Chamber of Commerce

As a community organization are you often asked these questions?

Nonprofits provide incredible value to your community, and chamber memberships are a great way to expand their influence, affluence and impact. Here are some ways the Nonprofit Bootcamp resources can support your member organizations.

Q: We’re looking for potential board members but don’t know where to start with reputable members in our business community.

 

Our board governance module will support nonprofits in figuring out the right tools you need in your board and how to prepare for board success.

Q: We’re just not sure we’d be able to maximize the membership.

 

There is a module included that talks about best practices with making the most of your Chamber membership. PLUS the training is available to nonprofits individually at $500/year so that alone makes the Chamber membership more valuable.

Q: How can I get more visibility for my organization locally?

 

Nonprofit Bootcamp includes on-demand training sessions on marketing and how to use events as part of a fundraising strategy.

Q: How can we get more ongoing support to be more sustainable?

 

Our team goes live with 10 bonus workshops each year. These will bring timely topics to support organizations on an ongoing basis.

The Nonprofit Bootcamp provides foundational training for nonprofits with ongoing learning opportunities to keep growing. All services are delivered by our team and that means little to no additional work for your team.

Starting a nonprofit is easy, maintaining stability can be a battle. Having strong nonprofits in our communities that provide critical services makes our communities stronger. We believe that the Chamber of Commerce is a crucial part of making that all happen. BUT, that doesn’t mean you’re totally equipped to provide ongoing training and assistance to your nonprofit partners.

This is where the Nonprofit Bootcamp comes in.

The Nonprofit Bootcamp will:

  • provide foundational training for nonprofits in the areas of Board Governance, Marketing, Fundraising, Maximizing your Chamber membership and more.
  • present 10 bonus workshops annually on topics ranging from legal/tax updates, individual gift giving, grants, email marketing and more as determined by our members.
  • give you a major value add when it comes to adding nonprofits to your member database (individual nonprofit memberships are valued at $500).
  • allow your team to be hands off but know that their members are getting white-glove service. We take care of all the work.

Patrick and the Do Good Better team will elevate your non-profit, your business, and your personal mindset. They’re the best in the business for their consulting services, educational courses, and events. Patrick and his team bring extraordinary energy to their work. Highly recommend


Blain Mikkonen

Sami is a great teacher! I recently did one of her online courses and I enjoyed how easy she made it. The overwhelm was totally removed by her ability to break it down into smaller, understandable steps! She creates worksheets to guide you and everything is presented in a simple, easy to follow format. Sami makes thing easy for busy professionals, by teaching how to organize, by breaking down the many tasks into smaller tasks and by creating planning templates that are actually executable. Great job!!


Melissa Tugmon, Inspired Melissa

Patrick’s experience and expertise have been invaluable to the Bismarck Public School Foundation as we began the process of redefining our development office and our approach to fund generation. His insights have helped us create a roadmap for sustained growth through enhanced awareness of the Foundation. Quite honestly, his assistance will help us “do good, better.


Harley D. Engelman, Board Chair, Bismark Public Schools Foundation

Here’s How it Works

Step 1 »

Register your Chamber and complete your purchase at nonprofitbootcamponline.com

Step 2 »

Send us the list of nonprofits for your organization so we can add them to the program.

Step 3 »

Send an email to your nonprofit members letting them know about the new perk they now have (we will even provide the copy for you).

Step 4 »

Email us when you have a new nonprofit member, and once a month send us any nonprofits that haven’t renewed – that’s it!

Your Coaches

Sami Bedell-Mulhern

Sami Bedell-Mulhern

Sami Bedell-Mulhern is the founder of The First Click and host of the Digital Marketing Therapy Podcast. She has been involved in the nonprofit space as a founder,  fundraiser, event planner and marketer since 2006.

In 2017, she founded a digital marketing consutling firm to support nonprofits in their growth and sustainability. Her passion is helping nonprofits grow in the online space and turn more website visitors into donors.

When she’s not working, she love spending time with her two kiddos, Elinor and Hudson and husband, Kelly exploring, traveling and playing board games. Sami and her family reside in Minneapolis, MN.

Patrick Kirby

Patrick Kirby

Patrick Kirby is the Founder of Do Good Better Consulting, author of the Amazon best seller Fundraise Awesomer! A Practical Guide to Staying Sane While Doing Good, host of The Official Do Good Better Podcast, and a believer that “we’ve always done it this way” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language.

Patrick has spent over 16 years working as a fundraiser in the nonprofit industry, for organizations of all shapes and sizes, most notably as the Senior Director of Development at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Minneapolis, MN and the Chief Development Officer at the Anne Carlsen Center, based in Jamestown, ND.

He earned his B.A. in “B.S.” (politics) at Loras College in Dubuque, IA, and is hopelessly addicted to super nerdy Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels and old school Nintendo games. Patrick married out of his league to his wife Shannon, has three ridiculously adorable children named Spencer, Preston and Willow, a giant puppy named Beatrix, and lives in West Fargo, ND.

What’s Included?

On-Demand
Lessons »

Nonprofit Bootcamp 101 is live and ready for organizations to access immediately. Lessons include: Getting Organized, Board Governance, Marketing, Donor Management, Fundraising Activities, and Using Your Chamber Membership Best Practices.

Bonus Workshops »

10 times per year nonprofits will have access to live workshops. These will cover topics like website tips, asking for increased gifts, legal updates, and more.

Discounts on Future Programs »

Our guest experts and coaches are extremely generous. We will be offering discounts to additional virtual workshops put on by our teams and other industry experts exclusively to our members.

Individual Logins »

We handle the logins for each organization – that means that you don’t have to spend the time with tech support or creating accounts. PLUS, your individual Chamber will also have their own account to take advantage of the content.

Your Investment

Features Coming Soon

Individual Group Boards »

Have an area where nonprofits in your Chamber can have conversations and work through the materials together.

Contests and Giveaways »

Throughout the year we’ll be giving away prizes for both nonprofit and Chamber’s. More details coming soon!

New Bonus Modules »

We look forward to hearing feedback from nonprofits inside the program. We’ll be adjusting content to provide the most relevant topics facing nonprofit organizations right now.

Access to Data »

We will be sharing information with you around the content your group is consuming, how engaged they are and more. We will also be conducting surveys a few times during the year and will provide that information to you as well.

Testimonials

This is really great. We require new Board members to attend such a workshop, and I'm delighted we now have a cost-free option. That is a big perk of membership.

Midway Chamber, St. Paul, MN

Thank you for sharing this information.  As a CEO I am always looking for good training for my board of directors.  Also, as a professor on this topic, I am always on the look out for resources and perspectives.

Midway Chamber, St. Paul, MN

I can't believe how much I learned in five days. As a small nonprofit, learning best practices about online fundraising sounds like an insurmountable task at times when the daily activities of serving clients seems more pressing.  After the four-day summit, our organization has a better grasp on what next steps for fundraising and were given many tools and suggestions to more effectively tell our story. It was definitely worth it to clear my schedule to be able to attend. I came away with action steps that we will take over this next year.

Lorraine Meyer, Founder & ED of A Friend 4U