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Linda Lombardi

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9 Best Practices for Communications That Stand Out 

March 11, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

What makes the difference between donor communications that generate a response and action versus those that end up being forgotten? Effective donor communications share common characteristics based on best practices. Here’s how to create a communications plan that results in engaged donors. 1) Know Who You’re Cont… Read More

Network for Good Celebrates Women in Nonprofit 

March 8, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

As we celebrate International Women’s Day (and all of Women’s History Month) it’s worth taking a moment to look at the state of women working in the nonprofit sector. In a field where so many women find their calling, what is it that drives us? In this past year, we’ve seen a massive groundswell of… Read More

How Incorporating a Donor Management System Can Streamline Fundraising 

March 8, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

THE SITUATION The Iranian-American Community Center (IACC) raises an annual fundraising total of over $200,000, primarily through individual gifts. For eight years, they used multiple systems to record donations, track event RSVPs, and send email blasts and direct mail. Board members used personal email accounts to cor… Read More

Create Communications That Motivate Donors 

March 7, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

To keep supporters engaged, you need to know what motivates them. Communications that connect with what donors care about resonate and generate a response. Let’s look at six motivations that drive supporters to give and how you can craft your communications accordingly. 1) Driven by Mission Donors choose to support y… Read More

Why P2P Fundraising Works 

March 4, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

The power of social media, combined with access to personal networks and the ease of online giving, combine to make peer-to-peer fundraising one of the most effective ways for organizations to increase donations. Today’s digital tools and communication platforms make it easy for supporters to raise money on their fav… Read More

10 Steps to Powerful Peer-to-Peer Campaigns 

February 27, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Peer-to-peer campaigns are an increasingly popular fundraising method for nonprofit organizations. You’ve seen how other organizations are using peer-to-peer fundraising successfully, and you know it could help you as well. But if you’ve never put together a peer-to-peer campaign before, you may be wondering where … Read More

[eGuide] Donor Communication Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All 

February 26, 2019

Craft personalized communications that resonate with donors and keep them engaged with your organization for years to come.…

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How to Choose Effective Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers 

February 26, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Peer-to-peer fundraising is an ideal way for your supporters to raise donations for your organization. It gives them a way to engage further with your mission and make a significant impact. Simultaneously, it harnesses the relationships that your supporters share with friends, families, and coworkers to generate awaren… Read More

3 Best Practices for Better Peer-to-Peer Fundraising 

February 25, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Today’s nonprofits have discovered the power of their donors’ ability to advocate on their behalf through peer-to-peer fundraising. We’re all influenced by our family, friends, and wider communities. We trust people we know and like. And we’re more likely to act when they ask us to join them in supporting somet… Read More

How Technology is Changing Fundraising: Q&A with CEO Bill Strathmann 

February 22, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Mediaplanet recently interviewed Network for Good CEO, Bill Strathmann, for a supplement in USA Today. The series, Empowering Nonprofits, included a piece titled “Experts on How Technology Is Changing the Future of Fundraising,” featuring five leaders using technology to level the fundraising playing field… Read More

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