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Nov 23, 2021

What do you need to make your organization succeed and be sustainable? Are you prepared for the changing demands of the nonprofit world? Mandy Pearce gives you the questions to ask before you start, and the information you need to keep going.

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:49} Introduction of Mandy Pearce.

{01:53} Questions you need to be answered before you start a nonprofit. 

{13:56} How do you do a needs assessment, and why is it necessary?

{18:44} Why you need to have your own life to provide quality services for the long term. 

{24:59} Why doing the back-end diligence is necessary to make your nonprofit sustainable. 

{29:56} Why do you need to do your own research and make an informed decision.

{32:14} The revenue streams that Mandy recommends

{37:46} The importance of bylaws 

{43:19} You need to know what makes you different.

Remarkable quotes: 

We can get grant money which is not the reason to start a nonprofit. 

People don't want to support duplication of services unless it's providing that service in a different way.

You should not serve on a board for life. There should be term limits. 

Ask people “what kind of person are you, what are your strengths your weaknesses”?

You can apply for a grant of three million dollars to use. That's not how it works. You haven't proven anything. 

Nobody wants to give money to people please. 

The real money is in that abundance; that story of amazing transformation in the impact you're making, not the tin cup. 




 Bio: Mandy Pearce

In 2009, visionary, Amanda Korye Pearce (or Mandy, as she is known in the fundraising world), founded her flagship company, Funding for Good, to equip organizations with all of the skills and tools needed to become successful and sustainable. She continues to enjoy evolving this company to meet the changing demands of the nonprofit world. 


For over two decades, Mandy and her team of experts have shared their proficiency in fundraising through executive coaching, strategic and development planning, seminars, and specialized consulting programs. Mandy’s dynamic teaching style has brought thousands of people to her presentations at conventions, training workshops, and online platforms. Mandy established Funding for Good, Inc. upon the core values of honesty, efficiency, direct communication, and bringing sustainable dollars to local communities. 


Mandy lives in Hickory with her husband, Ricardo, and their two furbabies, Dalli and Max. She and Ricardo also own and operate a successful landscaping and custom woodworking company, Two Green Thumbs and More ( On her decompression days, she enjoys working in their garden, sipping sweet tea on their porch swing with a good magazine, and cooking gourmet meals for their family and friends. 




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