Non Profit Coaching

August 30, 2015

Coaching

Have you been wanting to start a nonprofit and have no idea where to start?

Do you have an idea for a nonprofit, but don’t know how to develop your vision or mission?

Do you need support and guidance in building your nonprofit from the ground up?

Do you wonder how to get committed board members for your nonprofit and how to have effective board member meetings?

Are you looking for ways to get donors who give consistently throughout the year?

If the answer to any of these questions is “YES”, then I invite you to join me as a participant in my Nonprofit Coaching Program.

JOIN Attorney Karmen A. Booker to discover key factors for developing and managing a non profit.

Attorney Booker will teach you:

  • How to Develop Your Vision / Mission for Your Nonprofit Organization
  • How to Build your Nonprofit’s Board of Directors and the Legal Responsibilities of Board of Directors
  • How to Use Volunteers and Tips to Keep Them Coming
  • Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Fundraising Tips and Strategies
  • Getting Charitable Donors for your Nonprofit

You Will also Receive a FREE COPY of Attorney Booker’s Book, “Nonprofit Handbook”, which provides strategies and effective tools for your Nonprofit Organization that will yield premium quality services for those you serve.

Take Advantage and Register for Attorney’s

INDIVIDUAL COACHING PACKAGE – $249.00 per month

OR

 $599.00 per month (Save $148)

Register NOW, before we run out of space (Only 50 spaces are available):  https://howtostartanonprofitorganization.wordpress.com/coaching/This is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY to learn what it takes to establish a non profit organization, maintain an existing nonprofit organization and Take it to the Next Level, so you can help transform the lives of others (men, women, youth, and children)  through your non profit programs and services.

Oh, and let me mention this . . .

You will undoubtedly reap the benefits of Non profit Coaching, which are:

  • Increased task completion in a timely manner and productivity
  • Improved skills and fundraising skills
  • Improved relationships with officers and board of directors
  • Increased ability and confidence in exercising leadership on a daily basis
  • Improved ability to move the organization towards its goals and vision

You’ll receive your APPLICATION for the Nonprofit Coaching as soon as you register here:  https://howtostartanonprofitorganization.wordpress.com/coaching/

Please make it a priority to join me so we can help you establish and maintain your Nonprofit Organization and Take it to the Next Level.

P.S. Yes, by all means please forward this email to as many of your friends and associates as you’d like, so they too can register using the link below, but please remember to register ASAP, so we don’t run out of space.

https://howtostartanonprofitorganization.wordpress.com/coaching/

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$249.00  per month

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$599.00 – 3 Month Coaching Package

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3-month Nonprofit Coaching Package – (50% payment) – $299.50

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e-book Bundle Special

December 27, 2014

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Grants – Video

December 1, 2014

Watch my video on GRANTS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwCx6vgsjjM


E-books

August 29, 2014
e-book Resources That Will Help Your Nonprofit Run Efficiently are:

 

 The Nonprofit Board is an e-book developed by Attorney Karmen A. Booker.  It discusses the following:
*  Are You Considering Being on the Nonprofit Board

*  Recruiting Nonprofit of Members*  Getting Nonprofit Board Members

*  Legal Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

*  Getting Commitment from Nonprofit Board Members

*  Effective Nonprofit Board Leadership

*  Tips for Having an Efficient Nonprofit Board Meeting

*  Job Descriptions

It also has a Sample Nonprofit Board Survey Letter and a Sample Nonprofit Board Survey.“The Nonprofit Board” is a valuable resource for all Nonprofit Organizations who desire to discover information and tools that will help them recruit committed Board members and maintain organization efficiency through the Board.  GET YOUR COPY NOW – on SALE for $9.99

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Attorney Karmen A. Booker has developed the “Nonprofit Sample Templates” e-book that provides templates for the following:
  • Sample Mission Statements
  • Sample Business Plans
  • Sample Donor Solicitation Letter
  • Sample Thank You Donor Letter
  • Sample Press Release
  • Sample Letter of Inquiry
  • Sample Corporate Donation Letter
  • Sample Board Member Application
  • Sample Board Member Agreement
  • Sample Volunteer Application
  • Sample Volunteer Agreement
  • AND MORE
The “Nonprofit Sample Templates” is a valuable resource for all Nonprofit Organizations who desire to use effective tools that will undoubtedly help them acquire funding and provide quality services for their target markets.

GET YOUR COPY NOW  on SALE for ONLY $9.99

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Attorney Karmen A. Booker has developed an E-book called “Fundraising for Nonprofits”.  It  provides Fundraising Tips that include but are not limited to:

  • Developing a Fundraising Plan
  • Writing a Fundraising Letter
  • Over 15 Specific Fundraising Projects such as selling advertisement space in your newsletter and on your website, and more.

