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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.


4 Ways Nonprofits Can Get Ahead This Summer 

July 5, 2016

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

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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3 Truths All Development Pros Should Remember for Fundraising Success 

May 25, 2016

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

Avoid mistakes that can lead to poor fundraising results—and possibly cost you your job!… Read More

Nonprofit 911: 7 Ways Fundraising with Spreadsheets Got Me Fired 

May 26, 2016

Speaker: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

Data is fundraising power, but if you’re not tracking and understanding basic donor data, you won’t see the results you need to fund your mission. Join this free webinar for step-by-step tips that will help you get dramatically better results from each appeal you send. You’ll hear from a professional fundraiser w…

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Nonprofit 911: 3 Ways Every Board Member Can Raise $5K in 30 Days 

May 19, 2016

Speaker: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

How do you inspire and empower your board to be a bigger part of your fundraising team? No one joins your nonprofit’s board to ask their friends and family for money, but when you can provide board members with the tools they need to be successful, you will dramatically increase the likelihood of getting their partic…

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