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Four Donor Communication Mistakes to Avoid in Year-End Giving Plans 

September 29, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

There’s no question that this is a busy time of year in our field. But don’t let the hustle and bustle of year-end planning and #GivingTuesday campaigns distract you from the basics of good fundraising, especially strategic donor communications. Here are four of the most common mistakes nonprofits make in their don… Read More

9 Steps for a Perfect Nonprofit Board Meeting 

August 26, 2016

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

(Join us on Tuesday, August 30 at 1 pm EDT for a free webinar, How to Create a Fundraising-Friendly Board with fundraising consultant Barbara O’Reilly. Register now. Can’t make the time? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording.) Although the ferocious flurry of gathering reports to prepare p… Read More

5 Fall Must-Dos for Executive Directors 

July 31, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

(Note: Want more fundraising tips and strategies for small nonprofits? Download our free on-demand webinar, How Small Nonprofits Can Raise More in the Next 60 Days.) As I write this, the Network for Good headquarters is enveloped by the sweltering humidity that defines summer in Washington, D.C. But sticky, stuck, and… Read More

How Differentiation Drives Peer-to-Peer Giving and Crowdfunding Success 

July 29, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Learn how Engineers in Action raised more with specific fundraising projects and donor choice.… Read More

Guinea Pig Supercharges This Org’s Fundraising 

July 22, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

I had the opportunity to talk with Christine Morrissey, sanctuary manager at Harvest Home Sanctuary. Christine has spearheaded some incredibly successful online fundraising via Facebook and other channels, so I wanted to extract some of her superstar expertise to share with you. Read on, then get to work with her many … Read More

The Key to Long-Lasting Donor Relationships 

July 14, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

It’s no secret that our sector has a problem with donor retention. Though the numbers have improved over the years, still over half of all new donors never come back to give a second gift (according to the AFP 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey). Not exactly encouraging. The good news? There are many things yo… Read More

Even More Ways to Heat Up Your Nonprofit’s Summer Outreach & Results 

June 24, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Last week I shared foolproof ways to keep your supporters engaged through the summer. For best results in the summer months, dig into more of these tested and terrific ways to get your people out of the heat and into action—all shared from your fundraising peers and communicators in the field. There’s no better s… Read More

What All Executive Directors Must Know about Effective Donor Communications 

June 12, 2016

By: Caryn Stein

Are you a busy executive director? Try these must-read tips for better fundraising results. … Read More

Ask and Listen to Get Close to Supporters and Prospects 

May 20, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Try these proven ways to get the insights you need for stronger connections with your donors.… Read More

How to Do Donor-Focused, Short-Term, High-Impact Fundraising 

May 13, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

When I heard about Infant Crisis Services’ simple 10-day fundraising campaign that raised more than $14,000, I had to learn more. Jo Lynne Jones, ICS’ director of development and communications, graciously answered my questions about this campaign’s development, execution, and results over the last seven years. K… Read More

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