Top 10 Free Nonprofit Templates + Resources From 2019

Working at a nonprofit often means juggling lots of roles. Whether your organization could use some tips on fundraising, finances, or communication, this list of our most popular, free nonprofit templates + resources of 2019 has you covered.


1. Do-It-Yourself: Nonprofit Budget Template

A nonprofit budget is a fundamental tool. Think of it as a road map for the upcoming year. A well-planned budget demonstrates your nonprofit’s ability to responsibly manage your financial resources—an important factor for donors, corporate investors, and grantmaking institutions.

>>Use our free nonprofit template to create a budget for your nonprofit.


2. Do-It-Yourself: Nonprofit Financial Statement Template

A nonprofit financial statement is a record of your nonprofit’s income and expenses. Your financial statement shows that your organization has spent income from donors, grantors, and other sources as promised and in ways that align with your mission.

>>Use our free nonprofit template to create a two-year financial statement for your nonprofit.


3. GUIDE: Crowdfundamentals — The Beginner’s Handbook For Crowdfunding Success

In today’s digital world, there are almost too many crowdfunding platforms to count, and the market for crowdfunding in developing countries alone is expected to top $96 billion annually by 2025. That’s a lot of potential, but success requires planning. Now, our key takeaways for successful crowdfunding are available in a single PDF guide, “Crowdfundamentals: A Beginner’s Guide to Crowdfunding Success.”

>>Download the crowdfunding guide that makes planning easy!


4. CHECKLIST: Master Nonprofit Storytelling Fundamentals

Whether you want to inspire your nonprofit supporters to make a donation, sign a petition, or share a social media post, a good story is key. The Storytelling Checklist is a great resource for nonprofit professionals who want to understand or review key storytelling principles.

>>Start exploring nonprofit storytelling best practices today with GlobalGiving’s short checklist.


5. Sample Letter Of Recommendation: Customize It For Your Nonprofit

A letter of recommendation is a fantastic resource that your nonprofit can use to demonstrate its impact and credibility to potential funders. Some, in fact, require it. This simple guide, which includes a sample letter of recommendation, will save you time.

>>Download this short guide to learn how to ask for a recommendation letter.


6. WORKSHEET: Network Mapping For Crowdfunding Success

Network mapping is a central step in crowdfunding. With this networking mapping worksheet, you’ll be able to easily visualize your network—the donors, influencers, volunteers, and key contacts who are positioned to play an important role in your campaign.

>>Download our network mapping worksheet to meet your crowdfunding goals.


7. GUIDE: Build Your Digital Fundraising Strategy

This free digital fundraising guide will help you assess your nonprofit’s online fundraising capacity, set new fundraising goals, and put a plan in motion to achieve them. You’ll also get free questionnaires and resources that will help you and your fundraising team stay on track and organized throughout the year.

>>Map out your digital fundraising plan!


8. Sample Fundraising Calendar: Conquer Your Crowdfunding Fears

From Day 1 to Day 31 of your first crowdfunding campaign, our sample fundraising calendar has you covered. This free nonprofit resource will help you build a crowdfunding strategy and reach donors in new and compelling ways.

>>Download our sample fundraising calendar to get a crowdfunding suggestion from GlobalGiving for each day of the month.


9. TEMPLATE: Express Your Gratitude To Donors With Grace

Of course you’re grateful for your donors’ generosity—but do you need help finding the right words to thank them? Look no further than this customizable thank you note template that makes appreciating your donors easy.

>>Get a copy of the free nonprofit template to show donors your appreciation.


10. Sample Email Fundraising Campaign: Customize It For Your Nonprofit

Struggling to write an email campaign that motivates donors? Our customizable sample campaign is a great resource to help you write emails that create urgency and help lead to donations.

>>Download our sample campaign, and customize it to meet your goals.

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