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Tax Reform – Is the Sky Really Falling for Nonprofits? 

March 3, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

Network for Good has been receiving a lot of questions about the recent Tax Reform Act and what we think the impact will be on nonprofits and the communities we serve. To help us shed some light on the topic, we brought in one of our Personal Fundraising Coaches, John Gilchrist, FAHP, CFRE, and Managing… Read More

3 Reasons Your Grantmaking Strategy May Not Be Working 

February 21, 2018

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

It’s understandable. Programs, not payroll nor paperclips, create excitement and enthusiasm among your board, grant committee, and community when it comes to awarding grants. However, if you are in the philanthropy business, you are in the capacity-building business. We can’t create the type of long-term, lasting c… Read More

Foundations, donors, and their board get ahead of the curve with Network for Good’s Jumpstart program 

February 9, 2018

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

  Your grantees are struggling, but is grantmaking helping or hurting their viability? Ask any executive director of a growing nonprofit, who is tasked with balancing a budget and sustaining programs, and they’ll tell you their jobs are very difficult, and they are right.  Nonprofit organizations in the United … Read More

True Change Comes from Within – How to Manage Change in the Nonprofit Space 

February 7, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

Change management is a huge buzzword these days, probably because change is a constant part of our lives, and how we navigate it can make or break our organizations. But what does change management even mean? In simple terms, change management means strategically preparing and supporting the people around you through n… Read More

Donor Retention Should be a Focus in 2018 

February 6, 2018

By: Liz Ragland

The best way to raise more money is to get more new donors, right? Not so fast. Yes, donor acquisition is definitely a way to raise more money. New donors = new money. But, what about those donors you already have in your database? Those supporters who know your work is worthwhile and have already invested… Read More

Trust is a Must in Building Sustainable Donor Relationships 

January 23, 2018

By: Claire Axelrad

We talk a lot about the need to be “authentic.” Donors want authenticity and transparency. Most of all, donors want you to fulfill on your promises. Consistently. So they can trust you. How important is this? It’s everything. Trust is the foundation of all sustainable relationships. It’s fundamental. You can lo… Read More

Build a Fundraising Plan That Propels Your Nonprofit Forward 

January 12, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

The fundraising landscape has always been rugged terrain: Your team may feel stretched to its limits. Board members have a tough time viewing themselves as fundraisers. And despite continued growth in giving, especially in digital fundraising, most nonprofits lose more than 60% of their hard-won donors every year. Scal… Read More

How and When To Engage With First-Time Donors 

January 4, 2018

By: Nancy Schwartz

As the year wraps up, nonprofits need to switch gears to think about how to engage their first-time donors, and recurring ones, into next year to create the optimal donor experience. Hear from one of our nonprofit industry experts, Nancy Schwartz as she shares a best-practice timeline of how and when to interact with f… Read More

Top Nonprofit Fundraising Posts of 2017 

December 26, 2017

By: Lisa Bonanno

In 2017, the Network for Good blog covered a variety of topics ranging from fundraising strategies and planning to top campaigns and donor retention best practices. Here are the top five blog posts from our thousands of subscribers during 2017 – Enjoy! 1) 8 Resources to Help with Fundraising Planning In this post… Read More

End Strong 

December 14, 2017

By: Lisa Bonanno

As December 31st approaches, keep your fundraising momentum with these 8 tips: Don’t Make it Hard for Donors to Get to Your Donation Page When you ask a supporter for a donation, direct them exactly to your donation page. Don’t make them hunt for it. In a store setting, customers never have to climb a flight of… Read More

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