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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, which has recently merged with Network for Good where Brian now serves as Vice President of Impact & Capacity Building.


Five Things Nonprofits Must Know to Keep Donors 

January 4, 2017

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

Next week, Network for Good is hosting the Donor Retention Virtual Conference (it’s free! Sign up here). I hope that you can join us and contribute to the conversation on January 11. As you begin planning donor retention strategies for 2017, keep these five things in mind: 1. You will lose most of your donors… 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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Get Ready for the Fundraising Readiness Project 

July 11, 2016

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

To make real impact, we need to start thinking small. Ask any executive director who is trying to balance a budget and stabilize their programs and they’ll tell you it’s very difficult – and they are right. Nonprofit organizations in the United States are now being challenged by major demographic, economic, techn… Read More

4 Ways Nonprofits Can Get Ahead This Summer 

July 5, 2016

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

Whether you are an Executive Director who is serving as your organization’s Chief Everything Officer, or a Development Director specifically tasked with creating a fundraising strategy, the first step to raising the money you need to power your cause is creating a plan. How do you do that? First things first, identif… Read More

Facing Funding Cuts: 4 Tips to Keep Your Nonprofit Going Strong 

July 4, 2016

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

While much of the US economy has experienced a slow but certain recovery from the Great Recession, the vast majority of nonprofit organizations—the 75% that have operating budgets under $1 million and whose missions are delivered by a single full-time “Chief Everything Officer” and dedicated contractors—they do… Read More

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