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Ride the Wave: 3 Fundraising Strategies for the New Year 

January 8, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Your year-end campaign is finally over. You’ve processed all your donations, thanked donors, posted on social media, and updated your website. Now what? While you and your donors are still feeling the warm glow of the giving season, what can you do to build on that momentum? How do you harness that good feeling and… Read More

4 Questions Your Fundraising Plan Must Answer 

January 7, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Now that you’ve recovered from the holidays, it’s time to get back down to business. Before you can prepare your next fundraising campaign, invest in technology, cultivate your board, or steward donors, you need to make a plan. Creating an annual plan for your development department—even if you’re a department … Read More

7 Best Practices for Donor Thank You Emails 

January 3, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

We all know that saying thank you is good etiquette. Timely thank yous for donor gifts are expected, as they should be. With just a little extra thought, your thank yous can make a meaningful impact and truly delight donors. And there’s no time like the new year to refine your donor thank you process.… Read More

How to Create a Donor Thank You Video 

December 31, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Video is a powerful way to communicate a message, and thank you messages are no exception. Video engages the viewer to create a more memorable experience than a letter can replicate. You don’t need fancy equipment or complex editing software to create effective donor thank you video—even small nonprofits can take a… Read More

6 Opportunities to Thank Donors for Better Retention 

December 26, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Appreciation is the foundation of donor retention. Communicating gratitude assures donors that you value them as an important part of your team. Saying “thank you” is more than just good manners. It generates goodwill and enthusiasm, and it motivates donors to spread positive word-of-mouth about your organization a… Read More

10 Things to Do for Your Final Year-End Push 

December 24, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Heads up, fundraisers. It’s crunch time! Are you ready to win the race to year-end? You can’t ignore the data—10 percent of all online giving happens December 29-31. Do you really want to miss out on those donations because you didn’t do one final year-end campaign push? Here are ten simple things you can do… Read More

5 Ways to Rock a Donor-Centric Year-End 

December 21, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

As you draft your final year-end fundraising campaign email appeals, put yourself in your donors’ shoes. What would you want to hear about from an organization you support? What would inspire you to give one final donation before December 31? Keeping donors in mind during every step of your fundraising campaign ensur… Read More

The Network for Good Experience – Infographic 

December 19, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Starting something new can be scary. We’ve all been there. Whether it’s a new job, new relationship, or even a new donor management system; those first few weeks can make all the difference. At Network for Good, we believe in setting you up for success. That’s why we work closely with you, guiding you… Read More

10 Creative Donor Thank You Ideas 

December 13, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

As an essential part of your team, donors deserve meaningful thank yous. All nonprofits know the importance of saying thank you, but often this acknowledgment is limited to a letter or email sent at the time a gift is received. Then the contact stops until the next appeal. But periodic expressions of your gratitude can… Read More

Enter to Win the Twelve Days of Giving Sweepstakes 

December 12, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Do you like to win free things? Well, we’ve got a contest for you. This giving season, Network for Good is sharing our love of nonprofits. You give your heart and soul to your cause year-round. Now it’s our chance to give back to the nonprofits we serve. We’re thrilled to announce our Twelve Days… Read More

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