a new nonprofit or a grant writer, you’ll want to take notes because these key steps will help you understand the core foundations of building a sustainable nonprofit.

Meet Alesha Mathis

Alesha helps passionate Founders build a nonprofit where they aren’t the sole funder through her Build a Nonprofit Framework.

She also teaches people who want to learn fundraising how to professionally and ethically raise millions through her Fundraising Framework.

Alesha has been in nonprofit work as an employee, contractor, teacher, and mentor for almost 15 years. She fell in love with fundraising working for a larger nonprofit several years ago.

Alesha believes people passionate about nonprofit work feel a calling to their work and cause. She is no different. Nonprofit work connects us and gives us a deep purpose in ways that no other work can.

Connect with Alesha:

How Do We Start?

If this is resonating with you, this is exactly what I help my clients with every day. I want you to be a good steward of your money, and I want to help you create a solid future to carry out your nonprofit vision. Let’s move beyond “Just Get Grants” Syndrome and help you have a smart, strategic approach to your nonprofit or freelance grant writing.

If you know you’re ready to take your nonprofit or grant writing career to the next level in a way that helps you carry out your mission without burning out, I want to invite you to work with me. Nonprofits can go to teresahuff.com/apply where you can fill out my application form and see if we’re a good fit to work together. Grant writers can sign up at teresahuff.com/vip and start on the Fast Track to Grant Writer right away.

Let me know – have you faced the challenges of getting a new nonprofit (or your new grant writing business) off the ground? Connect with me over in the Grant Writing Simplified Linkedin community and let’s continue the conversation.

Other Helpful Resources

And a quick shoutout to our friends at Instrumentl for sponsoring today’s show. Remember, if you need a hand with your grant searches and ongoing tracking, go check out Instrumentl’s free trial at teresahuff.com/Instrumentl and get $50 off your first month with the code GWSPOD

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