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Linda Lombardi

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[Template] Nonprofit Style Guide 

April 30, 2019

Your brand is more than just your logo. Follow this template for all you need to know to create your nonprofit’s brand style guide.…

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Spring Cleaning with Donor Management 

April 29, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Spring cleaning is in full swing. Whether you’re a fan of Marie Kondo’s approach to tidying and organizing or swear by your own method, one thing’s for sure…getting your donor data in order is a priority for any fundraiser. How Donor Management Systems Improve Fundraising If your current method of tracking and … Read More

5 Ways to Engage Modern Donors 

April 26, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Much has been written about how to approach Millennials. (As a Gen Xer, I’d argue too much.) As the first “digital native” generation—that is, they grew up with technology—are the rules of communication really that different? If you answered yes, you’d be right. And wrong. From Matures to Millennials, the d… Read More

The 5 Stages of Donor Stewardship 

April 24, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

You’ve successfully attracted donors to your cause. They’re passionate, eager, and willing to support you. But if you don’t steward them successfully, you’ll lose them. And then you’re simply spending all your precious fundraising time trying to get new donors to replace the ones you let slip away. Make note … Read More

[Checklist] Donor Stewardship Program Checklist 

April 22, 2019

Use this checklist to map out your donor stewardship program for longer, more robust donor relationships.…

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How to Master the ABCs of Fundraising 

April 22, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Pablo Picasso famously said one must “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” Mastering the fundamentals of any field provides the foundation of success and creativity. You have to know how something works in order to go further and try something new. But where to begin? How do… Read More

3 Essential Spring Campaign Follow-Up Steps 

April 17, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

If your fiscal year ends June 30, chances are you’re planning a spring campaign. You’ve drafted a compelling, donor-driven appeal; branded your online presence; and integrated your messaging into every aspect. You’ve been so focused on launching your campaign. But did you plan your follow-up with as much attentio… Read More

Building the Perfect Spring Campaign 

April 16, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Spring is in the air and it’s the perfect time to launch a fundraising campaign. Use this time to engage and renew donors, attract prospects, build awareness, and plant the seeds that sustain your organization. Tailor your spring campaign to: Raise funds to support a new initiative. Expand the impact of your annual g… Read More

[eGuide] The ABCs of Fundraising 

April 15, 2019

Brush up on the fundamentals of fundraising!…

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3 Secrets to a Drama-Free Event Season 

April 12, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Events are an exciting, fun way to bring your staff and supporters together and celebrate your organization. They’re also exhausting! Until you’ve coordinated a fundraising event and experienced it firsthand, you can’t know how all-encompassing they are. Let’s face it…events take over your life. Through all t… Read More

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