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4 Must-Do Tasks for a Successful Year-End Campaign 

November 6, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

You’re putting together your year-end campaign. You’re doing your research to write the best appeal letters and emails. It’s a lot of work and you wonder, “What if we don’t reach our fundraising goal?” I’ll let you in on a secret–everyone worries about their year-end campaign. But the best fundraisers d… Read More

3 Steps for the Perfect Year-End Campaign Story 

October 30, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

It’s 2018 and by now you know that storytelling is a key part of a successful fundraising strategy. We love storytelling because of its unsurpassable ability to connect with supporters. A great story shows donors their impact in action. Sometimes this is easier said than done. Here are three steps to help you tell th… Read More

5-Step Plan to Prepare for Year-End Fundraising 

October 25, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Fueled by the holiday giving spirit and the impending tax calendar deadline, donors are ready to make their year-end donations during the month of December. It’s an important fundraising opportunity for many nonprofits with over 1/3 of all annual donations being made during this month. To make the most of this fundra… Read More

Giving Back on #GivingTuesday: Q&A with Asha Curran 

October 23, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Asha Curran is the Chief Innovation Officer and Director of the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92nd Street Y, which was recently named one of the 10 Most Innovative Nonprofits by Fast Company. She leads #GivingTuesday, the global giving movement, as well as a portfolio of global, digitally-driven … Read More

Nonprofit Customer Profile: Maple Farm Sanctuary 

October 18, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Jen Wyglinski proves how essential volunteers are to nonprofits. A freelance writer whose first job was with an international animal welfare group, Jen has been interested in animal welfare and rights for as long as she can remember. When she moved to central Massachusetts, she wanted to get involved with a farm animal… Read More

Nonprofit Customer Profile: Side By Side Kids 

October 17, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Avery Staples is the development specialist at Side By Side Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering kids to see their full potential in a safe environment. For the past year and a half, Avery has overseen SBSK’s communications and fundraising efforts. On any given day, she is planning fundraising events, managing t… Read More

Nonprofit Customer Profile: Water is Basic 

October 16, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Since April of 2017, Carrie Ward has served as executive director at Water is Basic, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing clean water to South Sudan. In July of 2015, Carrie had the opportunity to travel to East Africa with Water is Basic; spending time in Yei, South Sudan, and Goma, Congo. Having raised funds for… Read More

6 Steps to Improve Your Year-End Strategy 

October 11, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

It may seem too early to think about your year-end campaign, but trust us…it’s not! The final two months of the year are a crucial time for nonprofits. The numbers speak for themselves — 30% of annual giving occurs in December, and 10% occurs on the last 3 days of the year. Now is the… Read More

5 Steps to Master Donor Retention 

October 9, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

The average donor retention rate in the United States after the first gift is stuck around 45 percent. Careful and consistent attention paid to new and existing donors can directly impact the likelihood that they will continue donating—and even increase their giving. After all, once donors make their second gift, ret… Read More

How to Create a Step-by-Step Donor Stewardship Plan 

October 4, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Our Back to School campaign continues with a lesson in donor retention. Nothing in a nonprofit organization happens without donors. Organizations that focus on building relationships with their donors understand the importance of donor stewardship. They’re committed to creating a sense of partnership, showing appreci… Read More

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