I am a nonprofit leader too, and I know what it means to be in constant action in seeking financial support and managing a team of resource development professionals that are the operating engine of your nonprofit. It is my goal to help nonprofit leaders build capacity by raising more money and awareness than they've ever done before.
My name is Brandi Rae Hicks and I am a grant writer and nonprofit consultant with more than twenty years of experience. I run a nonprofit resource development firm called, SERVE University (affectionately known as, SERVE-U) for leaders who want to learn how to serve in their communities more abundantly.
With every project I serve, I connect with leaders who strive to build impactful programs, reach fundraising goals, and maximize your nonprofit's potential.
I’m looking to support nonprofits that want to go to the next level and need the right tools and resources to continue the great work of giving back to our most deserving neighbors.
Who do you know in the community that I can help their nonprofits serve more abundantly?
COURSES + MENTORING
TRAINING & SPEAKER REQUESTS
This is the time to create content for your nonprofit’s communications plan for fundraising and development for the next 90 days.
I have something for you.
Now, more than ever - is the time to revisit your fundraising and development plan – step back into the community (social-distance or virtually, of course!), be seen, and share your mission to donors and grantors.
There is no better time to SERVE and show your nonprofit how you’ve been transforming your lives in your community.
Do you need to shift your fundraising and development plan as a result of current events?
There is a simple and strategic way to start fundraising and communicating with your community while churning out content that is aligned with your nonprofit’s mission and start connecting with resources that know, like, and trust your mission.
I’m teaching THIS Saturday and Sunday for 75 minutes on how you can reshape your nonprofit’s fundraising and communicating during this time and never run out of content ideas that you’re going to need in the upcoming weeks.
By the end of this course, nonprofit leaders will learn exactly how to:
Create content for community communications that are aligned with your mission-driven purpose
Create an agency Needs List based on emergency, transitional, and long-term needs
Create a Letter to the Community to share with your partners
Recommendations on how to create a plan that allows you to create and record content for internal and external communications
Write and speak a consistent messaging so you can connect with your donors and grantors
Create the content your nonprofit needs right now! with less effort
Here is the course timeline:
10 minutes: What’s possible for your nonprofit’s current fundraising and communications?
20 minutes: Creating a Needs List
20 minutes: Scripting the Letter to the Community
10 minutes: Reshaping your Fundraising and Communications
15 minutes: Ask Brandi Rae Everything
Let’s get you into action so you can stop spinning your wheels and start producing effective content this weekend.
The class size will be limited to ten people per session.
Saturday 3/21 at 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Sunday 3/22 at 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
WATCH NOW! 5 W's OF YOUR NONPROFIT
(WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHERE & WHEN)
BRANDI RAE IN THE
CLASSROOM AND THE COMMUNITY
FOR DAILY NONPROFIT NUGGETS, FOLLOW @BRANDIRAEHICKS ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
I've met so many nonprofit leaders who were serving alone.
My purpose also kept me up many of sleepless night struggling trying to figure out pay for all it all.
I've created a private Facebook Group to help nonprofit leaders convert your passion for giving back into profits that pay it forward. It's a community of nonprofit leaders that are in their neighbors serving
We share nonprofit nuggets, celebrate your services to others, and we can even review your grant before submission.
Let's serve, together!
SERVE-U courses showed our nonprofit how to help my board of directors to work together and to effectively and put together our strategic plan.
- Job Readiness Service-Provider Leader
All of the aspects of the course were useful and valuable. I needed every bit of knowledge that was provided. - Girls Empowerment Leader
These courses are amazing! I feel so much better in how we will communicate our gifts going forward because of SERVE-U templates and one-on-one masterclasses. - STEM Educator & Executive Director