Startup Funding for Nonprofits

A common mistake that new nonprofits make is misunderstanding how to fundraise for their nonprofits during their startup years. Many founders believe that they can win substantial grants, which will cover their operating expenses. Learn how grant funding should not be the only place you look to finance your early years.

In this video, I discuss 5 sources of funding for startup nonprofits which include board giving, peer-to-peer fundraising, grants, government funding, and support from local businesses. Relationships are key to any nonprofit fundraising efforts, and it’s no different when looking for startup funding for your nonprofit.

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  1. Thank you so much for this video.I couldn’t be more grateful to you and the agent who helped throughout the process. Just got mine after trying severally! keep up the good work

  2. I have a few thousand dollars to invest in my nonprofit start up expenses; is there a way to recoup that money somehow later on when you are already getting donations?. could you give me your comments on this. Thanks

  3. Greetings Sister! I am currently beginning my Non-Profit this week. I wanted to know a few tips in being able to fund my Women/Children’s Shelter. Would you be willing to email me at

  4. Thanks so much for the video, this makes me really hopeful. You are absolutely right, it is a really difficult phase but we got this!:)