INSIGHTS #12: Digging deeper into Fundraising with Abhiraj Bhal from UrbanClap

Today, we are looking at the same topic from an entrepreneurs’ perspective. We are chatting with Abhiraj Bhal, co-founder and CEO of UrbanClap, a path-breaking company in the Home Services space which has grown from zero to over 300K transactions per month in just over 3.5 years and still growing at a phenomenal pace (3–4x per year).

We are again going to divide the topic into two sub-topics — 1) picking who to raise funds from and 2) the process of fundraising. Key topics covered in this short 30 minute podcast are outlined below.

Picking who to raise funds from

What are the factors to consider before picking who to raise funds from?
How did Abhiraj connect with his Angel Investors and VCs?
Importance of having an experienced Angel as an investor
Avoidable mistakes while picking your initial source of capital
Tips on the fundraising process

How long should someone budget for fundraising?
Tips on preparing your investor pitch — the What, How and Why methodology
Importance of story-telling as a founder and how to practice that and get feedback
Being completely open with the investor and why that is important
Best way to connect with the investor
Initial pitch to term-sheet — the process from an entrepreneurs’ perspective

In the next episode, we are going to hear from an entrepreneur who is a master at Story-telling — a very essential skill for fundraising as well as for recruiting and retaining employees. If there are any specific questions that are top of mind for you, please do share as a comment below or tweet us at @Accel_India

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Living Your Organizational Values Through Fundraising with Steve Lew

What would it be like for your organization to empower its employees, make them feel respected, and give them more opportunities to get involved? In this episode, we discuss what can be learned from looking at successful organizations, and how to grow your staff capacity to fundraise. For show notes visit

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Planning Events With Value with Brooke Battle

Ask not what kind of event you want to throw but why you’re doing it in the first place, advises Brooke. Then, measure success not just by topline revenue, but how many donors you bring in and other vital goals. Be strategic about what kind of event you’re hosting (thank you event, donor retention event, donor acquisition event) and you’ll create a strong culture of giving and more easily measure success! Full show notes at

Source by This Fundraising Life

The Myth of Donor Burnout

A lot of fundraisers live in fear that they’ll talk to their donors too much
and cause them to « burn out » … dry up and blow away … get annoyed
and give less … or even stop giving forever. Good news! That doesn’t
really happen. In this program, we take a look at the grains of truth in
the donor burnout myth that you should be paying attention to. But
more important, we’ll help you break free from this debilitating belief
that could be costing you a lot of revenue and donors.

Source by Fundraising is Beautiful

Using Instagram For Charity Fundraising, With Creating for Good

« Creating for Good is a London based collective of creatives who use their passions and skills to make a difference in the lives of women, men and families affected by war, political discord and poverty.  » With a combined following of over 1.2 million.

Through workshops, photo walks and individual tutoring we give 100% of all proceeds to charitable organizations which focus on providing skills to empower marginalized people and communities to secure a more sustainable future. »

I talk to Giulia, Jo, Elena, Jessica and Sarka from the team, to find out how it got started and what they’ve learned along the way.

Source by Sara Tasker – instagram expert & creative business