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Eight Ways to Measure Fundraising Success 

April 4, 2017

By: Leigh Reynolds

How do you measure fundraising success? The answer isn’t just the amount raised. There are several metrics that can give you a clearer picture of the overall health of your fundraising efforts. Using your donor management system to track donations and donor activity is a great start, but it’s worth it to digging a … Read More

The Ins and Outs of Peer-to-Peer Walks, Rides and Runs 

March 29, 2017

By: Leigh Reynolds

Editor’s note: Peer-to-peer campaigns have tremendous potential, even outside of an event. As a way to engage your board in fundraising, reach new donors, and extend the life of your annual appeal, the power of peer-to-peer fundraising is a hugely untapped resource right at your fingertips. To learn more, check out: … Read More

5 Tips to Make Events Donor Centric and Stewardship Focused 

March 3, 2017

By: Kathleen Kelly

It’s common for nonprofit board members and staff to express frustration with special events. Questions like “How does this event advance our mission?” or “Where are the major donors, new donors, and volunteers?” are typical. Many of these concerns are raised because your board and staff want… Read More

How a Fundraising Plan Can Save You From Bad Ideas 

February 13, 2017

By: Rachel Ramjattan

Lewis Carroll once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” This is definitely true for fundraising. Heather Yandow, founder of the Individual Donor Benchmarks Report, discovered through her research of small and mighty nonprofits that nonprofits are more successful … Read More

8 Resources to Help with Fundraising Planning 

February 8, 2017

By: Liz Ragland

All nonprofits, no matter the size of their budget or staff, should spend some time crafting a fundraising plan for 2017. Here are some templates, resources, and tips to help you get your plan ready and give your individual giving a boost this year. If you’re exploring a capital campaign this year, Network for G… Read More

Two Ways to Transform Your Annual Report from Dull to Dynamic 

December 22, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Raise your hand if your organization continues to produce your annual report the same way each year? You’re not alone. Too many organizations continue to print pricey, time-consuming reports featuring dozens of text-heavy pages. Another challenge? Many organizations shape their annual reports based on internal wants … Read More

How to Transition From #GivingTuesday to Year-End Fundraising 

December 3, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Year-End Countdown: Four Weeks To Go How was your #GivingTuesday? Hopefully, it was a great experience full of new donors and a needed revenue boost. Now that we’re on the other side of things, it’s time to wrap things up and focus on the year’s BIGGEST giving days: December 30 and 31, also know as… Read More

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

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