Meet Alison, Nonprofit Fundraiser + Entrepreneur + Philanthropist


Hi, I'm Alison!

I am a passionate nonprofit fundraiser who has raised millions for mission-driven causes and an enthusiastic entrepreneur whose mission is to help 5,000 nonprofits deepen their impact by growing their income.

Let me tell you my story...

At the age of 16, I organized my first nonprofit fundraiser. After being a full-time nonprofit fundraiser for more than 12 years, I decided to dip my toes into the entrepreneurial space.

Ever since, I have found immense joy in flexing my creativity, sharing my knowledge to help nonprofits, pushing my comfort zone, and discovering things that I couldn't learn in the classroom.

In 2022, I decided to take the next step and share my knowledge with those who are new to fundraising and philanthropy. This decision brought me to build The Fundraising Shop, where I am able to combine my talents: nonprofit fundraising, building a culture of philanthropy, and teaching through easy-to-use templates.

My philosophy is simple:

I am crafting templates that are clear, easy to use, make fundraising feel simple, and instill confidence into my customers… the type I wish I had when I first started raising mission-driven funds.

My templates serve a very important goal:

helping you to transform your nonprofit by giving you the tools and guidance you need to successful get organized and raise funds.

I've seen the impact a solid fund development plan, strategies, tactics, and the culture to support it can have on a nonprofit and its mission. That's why I can only encourage you not to miss out on this opportunity.

So, that's my story. But now, I just want to ask you a simple question.

Do you want some help?

Do you want to establish your own nonprofit, become a nonprofit fundraiser, or simply generate more income for your organization?

Great! Because I am sure I am going to be able to help you. Feel free to check out the templates and see what will help move you forward.

Certifications & Affiliations


Empowering nonprofits, both large and small,to achieve fundraising excellence anddevelop a culture of philanthropy.


Over the years, I’ve helped nonprofits raise millions ,engage their communities, and grow their missions.

Now?I am sharing my expertise with other nonprofits to help them and their missions thrive with Alison Clare Philanthropy.