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Overcoming Obstacles to Sustainable Funding: What Nonprofits Need to Thrive 

May 1, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

How do you fund your mission? A healthy nonprofit has multiple sources of funding, including individual giving. Depending entirely on grants or public funding is risky, as either could be lost without any control on the part of the nonprofit. A robust fundraising program provides needed financial security, expands… Read More

Becoming a Data-Driven Organization: Q&A with Heather Yandow 

March 15, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Data-master Heather Yandow is the brains behind Third Space Studio’s annual Individual Donor Benchmark Report (IDBR). This report offers a detailed analysis of fundraising data collected from small organizations nationwide whose total revenues fall under the $2 million threshold. Not a numbers fan? Not to worry. In … 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

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016 

December 31, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

In 2016, Network for Good’s blog covered topics ranging from fundraising planning and capital campaigns to leveraging a donor database. Here are the top posts of 2016. 10. Are You Ready to Launch a Capital Campaign? 3 Questions to Answer This post by guest blogger Barbara O’Reilly gave nonprofits a reality … Read More

Announcing the Fundraising Readiness Project 

July 28, 2016

By: Bill Strathmann

The first-of-its-kind online learning series designed specifically for Executive Directors and Board Chairs.… Read More

10 Donor Stats You Need to Know for Dramatically Better Digital Fundraising 

July 1, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

What does digital fundraising look like in your organization? For the 500-plus nonprofit organizations (88% are small- or medium-sized, like yours) surveyed in the 2016 Digital Outlook Report, the picture is pretty dismal: Insufficient budget (76%) Insufficient staff (76%) Unable to prove ROI to colleagues and leadersh… Read More

Does Your Email Fundraising Measure Up? 

May 27, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Do-It-Better Takeaways: 2016 M&R Benchmarks Study Every year, I look forward to the findings released in the annual M&R Benchmarks Study on online fundraising, advocacy, and list building. They’re fantastically useful for fundraisers as guidelines against which to assess results and prompts for data-fueled ex… Read More

How Donors Are Giving Online: The Digital Giving Index 

May 11, 2016

By: Caryn Stein

Learn how donors are giving online with Network for Good's latest donor data.… Read More

What Inspires Donors to Give? Find Out Through Focus Groups 

April 28, 2016

By: Ruth Peebles

Make personal connections with donors and learn why they support your organization.… Read More

Faces in Fundraising: 2016 Nonprofit Tech Conference Roundup 

April 18, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

Last month, I attended my third Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) and had the opportunity to connect with some amazing people face-to-face. I was also lucky enough to get them to share some of their wisdom with me on video. Keep reading to learn more about these faces in fundraising and the tips and tools they wan… Read More

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