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Nonprofit Consulting: Get Started, Get Clients, Grow, and Evolve

Approved for 4 CFRE Hours

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Are you a new fundraising consultant, thinking about becoming one, or have you been consulting for years, but still need to know how to market, promote, and sell your services and how to grow your business? In this four-lesson course you will learn:

· How to structure your business

· How to choose the services you’ll offer and the markets you will serve

· How to market your services

· How to sell yourself and your business to the right clients

Lesson Summary:

· Lesson One: Getting Started—is consulting for you, what kind on company do you want to build or work for?

· Lesson Two: Practical Stuff— legal structures, state registration, your business plan.

· Lesson Three: Marketing Your Business—getting your name out, choosing the right clients, selling yourself to those clients, signing the contract.

· Lesson Four: Growing Your Business—do you want to grow? When to hire staff, contractors, or form collaborations or partnerships.

The recommended course materials are:

The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook: Winning Strategies from 25 Leaders in the Field (In the Trenches)


Your Instructor


Linda Lysakowski
Linda Lysakowski

Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE, is the author of Recruiting and Training Fundraising Volunteers; The Development Plan; Fundraising as a Career: What, Are You Crazy?; Capital Campaigns: Everything You NEED to Know; Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign workbook, Raise More Money from Your Business Community; Raise More Money from Your Business Community—The Workbook; Fundraising for the GENIUS; a contributing author to The Fundraising Feasibility Study—It’s Not About the Money and YOU and Your Nonprofit Board; co-editor of YOU and Your Nonprofit and The Nonprofit Consulting Handbook; and co-author of The Essential Nonprofit Fundraising Handbook, The Leaky Bucket: What’s Wrong With Your Fundraising…And How You Can Fix It, Nonprofit Strategic Planning, CharityChannel’s Quick Guide to Creating Your Development Plan, CharityChannel’s Quick Guide to Developing Your Case for Support, and The New Donor. Her latest book, CharityChannel’s Quick Guide to Board Giving will be released this spring. She has also written in the fiction realm, having published The Matriarch and The Face of Jesus. Linda has more than thirty years’ experience in the nonprofit sector and has created dozens of development plans.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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