Alesha Mathis

Hi! I’m Alesha and I teach new and small nonprofits how to raise the money they need to fund their mission.

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Links

These links all lead to free checklists, guides, worksheets, blog posts, and other freebies. 

For Founders

I Have My 501(c)3! Now What?!?

Blog post and Free 9 Step Guide

Getting Started Resources

My resource page for Founders gives you lists of free software for nonprofits, articles just for new nonprofits, and a free guide to set your nonprofit up for funding.

Fundraising Plan blog post and template

What is Grant Ready and How Do You Get There?

It begins with if your organization is ready for the grant process– you have everything in place to write a winning proposal- to the final report for the Foundation. It’s a process- not a one and done to-do.

Build a Program Ready For Grants

This blog post and template helps you create a program for your nonprofit that builds into it everything you need to write a grant.

How To Plan Your Giving Tuesday and Help You Rock The Day

Your Giving Tuesday game plan.

For Small Nonprofit Leaders and Staff

Grant Resources

Grants can feel like gifts to an organization. The savvy nonprofit knows nonprofit grant writing is a process and lots of work.  It doesn’t matter if you need nonprofit grants for education, technology, or just general operations you are in the right place. This webpage has been created to be your one-stop resource for grants and grant related topics. 

Board Resources

Nonprofit Boards of Directors are a big deal for new and small nonprofits. The right Board can help you grow and the wrong Board can keep you bogged down in all the stuff there is to do to get a nonprofit off the ground! This webpage has been created to be your one-stop resource for Boards and Board management. So take a look around.

Free Downloads available:

  • Potential Board Decision Package
  • Ideas on Where to Find Board Members
  • Board Fundraising Letter SWIPE file
  • Articles just for Boards

 

Event Planning

Page has resources to a Sponsorship package template and articles on planning and marketing events.

Appeal (Fundraising Letter) Resources

This webpage has been created to be your one-stop resource for creating a successful campaign.

You are in the right place if:

  •  You don’t have a clue what an appeal letter is or looks like; or
  • You know what an appeal letter looks like (because you’ve got one in the mail recently) but you’ve never actually written one or seen how to create a year-end campaign; or
  • You’ve written one or two and you need some inspiration and you could use some improvement.

A Guide to Integrated Appeal Campaigns that Fund Your Mission

Blog post with a complete fundraising letter campaign template- letter, follow up letter, thank you letter, donation page copy, and more.

Six Essential Tools to Make a New Nonprofits’ Life Easier

 I have six tools you can use to help you get organized, clear the confusion, and take away the overwhelm. These are free or really cheap for nonprofits.

Websites

These links lead to different websites run by Mathis Nonprofit Services.

Mathis Nonprofit Services

The original website, Mathis Nonprofit Services is for people wanting to learn sustainable and professional fundraising. The website has free and paid resources to help you fundraise for your nonprofit. Free resources include Fundraising Success University- a free training resource, and Nonprofit Insiders Club- a blog. Paid resources include Nonprofit Nation- a Fundraising Membership, Accountability Groups, and Mentoring. By following the Fundraising Framework in the Fundraising Success Roadmap, you will go from funding woes to consistent funding.

Nonprofit Founder’s Club

Nonprofit Founder’s Club is the site that houses everything for new nonprofits. By using the Start a New Nonprofit Framework, you can go from now what?!? to confidently building your nonprofit. Free resources include Nonprofit Founder’s University- a free training resource, and the Club Meetings- a blog. Paid resources include a membership- Nonprofit Founder’s Society, Group Mentoring and Accountability, and individual Mentoring. 

Groups

Below are the links to my Facebook Groups that you can join for free.

Nonprofit Nation’s Fundraising Success Path

Most nonprofit leaders lay awake at night trying to figure out how to fund their mission. Nonprofit Nation’s Fundraising Success Path teaches you sustainable fundraising in a way that you can take action today no matter what level you are at- beginner to advanced- gaining confidence and getting the money you need to serve people. 

This group holds challenges from time to time to put fundamental fundraising concepts in place in your nonprofit. The most recent challenge was Defining Your Ideal and Loyal Donor 5-Day Challenge.

At the Top: Small Nonprofit Leaders

It’s lonely at the top. It’s especially lonely when you are in a small nonprofit. This group is for Founders, Board members, and Fundraisers of small nonprofits.
It doesn’t have to be lonely at the top, though. When you join this group, you have a group of people that are where you are and can help with real-life solutions. You also get your own expert in Alesha to help with your fundraising plan and strategy.
This group has questions and answers time, Facebook Live training, and free resources.

I Have My 501(c)3! Now What?!? The Super Fan Book Club

This group is for those who have read the book, I HAVE MY 501(C)3! NOW WHAT?!? Your Blueprint to Starting Your Nonprofit Without Being the Sole Funder by Alesha Mathis.
Get to know the author and ask questions about what you’ve learned. You will also find the free resources mentioned in the book here.

Nonprofit Founder’s Club

Most nonprofit leaders lay awake at night trying to figure out how to do all the things in the first year of operation. They don’t know where to start.
Nonprofit Founder’s Club was established to help you navigate the first year. (And maybe a little beyond). The club is a variety of ways to build your infrastructure that also builds your ability to fundraise. The step by step game plan is the fastest, most effective way to establish your nonprofit, get funding, and serve your community. Nonprofit Founder’s Club has three parts: Learn, Do, Be.
The Facebook group is one component of Learn.  It is meant to support you through the first year so you can have a nonprofit serving your community without worrying about where your funding is coming from.

