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Linda Lombardi

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4 Ways to Raise More Money Before, During, and After Your Event 

April 4, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

You’ve planned a smashing event. Your RSVP list is a veritable who’s who of your community. Everyone is buzzing, and when the event rolls around, it’s a hit. Even that one hard-to-please board member is smiling. (You know the one.) So, how are you going to maximize this good feeling and keep the momentum going… Read More

5 Ways to Get More Event RSVPs 

April 3, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Your fundraising event’s success depends on the quantity (and quality) of guests who RSVP (and actually show up). In political campaigns, the “flake rate” tracks the number of volunteers who say they’ll canvas, phone bank, or attend a rally, but don’t show up. Every nonprofit experiences this phenomenon. A hi… Read More

How to Fundraise, Netflix Style 

April 2, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Netflix has forever changed the way we watch our favorite shows and arguably, our general construct of television. Hulu, Amazon, and now Apple are all trying to replicate the Netflix model for their customers. What can nonprofits take away from Netflix’s business practices and incorporate into our fundraising plans t… Read More

3 Event Planning Steps You Can’t Afford to Skip 

April 1, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Fundraising events are a nonprofit mainstay, but they take a lot of time, money, and effort to produce. Creating a solid plan before you launch your campaign, will help create an event that your guests will remember—and won’t break your bank! Vision What’s the first thing you need to decide when planning your eve… Read More

Women Empowering Nonprofits 

March 31, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Throughout March, Network for Good has been celebrating Women’s History Month with profiles and Q&As of female leaders in the nonprofit sector. From food banks to crisis centers to youth empowerment and rebuilding communities, the leaders of these nonprofits are actively advancing their mission every day; just li… Read More

Women in Philanthropy Profile: Martha Allen 

March 30, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Last March, Martha Allen became the new executive director of Extra Table, and in Martha’s own words, “time flies when you’re having fun.” Launched in 2009 by well-known Hattiesburg restaurateur Robert St. John, Extra Table makes a difference in the lives of Mississippians by fundraising to stock food pantries … Read More

Women in Philanthropy Profile: Latoya Lewis 

March 29, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Latoya Lewis is Founder and Executive Director of EnventU, a one-of-a-kind workforce development initiative designed to create a pipeline to professions in the event industry for youth. The initiative has served more than 100 students in Washington, DC public high schools since its 2015 founding. Prior to founding Env… Read More

Women in Philanthropy Profile: Emily Roisman 

March 28, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Emily Roisman, Chief Legal Officer and Board Chair for PRoTECHOS, a Puerto Rico-based nonprofit established in 2017 after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, is dedicated to providing roof reconstruction and related vocational training to residents of underserved communities throughout Puerto Rico. Community Buildin… Read More

[eGuide] The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Fundraising Events 

March 27, 2019

Host an event your supporters will be talking about all year—and raise more money than you spend!…

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Women in Philanthropy Profile: Robin Cabral 

March 27, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2008, Robin Cabral is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), adhering to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice. With AFP, Cabral is a current Master Faculty Trainer, serves on the Research Council’… Read More

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