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Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

Vice President, Impact and Capacity Building, Network for Good

Brian has served as a professional fundraiser and consultant for more than 100 nonprofit organizations in the United States. In this capacity, he lead the process and strategy redesign of traditional annual giving, membership, major gifts, corporate sponsorship, and special event fundraising activities that lead to the combined acquisition, retention, and upgrading of more than 4 million donors giving $300 million to causes most important to them. Brian was the founder of DonorPath.org, which has recently merged with Network for Good where Brian now serves as Vice President of Impact & Capacity Building.

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7 Ways to Keep Your Nonprofit’s Board Engaged 

April 25, 2017

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

The members of your board of directors are not just donors. They’re people, too. They didn’t join your nonprofit’s board to ask their friends and family for money, but because they care about your mission. While they are on the inside, they still need to know they are valued and making a difference. Here … Read More

Here’s How to Skillfully Upgrade Your Donors 

February 16, 2017

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

It’s much easier to upgrade an existing donor than it is to find and attract new ones (and it’s always more cost-effective). But before you start asking donors to upgrade their gifts, it’s essential to understand the reason why donors upgrade their gifts. Although specifics may vary from person to perso… Read More

What Do Funders and Foundations Need to Know About Grant Writing? 

January 25, 2017

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

Grant writing is hard. You know it, and so do we: effective grant writing takes up valuable time and needs extreme attention to detail. It requires nonprofit staff to get out of the mindset of day-to-day programming and instead focus on making a case for their mission and the impact they want to bring to the… Read More

Five Things Nonprofits Must Know to Keep Donors 

January 4, 2017

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

In January, Network for Good hosted the Donor Retention Virtual Conference (download free on-demand sessions here). As you begin planning donor retention strategies for 2017, keep these five things in mind: 1. You will lose most of your donors – and that’s not hyperbole. The 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project… Read More

The Final 48 Hours: How to Set Up and Out-Of-Office Email Fundraising Campaign 

December 13, 2016

Speaker: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

Learn how to use your out-of-office message as an opportunity to creatively engage with donors.…

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Nonprofit 911: 31 Days, 31% of Annual Giving: Make the Most of December Fundraising 

December 6, 2016

Speaker: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

During December, visitors will click “DONATE” on your nonprofit’s website more than any other time of the year. Register for this webinar and learn how you can connect with generous procrastinators.…

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Nonprofit911: Integrating #GivingTuesday with Year-End to Drive Better Results 

November 10, 2016

Speaker: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

Learn how to put a #GivingTuesday + year-end fundraising campaign into action. …

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9 Steps for a Perfect Nonprofit Board Meeting 

August 26, 2016

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

(Join us on Tuesday, August 30 at 1 pm EDT for a free webinar, How to Create a Fundraising-Friendly Board with fundraising consultant Barbara O’Reilly. Register now. Can’t make the time? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording.) Although the ferocious flurry of gathering reports to prepare p… Read More

The 120-Day Fundraising Plan for Small Nonprofits 

August 15, 2016

Your step-by-step guide for creating and implementing a successful year-end campaign…

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60-Day Fall Fundraising Planning Guide 

August 1, 2016

Need to raise money this fall, but not quite sure how to make it happen? This guide is your roadmap for getting where you need to be.…

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