Corporate Development For Nonprofits

Your Challenge

A challenge many nonprofit founders and development departments share with us is how difficult accomplishing their fundraising goals is with limited resources. You want to make a big impact, and finding more brands to support your mission would really help.

You've tapped out yours and your board's personal connections. You've tried sending a few cold emails and making some cold calls into companies you want to partner with. But you've hit a wall.

What does this leave you with? You could bring in more help, but finding the budget to hire another marketing or development specialist isn’t always feasible.

You could also hire a marketing agency to help you out. But running ads and creating content isn't going to attract the Fortune 500 brands you really want to connect with.

How We Can Help

We help nonprofits find and connect with corporate partners that align with their mission...for less than the cost of a full-time hire.

You focus on pitching and we'll focus on the prospecting.

We've helped nonprofits connect with brands for sponsorships, in-kind donations, product collaborations, and cause marketing.

Case Study

Shaney jo Darden, founder of Keep A Breast Foundation (KAB), needed help connecting with companies interested in supporting their mission.

Their challenge? She has a small team helping with corporate development. And she doesn't have time to send out emails and chase down prospects to get them on calls.

We've connected her with companies like REI, Victoria's Secret, Tilly's, and many more.

Click here to check out their case study.

Your Challenge

A challenge many nonprofit founders and development departments share with us is how difficult accomplishing their fundraising goals is with limited resources. You want to make a big impact, and finding more brands to support your mission would really help.

You've tapped out yours and your board's personal connections. You've tried sending a few cold emails and making some cold calls into companies you want to partner with. But you've hit a wall.

What does this leave you with? You could bring in more help, but finding the budget to hire another marketing or development specialist isn’t always feasible.

You could also hire a marketing agency to help you out. But running ads and creating content isn't going to attract the Fortune 500 brands you really want to connect with.

How We Can Help

We help nonprofits find and connect with corporate partners that align with their mission...for less than the cost of a full-time hire.

You focus on pitching and we'll focus on the prospecting.

We've helped nonprofits connect with brands for sponsorships, in-kind donations, product collaborations, and cause marketing.

Case Study

Shaney jo Darden, founder of Keep A Breast Foundation (KAB), needed help connecting with companies interested in supporting their mission.

Their challenge? She has a small team helping with corporate development. And she doesn't have time to send out emails and chase down prospects to get them on calls.

We've connected her with companies like REI, Victoria's Secret, Tilly's, and many more.

Click here to check out their case study.

Increase your impact—one conversation at a time.

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Increase your impact—one conversation at a time.

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Helpful Resources

How-To Content

These are podcast interviews we've done where we give step-by-step directions on how to use email and LinkedIn to build corporate partnerships at your nonprofit:

Tool Recommendations

These are the tools we recommend for helping nonprofits to increase their impact.

  • Productivity / Utility Tools
    • Asana. Great lightweight project management tool to help you and your team stay on track with your goals and initiatives.
    • Crozdesk. Doing a manual search online to compare software solutions sucks...and it can take hours. With Crozdesk, you can do a side-by-side comparison of pricing, features, and reviews—helping you find the best solution that fits your nonprofit's needs in just a few minutes.
    • LastPass. With all of the cybersecurity craziness going on lately (Equifax...cough...cough) it's smart to use encrypted passwords. But generating an encrypted password, not to mention remembering it, can be quite the challenge. LastPass does both and can manage all of the passwords on your phone and computer. It's an inexpensive way to increase the level of security at your nonprofit.
    • UpWork. This is the premier resource for finding and hiring great freelancers and VAs from all over the world. UpWork provides data on how a freelancer was rated on past projects, their length of time on the platform, the amount earned, and overall satisfaction rating from other people who've hired them. Great way to find inexpensive help for ongoing or one-time projects at your nonprofit.
  • Marketing & Sales Tools
    • Canva. Great design helps your nonprofit look top notch. Canva is a great, inexpensive tool for social media image templates, slide templates for presentations, or images for your website.
    • GrammarlyOne thing in common with many emails we see is grammatical errors. Use Grammarly to spell check emails, website content, and marketing materials.
    • Greetabl. They describe it best on their site: "Better than a greeting card. More personal than flowers." Use this app to send gifts to your donors or anyone else you want to surprise with an inexpensive, impactful gift. You pick the design, add a gift, and personalize the card. Couldn't ask for an easier process.
    • Mail-Tester. Mail Tester is the best tool for quickly testing the deliverability of your cold emails and newsletters to donors. Send them an email, and in a few seconds you'll get a detailed report of what is and isn't working. Shoot for a 7/10 or higher.
    • MixMax. This is an excellent solution that'll save you 3-5 hours per week reaching out to corporate partners. You can create email sequences, automatically follow up, and organize all of the tasks associated with corporate outreach.
    • Pipedrive. Great lightweight solution to handle all of your contact management at your nonprofit. It's simple to use (way easier than Salesforce), and only takes an hour or two to set up. I have yet to find another CRM that's simple, powerful, and integrates with other tools.

How-To Content

These are podcast interviews we've done where we give step-by-step directions on how to use email and LinkedIn to build corporate partnerships at your nonprofit:

Tool Recommendations

These are the tools we recommend for helping nonprofits to increase their impact.

  • Productivity / Utility Tools
    • Asana. Great lightweight project management tool to help you and your team stay on track with your goals and initiatives.
    • Crozdesk. Doing a manual search online to compare software solutions sucks...and it can take hours. With Crozdesk, you can do a side-by-side comparison of pricing, features, and reviews—helping you find the best solution that fits your nonprofit's needs in just a few minutes.
    • LastPass. With all of the cybersecurity craziness going on lately (Equifax...cough...cough) it's smart to use encrypted passwords. But generating an encrypted password, not to mention remembering it, can be quite the challenge. LastPass does both and can manage all of the passwords on your phone and computer. It's an inexpensive way to increase the level of security at your nonprofit.
    • UpWork. This is the premier resource for finding and hiring great freelancers and VAs from all over the world. UpWork provides data on how a freelancer was rated on past projects, their length of time on the platform, the amount earned, and overall satisfaction rating from other people who've hired them. Great way to find inexpensive help for ongoing or one-time projects at your nonprofit.
  • Marketing & Sales Tools
    • Canva. Great design helps your nonprofit look top notch. Canva is a great, inexpensive tool for social media image templates, slide templates for presentations, or images for your website.
    • GrammarlyOne thing in common with many emails we see is grammatical errors. Use Grammarly to spell check emails, website content, and marketing materials.
    • Greetabl. They describe it best on their site: "Better than a greeting card. More personal than flowers." Use this app to send gifts to your donors or anyone else you want to surprise with an inexpensive, impactful gift. You pick the design, add a gift, and personalize the card. Couldn't ask for an easier process.
    • Mail-Tester. Mail Tester is the best tool for quickly testing the deliverability of your cold emails and newsletters to donors. Send them an email, and in a few seconds you'll get a detailed report of what is and isn't working. Shoot for a 7/10 or higher.
    • MixMax. This is an excellent solution that'll save you 3-5 hours per week reaching out to corporate partners. You can create email sequences, automatically follow up, and organize all of the tasks associated with corporate outreach.
    • Pipedrive. Great lightweight solution to handle all of your contact management at your nonprofit. It's simple to use (way easier than Salesforce), and only takes an hour or two to set up. I have yet to find another CRM that's simple, powerful, and integrates with other tools.

Let's talk about increasing your impact.