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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.


9 Steps for a Perfect Nonprofit Board Meeting 

August 26, 2016

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

(Join us on Tuesday, August 30 at 1 pm EDT for a free webinar, How to Create a Fundraising-Friendly Board with fundraising consultant Barbara O’Reilly. Register now. Can’t make the time? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording.) Although the ferocious flurry of gathering reports to prepare p… Read More

The 120-Day Fundraising Plan for Small Nonprofits 

August 15, 2016

Your step-by-step guide for creating and implementing a successful year-end campaign…

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60-Day Fall Fundraising Planning Guide 

August 1, 2016

Need to raise money this fall, but not quite sure how to make it happen? This guide is your roadmap for getting where you need to be.…

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Get Ready for the Fundraising Readiness Project 

July 11, 2016

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

To make real impact, we need to start thinking small. Ask any executive director who is trying to balance a budget and stabilize their programs and they’ll tell you it’s very difficult – and they are right. Nonprofit organizations in the United States are now being challenged by major demographic, economic, techn… Read More

Facing Funding Cuts: 4 Tips to Keep Your Nonprofit Going Strong 

July 4, 2016

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

While much of the US economy has experienced a slow but certain recovery from the Great Recession, the vast majority of nonprofit organizations—the 75% that have operating budgets under $1 million and whose missions are delivered by a single full-time “Chief Everything Officer” and dedicated contractors—they do… Read More

Nonprofit 911: 5 Things Every Nonprofit Should Do to Diversify Revenue 

July 6, 2016

Speaker: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

Create a more sustainable funding plan with these five strategies for identifying prospects and more.…

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Declare Independence from Boring Away Messages 

June 29, 2016

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

You’re excited – and so am I. Sometime over the next few days we get to invest five glorious minutes to configure our inbox and voicemail so anyone who tries to email or call our office is kindly informed that we are unplugging for Independence Day. Effectively raising money for a nonprofit organization is hard w… Read More

Your 12-Month Fundraising Plan Toolkit 

June 28, 2016

How do you get the most from your fundraising efforts? You need a data-backed plan!…

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7 Ways Executive Directors Can Save Time & Raise Money This Summer 

June 21, 2016

Get advice from successful nonprofit managers who save time, raise money – and still have time to recharge themselves this summer.…

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Nonprofit 911: 5 Easy Fundraising Ideas You Can Steal from Bernie, Hillary, and Trump 

June 7, 2016

Speaker: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

Join this free webinar to learn how the top presidential campaigns mobilize supporters to raise money quickly—and how you can do the same. Whether you lean left, right, or somewhere in between, you’ll get proven fundraising tips you can implement immediately for dramatically more donations.…

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