Best Practices Tools and Guides

Guide: 4 Proven Steps for Navigating "No Unsolicited Proposals" from Funders


How many times have you visited a funder's website only to read the dreaded "We Don't Accept Unsolicited Proposals?"

What's a fundraiser to do? Hope that somehow your organization lands on their solicitation list? Give up and cross the funder off your prospect list? In 4 steps we'll guide you through how best to navigate through this process.

Tool: Funding Quick Start Assessment


Fundraising is a marathon, not a sprint, and staying relevant to funders is critical. Do you have all the core elements in place, like programmatic priorities, funding needs by program, prospect list and outreach plan? 

Use this assessment to determine what pieces of your fundraising approach are solid, and which are still in need of some work. 

Guide: Donor Outreach Blueprint Mini-Course


Includes how to find overlap between your work and the priorities of a donor, what to say to a donor in emails, frequency of emails, what to do when they say 'no thank you', what to do if you never hear back, and how to frame your ask, as well as how to use the included email swipe files in your own email outreach.

Includes two bonuses and monthly outreach tips as well!

Funding Maps

EU Funders


An overview of 25 EU country government funders, along with insights into their funding strategies.

Agriculture Funders


Details on 50 government, philanthropic and impact funders, along with insights into their funding strategies. 

Upcoming Public Events 

Finding your Funding Fit Across the Donor Landscape


Recording from September 13, 2022

in Partnership with AidKonekt

Year End Fundraising and Partnership Review, and 2023 Preview


December 13, 2022 

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Schedule a 1-hour Strategy Session

Spend an hour with our CEO, Joanne Sonenshine, reviewing your program priorities and funding needs and discuss recommended partners and funders. Or use this time to review proposals, discuss outreach strategies, or anything else that may be of value.


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