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Donor Experience: Converting New Donors to Recurring Donors 

April 10, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

As we mentioned in our recent post, “3 Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Focus on the Donor Experience,” one of the best ways to find out what a good donor experience looks like is to talk with your current, loyal donors. By listening to what matters to them and what makes them feel connected to your… Read More

Tax Reform and Charitable Giving for Nonprofits 

April 5, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Ben Franklin’s wit aside, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will impact every individual and organization. The issue we hear about the most from our customers is how the increase in the standard deduction amount will effect giving. If the… Read More

Keep Donor Outreach Strong Despite Nonprofit Fundraising Staff Turnover 

March 30, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

We’ve all been through it. You’re going strong, connecting with donors, effective campaigns in place, and then…one of your fundraising team members leaves. Just like another one left nine months ago. Ugh! Donors need consistency—we all do. It boosts instant recognition tenfold. So helps drive immediate recognit… Read More

Donor Experience Virtual Conference for Nonprofits – Don’t be Left Out! 

March 23, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

Virtual Conference – Live Streaming Creating a Nonprofit Donor Experience to Increase Giving and Drive Retention Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 12:00PM – 4:00PM ET The highly anticipated upcoming Virtual Conference hosted by Network for Good will bring together industry leaders for a robust discussion on th… Read More

How To Evaluate A Donor Management System For Your Nonprofit 

March 20, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

We’ve all been there: swimming in a sea of spreadsheets, climbing walls of sticky notes, and plowing through piles of note cards, all containing bits and pieces of valuable donor intel that we can never seem to find when we need it. Or worse: Maybe your organization invested in a system that didn’t end up… Read More

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

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