Other Items

Below are links to my paid offerings.

Book

I HAVE MY 501(C)3! NOW WHAT?!?

Your Blueprint to Starting Your Nonprofit Without Being the Sole Funder

Have you started your nonprofit but don’t know what to do next? Are you spending your own money with no end in sight? I Have My 501(c)3! Now What?!? Your Blueprint to Starting Your Nonprofit Without Being the Sole Funder lays out the plan which sets your foundation the first year and builds your organization with the end goal of funding your mission.

Nonprofit Founders gain the knowledge they need to successfully set up a nonprofit in the first year and learn the steps they absolutely need to build a nonprofit with funding in mind. No more using your own money to solely fund the mission! Alesha Mathis uses her experience working with Founders, new nonprofit Boards, and larger nonprofits in administration, fundraising, and programs to walk you through:

  • How to Set Up Your Board of Directors
  • How to Understand Who You Are as a Nonprofit and Why That’s Important
  • How to Design Your Signature Program with Funding in Mind
  • What Policies and Procedures Are Needed the First Year
  • How to Set Up and Begin Fundraising for Your Nonprofit

By the end of I Have My 501(c)3! Now What?!?, you will have a direction to lead your organization with confidence.

Group Accountability and Mentoring

Nonprofit Founders

Nonprofit Founders have two ways, the Accountability Community and the Champion Circle, to be the leaders they need to be through the Nonprofit Founder’s Think Tank. 

The Accountability Community is a group of 5-8 people per cohort who tackle new nonprofit challenges together. It offers a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability, and support in a group setting to sharpen business and personal skills.

Goals:

  • achieve success
  • hold each other accountable
  • achieve breakthroughs

The Champion Circle is a one-month Mentoring program for Founders. This program will help you with one topic specific to you as it relates to setting up your nonprofit after you have tax-exempt status.

You Will Receive

  • 60-minute Video Call session once a week.
  • Daily email access to me
  • Goal Setting and Action Steps
  • Accountability with weekly email and texting option
  • Focus on one topic

Mentoring topics:

  • Develop a Board
  • Create a Strategic Plan
  • Create a Tactical Plan and Operational Budget
  • Create a Signature Program
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Fundraising Basics

Topic Chosen by Participant

Limit: 3 people

Small Nonprofit Fundraisers

Be helps you be the fundraising professional that is inside of you.

With two options- an accountability group and one on one mentoring- you can get your goals set and move them forward more quickly. 

Get unstuck and be more confident in your fundraising strategy and activities. 

Accountability Group

Join a group of fundraising professionals where you can set goals, take action, and get support.

The accountability group is open to 6 people at a time. Bi-weekly, we take an hour to check-in and talk about challenges for the coming week, set new action steps, and support each other. 

One on One Mentoring

A one-month Mentoring program for anyone wanting to raise money professionally. This program will help you with one topic specific to you as it relates to funding.

You Will Receive

  • 60-minute Video Call session once a week.
  • Daily email access to me
  • Goal Setting and Action Steps
  • Accountability with weekly email and texting option
  • Focus on one topic

Mentoring topics:

  • Donor Retention
  • Fundraising Plan
  • Appeal Letter Writing
  • Program Development
  • Identifying Your Ideal Donor
  • Social Media Campaigns
  • Fundraising Ideas/ Basics
  • Time Management for One Person Departments

Topic Chosen by Participant

Limit: 3 people

Nonprofit Founder’s Society

 

A paid membership to help you implement the Infrastructure leg of the Start a New Nonprofit Framework. This membership goes in-depth into the 9 Steps in the book, I Have My 501(c)3! Now What?!?, in order to build a nonprofit geared toward funding in the fastest way possible so the nonprofit can serve the people it’s called to serve.

Nonprofit Founder’s Society opens  February 26, 2021, and will remain open in order to better serve you.

Nonprofit Nation 

If you aren’t sleeping at night because you are worried about how you will fund your nonprofit…

…then most likely you are missing the sustainable fundraising strategies that successful nonprofits use every day.

Introducing Nonprofit Nation!

That’s why the membership Nonprofit Nation was created. The fundraising success path in Nonprofit Nation begins with the beginner fundraiser. Each stage adds more sustainable funding strategies until the Booming stage where you are incorporating long-term strategies with an infinite mindset, and implementing strategies that can fund your nonprofit indefinitely.

Nonprofit Nation’s fundraising success path is the most effective way to increase your funding, serve people and your cause.

About Alesha

You passionately want to make a difference with your nonprofit.

I serve folks like you, providing the tools you need to get exactly what you want: a successful nonprofit that transforms lives.

I teach new and small nonprofit leaders how to raise funds so that they can transform the lives of the people they want to serve.

I help them set foundations that get them ready for grants and donations.  

I walk you through sound fundraising practices- action step by action step- to alleviate the overwhelm and make you productive and successfully following your passion for helping people.

Location

1412 Russell Pkwy,
Suite A, Box 230
Warner Robins, GA 31088

Contact

478.273.0995