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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, ACFRE
Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

I've always loved to write and teach. I am proud to say I am an accomplished (and more importantly, published) author, having had twenty-five books published.

I am one of slightly more than 100 professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. In my thirty years as a philanthropic consultant, I have managed capital campaigns, helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals, and trained more than 40,000 development professionals in Canada, Mexico, Egypt, Bermuda, and most of the fifty states in the US, in addition to leading hundreds of virtual training programs with a world-wide audience.

I am especially proud of my affordable and comprehensive Linda Lysakowski's Nonprofit Courses, which I am adding to all the time!

I am a graduate of Alvernia University and a Master Teacher graduating from AFP’s Faculty Training Academy.


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.

This course is closed for enrollment.