Linda Lysakowski's Nonprofit Courses

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The Leaky Bucket

What's Wrong With Your Fundraising and How to Fix It

We’ll look at nine critical aspects of managing the fundraising process, what you, and most nonprofits, are doing wrong, and how you can get on the track to success.

 

Lesson Summary

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Leaky Bucket

  • What is the Leaky Bucket Assessment Tool

  • What does it show us about fundraising?

  • How can we use this information to fix our fundraising?

 

Lesson 2: Infrastructure

  • Do you have the right tools in place?

  • How much are you your investing in development?

  • What do you need to do to improve your infrastructure?

 

Lesson 3: Metrics

  • If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it

  • Leading indicators and trailing indicators

  • What can you measure? What should you measure?

 

Lesson 4: New Donors

  • Why is acquiring new donors important?

  • Methods to acquire donors

  • How costly is it?

 

Lesson 5: Staffing the Development Function

  • The development office and non-development staff

  • The role of the board

  • Involving volunteers in development

 

Lesson 6: Funding Diversification

  • What does your “pie” look like?

  • What types of fundraising are there?

  • How you can change your diversification score

 

Lesson 7: Keeping Donors: Grants and Special Events

  • What types of grants are available?

  • When is grant funding a good thing, when is it not so good

  • Are your special events really making money?

 

Lesson 8: Keeping Donors: Personal Solicitation

  • Direct appeals

  • Major Gifts

  • Business fundraising

  • Special appeals

 

Lesson 9: Keeping Donors: Laws and Ethics

  • What you need to know about federal, state, local laws

  • Ethics in fundraising

  • Providing good stewardship

 

Lesson 10: Developing a Plan

  • What areas of your bucket are leaking?

  • How can you fix them?

  • Where to start

When you subscribe to this course, you get ALL my courses. Plus new courses as I add them!

I used to sell this course separately for a higher, though still popular, price. In fact, I sold all of my online courses separately, as well. If you were to sign up for all of them (and some did), it would cost you over $5,000.

You can see a list of all of the courses I include with this subscription here:

Sure, I worked hard on my courses. I've poured my decades of experience into every one of them — and enjoyed watching the enrollments! (Wouldn't you?) So, why am I offering an annual subscription to ALL of my courses for as low as $29 per month?

It's because of a simple but powerful idea. What if I were to do what no one else in the nonprofit world is doing: offer all my courses for less than the price of just one? Would making them THIS affordable take enrollments into the stratosphere, so that I actually increase my earnings compared to charging separate (and higher) fees for each course? Yes!

 

Even more exciting, by providing my nonprofit colleagues with EVERY course I create, including new ones I add during the subscription period, for one low annual subscription price, I serve my life's mission of educating as many of my colleagues on vital nonprofit topics as possible. This is far more important to me than earnings on my courses.

​When you subscribe, not only can you take any or all of my current courses, but you'll have full access to the new courses I'm creating.

The thing is, I'm still experimenting with the price. If I charge too little, I worry that my peers won't value what I'm offering. (It's amazing how the price of something establishes perceived value, isn't it?) On the other hand, if I charge too much, I'll price some nonprofit practitioners out of the courses, and that cuts against my life's work. So, I'm starting with the lowest subscription fee I could possibly charge which is pretty insane. I mean, I'm offering 78 hours of instruction, all of which qualifies for CFRE Continuing Education, for less than the price of just one course.

Just to be upfront, I'm still a bit nervous about this, so I only guarantee to hold this price if you take advantage of it and sign up before I add my next course, which I'm working on now. The good news (for you) is that, once you subscribe you can, if you wish, renew at the same low price you subscribed at today and continue to access all my courses, including new courses as I roll them out. Even if I'm charging a higher price when your renewal comes up, you'll still be able to renew (if you want to) at today's price.

Here's What's Included

Access to all my online courses (subscription plans only). Currently there are 14 courses ranging from 3.5 hours to 16.25 hours for each course.

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The convenience of taking the courses at your own pace, from your own location, from any device, anytime you want!

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All courses are approved for CFRE credit. Currently you can earn 78 CFRE Continuing Education units if you take all the courses.

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You will be invited to join my private Facebook Group, where you can ask questions and discuss challenges you're facing.

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Your low subscription renewal rate will be locked in forever, even if I increase the subscription rates after you sign up.

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Access to new courses as soon as they become available, all included in your subscription for no additional fees.

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Samples, forms, and templates are included in each course.

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Access to private Q & A sessions where I take your questions on any topic covered by my courses.

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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.

Instructor: Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

1. When do this and the other courses start and finish?

They start now, as soon as you subscribe. Each online course is completely self-paced — you decide when you start and when you finish. Your subscription automatically renews at the same low rate but you can cancel renewals anytime before the renewal date. Besides this course, you also have full access to all of my other courses, including new courses added during your subscription and any renewals.



2. How do I access the courses?
 

Once subscribed, you will have automatic access from across any and all devices you own. You may log in anytime, from anywhere, to take your courses. Plus, I provide a visual tracking system so you always know where you left off.

 

 

3. Can I get CFRE Continuing Education credit?

Yes, all courses qualify for CFRE Continuing Education credit.


4. What if I am unhappy with the courses?


I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I'll give you a full refund.

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