Get Your Copy NOW for $5.00

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“How to Hold Successful Fundraising Events”  is an e-book developed by Attorney Karmen A. Booker.  It discusses:

Choosing What Type of Event to Host

Setting Up an Event Host Committee

Setting the Ticket Price

Planning the Event

Event Speakers

Ticket Selling Structure

Finding Attendees

Turning Pledges Into Dollars

Fundraising Event Checklist

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Attorney Karmen A. Booker has developed the Corporate Sponsorship Guide where  YOU will Learn:

*  How to Draft a Solicitation Letter

*  What Corporate Sponsors are Looking for in Charitable Events*  The Best Way to Approach Prospective Sponsors*  Where to Start

NOTEIncludes an 8 Step Guide and templates and samples of Corporate Sponsorship Solicitation Letters.

 

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Sources of Nonprofit Income

May 15, 2014

* Individuals.  They are the largest source of funding for nonprofit organizations. According to Giving USA, total charitable giving in the U.S. reached more than $303 billion in 2009, and 75% came from individuals.

* Corporations give in order to get…exposure, publicity, and community respect. Their funding is sporadic and tends to revolve around particular campaigns, events, and projects. Corporate funding can be a good source of support for new initiatives, special programs, and special events. Look for opportunities to form partnerships for sponsorships.

* Federal, State and Local Governments. Federal, state, and local government grants fund many programs provided by nonprofits, especially in areas such as ecnomic development.

* Federated Funds such as United Ways, United Arts, etc., can be steady sources of relatively large amounts of money to well established nonprofit organizations.

* Grantmaking Public Charities. These organizations are a cross between a private foundation and a charity. They typically receive funding from the general public, government, and private foundations. They may do public service, but primarily raise funds and provide grants to charitable nonprofits that provide direct service. You can find many such grantmaking public charities in your local area.

* Foundations come in various sizes and types.

Private Foundations include:

1. Corporate Foundations – private foundations, but their boards are often made up of corporate officers. Their endowment funds are separate from the corporation and they have their own staff.

2. Family Foundations – receive endowments from individuals or families. Examples of family foundations are: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Ford Foundation. These family foundations have endowments in the billions, but most family foundations are much smaller, tend to fund locally, and often have little to no professional staff.

3.  Community Foundations –  public foundations that pool the assets of many donors. They work to improve their  communities through grant-making, awarding scholarships, and providing services to donors. Community Foundations have become very active in providing donor-advised funds for donors who want to become more purposeful in their giving but don’t want to set up their own private foundations.

Ongoing support is usually gained through:

* The Annual Fund. An annual appeal to a core group of constituents. Such funds are usually  available for any use, and may represent a large percentage of your annual income.

* Sales of Products and Services. Some non-profits or provide services that can represent a substantial income stream. For example, the Girl Scouts has an annual Girl Scout cookie sale and Goodwill Industries is probably the largest nonprofit retailer. Earned income must be related to the mission of the organization, or it can be taxed as unrelated business income.

* Multi-Year Grants. A grant-giving organization such as a foundation may provide restricted funding for a particular project or program, or unrestricted funding to help cover the overhead costs of running the organization.

* Endowment Income. Many large nonprofits, such as  higher education institutions and healthcare organizations, build up large endowment funds that produce interest that is used to support the organization.

Episodic funding can come from foundation or corporate grants or  special events.  These funds may be restricted to one purpose or devoted to unrestricted use by the nonprofit.

Two Special Types of Fundraising

Two types of funding fall outside the scope of ongoing and episodic methods and include a wide range of sources.

* The Capital Campaign. A capital campaign is a multi-year fundraising campaign with a particular goal such as:

* funding a new building

* raising funds for a particular project, such as cancer research

* increasing a particular asset such as an endowment

* Planned Giving. Most nonprofits now have planned giving programs which enable a donor to confer a gift at the time of his/her death or to give a large gift immediately while receiving income during the donor’s life.

A good fundraising plan will include a balance of these techniques and sources. Establishing unrestricted, ongoing funding is the most important, followed by other funding that will grow the organization.

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Karmen A. Booker is an Attorney, Business Consultant and Owner of Compu-Perfect Professional Services, a business consulting firm specializing in Business Entity Formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Nonprofit Corporations), Completing 501(c)(3) Federal Tax Exemption Applications, Grant Research and Writing services, and more.

Attorney Karmen A. Booker has developed an E-book  called “Fundraising for Nonprofits”. It  provides Fundraising Tips that include but are not limited to

  • Developing a Fundraising Plan
  • Writing a Fundraising Letter
  • Over 15 Specific Fundraising Projects, and more.

GET YOUR COPY NOW – $5.00

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Survival Guide for Nonprofit Organizations

March 12, 2014

How do you keep your nonprofit financially stable when the economy has taken a dip and donors have cold feet? Weathering a bad economy sharpen your focus and improve your efficiencies.

Here are several suggestions to consider for the economic bad times.

1. Don’t pull back on fundraising during a “Recession?”

Just as companies need to keep advertising during a downturn to keep their names before the public, nonprofits will gain nothing by retreating. Not only should you not retreat, you should become even more focused in your efforts. Look at your lists again, sharpen your case, get more personal, and cultivate your donors within an inch of your life.

