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Connie Poulos

Senior Associate, Copywriter

Fundraising Data Calculator 

September 14, 2016

Start using your data to set achievable goals for your year-end campaign. This easy-to-use Excel spreadsheet helps you calculate key metrics like donor retention rate, average gift size, and more for a better-informed year-end.…

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3 Mistakes That Could Derail Your Year-End Campaign Before It Even Begins 

September 5, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Over 30% of all donations to small nonprofits are given during the last few months of the year- primarily in the month of December.  It’s the busiest and most crucial time of year for small nonprofits- many of which don’t have the time and resources available to take full advantage of this opportunity. T… Read More

5 Questions to Start Planning Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign 

August 30, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

When I was a kid, I would start writing my Christmas list in August. I wanted plenty of time to edit and revise the draft until I was sure that Santa would understand exactly what I wanted (and which items took priority). I even remember getting a little stressed one year because school was about… Read More

3 Ways to Create Board Members Who Love Fundraising 

August 19, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Does your board take an active role in fundraising for your nonprofit? If you said no, you’re not alone.  Many small nonprofits struggle with how to engage their boards in fundraising. The truth is that your board members would love to do more to support your mission, but they don’t know where to start or… Read More

3 Things You Need Now for a Successful Giving Season 

August 17, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

The next 120 days are going to be the busiest of the year–and the most important for nonprofit fundraisers. Now is the time to start laying the groundwork so you can crush your goals and land in the black by December 31st. Your organization’s fundraising strategy will be as unique as your mission, donors, … Read More

Transform Your Nonprofit Board into a Fundraising Machine 

August 14, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

For a foolproof plan to get your board on board with fundraising, check out our on-demand webinar: 5 Simple Steps to Turn Board Members into Fundraisers. Let me tell you a little secret. Your board wants to fundraise. Really, they do. They care about your cause, they care about your success, and they want to create i… Read More

7 Questions to Jumpstart Your Fall Fundraising Campaign 

August 3, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Fall is around the corner. Have you considered launching a fall fundraising campaign? Seasonal campaigns are a great way to make up for funding shortfalls, build support, and most important, advance your mission. For many small nonprofits, running an effective seasonal campaign may seem too difficult with limited time… Read More

5 Fall Must-Dos for Executive Directors 

July 31, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

(Note: Want more fundraising tips and strategies for small nonprofits? Download our free on-demand webinar, How Small Nonprofits Can Raise More in the Next 60 Days.) As I write this, the Network for Good headquarters is enveloped by the sweltering humidity that defines summer in Washington, D.C. But sticky, stuck, and… Read More

3 Quick Tips to Improve Donor Retention 

July 27, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

You’ve put so much work into getting new donors, so how do you make sure they turn into lifetime supporters? 1. Make sure you’re thanking your donors properly. When you receive a gift, how do you acknowledge the donor? Whether you’re sending an email, a personalized note, or picking up the phone to ca… Read More

Quick-Start Guide to Nonprofit Donor Retention 

July 22, 2016

Ready to turn more first-time donors into lifetime supporters? Learn how to use focused, retention-minded communications to keep more donors engaged.…

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