Best Free Fundraising Courses

Find the best online Free Fundraising Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Get Investment for Your Startup

A Practical Course for Founders Fundraising for the First Time

Created by Jessica Dick - Co-Founder of Five Years Time

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Students: 7484, Price: Free

You need to raise money to grow your startup and you're considering raising investment, but you're not sure what it really means? Then this course has been created for you.

You know investment is right for you but you don't know what to expect, and you lack confidence because you don’t understand all the jargon and you've heard managing investors can be tricky?

You know you have a great business, but you need help telling a great story about your journey so far and plans going forward?

Our course will get you up to speed in no time, with bit-size videos accompanied by key tasks and actions for you to take.

The 20 Day Fundraising Challenge

A different learning and a different task each day...all to help you raise more and improve your fundraising!

Created by Simon Scriver - Helping Good Charities Do Better Fundraising

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Students: 5226, Price: Free

Welcome to the 20-Day Fundraising Challenge!

Over the course of 20 days you'll learn a bunch of new fundraising skills, tricks and tips to help you raise more money. There's a lecture for each day where I'll assign you a task to help you raise more money for your organization. I'll show you the thinking behind it and why it'll work for you!

You'll learn loads about all sorts of fundraising from individuals and companies, using the phone, e-mail, post, social media, video and more! With this course you'll learn loads, raise more, and even have some fun along the way. (*fun not guaranteed)

I recommend you set aside less than an hour each day to watch each lecture and put it in to practice. But of course the beauty of this course is that you can do it all at your own pace...cram it all in to one day or pick it up whenever you have a bit of spare time.

Take this journey with me and you WILL raise more money!

Angel Investor’s Guide to Fundraising & Pitch Deck

Silicon Valleys Secrets and Strategies to Secure your Pre-Seed and Series A fundraising

Created by Kelvin Michael - Angel Investor & Executive Coach

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Students: 51, Price: Free

In this fast paced snack size course Angel Investor and Serial Entrepreneur Coach Kelvin will guide you through this course that is designed for fundraising in post- pandemic age. You will learn the insiders guide to Silicon Valley Fundraising and how to accelerate your fundraising round - from pitch decks , investor psychology's to pragmatic and practical strategies and tactic to guide your every step.

This course is for aspiring or active entrepreneurs who want to understand how to secure funding for their company. This course will demystify key financing concepts to give entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs a guide to secure funding. You will also learn how to create a pitch deck or how to improve their existing pitch decks for various audiences, including private equity or angel investors, venture capitals, clients or even startup competitions. This course will help startups build pitch decks investors will love and show you how to confidently sell your idea to others.

You will also be able to examine the many financing options available to get your new venture funded. Learn the basics of finance, valuations, dilution and non-dilutive funding sources. Understand capital structure for new ventures, term sheets and how to negotiate them, and the differences between early-stage versus later-stage financing. Develop an understanding of how to develop winning investor pitches, who and when to pitch, how to avoid common mistakes that limit the effectiveness of the pitch, and how to ‘get to the close’.

Develop an understanding of how to develop winning investor pitches, who and when to pitch, how to avoid common mistakes that limit the effectiveness of the pitch, and how to ‘get to the close’. Key questions answered within the course include:

  • How to build the most compelling statement?

  • How to show your big idea will solve a big problem out in the market?

  • What is the best way to present your product or service offering?

  • How to position your idea given the market landscape?

  • How to differentiate yourself from your competitors?

  • How to present your business model?

  • When to raise outside capital?

  • What kind of investors invest by stage and where to find them?

  • What are your fundraising options?

  • What are the key components of the term sheet?

  • How to perform company valuations?

  • How to pitch to investors?

  • What techniques help the entrepreneur ‘get to the close’?

  • How to negotiate with investors?

  • How to develop fundraising funnel to triage, track and convert investors?

Who will benefit from this knowledge ?

  • Those just starting a business

  • Entrepreneurs who have to prepare pitch decks

  • Startups pitching new ideas or products

  • Businesses seeking capital for growth

  • Those who have tried to raise money in the past and have failed