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From Stress to Success: How Coaching Can Help Your Nonprofit Achieve Its Fundraising Goals

How Coaching Can Help Your Nonprofit Achieve Its Fundraising Goals
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Nonprofits are constantly striving to achieve their missions while being resourceful with their budgets. The workload can become overwhelming, especially with the average nonprofit having only 1-2 full-time employees dedicated to fundraising.

You are not alone in facing challenges as a nonprofit. Limited resources are a common challenge, and getting the support you need might seem out of reach.. The good news is that with the right resources and education, your team can achieve greater effectiveness and ease without hiring more full-time staff. So, take heart! Your nonprofit can thrive and make an even greater impact by taking advantage of valuable resources like coaching services.

Why Your Nonprofit Could Benefit From Coaching Services

At its core, hiring a coach means bringing on someone to help with a specific role. Here are three reasons why your nonprofit could benefit from coaching services:

Reduce Stress and Boost Efficiency

In a recent study, most nonprofit professionals reported feeling fatigued at the sheer amount of work that was on their plate. That is why the most successful nonprofits use coaching services — to relieve the stress and help them find areas to be more efficient. Coaching services can help you prioritize your efforts, streamline your processes, and ensure that you’re using your resources wisely. By doing so, you’ll be able to reduce the amount of stress and burnout for you and your team.

Do More With Less

With limited resources, it’s important to make the most of what you have. A coach can help you make a bigger impact with the tools you already have. They should offer insights on how to get more out of your existing fundraising strategies, software, and beyond. By doing so, you’ll be able to do more with less and maximize your impact in ways you never thought possible.

Introduce New Creative Ideas to the Mix

It’s easy to get stuck in a fundraising rut. A coach can offer an outside perspective and introduce new creative ideas to the mix. They should bring years of experience to the table and help you identify opportunities to raise more funds. By doing so, you’ll be able to stay ahead of the curve and keep your fundraising efforts fresh and exciting.

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How a Coach Can Support Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Growth

Now that we’ve explored why you should hire a coach, let’s take a closer look at how a coach can support your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts.

1. Support Your Growth

A nonprofit coach can work with you to understand your goals, provide support and guidance unique to your specific needs, and offer another perspective. You can choose a coach that is an expert in the areas that are most important for you so that you have a resource you can rely on and fill in the gaps of knowledge. They should feel like another teammate in your cause helping you further your mission and reach your goals.

2. Fast Track Your Fundraising Success

Are you spending hours on fundraising efforts but not feeling like you are getting the most out of it? A coach can help your nonprofit reach fundraising success faster by offering insights into your tools and how to get more out of them. They’ll also offer years of experience to give you proven advice on how to reach your nonprofit’s fundraising goals.

3. Continuing Professional Development

A fundraising coaching service should offer your nonprofit the opportunity to continue to learn professionally along with resources to help you and your nonprofit staff gain a deeper understanding of fundraising best practices, strategies, and technology.


In conclusion, hiring a coach can be an invaluable investment for your nonprofit. It can help you work smarter, not harder, and achieve your fundraising goals more quickly and effectively.

We understand that nonprofits need additional support which is why we designed Bloomerang coaching services to help nonprofits using Bloomerang increase their impact without adding full-time staff. Interested in adding Bloomerang Coaching? Learn more here.

“John (our Bloomerang coach) was so much fun to work with! He went above and beyond in showing me really cool features that I should be taking advantage of to make my work easier.”

Alice Aluoch, Senior Manager, Membership & Development
Global Health Council

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