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Linda Lombardi

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7 Steps to Simplify Your Fundraising Plan 

January 22, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

The number one indicator of individual donor fundraising success is having a plan. You know you need one—and one you can stick to. The question is: how do you create a really solid plan? Don’t let writing a fundraising plan overwhelm you. It’s not as complex as you might think. Check out these seven steps… Read More

[Template] Super Simple Fundraising Plan 

January 18, 2019

Follow these seven steps to identify the right priorities for your nonprofit’s individual giving program.…

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Revolutionizing the Donor Experience 

January 18, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

What kind of experience do you provide your donors? Ask your coworkers about your donor experience and you’ll probably hear positive feedback. You thank them in a timely fashion, you send an email newsletter a couple times a year, you celebrate them at your annual fundraising event. You’re doing everything nonprof… Read More

Cultivating Major Donors: Q&A with G.C. Murray II, Esq., DPL 

January 15, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

What’s the secret to attracting major donors? Join us for our webinar, Every Fish Can Become a Whale: Major Donor Fundraising, to find out! We’re thrilled to have special guest G.C. Murray II, Esq., DPL, join us. President and Founder of the Innovative Community Engagement Foundation, G.C. will share the … Read More

Network for Good Named Top 100 Impact Companies 

January 14, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

We’re thrilled to announce that Network for Good has been named one of the Top 100 Impact Companies by Real Leaders. Business As a Force for Good The Real Leaders Top 100 Impact Companies is the first-ever listing of companies making a positive impact and growing by doing good. Each company featured embraces a vision… Read More

3 Key Fundraising Metrics to Watch This Year 

January 11, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Having clear goals in mind before you launch any fundraising or engagement initiative makes for a straightforward evaluation process. Use your planning phase to determine how you’re going to measure success for each individual campaign and the organization as a whole. Did you meet the benchmarks you set? Were there a… Read More

How to Retain and Grow Your Donor Base 

January 10, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

On average, nonprofit organizations lose more than 60 percent of donors each year. If you’re too focused on chasing new donors, you’re missing the low-hanging fruit already within reach—your existing donors. As you embark on a new year, start by looking to retain and upgrade those who already invest in your organ… Read More

4 Steps to Actionable Fundraising Goals 

January 9, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

The heart of a good fundraising plan is determining your goals. Start with a discussion among senior staff (executive director, development director, board, senior leaders). This may seem obvious, but development staff can often be omitted from organizational financial decisions and program discussions. As a developmen… Read More

Ride the Wave: 3 Fundraising Strategies for the New Year 

January 8, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Your year-end campaign is finally over. You’ve processed all your donations, thanked donors, posted on social media, and updated your website. Now what? While you and your donors are still feeling the warm glow of the giving season, what can you do to build on that momentum? How do you harness that good feeling and… Read More

4 Questions Your Fundraising Plan Must Answer 

January 7, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Now that you’ve recovered from the holidays, it’s time to get back down to business. Before you can prepare your next fundraising campaign, invest in technology, cultivate your board, or steward donors, you need to make a plan. Creating an annual plan for your development department—even if you’re a department … Read More

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