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Caryn Stein

Caryn Stein is a nationally-recognized speaker and trainer for nonprofits, associations, corporations, and universities. She has helped hundreds of nonprofits improve their donor communications strategies for more effective fundraising campaigns.


What You Need to Know about Peer-to-Peer Fundraising 

February 18, 2016

By: Caryn Stein

Here are three things that can help you get over your "fear of the peer."… Read More

How to Create a Fundraising Event Plan 

February 16, 2016

By: Caryn Stein

The first step to planning a successful fundraising event is to take a step that is so tempting to skip:  Clearly articulate your grand plan. To create a useful fundraising event plan, ask yourself: Who is my audience? What venues are the best to reach them? What do I want them to do? Is an… Read More

Nonprofit 911: Peer-to-Peer: How to Turn Donors into Fundraisers 

February 23, 2016

Speaker: Caryn Stein

Learn how to leverage the social nature of giving to add peer-to-peer campaigns to your fundraising mix.…

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How Your Nonprofit Can Stand Out in an Election Year 

February 4, 2016

By: Caryn Stein

This year, your donor communications must work to strengthen your relationship with supporters.… Read More

2016 Fundraising Trends and Opportunities 

January 20, 2016

By: Caryn Stein

Try these three key opportunities for small and mid-sized nonprofits to boost individual giving.… Read More

A Quick Look at Year-End Giving Data 

January 13, 2016

By: Caryn Stein

How was your year-end fundraising season? At Network for Good, we’re pleased to report growth in all major giving metrics from 2015 and in December. Here’s a brief teaser of our full Digital Giving Index which will be released in the coming weeks. (All stats come from 2015 donation data from the Network for… Read More

7 Musts for Last-Minute Nonprofit Fundraising Appeals That Work 

December 30, 2015

By: Caryn Stein

2016 is winding down, but we’re in the midst of the biggest giving days of the year. Make the most of your fundraising efforts with more effective last-minute fundraising appeals. Before you send your final email appeals, give them a quick review to ensure they’ll pay off. (And if you haven’t yet sent a … Read More

The Key to an Amazing Nonprofit Fundraising Appeal: The Power of One 

December 18, 2015

By: Caryn Stein

It’s a busy time of year–for you and your donors. To get the most out of the effort you’re putting into your campaigns, it’s important to focus in on the key elements in your nonprofit fundraising appeal that will move supporters to act and give before the ball drops on nonprofit fundraising app… Read More

The 4-Step Path to Stronger Thank Yous 

December 15, 2015

By: Caryn Stein

Making thank you letters a priority now will ultimately help you retain and grow your community of donors.… Read More

8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign 

December 11, 2015

By: Caryn Stein

Whether you’ve prepared all year for December fundraising or are playing catch up, there are still opportunities to make simple changes to help raise more money for your cause this year. Use this quick checklist to improve your odds of making the most out of this season of giving: 1. Simplify your nonprofit home … Read More

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