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5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Donor Data 

May 29, 2019

By: Keith White

Whomever coined the phrase “spring cleaning” probably didn’t have donor data in mind. Even still, the age-old tradition of dusting off the cobwebs and freshening things up after a long winter can be helpful for nonprofit fundraisers. 5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Donor Data Check for duplicate contacts in your … Read More

5 Tips to Make Your Spring Campaign Blossom 

May 27, 2019

By: Keith White

We know how tempting it can be to take a break from fundraising after the hustle and bustle of year-end giving in November and December. However, spring is a popular time to send out fundraising appeals. Why Launch a Spring Campaign Enough time has passed since year-end giving that fundraisers feel comfortable asking f… Read More

3 Reasons Your Board Isn’t Fundraising and How to Turn Them Around 

May 20, 2019

By: Keith White

There isn’t a nonprofit board that doesn’t shy away from fundraising. Some board members are nervous about making an ask, while some simply disappear when you need them most. But you can turn them around and increase your board’s comfort level with fundraising. 3 Reasons Why Boards Hate Fundraising They think tha… Read More

4 Fundraising Roles Every Board Must Fill 

May 16, 2019

By: Keith White

It’s not enough for your board members to simply make their own donation and call it a day. They have a fiduciary responsibility to your nonprofit. Whether they like it or not, fundraising is part of the deal when they agree to join your board. They don’t get the status without the effort. But you… Read More

Love Letter to Nonprofits 

May 14, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

I love nonprofits. I must. Why else would I voluntarily spend most of my career working 12-14 hour days for less money than the for-profit sector pays? And vacations or retirement? Those are for other people. Because working for a nonprofit isn’t a traditional job. It’s a vocation. A calling. A personal mission. No… Read More

4 Things Middle Schoolers Taught Me About Fundraising 

May 3, 2019

By: Amanda Khoury

As a company dedicated to helping small and mid-size nonprofits, one of the best things we get to do is actually go out into the community and see nonprofits in action. Network for Good staff recently spent the day participating in Junior Achievement USA’s JA Finance Park program, and it was priceless. Imagine a worl… Read More

12 Steps to Better Donor Stewardship 

May 1, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

So you want to steward your donors? Well, spring is the perfect time to do it. The weather’s getting nicer and so are people’s moods. Giving makes people happy—and happy people give more. Since a primary goal of stewardship is to create lifelong donors and generate more funding through deeper relationships, you… Read More

Spring Cleaning with Donor Management 

April 29, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Spring cleaning is in full swing. Whether you’re a fan of Marie Kondo’s approach to tidying and organizing or swear by your own method, one thing’s for sure…getting your donor data in order is a priority for any fundraiser. How Donor Management Systems Improve Fundraising If your current method of tracking and … Read More

5 Ways to Engage Modern Donors 

April 26, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Much has been written about how to approach Millennials. (As a Gen Xer, I’d argue too much.) As the first “digital native” generation—that is, they grew up with technology—are the rules of communication really that different? If you answered yes, you’d be right. And wrong. From Matures to Millennials, the d… Read More

The 5 Stages of Donor Stewardship 

April 24, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

You’ve successfully attracted donors to your cause. They’re passionate, eager, and willing to support you. But if you don’t steward them successfully, you’ll lose them. And then you’re simply spending all your precious fundraising time trying to get new donors to replace the ones you let slip away. Make note … Read More

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