How to Attract New Funders And Donors to Fuel Your Growth


In this practical and insightful episode, Brooke delves into a crucial aspect of nonprofit growth: attracting the right donors. Drawing on her own successful experience and the wisdom she imparts in her accelerator program, Brooke outlines an effective framework for identifying and engaging with your ideal donors. She emphasizes the importance of moving beyond the exhausting chase for funds, instead adopting a strategy that draws donors to your mission. This approach, centered around creating a strong connection with potential supporters who share a passion for your cause, can transform the fundraising experience from a stressful pursuit into a more fulfilling and productive endeavor. If you’re looking to refine your fundraising tactics and attract donors who are genuinely aligned with your mission, this episode offers valuable strategies and insights.

What Listeners Will Learn:

  1. The significance of targeting fundraising efforts towards ideal donors.
  2. Techniques for effectively identifying and understanding potential donors.
  3. Strategies for leveraging various platforms and partnerships in fundraising.

Key Takeaways:

  • Attracting donors should be about drawing them in, not chasing them down.
  • Understanding donor motivations and aligning them with your mission is key.
  • Utilizing stages, pages, partnerships, and social media effectively can amplify fundraising efforts.
  • Strategic networking and sharing insights in your field can attract the right donors.
  • Developing a deeper understanding of your donor base leads to more effective fundraising.

Step-by-Step Process:

  1. Identify potential donors who have shown interest in your mission.
  2. Conduct stakeholder interviews to gain insights into donor motivations.
  3. Leverage conferences, webinars, and other platforms to broadcast your message.
  4. Publish content in relevant media to highlight your organization’s work and mission.
  5. Build partnerships with institutions and corporations that align with your goals.
  6. Use social media strategically to connect with and engage potential donors.

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