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Liz Ragland

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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

Fundraising Benchmarks, Donor Data, and You: A Q&A with Heather Yandow 

March 30, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

I’m a big fan of Heather Yandow from Third Space Studio. Heather produces a labor of love for small and mighty nonprofits: The Individual Donor Benchmark Report (IDBR). The IDBR highlights fundraising data trends for nonprofit organizations with annual budgets under $2 million. If you’d like to share your organizat… Read More

Donor Segmentation Cheat Sheet 

March 4, 2016

Send better donor emails by mastering the art of segmentation.…

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The Benefits of .ngo and .ong: Q&A with Enset’s Jeri Curry 

February 25, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

  Have you heard about the new .ngo and .ong domains? Read my Q&A with Enset’s Jeri Curry and find out more about these new domain names and how they could impact your nonprofit’s credibility. What’s the big deal about the new .ngo & .ong domains? Why are they important? Jeri Curry: The .ng… Read More

Who’s Your Nonprofit BFF? 

February 10, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

Take our quiz and find out which nonprofit expert you would "click" with. … Read More

How to Solve Déjà Vu: Fixing Your Nonprofit’s #GroundhogDayProblems 

February 2, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

Do you remember the 1993 classic film, Groundhog Day? Bill Murray’s character, Phil, keeps living the same day over and over and over again. Phil tries to break the cycle of endless February 2nds with extreme endeavors including kidnapping the official Groundhog Day groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. Can you relate? Does… Read More

Here’s the Best Way to Fundraise on Facebook 

January 29, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

Are you are trying to figure out the best way to tap into the fundraising power of Facebook? So was Project Healing Waters. In 2014, this nonprofit that’s dedicated to veterans’ rehabilitation through fly fishing wasn’t satisfied when they raised $255 on #GivingTuesday. They could see the potential of a giving da… Read More

Quick-Start Guide to Donor Management 

January 25, 2016

Donor management software allows you to manage your data in a way that goes beyond spreadsheets. …

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What Kind of Donor Gets a Thank You? 

January 19, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

Pop quiz: Who should receive a thank you? a. A recurring donor who gives $15 a month. b. A major donor who gives a $10,000 gift. c. A first-time donor who gives a $50 gift. d. A regular donor who gives a gift to a special campaign like #GivingTuesday. e. A new donor acquired through… Read More

Happy Holidays from Network for Good! 

December 24, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

It’s the season of giving! The biggest giving days of the year are still ahead of us (in 2014, 12% of giving happened in the last 3 days of the year) so be sure your donation page is in good shape for those generous procrastinators! From all of us at Network for Good, happy year-end… Read More

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