INSPIRE YOUR DONORS…
to give generously in as little as 7 weeks!
TAKE THE GUESSWORK OUT OF FUNDRAISING AND GET A THRIVING PORTFOLIO OF DONORS.
If you’re experiencing these problems, I can help….
Trying to get a visit with your donors but they don’t return your emails or calls?
Unsure how to ask for the gift, how much to ask for or which donors to focus on?
Not knowing how much you can realistically raise?
Unrealistic fundraising goals handed down from your boss or board?
Board members who aren’t engaged in fundraising or who tell you to “Just ask
Stuck on a
Having to find new donors just to cover up your losses from lapsed donors?
Wasting time watching “free as kittens” webinars as fluffy as angel food cake?
Hiring a high-priced consultant only to get “Nick the intern” instead who wastes an entire day interviewing your organization and shows up 2 weeks later with a fancy “assessment” with blurry reproductions of your logo and 15 pages of canned recommendations?
Watching your competition chat up all the donors at the cocktail party that you wish you knew?
I hear you and you don’t have to be in this situation!
There’s a better way to do it! I have developed a system that takes away…
- The guesswork of not knowing which donors to focus on or how much you can realistically raise
- The struggle to get a visit with your donor
- The fear of not knowing how to make an ask, craft a major gift program, or motivate board members to fundraise
- The need to go find new donors to cover up the boatloads of money you are losing from donor attrition
My program takes you from fundraising fear and overwhelm to confidence in as short as seven weeks without hiring a woo-woo life coach, going to therapy, or ever having to work with Nick the intern again.
I know what you’re thinking. It won’t work for me because I am too introverted. I’m too old. I’m too young. I’m not charismatic. I’m not glamorous. If it were that simple, everyone would be doing it. My boss would never go for this. How is this different from other fundraising courses out there?
Let me show you why this is unlike anything out there.
- This program is based on science and loaded with easy to execute strategies. Because no one wants theory.
- I’ve partnered with some of the best and brightest marketers to give you the #1 tools to delight your donors, make them feel appreocated and also stand out to your donors, be seen, be heard and get a visit.
- Unlike other programs you wander through solo, I’m giving you a fundraising buddy. This boosts your motivation, gives you an extra sounding board and a support system that extends past the life of the course.
Hi. I am Rachel Muir, CFRE.
In case you’ve never heard of me **horrified gasp**. I am just as crazy, overwhelmed and passionate about making the world a better place as you are.
Born to unsuspecting parents in 1971, I was told as a child that girls are not good at math and science. That cost me a lot of opportunities so when I was 26 I decided to do something about it. I quit my job and started a nonprofit to empower girls in math, science, engineering and technology in the living room of my apartment with all the money I had: $500 and a credit card. It took me years to pay off that credit card but along the way I got to impact thousands of girls, be featured on Oprah, raise 10 million dollars, work every side of the Rubik’s cube that is the nonprofit sector, and learn more about fundraising than you may ever want to know.
When I started Girlstart the idea of asking a wealthy person for a big gift gave me cold sweats but pretty soon I was confidently raising 6 figure gifts, had a loyal tribe of generous donors and we were funding our dreams!
It took a lot of inspiration and a truck-load of guts to get to where I am today. I have helped thousands of fundraisers land big gifts, delight their donors, and love their jobs.
I want to live in a world where Girl Scout cookies have zero calories and your donors feel so appreciated by you they never leave and keep growing their gifts to you.
Introducing Makeover My Fundraising
The world’s best way to zero in on your top prospects and build a thriving portfolio of donors eager to give to your cause EVEN IF you are terrified of asking donors for money, EVEN IF you don’t have a budget to acquire NEW donors, EVEN IF you are new to fundraising, EVEN IF you think you know everything but aren’t getting the results you need, EVEN IF you are stressed out, burned out and have a task list that stretches from this continent to the next and back again.
Here’s what’s included…
20+ lessons released each week with guides, templates, solicitation scripts, worksheets and swipe files to make your fundraising makeover easy and enjoyable.
NEW! “Makeover My Fundraising Masterclass Workbook” and Development Scorecard to help you stay motivated, sane and organized!
Group coaching sessions every week where I walk you through it all and answer your burning questions. You get me, the person with a truckload of hard won experience who still oozes enthusiasm (not Nick the intern).
