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Linda Lombardi

Content Manager

[Checklist] The Ultimate #GivingTuesday Checklist 

October 16, 2018

Use this checklist to harness the power of #GivingTuesday and celebrate with your donors.…

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Nonprofit Customer Profile: Water is Basic 

October 16, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Since April of 2017, Carrie Ward has served as executive director at Water is Basic, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing clean water to South Sudan. In July of 2015, Carrie had the opportunity to travel to East Africa with Water is Basic; spending time in Yei, South Sudan, and Goma, Congo. Having raised funds for… Read More

6 Steps to Improve Your Year-End Strategy 

October 11, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

It may seem too early to think about your year-end campaign, but trust us…it’s not! The final two months of the year are a crucial time for nonprofits. The numbers speak for themselves — 30% of annual giving occurs in December, and 10% occurs on the last 3 days of the year. Now is the… Read More

5 Steps to Master Donor Retention 

October 9, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

The average donor retention rate in the United States after the first gift is stuck around 45 percent. Careful and consistent attention paid to new and existing donors can directly impact the likelihood that they will continue donating—and even increase their giving. After all, once donors make their second gift, ret… Read More

How to Create a Step-by-Step Donor Stewardship Plan 

October 4, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Our Back to School campaign continues with a lesson in donor retention. Nothing in a nonprofit organization happens without donors. Organizations that focus on building relationships with their donors understand the importance of donor stewardship. They’re committed to creating a sense of partnership, showing appreci… Read More

[eGuide] 5 Steps to Master Donor Retention 

October 3, 2018

Build an effective donor retention process and set your nonprofit up for long-term fundraising success.…

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Is Your Nonprofit in Donor Retention Detention? 

October 3, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

As Network For Good University continues, we’re moving onto an important course: donor retention. Acquiring new donors is a top priority for many nonprofits. From sending appeals to hosting events, the ongoing goal is to get more people caring about and giving to your organization. But when it comes to donor retentio… Read More

[eGuide] Nonprofit Storytelling Mini-Guide with Customer Samples 

October 2, 2018

Use storytelling to capture the imagination and motivate your audience to take action.…

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[Checklist] Donor Retention Timeline 

October 2, 2018

Use this retention-focused donor communications timeline to ensure your donors stay engaged with your nonprofit for years to come.…

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6 Ways to Improve Donor Stewardship 

October 2, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Implementing a donor stewardship program takes time. Thoughtful communications, meaningful programs, and engaging events require resources. If you have a small team, you may be wondering how you’ll make all of this happen. After all, your team already has enough on their plates. A donor management system (DMS) is a t… Read More

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