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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

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

Year-End Countdown, Week 2: Top 10 Free Year-End Fundraising Resources 

December 17, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Over 11% of all annual giving occurs during the last three days of the year—which is next week. Are you ready? If you’re not feeling quite in the giving season spirit yet, don’t worry.There’s still time to take advantage of the year’s biggest fundraising opportunity. Whether you’ve had y… Read More

5 Easy Ways to Boost Year-End Donations 

December 15, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

The clock is running out on year-end fundraising. Whether you’re exceeding expectations or are barely meeting the bare minimum, you can do even better. I know what you’re thinking: “There’s so little time.” But I want to share five important adjustments you can make right now to shape your most compelling yea… Read More

Year-End Countdown, Week 3: December Fundraising Dos and Don’ts 

December 11, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

As December 31st approaches, let’s review some fundraising basics.  There are a lot of details that go into your year-end fundraising campaign but this week, I encourage you to take a step back and make sure you are doing, or not doing, these 8 basic things: Don’t Make it Hard for Donors to Get to… Read More

Train Your Fundraising Ambassadors for Year-End Success 

December 9, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

December is here and the pressure is on. You need all hands on deck. It’s time to call on your fundraising ambassadors. Your colleagues, board members, volunteers, and loyal donors have tremendous potential to contribute as ambassadors . All they need is a little guidance to be successful. Here are six things you can… Read More

Steal this pre-#GivingTuesday Email 

November 26, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

I know you’re really busy prepping for #GivingTuesday and your year-end campaign so I’ll keep this short: Have you let your donors know that you’re participating in #GivingTuesday? If not, MONDAY is the day to send them a short message. Use this email template as a starting point, include your speci… Read More

3 Tools to Empower Your Fundraising Messengers 

November 15, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

We all have an incredible fundraising resource right in front of us: our Board member, colleague, and loyal volunteer ambassadors.  These people have the potential to be eager and effective fundraisers. Our job during this busy season is to give them the tools and support they need to succeed! Use your donor managemen… Read More

Year-End Countdown, Week 7: Rally Your Team of Fundraisers 

November 11, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Have you heard? Facebook is unveiling a new tool to help nonprofits raise more this year-end–and we’re having a special live joint presentation to show you how it works. Click here to learn more.  And the countdown continues. This week, we’re focused on getting your board, volunteers, and staff enga… Read More

Top 10 Free #GivingTuesday Fundraising Resources 

November 4, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Year-End Countdown: Week Eight I’m just going to say it. #GivingTuesday is less than three weeks away. If that news makes you run around your office hyperventilating and nervously stress-eating your leftover Halloween candy, you’re not the only one. Here’s the good news: There’s still time to… Read More

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