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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

The Secret Sauce to Year-End: Tools, Trends and Tactics for Success 

October 25, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

Network for Good is pleased to bring you the only event you’ll need to jumpstart your year-end! This day-long virtual conference will unpack everything you need to thrive during the giving season.   Join our totally free virtual conference where nonprofit thought leaders and trendsetters will cover everythin… Read More

How to Choose the Right Platform for Social Media at End of Year 

October 10, 2019

By: Matthew Gayer

For a while, nonprofits only had to worry about posting on Facebook. Then it became a good idea to have a Twitter. Recently, Instagram has become indispensable to organizations getting the word out. And that’s not to mention Youtube, Snapchat, Twitch, LinkedIn, or Tik Tok. Or the brand new platform that probably laun… Read More

6 Things to Have in Mind Before You Begin a Social Media Campaign 

October 7, 2019

By: Matthew Gayer

A lot of times, posting on social media for our organization can feel like we are spinning our wheels, or that we are just doing it because everyone else is. If we are going to take the time to do a social media campaign and dedicate resources to it, we need to make sure we’re… Read More

13 Tips to Boost End of Year Giving 

October 2, 2019

By: Rachel Muir, CFRE.

The season to give is almost upon us! I’m here with a truth bomb:  the season to give is not a REASON to give. So what makes donors give at end of year? It starts with a compelling ask.  Your appeal makes them feel like they truly can make a difference.  The call to action is so… Read More

8 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Donor Management System 

September 26, 2019

By: Laura MacPherson

Donor management system (DMS) software allows nonprofits to put their donor data to work and manage fundraising and communications from one location. Ultimately, a DMS gives nonprofits the ability to learn what’s important to their donors, deliver a better donor experience, increase donations, and operate more effici… Read More

5 Ways a Donor Management System Can Grow Your Nonprofit 

September 25, 2019

By: Laura MacPherson

You’ve heard that a donor management system (DMS) can help grow your organization. A DMS can turbocharge your nonprofit’s efforts in a variety of ways, ultimately boosting fundraising results and streamlining operations while reducing the amount of time your team members spend on manual tasks. But how does a DMS do… Read More

What to Look for in a Donor Management System (and Why) 

September 23, 2019

By: Laura MacPherson

A donor management system (DMS) helps you collect, organize, and use your donor data more effectively while automating repeated tasks associated with fundraising. With a DMS, your nonprofit can operate more efficiently and increase revenue through more strategically-crafted campaigns. What to Look for in a DMS All dono… Read More

How to Boost Revenue with Donor Surveys 

September 20, 2019

By: Rachel Muir, CFRE.

Can donor surveys really help you raise more money? Yes! Donor surveys are one of the most affordable ways to improve donor retention, build deeper donor relationships, even uncover planned gifts. How? Donor surveys can reveal your hidden gems (aka planned gifts), tell you why your donors gave, what content they’re … Read More

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