2. Let your donors know that those you help are in more need than ever.

No matter how a donor may be hurt by an economic downturn, the disadvantaged are damaged far more and have less opportunity to recover.

3. Find the stories that will touch the hearts of your donors.

Now, more than ever, search out the personal testimonies of your clients and let them speak to your donors in their own words. Don’t sink into begging, but show the shared humanity between donors and those served.

4. Stay in touch with people who have stopped giving.

It is much better to keep in touch with lapsed donors. Keeping up communications will help those donors to resume giving when they can, once again, afford it. They will feel close to those nonprofits with which they have an unbroken relationship.

5. Find new donors in industries that are still thriving.

Recessions don’t affect everyone. Some businesses are fairly recession-proof. Look for money where other organizations are not. Keep up with the business press in order to spot those companies that are still doing well.

6. Take the opportunity to lower fundraising costs.

For instance, eschew an expensive fundraising event and go directly to your donors for their help. Wrap a simple, low-cost mailing around the fact that you are lowering overhead by skipping the event, and ask for a direct gift that will put more services and money into your clients’ lives. Do the same with your publications. Ask donors to help you devote more of their donor dollars to direct service.

7. Cut costs

In tough times, it can be just as important to cut costs as to raise revenue. But don’t cut costs in a way that will impair your organization’s long-term health or ability to achieve its core mission. Take a look at what is working well and what isn’t; what is essential to the mission and what isn’t. Cut the extraneous, the unfocused, and the inefficient.

8. Take a new look at projects you intended to raise money for.

If the project is not “essential,” perhaps it should be postponed. A new building project, while desirable, might not be the best project right now.

Think, rather, about services that go on despite a recession or even intensify. Perhaps scholarships would be an easier thing for donors to support. Books for children in underserved areas and playgrounds in the inner city seem more worthwhile than an endowment fund in uncertain economic times.

Don’t worry about changing course. Let your donors know, and explain why. If your reasoning is good and heartfelt, your donors will come along with you. You will not only do more good, but keep donors engaged until better times come along.

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Karmen A. Booker is an Attorney, Business Consultant and Owner of Compu-Perfect Professional Services, a business consulting firm specializing in Business Entity Formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Nonprofit Corporations), Completing 501(c)(3) Federal Tax Exemption Applications, Grant Research and Writing services, and more.

Attorney Karmen A. Booker has developed the  “Nonprofit Sample Templates” e-book that provides templates for the following:

  • Sample Mission Statements
  • Sample Business Plans
  • Sample Donor Solicitation Letter
  • Sample Thank You Donor Letter
  • Sample Press Release
  • Sample Letter of Inquiry
  • Sample Corporate Donation Letter
  • Sample Board Member Application
  • Sample Board Member Agreement
  • Sample Volunteer Application
  • Sample Volunteer Agreement
  • AND MORE

Get  Your Copy NOW on SALE for ONLY $9.99  so you can discover effective tools that will undoubtedly help you acquire funding and provide quality services for your target population.

Just click on the Buy Now button below.

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Where to Raise Money for Your Nonprofit Organization

February 26, 2014

There are many creative ways you can raise money for your non-profit organization.  Fund-raising can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose to make it.

The best place to start your search for raising money for a special project, on-going program, or day to day running expenses, is right in your office. You may already have a diversity of talent, skill, and creative ingenuity at your disposal through your volunteers and board of directors

Gather your staff and volunteers together for the special purpose of planning a fund-raising project.  Ideas may be in the form of large scale fund-raising events, such as concerts, art auctions, silent auctions, and dinner/dancing events.  There are also smaller scale events such as bake sales, pancake breakfasts, spaghetti suppers, and car washes.

Everything from pizza and candy sales, to catalog orders, to click-to-donate programs can be ideas you might want to consider.  Your directors / volunteers specific skills, knowledge, and interest can help you pick a fund-raising project that will work for you.

Outside of your office look for local grant and mini-grant opportunities.  Also, talk with local businesses and ask for either out-right cash donations or in-kind donations, which can help your organization save money on materials and supplies.  Community, Philanthropic and Fraternal Organizations as well as local Churches and Religious Organizations can be wonderful supporters of charity organizations, so don’t overlook these community resources.

There are over 80,000 foundations that give money to nonprofit organizations. However, research must be conducted to discover which foundations will give funding for your specific programs and services.  Thereafter, you must submit a Grant Application, and each grant application is different and the process for applying varies from company to company.

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Let Compu-Perfect Professional Services take this awesome and arduous task of Grant Research and Grant Writing away from you, so you can focus on providing the services to your target population. CONTACT Compu-Perfect Professional Services at (301) 408-1082 and order your Grant Funding Research Service NOW for only $395.00.  We are also offering a Special Package Deal for Grant Writing ServicesCall Karmen A. Booker for more information at (301) 408-1082.

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Karmen A. Booker is an Attorney, Business Consultant and Owner of Compu-Perfect Professional Services, a business consulting firm specializing in Business Entity Formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Nonprofit Corporations), Completing 501(c)(3) Federal Tax Exemption Applications, Grant Research and Writing services, and more.