Member Moment: Growth & Co.

Organization/Business: Growth & Co.

Short Bio or Organizational Mission: We teach charities how to raise money through a 12 week training and coaching program.

What do you want people to know about how you or your organization is creating change in our community?

We take revenue stress away from Executive Directors. Working with us, you are able to build and enhance your fundraising operations by determining the best ways to raise money in an easy-to-follow 12-week training and coaching plan that takes your fundraiser through the steps to build your fundraising plan, systems, and processes in a way that is easily managed and maintained, all while giving your team support and care from our industry expert advisor.

What are you working on that you would like to share with the community?

The recent pandemic has shone light on problems in nonprofit fundraising- it became glaringly evident that the future of event-based fundraising is uncertain. Both event participation and volunteerism have decreased since the pandemic, and this absence has gone on for so long that many people may choose not to return. There has been some shift towards unrestricted giving, which means organizations could become less reliant on unrestricted funds from event fundraising if they make strategic efforts to encourage past volunteers and other donors to give. Yet, how to make this possible when other industries are hiring fundraisers away from the NFP sector and there hasn't been enough money invested in fundraising (a.k.a. "overhead")? It is more vital than ever that your organization has the option to train non-fundraisers to become fundraisers who can build the internal infrastructure required of a sustainable fundraising operation. Your organizational health and capacity depend on it.

Growth & Co. was born out of the personal legacy of founder Larissa Stoddart. Larissa Stoddart grew up in extraordinary circumstances and left home in high school due to mental health and addictions challenges in her family. Without money to pay for university, being the recipient of multiple scholarships and bursaries made it possible for her to be the first in her family to graduate from university. Donor funding had transformed her life—and she realized that donor funding could also transform the lives of countless others. Today, she works tirelessly to teach organizations how to raise money to ensure that people who might have a different story without access to these opportunities can live out their dreams just like she did. She would love to work with your organization to ensure the people you serve have access to the opportunities they need to transform their lives, too.

The Fundraising Intelligence 12-Week Training & Coaching program will take your fundraiser step by step through a one-on-one program that helps them evaluate all of your fundraising operations and create a fine-tuned plan for fundraising in a way that feels productive and empowering. You will finally gain control of both of your time, while also knowing that each aspect of your fundraising programs are being systematized and taken care of. At the same time this program will create the long-term standard operating procedures that will see your organization through the years, regardless of staff turnover. Book a meeting today to see if we're a good fit!

Please share with us why you are a Pillar Nonprofit Network Member. What have you gained from being a Pillar Member?

As a consultant, working alone can get... well, lonely! Being a Pillar member connects me to a community of like-minded folks who share the ups and downs of working on social issues in our communities and larger world. Pillar is a go-to resource for sector news and professional development opportunities, and is leading the pack when it comes to making the policy-level changes we need to improve society for everyone. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?!

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