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Carrie Saracini

Content Marketing Manager

How Getting Started With Donor Management Made All the Difference at Year-End 

November 25, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

THE SITUATION Lift Up the Vulnerable, an organization dedicated to supporting vulnerable children and women in Sudan and South Sudan, was in transition. The nonprofit was brand new, having started when another organization closed its doors and rebranded into Lift Up the Vulnerable. This new organization needed a plat… Read More

Quick Tips to Grow Your Email List Before Year-End 

November 25, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

You’re planning an awesome year-end campaign. You’re sharing your message on your social media channels, sending email appeals, and maybe even direct mail letters.   But wait! You need to build your email subscriber list so you can reach as many people as possible during year-end.  How do you fill your email lis… Read More

The Savvy Nonprofit’s Guide to Staying Ahead of Giving Trends 

November 22, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

There’s no shortage of fundraising statistics and benchmarks out there. And if you’re a small nonprofit with limited resources, some of those stats are pretty concerning – for example, Giving USA’s most recent annual report reveals that overall giving is down 1.7%. Individual giving has also dropped by 3.4%.… Read More

How Donor Management and Personalized Coaching Helped EnventU Grow 155% 

November 21, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

THE SITUATION Latoya Lewis, Founder and Executive Director of EnventU, was drowning in spreadsheets! With all of her fundraising data scattered in Excel files, keeping up with donors was a difficult task. It wasn’t easy to see donor history or send personalized fundraising appeals, and she felt that she was wasti… Read More

The 4 Elements of a Perfect Donor Thank You Note 

November 19, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

Most donor acknowledgement messages follow this familiar template: Dear [donor name], Thank you for your generous donation of $[donation amount] to [nonprofit name]. Your donation is making a difference. Because of your $[amount] donation, we are able to [impact of donation]. [this paragraph usually gives a general des… Read More

What Type of Fundraiser Are You? Take the Quiz to Find Out! 

November 14, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

You may know your personality type, but do you know your fundraising type?  Just answer a few questions about your fundraising experience, your biggest hurdles, and your motivations. We’ll tell you which type of fundraiser you are. Take the quiz here! Why learn your fundraising type?  Understand yourself. It&… Read More

How Switching From Salesforce Took Fundraising to New Heights 

November 7, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

THE SITUATION Haakon Lang-Ree, Executive Director of Achieve Tahoe, had been trying for years to get Salesforce to work for his organization. Even a task as simple as running a campaign report felt like it required an in-house programmer to pull off. Fed up with the waste of staff time, the inability to easily track… Read More

Marketing School Is in Session with the Nonprofit Best Practices Workbook 

November 7, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

Don’t think of yourself as a marketer? We beg to disagree. Any nonprofit professional, board member, or volunteer who communicates with donors and supporters is a marketer. If you’re sharing your organization’s message and mission, that’s marketing! If you start to think of donor communications,… Read More

You’re Just Two Steps Away from Your Best. Year-End. Ever. 

November 5, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

The year-end clock is ticking!  50% of total annual giving happens during the last three months of the year, so it’s critical to have a plan.  At Network for Good, we believe in setting you up for success. That’s why we developed a series of interactive, custom email appeal templates to help you raise more money… Read More

[Workbook] Nonprofit Marketing Best Practices 

October 31, 2019

Good news for small nonprofits: you don’t need to hire a marketing agency to see success. …

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