5 Fundraising Tips for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders
The ongoing quest for funding can often feel like navigating a psychological minefield of cultural complexities and politics. Indeed, there were times I felt completely in the dark during the first few years that I was trying to get our ocean nonprofit Beneath the Waves off the ground and evolve from a small, grassroots organization. I felt confused as I tried to find a balance between trepidation and coming across as overzealous during my pitches and outreach to foundations, private donors, brands and corporations.
Here are five things I learned that can help other emerging nonprofit organizations and leaders, as they embark on the quest for funding.