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Are there any professional services available in the U.S a non profit can hire to pitch specific corporations for donations?

Just launching my for profit startup (app) which has a non profit section to help families in tragedy. Looking to hire a professional who can pitch my company to the right corporations to get donations to start helping families immediately as to also have funds to continue to hire this individual ongoing to broaden my companies reach.

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So, is the charity whats receiving the funding or is your for-profit company. From the sounds of it, it seems the for-profit company is more important than the for charity. I would raise money for your for-profit company and create a structure that when your "profit" company does "X,"you're not for profit company gets "X." Think Warby Parker, buy a pair of glasses they give a pair of glasses. Or bonobos.

I know this isn't exactly what you were looking to hear, but I only say it because you seem to be a caring individual putting the not for profit first to help others, but you can continue to help others if the for-profit succeeds. Otherwise, you should create a not for profit.


Answered 10 months ago

We should talk, seriously. I specialize in development and throughout my extensive professional experience I have structured succesful major gifts programs for numerous nonprofits. Corporate giving is usually restricted: 1. Can be donated to 501 (c) 3 or 7 orgs. without exception. 2. Will be designated or restricted to a specific need or program area. In other words the donations will not permit operational expenses to be covered - this includes program admin. I specialize in unrestricted major gifts. My background includes nonprofit development, operations and executive director, as well as advisor, so I have a unique understanding of what you seek to accomplish and how it should be done. Reach out and let's get this done.


Answered 10 months ago

There are many non-profit development consultants who can formulate a strategy with you to pitch your company. Usually they don't market themselves as pitching to a particular company, but rather to a "type" of company or individual. In addition, a development consultant can help you craft the right message to reach the people you want to reach. Remember however that nearly 80% of philanthropy comes from wealthy individual donors. Corporations account for a very small percentage of philanthropic donations.


Answered 8 months ago

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