Fundraising workshop aims to help nonprofits thrive

Monday, August 28, 2017; Silver City, NM: Can a single document assure a nonprofit’s success? According to the Individual Donor Benchmark Report, which studies nonprofits with operating budgets under $2million dollars, the leading indicator of nonprofit success boils down to having one document on hand: a written fundraising plan.

“Without thoughtful and coordinating fundraising, a nonprofit has little possibility of building reserves or enjoying financial sustainability.  Nonprofits which don’t fundraise will often, eventually, fail,” concurs Sunny Yates Kellerman, a consultant with the Nonprofit Resource Group (NRG).

NRG wants to keep nonprofits from such dire straits, and with Kellerman will host a three-hour workshop on “Fundraising for Nonprofits” on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.  The workshop is tailored to frontier and rural nonprofits to draft a fundraising plan.

Kellerman said, “The greatest problem I see is nonprofits rely on excessively on a limited number of income streams; if one or two of those dry up, the organization is immediately in crisis.”

At the workshop, participants will explore methods to diversify nonprofit funding streams fundraising, principals of fundraising and the essential elements of fund development. Online fundraising will be discussed by Kendra Milligan, another NRG consultant.

According to Kellerman, the workshop aids nonprofits to better “develop and cultivate prospective donors and income streams on a regular basis.” Research has shown that with a fundraising plan in place and coaching, nonprofits have increased their revenue, on average, by 27 percent.

As management consultant and executive coach, Kellerman has 33 years’ experience with nonprofit management, small business development and commercial law.  As an NRG consultant, Kellerman works to ensure frontier and rural nonprofits have the information they need to be vital organizations and successfully serve their communities. NRG is a program of the National Center for Frontier Communities.

“Fundraising for Nonprofits” is scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Hidalgo Medical Services’ Silver City Community Health Center’s Community Room, 1007 N. Pope Street in Silver City. The workshop is $25 per participant. Limited seating is due to the interactive nature of the workshop, so registration is required.

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To register or for more information on the workshop, call Kendra Milligan at (575) 597-0035 or email


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