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Liz Ragland

Manager, Content & Community

Year-End Countdown, Week 3: December Fundraising Dos and Don’ts 

December 11, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

As December 31st approaches, let’s review some fundraising basics.  There are a lot of details that go into your year-end fundraising campaign but this week, I encourage you to take a step back and make sure you are doing, or not doing, these 8 basic things: Don’t Make it Hard for Donors to Get to… Read More

Steal this pre-#GivingTuesday Email 

November 26, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

I know you’re really busy prepping for #GivingTuesday and your year-end campaign so I’ll keep this short: Have you let your donors know that you’re participating in #GivingTuesday? If not, MONDAY is the day to send them a short message. Use this email template as a starting point, include your speci… Read More

Giving Season Game Plan 

November 2, 2016

Use this guide to craft your #GivingTuesday and year-end fundraising campaign …

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3 Ways Technology Can Help You Rock #GivingTuesday 

October 27, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

As more and more nonprofits and donors participate in #GivingTuesday, fundraisers need smarter ways to engage our growing donor base. Thankfully, technology can help! For the past three years, I’ve had the pleasure of helping thousands of nonprofits leverage Network for Good’s fundraising software  so they can hit… Read More

Four Donor Communication Mistakes to Avoid in Year-End Giving Plans 

September 29, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

There’s no question that this is a busy time of year in our field. But don’t let the hustle and bustle of year-end planning and #GivingTuesday campaigns distract you from the basics of good fundraising, especially strategic donor communications. Here are four of the most common mistakes nonprofits make in their don… Read More

The Ultimate #GivingTuesday Checklist 

September 23, 2016

Get ready for the kick-off to the year-end giving season. Develop a #GivingTuesday game plan with this checklist. …

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The Donor Communication Mini Guide 

September 23, 2016

Set yourself up for year-end fundraising success by building relationships with your donors through strategic communications.…

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Goodbye Spreadsheets: A Donor Management Software Success Story 

April 19, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

Learn how Ohio's Ovarian Cancer Connection is saving 2-3 hours per day with the right tools.… Read More

Faces in Fundraising: 2016 Nonprofit Tech Conference Roundup 

April 18, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

Last month, I attended my third Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) and had the opportunity to connect with some amazing people face-to-face. I was also lucky enough to get them to share some of their wisdom with me on video. Keep reading to learn more about these faces in fundraising and the tips and tools they wan… Read More

Don’t Be That Kid: Develop Better Donor Relations with Segmentation 

April 6, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

Last summer, I was wandering through Chicago’s famous Field Museum when I felt a small arm grab my leg. I wasn’t visiting the museum with any kids, so this was a surprise. I turned around and saw a little girl. The girl assumed I was an adult she knew. She started asking me about lunch… Read More

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