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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

Eight Ways to Measure Fundraising Success 

April 4, 2017

By: Leigh Reynolds

How do you measure fundraising success? The answer isn’t just the amount raised. There are several metrics that can give you a clearer picture of the overall health of your fundraising efforts. Using your donor management system to track donations and donor activity is a great start, but it’s worth it to digging a … Read More

The Ins and Outs of Peer-to-Peer Walks, Rides and Runs 

March 29, 2017

By: Leigh Reynolds

Editor’s note: Peer-to-peer campaigns have tremendous potential, even outside of an event. As a way to engage your board in fundraising, reach new donors, and extend the life of your annual appeal, the power of peer-to-peer fundraising is a hugely untapped resource right at your fingertips. To learn more, check out: … Read More

5 Tips to Make Events Donor Centric and Stewardship Focused 

March 3, 2017

By: Kathleen Kelly

It’s common for nonprofit board members and staff to express frustration with special events. Questions like “How does this event advance our mission?” or “Where are the major donors, new donors, and volunteers?” are typical. Many of these concerns are raised because your board and staff want… Read More

How a Fundraising Plan Can Save You From Bad Ideas 

February 13, 2017

By: Rachel Ramjattan

Lewis Carroll once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” This is definitely true for fundraising. Heather Yandow, founder of the Individual Donor Benchmarks Report, discovered through her research of small and mighty nonprofits that nonprofits are more successful … Read More

8 Resources to Help with Fundraising Planning 

February 8, 2017

By: Liz Ragland

All nonprofits, no matter the size of their budget or staff, should spend some time crafting a fundraising plan for 2017. Here are some templates, resources, and tips to help you get your plan ready and give your individual giving a boost this year. If you’re exploring a capital campaign this year, Network for G… Read More

Two Ways to Transform Your Annual Report from Dull to Dynamic 

December 22, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Raise your hand if your organization continues to produce your annual report the same way each year? You’re not alone. Too many organizations continue to print pricey, time-consuming reports featuring dozens of text-heavy pages. Another challenge? Many organizations shape their annual reports based on internal wants … Read More

How to Transition From #GivingTuesday to Year-End Fundraising 

December 3, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Year-End Countdown: Four Weeks To Go How was your #GivingTuesday? Hopefully, it was a great experience full of new donors and a needed revenue boost. Now that we’re on the other side of things, it’s time to wrap things up and focus on the year’s BIGGEST giving days: December 30 and 31, also know as… Read More

3 Quick Steps for #GivingTuesday Procrastinators 

November 18, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Join us on Monday, November 21 at 1pm EST for our webinar, What to Send & Post: A Perfect #GivingTuesday Communication Schedule. Can’t make the live session? Register anyway and we’ll be sure to send you the recording. Year-End Countdown, Week Six Can you believe it? #GivingTuesday is next week! Whether you’v… Read More

9 Super Scary Nonprofit Website Mistakes 

October 31, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

Fix your website horrors before the busiest giving season of the year.… Read More

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