Weekly coaching sessions occur Wednesdays at 11 am CST January 29 – March 11th.
Master the #1 tool to stand out to your donors, be seen, be heard and get a visit from the pros at Bomb Bomb!
You’ll receive a demo, coaching, training, plus an entire month free!
Get a complimentary wealth screening of 500 names from your list (US-Only) provided by DonorSearch.
The Fundraising Buddy System
You aren’t alone in this course – on top of the private community you’ll join a tribe with 1-2 other fundraising buddies taking the journey with you to be your sounding board, cheerleader or drill sargent depending on what you need.
Working towards your Certified Fundraising Executive certificate? Good news! CFRE found so much value in this course that you are eligible to receive 25 hours of credit towards your CFRE! Mind – > blown.
Here’s what you’ll learn over the next 7 weeks
Week 1: Fundraising Health Check
Week 2: Mining for Gold Fundraising Framework
Week 3: Mid, Major and Planned Gifts
Week 4: The Donor Experience & How to Think Like a Donor
Week 5: Get the visit, nail the ask!
Week 6: Makeover My Board!
Week 7: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy
Plus these drool worthy bonuses...
Get a complimentary wealth screening of 500 names from your list (US-Only) – provided by Donor Search.
Discover the #1 tool to stand out to your
We have a standing date Wednesday at 11 am CST every week for 7 weeks. I’m giving you feedback, encouragement, boo-boo
Fundraising Buddy System
Does this course include alcoholic beverages? No, I can’t do that but you get something equally intoxicating – a tribe of your own. When you sign up you’re paired up with 1-2 fundraising peers taking your fundraising journey with you as you cheer each other on and hold each other accountable to achieving the results you want.
Done for you guides!
Grab it while you can!
Send donors stewardship texts right from your desktop!
You already know texting is a great tool to communicate.
Did you know it’s an even better tool to use for donor stewardship?
Text open rates average a whopping 98%!
Imagine your donor getting a delightful message from you thanking them for their gift. Now imagine that you can manage sending those messages easily and effortlessly through your computer. With Textology, you can!
In this special bonus you get one month free use of Textology, a texting service that allows you to send and receive text messages from any computer. You can send up to 1,000 texts and include images.
THE ACCESS BONUS
Expires midnight Friday January 24th
5 BONUS COACHING sessions
After class wraps and you enjoy a week of vacation you can hop back into the group for a full week of bonus free coaching sessions every day!
This is the most popular bonus in the course. It is like getting a private coach every day after class ends for a full week!
Look, I get it, life happens. Maybe you miss a class or two or maybe you just want an expert pair of fundraising eyes to help you solve your thorniest fundraising challenge. That’s what you get with the extra week free!
Drop in anyday (or everyday) Monday – Friday March 22 – 27th at 11 am CST for coaching with yours truly.
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Live critique of
Did you know 60% of potential donors land on a donation form and DON’T complete the gift?
I’m here to show you why! Tune in live as I make an online donation on the website of three lucky winners and critique the entire giving process every step of the way.
You’ll see the unseen pitfalls in your giving process that are costing you money.
Get the speed,
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2 enrollment optionS
$499 monthly for 3 months (1,497 total)
Pay in full save $75!
Includes single login, fundraising buddy assignment, weekly coaching calls and private Facebook group access, 7 modules plus bonuses, and 12-month access.
$599 monthly for 3 months (1,797 total)
Pay in full save $90!
Each user gets login, fundraising buddy assignment, weekly coaching calls and private Facebook group access, 7 modules plus bonuses, and 12-month access.
What Graduates Are Saying
“I began to work on our Capital Campaign last week and the first commitment I got, from the first person I asked (using all the amazing Rachel Muir strategies, skills, protocol, and dreamy ways of making asking for money fun) was for $10,000!!! Thank you. I can’t say it enough and I can stop talking about your course to my
“Invest in professional development! We can’t always wait for the organization we work for to pay for courses we desperately want to take. I’m a better fundraiser because of continuing education like this. This course is a fresh take on fundraising and having access to you and being part of a group of amazing fundraisers has put the wind back in my sails.”
“This course really gave us a fundraising makeover and gave me the confidence to know I’m using practices that will get results. It made what was overwhelming manageable. Rachel’s genuine enthusiasm, attention, and support is inspirational and motivating – she truly has your back!”
