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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.


3 Tips to Turn Your Out of Office into a Year-End Appeal 

July 15, 2019

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

The temperature is rising, the days are longer, and the kids are out of school. Summer is here and your Out-of-Office notifications are on! Sometime over the next few weeks, we will invest five glorious minutes to configure our inbox and voicemail to craft the perfect message to let everyone know we are unplugging for… Read More

4 Ways Nonprofits Can Get Ahead This Summer 

July 3, 2019

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

[Virtual Conference] Fundraise Like Netflix: Engaging Donors in a Subscription-Driven World 

May 8, 2019

Speaker: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

We'll dive into the changing charitable giving environment, how it’s being impacted by technology, and what nonprofits can do to harness these changes.…

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[White Paper] Our Digital Dilemma 

March 13, 2019

New data reveals our approach to donor retention may be all wrong: How Netflix changed the way we need to fundraise.…

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[NFG Group Demo] Navigating Midterm Elections and Natural Disasters So You Can Fundraise (Too) 

November 1, 2018

Speaker: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

This time of year is an important one for nonprofits—and a frustrating one. As we begin to build and launch our year-end campaigns, nonprofits find themselves competing, not just for dollars, but for attention. With local and national media coverage focused on the upcoming midterm election where candidates have raise…

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[Virtual Workshop] National Year-End Fundraising Challenge 

September 19, 2018

Speaker: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

Could your fundraising use a boost for year-end? Nonprofits in the United States are now being challenged by major political, demographic, technological and social factors outside of their control, leading to an uncertain future in many cases. On top of it, many nonprofits aren't equipped with the right tools to maximi…

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NFG Masterclass Webinar: Data-Driven Fundraising 

July 18, 2018

Speaker: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

Once you've decided who you are trying to raise money from, you need to create a strategy to reach them, and metrics that help define whether or not you are successful.

This webinar will cover ten essential metrics for fundraising success. You'll learn:
How to identify the donors you want to reach
How to calculat…

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[Podcast] Nonprofit Leadership Show Featuring Brian Lauterbach – NFG Vice President of Programs 

February 23, 2018

Speaker: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

Donors don’t give to a nonprofit, they give through a nonprofit to a cause, need or program they really care about.…

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3 Reasons Your Grantmaking Strategy May Not Be Working 

February 21, 2018

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

It’s understandable. Programs, not payroll nor paperclips, create excitement and enthusiasm among your board, grant committee, and community when it comes to awarding grants. However, if you are in the philanthropy business, you are in the capacity-building business. We can’t create the type of long-term, lasting c… Read More

Foundations, donors, and their board get ahead of the curve with Network for Good’s Jumpstart program 

February 9, 2018

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

  Your grantees are struggling, but is grantmaking helping or hurting their viability? Ask any executive director of a growing nonprofit, who is tasked with balancing a budget and sustaining programs, and they’ll tell you their jobs are very difficult, and they are right.  Nonprofit organizations in the United … Read More

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