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How to Talk to Your Board About Software 

May 22, 2019

By: Keith White

If your nonprofit’s board needs to sign off on expenses, how you approach the conversation can make all the difference. If you lead with the cost but don’t first make your case for the need and benefits, you probably won’t get approval. Focus your conversation on the positive outcomes your organization anticipate… Read More

Board Recruitment: Creating Your Dream Team 

May 10, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Avengers, assemble! You know what you want your board members to do, but do you know how to put together the right team? When you visualize your organization’s ideal board, does your current board align with that vision? Need more clarity? Ask yourself these questions: How does your board currently perform with fundr… Read More

3 Secrets to a Drama-Free Event Season 

April 12, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Events are an exciting, fun way to bring your staff and supporters together and celebrate your organization. They’re also exhausting! Until you’ve coordinated a fundraising event and experienced it firsthand, you can’t know how all-encompassing they are. Let’s face it…events take over your life. Through all t… Read More

Make a New Year’s Resolution That Sticks 

January 2, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

New year, new you, right? Making a New Year’s resolution is a time-honored tradition. It’s a way of looking to the year ahead with hope and optimism. Turning the page for a better tomorrow. Year after year, the most popular resolutions include living healthier, saving money, quitting bad habits, learning something … Read More

The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018 

December 27, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

The end of the year makes us all a bit reflective. It’s the perfect time to review accomplishments and lessons learned. It’s also a great time to plan for the year to come. Looking back on 2018, we covered a wide array of stories here on the Network for Good blog, ranging from fundraising plans… Read More

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

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