Real love notes and testimonials I’ve received from students
“The opportunity to work closely with Rachel in this course is invaluable. She works 1:1 with you and is always accessible to provide guidance and share her expertise. She’s designed a course that is a deep dive into every major area of fundraising with coaching, support, and consultation with strategies to close the gaps that challenge fundraisers from reaching higher level goals. I highly recommend it for fundraisers at any level and size organization.”
Since I started your course I got on the ball with challenging our board regarding fundraising. We set a goal as a board for them to raise $50,000 for operations between that date and Dec 31. Since then (2 months), through a combination of their own giving and them raising funds through direct asks with potential large donors, they’ve raised $36,000+!
Just wanted you to know how its going and the impact you’ve had.
“You MUST take this class! Rachel will give you a serious jump start to ignite your successful career in development. The curriculum includes all the strategic steps you will ever need to build a strong development plan from start to finish. Rachel is super fun and high energy and she really motivates you. I feel like I am getting on-the-job training to be a development director! Rachel is very open to questions and is eager to share her secrets with her students. The more you ask, the more she shares. Investing in this class is worth its weight in gold for my non-profit!”
“Thanks to Rachel Muir’s advice I just raised my first large private donation of $8,000 by phone! Plus I raised $15,000 more (half small donations, half grant) since the start of the course in which the course played a role. I even actually fundraised the costs of the fundraising course back via a grant for our brand new website! Thanks Rachel! This was perfect for learning how to totally overhaul your fundraising, and Rachel is very generous with her time!”
“This course provides the practical steps needed to prioritize the work of a development officer and/or a development team. Each lesson includes valuable advice and helpful insight gleaned from years of experience. Rachel breaks the task of fundraising into small steps so that each part of the work is doable. It will impact the way my team operates moving forward. ”
“Since I began Makeover My Fundraising with Rachel Muir, each day I wake up and come to the office with a new energy and refreshed perspective. Launching our new organization has been our top priority and joy. Even after 3 years, fundraising has seemed a mystery. Makeover My Fundraising is life-changing already! Thank you!!”
So now it’s up to you.
You can try to figure this all out on your own, and whine, complain and grumble about the slow progress, sheer frustration and time suck of trying to piece together a million things still not raising critical funds for your organization.
Or you can choose to say YES and save yourself years of trial and error + super expensive mistakes and say HELLO to confidently raising 4, 5 even 6 figure gifts.
This All Sounds Great But…
Q. What if I am not happy with the course? Can I get my money back?
Q. When does the course start and finish? What if I miss a coaching call?
A. You get access to the first lesson as soon as you check out. Each week
Q. How much time will it take? What if I miss a week or two?
A. Each Monday the new module for the week
Don’t worry if you miss a module, it will
Q. How does the pricing work? If I don't want to pay monthly can I pay up front?
A. To maximize flexibility for nonprofit budgets the tuition payments
Q. How can I afford this course?
Q. How does this course compare to other courses out there?
A. This course is taught by a fundraising expert with over 25 years battle-tested experience not just working for a nonprofit but actually starting a nonprofit from the ground up.
This program is a team sport. In most programs, you wander through solo, but Makeover My Fundraising pairs you up with two peers to provide accountability and support past the life of the course.
Finally, (and perhaps most importantly) unlike EVERY other fundraising course on the market that touts a money-back guarantee, this is THE ONLY course with a “no questions asked” money-back guarantee. You do not have to “complete the worksheets” and show me your work or “have a phone conversation with a company representative” (gasp). If the course doesn’t work for you simply let me know by the end of week 2 and you get a full refund.
Q. Can I get private coaching? Can my coworker join me for the lessons, community and coaching?
A. Yes, you can add one, two or as many as three private coaching sessions to your order at checkout. This course offers two options to make sure everyone in your organization can learn and have fun all at a very affordable price. The single seat license is for one person to join the course – they get their own login, tribe assignment, coaching and added to the private Facebook group. The two-user license gives two people in your organization their individual logins, unique tribe assignments, coaching and gets them both added to the private Facebook group.
Q. Is this course going to be offered again in 2020? The timing isn't right for me right now.
This course is slated to only be offered once in 2020. It is highly unlikely that the course will