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10 Strategies for Recession Fundraising 

March 20, 2020

By: Andrea Holthouser

10 things to do now to raise money during an economic downturn Some of these are back-to-basics ideas, others are about being frugal and innovative. All are excellent ideas to help your nonprofit weather the storm! 1. Practice gratitude. Record a short video to tell donors how their giving is making the world a better… Read More

Register Now for Network for Good’s Upcoming Virtual Conference 

February 25, 2020

By: Carrie Saracini

Network for Good’s next Virtual Conference is coming up soon! Join us on March 4 for a free fundraising conference featuring nonprofit superstars and experts. This Virtual Conference will focus on the future of fundraising. Learn everything from how to get results (and track them with analytics), direct mail, e… Read More

Help Create the First-Ever Small Nonprofit Fundraising Benchmarks! 

February 24, 2020

By: Carrie Saracini

Help Network for Good create the first-ever Small Nonprofit Fundraising Benchmarks Study! Before now, small nonprofits had to rely on fundraising benchmarks set by organizations with large budgets, thousands of donors, and nationwide reach. Network for Good is developing fundraising benchmarks for nonprofits like yours… Read More

Wondering how To Get Donations? Top 14 Reasons Why People Donate 

February 6, 2020

By: Carrie Saracini

We want to get back to basics and remind you why people convert from supporters (or even skeptics) to donors.… Read More

Writing Your Annual Report in 5 Easy Steps 

January 28, 2020

By: Network for Good

Overwhelmed at the prospect of writing your nonprofit annual report? Relax! Follow these five basic steps and you’ll be on your way to creating an annual report that impresses your donors and supporters. How to Write an Annual Report in 5 Easy Steps 1. Define Your Accomplishments: What difference did you make? W… Read More

5 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Personal Resilience 

January 24, 2020

By: Beth Kanter

Earlier this month, I was honored to do a webinar with Network for Good on the topic of Modern Wellbeing for Nonprofit Professionals. The New Year is the perfect time to establish new habits and rituals for wellbeing. Rituals are intentional small, tangible acts done routinely and with meaning. At New Years, we general… Read More

11 Must-Read Books for Nonprofit Professionals 

January 21, 2020

By: Carrie Saracini

If professional development is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, we’ve got you covered!  I asked Network for Good staff members for their favorite books on nonprofit leadership, management, and professional development. There are our top pics.  Know of any we missed? Share your favorite books with us in the com… Read More

Our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019 

December 30, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

We’ve reached the end of 2019! This year’s top 10 blog posts reveal a lot about your accomplishments and challenges in 2019. Notably, 4 of our top 10 posts discussed Board relations. In addition to helping your Board become better fundraisers, you: figured out how changes to tax law impacts your nonprofit; … Read More

The 4 Elements of a Perfect Donor Thank You Note 

November 19, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

Most donor acknowledgement messages follow this familiar template: Dear [donor name], Thank you for your generous donation of $[donation amount] to [nonprofit name]. Your donation is making a difference. Because of your $[amount] donation, we are able to [impact of donation]. [this paragraph usually gives a general des… Read More

How to Add Legacy Giving to Year-End Appeals 

October 28, 2019

By: Lori Kranczer

When organizations are planning their year-end appeals the first thing that they think of is raising money, now.  Of course, that makes sense since many donors are conditioned to give their annual gifts by December 31st every year.  Some organizations bring in the majority of their funds through their year end appeal… Read More

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