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Do It Yourself Fundraising: How to Ask for Money

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I often get asked by board members of start-up nonprofits how to ask for money. The panic of making budget seems to make raising money impossible without knowing someone rich and famous like Bill Gates or Warren Buffet.

But fundraising isn’t impossible. It can actually be an incredibly exciting adventure. Here is a simple plan on how to do fundraising I recommend to my clients. It can get you off to a good start and keep being used for years to come. To keep it easy, I implore them to “Get R.E.A.L.”

The basic model I use for asking for money is the acronym R.E.A.L.: Research, Engage, Ask, and Love.