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Connie Poulos

Senior Associate, Copywriter

The Impact of Year-End Giving [Infographic] 

September 15, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Since it was founded in 2012, #GivingTuesday has exploded in popularity. In 2015, $116.7 million were donated in this one day. The next year, that number jumped to $168 million. 2017 is expected to be record-breaking as well. So, what can you do to make sure you get your piece of the giving day pie?… Read More

What You Need to Know about Giving Season 

September 4, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

While many of us are still cleaning up from Labor Day barbeques and dragging ourselves out of a summer haze, let me wake you up with this sledge hammer: #GivingTuesday is less than 90 days away. 30% of all nonprofit giving happens during the last month of the year, from #GivingTuesday through December 31. It’s… Read More

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work 

August 23, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

We made it! Welcome to the final post in our series, 4 Lessons from the Trenches to Prepare for Giving Season. We’ve talked about harnessing the emotional power of giving, overcoming capacity challenges, and creating the right mix of funding sources.  In this final installment, we’ll talk about how to make the mo… Read More

Are We Doing Enough? Why Individual Giving Matters 

August 16, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Last week in our series, 4 Lessons from the Trenches to Prepare for Giving Season, we talked about how nonprofits of all sizes face capacity challenges when it comes to finding new donors and developing new, creative campaigns. This week, we’ll discuss how to create the right mix of funding sources to make your missi… Read More

Not all Nonprofits Are Created Equal (But all Face Similar Challenges) 

August 9, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Last week in our series, 4 Lessons from the Trenches to Prepare for Giving Season, we talked about how to harness emotions in your year-end appeals. This week, we’ll be talking about overcoming the challenges of time and capacity to reach your fundraising goals. Each nonprofit we served that day in Baltimore had diff… Read More

Technology and Monthly Giving: An Interview with Erica Waasdorp 

August 3, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

In the final installment of our monthly giving series, Erica is talking technology. She’s answering questions about: What goes on behind the scenes. What tools are needed. How can a small nonprofit afford them. Our biggest challenge is setting up an online system that works. We do not want to take credit card numbers… Read More

How to Harness Emotion as You Get Ready for Giving Season 

August 2, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Last week, we introduced a series on four lessons learned from fundraising for real nonprofits in Baltimore. This week, we’re diving into the first lesson: the emotional nature of giving. We’ve said it before– giving is an emotional act. Donors give when they can feel a connection – when they know they are doi… Read More

4 Lessons from the Trenches to Prepare for Giving Season 

July 26, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Here at Network for Good, we’re continuously innovating our platform. The best way we do this is by immersing ourselves in the lives of our nonprofit users to understand the everyday problems they are trying to solve. Last week, during a quarterly business review meeting in Baltimore, our team was challenged to m… Read More

Communicating with Monthly Donors: An Interview with Erica Waasdorp 

July 20, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Editor’s note: Check out the recent webinar that Erica presented with us: How to Create Sustainable Funding with Monthly Donors. Last week, Erica Waasdorp of A Direct Solution answered questions about  getting started with a monthly giving program. In this installment, Erica takes on communicating with monthly dono… Read More

Getting Started with Monthly Giving: An Interview with Erica Waasdorp 

July 13, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Recently, Erica Waasdorp of A Direct Solution presented a webinar on creating sustainable funding with monthly donors. With over 1,000 people participating, it was impossible to answer everyone’s questions live. Luckily, Erica offered to answer your questions in another format: a three-part blog series on monthly giv… Read More

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