The Banyan Bulletin

Practical, to-the-point content from around the web for nonprofit go-getters.

All things fundraising, communications & organizational strategy - and some humor, too!

    Are you working hard to drive your mission forward... but feel like you can't ever catch up?

    fundraising and communications strategy for the lean nonprofit team

    By focusing on tried-and-true strategies and working smarter rather than harder, the lean nonprofit team can successfully shift their focus on big goals and their organization's future. I know this, because I've made it happen!

    Together, Banyan Nonprofit Strategy works with clients to identify the areas holding your organization back and put in place an actionable, sustainable plan to move your mission forward. Through a unique blend of development, communications and strategic planning, we partner to tell your story, grow your audience, and reach your financial goals. 

    In nonprofit work, its nearly impossible to get it all done. Especially in small shops - everyone wears multiple hats, and it can feel like every time you resolve one crisis, another one seems to pop up around the next corner. 

    Rather than focusing on strategic organizational goals, it is all too easy to end each day feeling like you are just completing an (ever-growing) laundry list of scattered tasks. 

    But this isn't how it has to be!

    I know what it's like to lose sight of your work's purpose because you're just so overwhelmed. 
    But I'm here to tell you there's another way.

    "I don't feel like I am making a difference, because I am just so bogged down." 

    more about me

    I have been working and learning in the nonprofit field since 2011. All of my roles have been in lean nonprofits that didn't have the luxury of clear-cut departments or teams. Everyone truly did a bit of everything - which often left us all feeling overwhelmed and in crisis mode far too often.

    But learning to put in place straightforward systems and intentionally plan 
    helped me go from scattered to strategic in these roles. And now I'm on a mission to help you get there, too!

    At Banyan, we focus on  smart fundraising and communications to help you go from crisis-driven to mission-driven in your work.

    My goal? To help passionate, purpose-driven teams and people (you!) to grow with intention as an organization. 

    and I've been in your shoes!

    Hi there, I'm Bonnie.

    welcome friend!

    Debbie, Executive Director

    From the first interaction, Bonnie was knowledgeable and informed about our organization. Her suggestions were valuable and targeted to our particular needs making the entire process efficient and productive.

      For the first time since becoming Executive Director, I feel comfortable and confident with our fundraising targets for 2021 thanks to her guidance and detailed plan!

    Sahar, Nonprofit Founder

    Amazing grant writing.

    Truly cares and communicates frequently. Very creative! 

    Stacie, Director of Outreach

    "Bonnie's coaching was invaluable to our organization. As a new Director, I appreciated Bonnie's knowledge, teaching style, and patience! She gave me the confidence I needed to embrace my new role, and I look forward to working with her again in the future."

    What People Are Saying...

    Just need some one-off support? Banyan offers strategy calls and copy critiques to help you go from good to great and, more importantly, understand the why behind what you're doing. 

    If you're wondering about our longer term packages, this can be a great place to start!

    Strategy Calls

    For the team that has their plan in place but just needs an extra set of hands. Whether its grant writing, website copy and maintenance, social media, or fundraising appeals - we're here to help! 

    We offer half-day, full-day and retainer packages to support you in whatever way makes most sense for your organization. 

    Ongoing Support

    Ten weeks of focused 1-on-1 fundraising and communications coaching will take you from scattered to strategic in all that you do.

    Together, we'll assess where you are, identify where you want to go, and develop an attainable 1-year plan to get you there

    Banyan Coaching

    Work with Banyan

    Help Your Mission Resonate

    A guide to customizing your message for different audiences

      A free guide to customizing your message for different audiences. Whether its individuals, corporations, or grant funders - we have you covered! 

      Share your story with the right person at the right time in the right way to better connect with your audience and further your mission. 

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